What does Gods and Monsters mean?

Lana Del Rey: Gods and Monsters Meaning

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Gods and Monsters Lyrics

In the land of gods and monsters
I was an angel
Living in the garden of evil
Screwed up scared
Doing anything that I needed
Shining like a firery beacon

You've got that medicine I need
Fame liquor love
Give it to me slowly
Put your...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2023 !⃝

    It's also speaks to me about how we are light souls come to earth to have Earth experience of fear, anger, suffering. So we can gain more knowledge. We lose our full light, half, or all to teach lessons, learn lessons, or both. Experience and experiments we did not get to do in other past lives. These lessons help us gain knowledge, then we can help others in the future. It helps us to grow our souls to the next soul age.

    Soul get beaten up down in earth . We look for that peace and love through unhealthy things and choices. We are not bad , nor good. Gods show up for us when we accept it , or need it.

    Karma is not only getting back out we put out in this life. But other lives. For example, a killer kills people in one life, but to understand the victim. They reincarnate as a victim in next life. One of their victim , or few victims reincarnate as their killer. It's self fulfilling Prophecy we Al's experience in life.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2023 !⃝

    We don't have to famous to fall in clinches of evil stimulations and monsters. Some of us is born into it. Like my self. Innocence lost when I was 6. Innocence to see past people 's fear, anger, ignorance , etc.. was lost. We souls whom is broken from the monsters in our lives when was charted to cross paths with , or live with. So we can learn lessons and teach lessons. More we try to live, the darkness come for us. We are like sweet candy to narcissists in the world. Some of us just give in to darkness and try to accept. Not try to change it, but accept it's there to force be a light in the dark. Some give in and embrace it, then they become their enemies.Because they slowly get tired from fighting. Some is fallen angels trying to keep flight for the good. Wings gets heavy most days fighting and anxious being in the world.

    We try to find substance to get us to that heaven , or innocence we lost long ago. We don't care how we get it. Sex, liquor, love, drugs, etc...

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2022 !⃝

    To me this song is about how hard it is for an innocent&naive girl to succeed in the media industry. The industry is "the land" and "Gods and monsters" are the people that are an obstacle into an artist's rise. Lana's lyrics depict perfectly how the Hollywood scenery is nothing but a bunch of nepotism babies and generally people with connections that will forever be in the frontline no matter how uncharismatic they are. "This is heaven, what I truly want it's innocence lost" really makes this interpretation make sense. While Lana is trying to enter this circle of the start system she understands that many are the men that will want to take advantage of a young ambitious girl. Those lyrics show how many of the celebrities we know today had to "sell" their soul/body/consent in order to outdo this unfair industry of nepotism and connections. (Gods= the celebrities which we have idolized/ Monsters= people that will try to stop you, so called "managers" that will take advantage of you) Lana is speaking the truth about this hyper-romanticized dark industry through her poetry.

  4. AnaContrary
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    May 11th 2020 !⃝

    Perhaps Im a bit obsessed with God but it sounds like she is singing about the fall of Satan, who was God’s most beautiful and perfect creation: “I was an angel....screwed up.... shining like a firery beacon”
    - satan was the first fallen angel, associated with fire, malice and fear.

    Satan envied man and the free will God gave to them:
    “ You've got that medicine I need
    Fame liquor love
    Give it to me slowly”
    “I dont really want to know what’s good for me... God’s dead...”

    he was the angel of music and rebellion
    “ we dont get along so now I sing...”

    He was evicted from heaven
    “Headed for a fucked up holiday”
    This is heaven, what I really want- (satan wants fame, liquor, dope and sexual immorality (“put your hands on my waist...”), (“dope shoot it up to the heart...” “living like James Morrison” which could also refer to death/not receiving eternal life )

    “Innocence lost...” he was God’s favorite and was charged to watch over God)

    There are a few more but you get the picture...

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2020 !⃝

    Jim and Milton and Blake

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2019 !⃝

    The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us. Lana del Rey depicts the dark side showing that she’s not afraid of god and losing her soul. She’s fallen in love with the idea of fame, liquor and love.
    She invites her urges and focuses on her desires by losing her innocence, showing that she simply doesn’t care.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2018 !⃝

    Dope. Shoot it up straight to the heart please.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2013 !⃝

    This song speaks nothing against God, The land of God and monsters is metaphor for Hollywood, and the angel who was innocent is about a girl who got corrupted in the world, just like Jim Morrison had... This is just saying that even angels can get influenced in Hollywood. God is a word to define a devine being, God is not subjected to only Allah or The father of Christ.

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