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Lana Del Rey: Gods and Monsters Meaning

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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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    Nov 15th report

    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.

  2. AnaContrary
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    May 11th 2020 report

    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...

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2020 report

    Jim and Milton and Blake

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2019 report

    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.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2018 report

    Dope. Shoot it up straight to the heart please.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2013 report

    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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