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“Fear fun, fear love
Fresh out of fucks, forever
Tryin’ to be stronger for you
Ice cream, ice queen
I dream in jeans and leather
Life’s dream I’m sweet for you

Oh god, miss you on my lips
It’s me, your little Venice bitch
On the stoop with the neighborhood kids
Callin’ out, bang bang, kiss kiss

You’re in the yard, I light the fire
And as the summer fades away
Nothing gold can stay
You write, I tour, we make it work
You’re beautiful and I’m insane
We’re American-made

Give me Hallmark
One dream, one life, one lover
Paint me happy and blue
Norman Rockwell
No hype under our covers
It’s just me and you

Oh god, miss you on my lips
It’s me, your little Venice bitch
On the stoop with the neighborhood kids
Callin’ out, bang bang, kiss kiss


You’re in the yard, I light the fire
And as the summer fades away
Nothing gold can stay
You write, I tour, we make it work
You’re beautiful and I’m insane
We’re American-made

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
(Signing off, bang bang, kiss kiss)
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
(Signing off, bang bang, kiss kiss)

Oh god, want you on my lips (I do, I do)
It’s me, your little Venice bitch
On the stoop with the neighborhood kids
Signing off, bang bang, kiss kiss

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
(Signing off, bang bang, kiss kiss)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Signing off, bang bang, kiss kiss)
Yeah, yeah

Young baby is back in town now
You should come, come over
We’ll be hanging around now
You should come, come over

Oh god, I love him on my lips
It’s me, your little Venice bitch
Touch me with your fingertips
It’s me, your little Venice bitch

Out back in the garden
We’re getting high now, because we’re older
Be myself, I like diamonds
My baby crimson and clover

(La la la la la la beautiful)
(Beautiful, beautiful)
(La la la la la la beautiful)
(Beautiful, beautiful)
(Oh oh oh oh oh whatever)
(Everything, whatever)
(Oh oh oh oh oh whatever)
(Everything, whatever)

(La la la la la la beautiful)
(Beautiful, beautiful)
(La la la la la la beautiful)
(Beautiful, beautiful)

Out back in the garden
We’re getting high now, because we’re older
Be myself, I like diamonds
My baby crimson and clover

Crimson and clover, honey
Crimson and clover, honey
Crimson and clover, honey
Crimson and clover, honey
Crimson and clover, honey
Crimson and clover, honey
Over and over, honey
Over and over, honey
Over and over, honey
Over and over, honey
Over and over

If you weren’t mine, I’d be
Jealous of your love
If you weren’t mine, I’d be
Jealous of your love
If you weren’t mine, I’d be
Jealous of your love
If you weren’t mine, I’d be
Jealous of your love
If you weren’t mine, I’d be
Jealous of your love”.

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Lana Del Rey, Venice Bitch – 9:36
(Elizabeth Grant, Jack Antonoff)
Album: Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019)
Singolo: “Venice Bitch” (2018)

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Citazioni.

Venice Bitch is a song by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey. It was released on September 18, 2018, through Polydor and Interscope Records, as the second single from her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019). The song was written and produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff. On September 12, 2018, The Fader announced that “Venice Bitch” would be released on September 18 as the second single from Del Rey‘s forthcoming studio album, following the first single, “Mariners Apartment Complex“, released a week earlier. On September 17, Del Rey shared a preview of the track accompanied by a vintage-inspired visual on Instagram, and announced that the song would be premiered on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 show.
Venice Bitch” is a folk rock and psychedelic pop which runs at nine minutes and thirty-six seconds long, making it Del Rey‘s longest track to date. Rolling Stone said the song “starts as an tender ballad, with Del Rey unspooling her unique mix of young love and contemporary Americana over an acoustic guitar and subtle strings: “Ice cream, ice queen/ I dream in jeans and leather/ Life’s dream, I’m sweet for you/ Oh god miss you on my lips/ It’s me your little Venice bitch.” Halfway through, though, “Venice Bitch” transforms into an airy psych-pop jam that coasts to a cerebral, polychrome end”. Time noted that “the track has plenty of surprises in store, from distortion interludes to muted synth lines of varying insistence to eerie electric guitar plucks”. Stereogum compared the lyrics to those on Born to Die, but with a “far less pop-oriented” production than that of her previous work. Greil Marcus made comparisons to various songs from the 1960s, including the Beach Boys‘ “Surfer Girl” and “In My Room“, Randy Newman‘s “Lucinda“, and Tommy James and the Shondells‘ “Crimson and Clover“. The lyrics feature the line “Nothing gold can stay” which is the title of a poem by Robert Frost.
Venice Bitch” received acclaim from music critics upon its release. Pitchfork featured the song as their “Best New Track”, with critic Sam Sodomsky calling it one of Del Rey‘s most gripping songs and unlike anything she had written before, and that Del Rey “has never allowed herself to sink so completely into an atmosphere, burrowing deep into the song’s dark blue, moody grooves”. Similarly, Under the Radar named it the best song of the week with Christopher Roberts calling it Del Rey‘s most interesting song and that “there was no denying its hypnotic quality”. Stereogum also featured the track in their “5 Best Songs of the Week” article, writing, “It doesn’t matter how experimental and weird and straight-up long this song gets, she’s going to make it stick”.
In his “Real Life Rock Top Ten” monthly column for Rolling Stone, Greil Marcus opined that the song “might be the most expansive California beach record ever made, and not just for its length,” continuing: “It opens like a love letter, prosaic, direct; then a little more than two minutes in it begins to swirl, and you could be listening to an affair that began years ago or has yet to start. As the song goes on it turns into a series of reveries, suspended by the gorgeously sustained sound of liquid guitar feedback: it’s the feeling of a series of clouds passing. Turn your head, look up again, and the last one you saw, the one that looked like a face, is already gone”. In Rolling Stone’s official review, Will Hermes said the song “is a woozily epic love song invoking Norman Rockwell, fading summers, getting high, and “Crimson and Clover“. He concluded that “it’s the most experimental music she’s ever made, and finally fades out after nine and a half minutes. And still it feels too short”.
Noisey’s Lauren O’Neill praised the song as “a shining encapsulation of who [Del Rey] is”, further stating that the track “feels like a complete distillation of everything we’ve come to love about Del Rey. Its lyrics are firmly rooted in the American imagery she’s beloved for (“I dream in jeans and leather”), and the song’s hook – “Oh God, miss you on my lips / It’s me, your little Venice Bitch” – seems nostalgic somehow, like she’s not the sweet girl in the swimsuit anymore, but certainly was once. The feels like an encapsulation of all of the romance we associate with her, and has a distinct sense of the passage of time, capturing her where she is now”.
The music video for “Venice Bitch” was directed by Del Rey‘s sister, Chuck Grant. The vintage-inspired visual features “grainy footage, big moods, endless highways,” according to Paper. Will Hermes of Rolling Stone noted that the video is “a collage of vintage Super 8-style freeway footage, faded, flashed, fogged, looped and sped up, intercut with weathered images of Lana hanging on her smartphone, or goofing around in a pickup bed with two female friends, trailed by what looks like a police car”. He concluded that the video “magnified” the overall “hypnotic” effect of the song”.

(Wikipedia, voce Venice Bitch)

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