Riff: Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby”

Jun 17, 2014

I’ve got feathers in my hair/I get high on hydroponic weed/And my jazz collection’s rare/I get down to beat poetry/I’m a Brooklyn baby

from Brooklyn Baby lyrics by Lana Del Ray

Brooklyn is full of them – overzealous neophytes with a penchant for everything but a master of none. It’s possible she’s describing her own life because this is what it sounds like when privilege inherits rock and roll. The loveliness of the production sealing all the oddities into place.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.