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Riff: Lana Del Rey – “Carmen”

Nov 27, 2013

It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be/Fooling everyone, telling them she’s having fun

from Carmen lyrics by Lana Del Rey

Perhaps inspired by her own teenage drinking addiction, pop’s ultimate femme fatale delivers the cautionary tale of a alcoholic New Yorker forced to sell her body on the streets in the kind of compelling melodramatic style she’s renowned for on a beautifully cinematic baroque-pop ballad; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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