64k
Like

Riff: Lana Del Rey – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″

Mar 29, 2013

You told me again you preferred handsome men/But for me you would make an exception

from Chelsea Hotel No.2 lyrics by Lana Del Rey

Whilst not quite providing a definitive version of a Cohen classic, a la Jeff Buckley‘s “Hallelujah,” Del Rey doesn’t disgrace herself either, keeping the eternal miserablist’s male perspective intact whilst still displaying her usual pout on the recollection of his affair with Janis Joplin; [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.

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.

More Riffs

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Pussy Overrated” (ft. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

NehruvianDOOM – “Mean the Most”

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”

Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”

Les Sins – “Why”

The Script – “Superheroes”

PHFAT – “House of Clashes”

RZA – “Grits”

David Bowie – “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”

The Game – “Bloody Moon”