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Riff: Lana Del Rey – “Shades of Cool”

Jun 17, 2014

But you are unfixable/I can’t break through your world/’Cause you live in shades of cool/Your heart is unbreakable

from Shades of Cool lyrics by Lana Del Ray

One giant brush stroke with about a dozen or so shades of blue streaking across the canvas. It address the gut-wrenching dilemma of not being able to reach the one you love even if it’s with scathing intent. The riffing that anchors the song is a seething encounter and hurts in just the right way.

 

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.

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