Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lazy Post #2: Born to Die

I am crazy about this song.  I have no idea why.  Her voice is NOT pretty.  And most parts of the song have no relevance to my life (i.e. getting high).  But for some reason the music and the lyrics move the hell out of me.


The video is...not great.  These images would not have been my first choice.  I don't understand the point of the flag.  Plus the producers took the death-metaphor too literally.  From my view it's the relationship that's doomed to die, not the literal person.  I did enjoy the lighting in the palace; how the lights grow dim during more somber parts of the song.  Plus I love Lana's facial expressions.  There's certain parts of the video where she goes from looking like a confident seductress to an indignant, vulnerable little girl.  Luckily I like the song enough to put up with the flaws in the video.  I could listen to this song over and over.

I know I still need to write a real entry.  Can someone just write one for me and plaster it on here?  Shan, where the hell are you?