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Second sneak peek from the queen, Lana Del Rey
February 21, 2023
“A&W,” the second single from her forthcoming album, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” gave us a new taste of what her upcoming album will be like.
The song went viral and made fans go crazy, especially since it was released on Valentine’s day and because of the scandalous title that stands for “American w**re”
In the lyrics, she thinks back on her life, from childhood to now. Many elements of this song are her relationship with her mother, her appearance as a woman who is confident and doesn’t hide it, her relationship with sex, the role of a woman in public opinion, and her frequent toxic relationships.
“A&W” standing for “American W**re” is symbolic for how she sees her life experience.
The song begins to explore how she felt that she grew up too quickly, from an innocent child to an attractive girl. In the “A&W” lyrics, Lana Del Rey feels her life evolved too fast, dragged by complicated experiences she had to deal with.
“I haven’t done a cartwheel since I was nine
I haven’t seen my mother in a long, long time
I mean, look at me, look at the length of my hair, my face, the shape of my body”
I personally believe this song is a real representation of growing up as a girl transitioning into women hood and how it affects yourself and the people around you.
I really like how she acknowledges her need of love and her perspective on it.
“it’s not about havin’ someone to love me anymore”
“love me if you love or not you can be my light”
My favorite part of the song is 5:23-7:11. The beat and her mini fast-mumbled singing makes me feel empowered.
I like when she mumbles “Jimmy only love me when you wanna get high” because it helps me see how some people take advantage of others.
Once again, Lana Del Rey hits her fans with her cruel representations of life. We will finally be able to hear the whole album on March 24, 2023.