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Every Man Gets His Wish by Lana Del Rey

lanaTwenty six year old model turned singer and songwriter Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is a wildly feminine, eccentric, and highly unique performing artist. Upon gaining prominence in New York’s underground music scene and adopting her stage name, Lana Del Rey swept through the hearts of her fans and critics. Her self titled and self produced debut album captured the attention of many and paved the road for her smash album “Born to Die.” Blending a rare combination of yesterday’s Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra with the sheer promise of heart pulling pop, jazz, soul, and even baroque. Del Rey’s ability to weave the crooked line of dissonance between what was, what is, and what could be is provocative, emotive, and brilliant. With much of her work based upon themes of love, loneliness, the darkness of the female psyche, dreams, relationships, and experiences few mention but most live, Lana Del Rey is a pure, highly skilled, undeniably honest voice in a world where truth is often hard to find.


You can whistle for it

Baby, you’ll never grow old in my eyes
With your golden grill, true love never dies
You wanna watch me while I watch TV
While you’re t-t-t-t-touchin’ me

We’re forever young in paradise
As long as you got the Chevrolet, I will ride

We’re gonna party like it’s 1949
We’re in the Chevrolet from July to July
Gonna see it all before he says goodbye
Every man deserves to see the sunrise

Every man gets his wish
Every man gets his wish
You told me this
Where is mine?

You said I’d never make it out of here alive
At the rate I was going, I’d be lucky to die
I was born so bad, not naturally right
The brightest star on Hollywood and Vine

We’re gonna party like we’re running out of time
Getting drunk and driving fast on cherry wine
Never do belong to anyone I find
Leaving everything I ever knew behind

Every man gets his wish
Every man gets his wish
You told me this
Where is mine?

Every man gets his wish
Every man gets his wish
You promised me this
Well, you lied

I learned how to make love from the movies
He found me waitressing at Ruby Tuesday’s
He said, “I wanna buy you a classic white milkshake.”
I said, “I’ll serve you up a special side of heartbreak.”
Special side of heartbreak.

I was working down at the corner cafe
You would drive by in the Chevrolet
Whistle at me as my hips go sway
“Lana Del Rey, how’d you get that way?”
How’d you get that way?

I said, he loves my heart-shaped sunglasses
He loves the heart shape my ass is
Cristal, Cristal champagne glasses

Every man gets his wish
Every man gets his wish
You told me this
Where is mine?

Every man gets his wish
Every man gets his wish
You promised me this
Well, you lied