Blue Jeans
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room, you know you made my eyes burn
It was like James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite sweater, and I know
That love is mean (oh oh) and love hurts (oh oh)
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember (oh baby) say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangsta
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, "No please, stay here"
We don't need no money, we can make it all work
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
Chasing (oh oh) paper (oh oh)
Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember (oh baby) say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did, I'd be by your side
'Cause I'ma ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well, shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
Told you I wanted more, that's not what I had in mind
Just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away, stole you out of my life
You just need to remember

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before




Say you'll remember (oh baby) say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Blue Jeans" by Lana Del Rey evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing for a past love. The song tells the story of a young couple who fall deeply in love despite their differences in taste in music and style. The opening lines of "Blue Jeans, white shirt/Walked into the room, you know you made my eyes burn" create an image of the person she is singing about, who has a striking presence and catches her attention immediately. She compares him to the iconic actor James Dean, who is emblematic of a cool and rebellious attitude, emphasizing the allure of this person.


The chorus of the song reinforces the idea of the intensity of the love that she feels, proclaiming "I will love you 'til the end of time/I would wait a million years/Promise you'll remember that you're mine/Baby, can you see through the tears?" The emotion behind these lyrics is palpable, as she promises her undying love to this person despite the obstacles that they face. The second verse of the song sees the couple separated due to the man's need to leave town and start anew, but the longing and desire remain, as expressed in the lines "But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died/Told you I wanted more, that's not what I had in mind/Just want it like before/We were dancin' all night."


The overall tone of the song is wistful and melancholic, capturing the universal experience of lost love and the pain that comes with it. The lyrics are poignant and heartfelt, and Lana Del Rey's soulful and dreamy vocal delivery adds a haunting quality to the song, making it a haunting anthem for anyone who has held on to memories of a great love.


Line by Line Meaning

Blue jeans, white shirt
The singer is describing the appearance of the person they are speaking to.


Walked into the room, you know you made my eyes burn
The singer is expressing that the person they are speaking to is very attractive.


It was like James Dean, for sure
The singer is comparing the person they are speaking to with James Dean, suggesting that they are a rebel and very cool.


You're so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
The artist is saying that the person they are speaking to is very stylish and fashionable, but also somewhat dangerous or unpredictable.


You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
The artist is noting a difference in their tastes or backgrounds compared to the person they are speaking to.


But you fit me better than my favorite sweater, and I know
The singer is saying that despite their differences, they feel a strong connection and attraction to the person they are speaking to.


That love is mean (oh oh) and love hurts (oh oh)
The singer is acknowledging the pain and difficulties that can come with love.


But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby
The artist is reminiscing about when they first met the person they are speaking to.


I will love you 'til the end of time
The artist is expressing their love and devotion to the person they are speaking to.


I would wait a million years
The artist is saying that they would be patient and wait for the person they love for as long as it takes.


Promise you'll remember that you're mine
The singer is asking the person they love to remember their commitment to each other.


Baby, can you see through the tears?
The artist is asking if the person they love can see their sincerity and love through any tears or difficulties they may be facing.


Love you more
The singer is saying that their love for the person they are speaking to is very strong.


Than those bitches before
The singer is expressing that their love for the person they are speaking to is stronger than any previous relationships they may have had.


Say you'll remember (oh baby) say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
The singer is asking the person they love to remember their commitment to each other.


Big dreams, gangsta
The artist is describing the aspirations and attitude of the person they are speaking to.


Said you had to leave to start your life over
The artist is recalling a time when the person they love had to leave for personal reasons.


I was like, "No please, stay here"
The singer is expressing their desire for the person they love to stay with them.


We don't need no money, we can make it all work
The singer is expressing their willingness to work together with the person they love to make things work, even if they have limited financial resources.


But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
The artist is recalling a time where the person they love had to leave temporarily, promising to return soon.


I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
The artist is describing their anxious and worried state while waiting for the person they love to return.


Chasing (oh oh) paper (oh oh)
The artist is suggesting that the person they love became focused on making money or pursuing material success, despite their previous commitments to each other.


Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard
The singer is lamenting that the person they love became too focused on material success, and eventually stopped communicating with them.


You went out every night
The artist is saying that the person they love began going out and partying often.


And baby that's alright
The singer is expressing their acceptance of the person they love's choices, even though they may have caused pain.


I told you that no matter what you did, I'd be by your side
The singer is expressing their loyalty and commitment to the person they love, regardless of their actions or mistakes.


'Cause I'ma ride or die
The singer is saying that they are willing to stand by the person they love, no matter what.


Whether you fail or fly
The artist is saying that they are willing to support the person they love, whether they succeed or fail in their endeavors.


Well, shit, at least you tried
The artist is acknowledging the effort and courage of the person they love, even if they did not succeed.


But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
The singer is expressing the pain and heartache they felt when the person they love left them.


Told you I wanted more, that's not what I had in mind
The singer is saying that they wanted a deeper and more meaningful relationship than the one they had with the person they love.


Just want it like before
The artist is expressing their desire to return to the way things were in their previous relationship with the person they love.


We were dancin' all night
The artist is recalling a happy memory they shared with the person they love.


Then they took you away, stole you out of my life
The artist is expressing that the person they love was taken away from them and they were not able to reconcile.


You just need to remember
The singer is asking the person they love to remember their commitment to each other.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Emile Haynie, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, Daniel Law Heath

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@jesusimalien

I remember the moment when I saw this video for the first time.

It was in May 2012. The time was about 5am, I was sitting on the floor in my room preparing for my 10th grade exams. The TV was on just for background, music playing on MTV.

The first was the sound. The sound you never knew you'd been waiting to hear, something hypnotic and dragging all the attention to itself. I sharply turned my head in a moment, and then... There was the picture. And that was it. 100% coincidence. It was something that you see and realize: I've been looking for it for my entire life, and it will never be the same again.
I stuck to the TV and couldn't turn my head away anymore.

That was the day I became a fan of Lana. In just a year, in 2013, I was already vibing at her concert in my city.

And to this day, I completely convinced that "Blue Jeans" one of the greatest pieces of art in human history. Both the song and the video are amazing.



@camilaromero4690

lyrics

Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like James Dean, for sure
You so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite sweater, and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby


I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangster
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, no please, stay here
We don't need no money we can make it all work
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
Chasing paper
Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard


I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time


You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
Cause Ima ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
I told you I wanted more-but that not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away- stole you out of my life
You just need to remember

I Will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that your mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you till the end of time



@WalterWhite-gf5qy

Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favourite sweater, and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby!

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangster
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, “No please, stay here,
We don't need no money we can make it all work,”
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come on Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin', and pacin'
But he was chasing paper
"Caught up in the game" ‒ that was the last I heard

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
Cause Imma ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit at least you tried.
But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
I told you I wanted more, but that's not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancing all night
Then they took you away, stole you out of my life
You just need to remember....

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember, oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time



@vale_gp5325

LYRICS:
Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death and sick as c-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite sweater and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby!
I will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you till the end of time
Big dreams, gangsta
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, "No please, stay here
We don't need no money, we can make it all work"
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin'
But he was chasing paper
"Caught up in the game, " that was the last I heard
I will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you till the end of time
You went out every night
And, baby, that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did
I'd be by your side
'Cause I'mma ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well, shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door
A piece of me died
I told you I wanted more
But that's not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away, stole you out of my life
You just need to remember...
I will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby, can you see through the tears?
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you till the end of time



@dianabeiu8595

Lyrics:
Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death and sick as cancer

You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favourite sweater and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby!

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?

Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangsta
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, no please, stay here
We don't need no money, we can make it all work

But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin'
But he was chasing (uh oh) paper (uh oh)
Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a milion years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?

Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did
I'd be by your side

'Cause I'ma ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well, shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door

A piece of me died
I told you I wanted more
That's not what I had in mind
I just want it like before

We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away
Stole you out of my life
You just need to remember...

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?

Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby
Say you'll remember, oh baby, ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time



@micorner5911

Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like James Dean, for sure
You so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite sweater, and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangster
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, no please, stay here
We don't need no money we can make it all work
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
Chasing paper
Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
Cause Ima ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
I told you I wanted more-but that not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away- stole you out of my life
You just need to remember

I Will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that your mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you till the end of time



All comments from YouTube:

@summerghost6551

This song will never get old and Lana will never get ugly.

Like for eternal beauty.

@user-fi7jp1rp9l

play boi that’s not what they said lol

@24vohc

Jessica Y. Hella 100%

@24vohc

Jessica Y. ❤️

@lilithspotions4623

play boi they were talking about the song not about lana lol

@msmoon8439

Ageing is apart of life. And its beautiful. With age comes wisdom and beauty. ♡♡♡♡♡

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@madeleinemetalmusic

She is going to be one of those artists that kids will become obsessed with in 30 years and cry about how they were born in the wrong generation.

@chileanyways2077

I hope so...

@lostinparadification

Lucky that your are not taking about me

@talmaayan8501

Her lorde and Alex turner. I think all three of them have a type of uniqueness that nobody else had or will probably ever have. Lorde and especially Lana are overlooked because most people don’t understand or even bother to try to understand their lyrics and songs, and people don’t pay attention to Alex’s lyrics because he’s part of an all men rock band and his lyrics aren’t what you’d expect from that. Also their popular songs ones like do I wanna know are ones with with pretty ordinary lyrics and people don’t take the time to listen to songs like love is a laserquest, it’s hard to get around the wind or four out of five. I really do hope the next generations will give these people the recognition they deserve, because it’s clear this generation isn’t

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