Born to Die
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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Why? (Got that?)
Who, me? (Louder)
Why? (Got that?)

Feet don't fail me now
Take me to the finish line
Oh, my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I'm hoping that the gates, they'll tell me that you're mine
Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design?
I feel so alone on the Friday nights
Can you make it feel like home if I tell you you're mine?
It's like I told you, honey (louder)

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

Lost but now I am found
I can see that once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Tryna take what I could get
Scared that I couldn't find
All the answers, honey (louder)

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane

So, don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die

(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
Why? (Got that?)
Who, me? (Louder)
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
Why? (Got that?)

(We were born to die)
(Louder)




(Got that?)
(Louder)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lana Del Rey's song "Born to Die" are intoxicatingly romantic and painfully reflective. The opening lines of the song are a plea for hope and reassurance amidst the struggle of life. The singer sings, "Why, who me, why? Feet don't fail me now. Take me to your finish line." She finds herself questioning if she’s worthy of love or if she’s going to make it to her destination. The next lines reflect the internal struggles she is facing as she is walking the journey of life. They say, "Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take, but I'm hoping that the gates, they'll tell me that you're mine." This line represents the singer's desire for the person she loves to belong to her or to be with her. She feels alone on a Friday night, but is hoping that the person she is singing about, can make her feel like she’s at home. The lyrics say, "Can you make it feel like home if I tell you you're mine?"


The chorus of the song is both heartbreaking and hopeful as the singer expresses her desire to keep the relationship going despite the struggles that she’s facing. The lines "Don't make me sad, don't make me cry, Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why" depict her inner struggles with the relationship. Yet she emphasizes on "Keep making me laugh, let's go get high, The road is long, we carry on, Try to have fun in the meantime," her desire for a better life with the person that she loves.


The bridge of the song is where the singer expresses her readiness to burst healthily into wild living. The lyrics "Come take a walk on the wild side, Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain, You like your girls insane, So choose your last words, this is the last time, 'Cause you and I, we were born to die" indicate the couple's relationship is undoubtedly intense and wild, and they are willing to dive into it irrespective of the problems they might face.


Overall, the song tells the story of a woman who is willing to take all the hardships of life along with the person she loves because they were “born to die.” The lyrics are metaphorical, and the overall theme of the song highlights the struggles of love and life.


Line by Line Meaning

Why, who me, why?
Why me? Why am I the one going through this?


Feet don't fail me now
I need to keep moving forward despite the difficulties I face


Take me to your finish line
Take me to the end of this struggle – to a place where things make sense


Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take
This journey is hurting me


But I'm hoping that the gates, they'll tell me that you're mine
I hope that when I get to the end, I will have achieved my goal


Walking through the city streets
I'm moving forward on this journey


Is it by mistake or design?
Is this fate, or did I bring this on myself?


I feel so alone on a Friday night
I feel isolated and lost in my struggles, even when surrounded by others


Can you make it feel like home if I tell you you're mine?
Can you fill the emptiness in my heart and make me feel like I belong?


It's like I told you, honey
This isn't the first time I've asked for this - I've been searching for belonging for a long time


Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Please don't add to my pain, I'm already struggling enough


Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why
Even though I love deeply, it doesn't always make things easier – sometimes life is hard for no reason


Keep making me laugh
Keep me smiling – it helps take away the pain


Let's go get high
Let's do something to escape our struggles for a little while


The road is long, we carry on
This journey is difficult and will take time, but we can't give up


Try to have fun in the meantime
Try to enjoy life along the way, even if it's hard


Come take a walk on the wild side
Take a risk and join me on this uncertain journey


Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
Let's share a passionate moment despite the chaos around us


You like your girls insane
You're attracted to wild and unpredictable people


So choose your last words, this is the last time
Make your words count because this may be our final moment together


'Cause you and I, we were born to die
Our fate is uncertain – we may not live forever


Lost but now I am found
I was once lost, but now I've found direction in this journey


I can see but once I was blind
I now understand my struggles, but before I was completely lost


I was so confused as a little child
My struggles have been with me since I was young and didn't understand them


Tried to take what I could get
I did what I could to survive and get through my difficulties


Scared that I couldn't find all the answers, honey
I was afraid that I wouldn't find the solutions to my struggles


We were born to die
Our lives are limited and we're not invincible




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker

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@lukasvrbiniak2296

Feet don't fail me now
Take me to the finish line
Oh, my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I'm hoping that the gates, they'll tell me that you're mine
Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design?
I feel so alone on the Friday nights
Can you make it feel like home if I tell you you're mine?
It's like I told you, honey (louder)

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

Lost but now I am found
I can see that once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Tryna take what I could get
Scared that I couldn't find
All the answers, honey (louder)

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

We were born to die
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane

So, don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough
And the road gets tough, I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane, so (louder)
Choose your last words, this is the last time
'Cause you and I, we were born to die

We were born to die
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
We were born to die

Why? (Got that?)
Who, me? (Louder)
(We were born to die, we were born to die, we were born to die)
Why? (Got that?)



All comments from YouTube:

@lazarradivojevic4242

Imagine in 15 years, kids are gonna be listening to this, and are gonna be saying “I was born in the wrong decade” .

@shrirangsartworld705

I am literally 15 and yes I am pretty much born in the wrong decade when you talk about music

@tess1739

@@shrirangsartworld705 agree

@unknownx7252

The circle of life, each generation think the younger generation is so lost, yet the planet is still here.

@darthmuaddib5115

Damn

@sevintrix2962

Amen

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@PRIMEMinisterTaz

This song and summertime sadness are my go to😢

@talinapovian1806

Poser

@santiagoec8938

so poser

@when1029

​@@santiagoec8938let them enjoy it tf is wrong with you

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