Carmen
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling Hum she's having fun

She says, "you don't want to be like me
Don't wanna see all the things I've seen"
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "you don't want to get this way
Famous, and dumb, at an early age
Lyingm I'm lying

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning

Carmen, Carmen, staying up 'til morning
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming, truly, how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen
She says, "you don't want to be like me
Looking for fun, get me high for free
I'm dying, I'm dying"
She says, "you don't want to get this way
Street walk at night, and a star by day"

It's tiring, tiring

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning

Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tyin' cherry knots, smilin', doin' party favors
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now, the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi
Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je mourrais sans toi
Je tuerais pour toi

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning

Like lightning, oh, like lightning

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf

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Written by: Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker, Lana Del Ray

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Emma 700

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling Hum she's having fun
She says, "you don't want to be like me
Don't wanna see all the things I've seen"
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "you don't want to get this way
Famous, and dumb, at an early age
Lyingm I'm lying
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning
Carmen, Carmen, staying up 'til morning
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming, truly, how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen
She says, "you don't want to be like me
Looking for fun, get me high for free
I'm dying, I'm dying"
She says, "you don't want to get this way
Street walk at night, and a star by day"
It's tiring, tiring
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning
Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tyin' cherry knots, smilin', doin' party favors
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now, the camera's on
And you're alive again
Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi
Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je mourrais sans toi
Je tuerais pour toi
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning
Like lightning, oh, like lightning
Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf



ALL ALONE

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling Hum she's having fun
She says, "you don't want to be like me
Don't wanna see all the things I've seen"
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "you don't want to get this way
Famous, and dumb, at an early age
Lying, I'm lying
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, oh, like lightning
Carmen, Carmen, staying up 'til morning
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming, truly, how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen…
She says, "You don't want to be like me
Looking for fun, getting high for free"
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Street walk at night, and a star by day"
It's tiring, tiring
The boys, the girls
They all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shining
Like lightning, woah
Like lightning
Baby's all dressed up, with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tying cherry knots
Smiling, doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on
And you're alive again
....
The boys, the girls
They all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shining
Like lightning, woah
Like lightning
Like lightning, woah
Like lightning
Darling, darling
Doesn't have a problem lying to herself
Cause her liquor's top shelffffffff



LucianoBomfimjr

Thank you for sharing the lyrics :)
The French part:
Mon amour
Je sais que tu m'aime aussi
T'as besoin de moi
T'as besoin de moi dans ta vie
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je ne peux vivre sans toi
Je tuerais pour toi



nylah

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Thảo My Nguyễn

CARMEN:

Darlin', darlin'
Doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself 'cause her liquour's
Top shelf
It's alarming honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling them she's having fun

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Don't want to see all the things I've seen"
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Famous and dumb at an early age"
I'm lying, I'm lying

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shinin'
Like lightning, white lightning

Carmen, Carmen
Staying up till morning
Only 17, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming truly how disarming you can be
Eatin' soft ice cream, Coney Island queen

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Lookin' for fun, gettin' high for free"
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Street walking at night and a star by day
It's tirin', tirin'

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shinin'
Like lightning, white lightning

Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tying cherry knots, smilling
Doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi
Tu as besoin de moi danus ta vie
Tu ne peux plus vivre sans moi
Et je mourrais sans toi
Je tuerais pour toi

The boys, the girls,
they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies,
bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like god, her mind's like a diamond
Audio tune lies,
she's still shining

2x
Like lightning, ohh,
white lightning

Darling, darling,
doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf



Cuckoo

For anybody who is interested in a bit of context from a literature student, I'll explain how Carmen is what 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', 'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego', Jessica Rabbit, and 'The Matrix' all have in common.

'Carmen', originally an 1845 novel, features a beautiful black-haired gypsy woman in a red dress - an outcast isolated from her own culture of outcasts, and a symbol of exoticness, eroticism, mysticism, mystery and, above all, freedom (both involuntary, and self-fulfilled). Freedom from social constraints (for her situation as an outcast), and freedom from romantic commitment. She is effectively voiceless to the reader, her dialogue communicated only through the male narrators, never through her directly, and her loveliness drives the male characters around her to action, then to conflict - eventually leading to her own death at the hands of a man who realises he can't have her. But the idea and ideal of Carmen persists - and, as a symbol and an archetype rather than a character, she even escapes her own death in transcending the novel itself.

Now, Carmen - the archetype of a (usually) voiceless, exotic, isolated/outcast female figure of mystery, attractiveness and often mysticism, that seldom takes action or speaks for herself, at least as far as the story or narrative goes, but drives others to take action or speak for her - is a recognised literary trope that recurs again and again in art and entertainment, in every medium, right up until the present day. She is kept alive only by the artist, and has no persistent identity but that which the artist imposes on her.

In 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?', Jessica Rabbit herself even says "I'm not bad- I'm just drawn this way". 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' has a more proactive and freedom-positive incarnation of Carmen in Esmeralda (who actually herself must help another outcast break free of his bonds), whose attractiveness drives Frollo to burn down all of Paris if he can't have her, and the line 'the sun caught in her raven hair' fro Frollo's iconic song comes almost directly from the 1845 novel's description of Carmen. The connection to the red-clad Carmen Sandiego is obvious (indeed, she's seemingly impossible to catch, and the player must chase her all over the world), and The Woman in the Red Dress from 'The Matrix' is another great example- she 'doesn't talk much', and literally exists only to distract Neo and herald the introduction of conflict in the training simulation.

Considering this song was released in an album with Lolita - another song named after a voiceless female literary character who unintentionally drives a man to desperate actions for love - I'm inclined to think Lana Del Rey knows her classic literature quite well.



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All comments from YouTube:

Gaby Macias

I'm seventeen but i can't walk the streets so mean because I'm in quarantine...
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I'm 18 now guys sorry 😔

Hello People

I just turned 17, i have a whole year to walk the Street so mean

Sophia's Shook

idk when but happy birthday

Gaby Macias

@sesha haidar hi!

sesha haidar

oh a louie hi

Jonathan Meowvis

Happy Birthday❤️

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Nina faradzova

So Aesthetic before aesthetic even a thing

Earth2 Yonni

Lmao aesthetic has existed for years. I was "aesthetic" in 5th grade. Im a senior in hs now.

edwarth

y’all locals shut up🧍‍♂️ it’s just a joke bruh

Sarah Phillips

Guys, it's a joke. People do this to troll you lol

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