Million Dollar Man
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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You said I was the most exotic flower
Holding me tight in our final hour
I don't know how you convince them and get them, boy
I don't know what you do, it's unbelievable
And I don't know how you get over, get over
Someone as dangerous, tainted and flawed as you

One for the money and two for the show
I love you, honey, I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way? I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

You got the world but, baby, at what price?
Something so strange, hard to define
It isn't that hard, boy, to like you or love you
I'd follow you down, down, down, you're unbelievable
If you're going crazy just grab me and take me
I'd follow you down, down, down, anywhere, anywhere

One for the money and two for the show
I love you, honey, I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way? I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

One for the money and two for the show
I love you, honey, I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way? I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant




Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

Overall Meaning

In "Million Dollar Man," Lana Del Rey sings about being in love with someone who seems irresistible despite their flaws and questionable behavior. The first verse implies that the subject has a manipulative nature, convincing people to do things they might not otherwise do. Lana describes this person as "dangerous, tainted and flawed," but she can't seem to resist their charm. The chorus repeats the line "How did you get that way, I don't know / You're screwed up and brilliant / And look like a million dollar man / So why is my heart broke?" This highlights the main theme of the song, as Lana struggles to understand why she is drawn to someone who is damaging her.


The second verse is more introspective, with Lana questioning the cost of her love interest's success. She acknowledges that he has the world, but questions whether the price was too high. She admits that "Something so strange, hard to define" is keeping her in this situation, even though she knows it's not healthy. The bridge expresses her willingness to follow him anywhere, even if he's going crazy, because he's just that captivating. However, the song ends with Lana still feeling heartbroken and unable to explain why.


Overall, "Million Dollar Man" explores the idea of being drawn to someone who is inherently flawed, potentially even dangerous, and questioning why that attraction exists. Lana Del Rey's lyrics often revolve around love and heartbreak, but this song takes a darker spin on those themes.


Line by Line Meaning

You said I was the most exotic flower
You had once said that I was the most rare and precious flower of all.


Holding me tight in our final hour
You held me close during our last moments together.


I don't know how you convince them and get them, but
I don't understand how you are able to persuade others to do your bidding.


I don't know what you do, it's unbelievable
I am unaware of what you do, but it's incredible.


And I don't know how you get over, get over
I have no idea how you move on from something, someone, or a situation.


Someone as dangerous, tainted and flawed as you
As someone who is dangerous, filthy, and imperfect as yourself.


One for the money, and two for the show
The first one is for the cash, and the second one is for the entertainment.


I love you honey, I'm ready, I'm ready to go
My love for you is strong, and I am ready to leave with you.


How did you get that way, I don't know
I am unaware of how you became the way you are.


You're screwed up and brilliant
You are deeply flawed, yet brilliantly intelligent.


And look like a million dollar man
And yet, you present yourself as a million dollar man.


So why is my heart broke?
So why does my heart hurt so much?


You got the world but baby at what price
You have everything you could ever want, but what did it cost you?


Something so strange, hard to define
It's hard to explain, but there's something unusual about you.


It isn't that hard boy to like you or love you
It's not difficult to like or love you, my dear.


I'd follow you down down down You're unbelievable
I would follow you anywhere, you are incredible.


If you're going crazy just grab me and take me
If you are losing your mind, simply take me with you.


I'd follow you down down down, anywhere anywhere
I would follow you anywhere you go, no matter where it is.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CHRIS BRAIDE, ELIZABETH GRANT, LIZZY GRANT

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