National Anthem
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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Money is the anthem, of success, so before we go out
What's your address?

I'm your national anthem, God, you're so handsome
Take me to the Hamptons, Bugatti Veyron
He loves to romance 'em, reckless abandon
Holdin' me for ransom, upper echelon
He says to be cool but, I don't know how yet
Wind in my hair, hand on the back of my neck
I said, "Can we party later on?" He said, "Yes" (yes, yes)

Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Ooh yeah, baby, bow down, makin' me say, "Wow," now)
Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Sugar, sugar, how now, take your body downtown)
Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air
And baby, Heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

Money is the reason we exist
Everybody knows it, it's a fact, kiss, kiss

I sing the national anthem
While I'm standing over your body, hold you like a python
And you can't keep your hands off me, or your pants on
See what you've done to me, King of Chevron?
He said to be cool but, I'm already coolest
I said to get real, don't you know who you're dealing with?
Um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?

Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Ooh yeah, baby, bow down, makin' me say, "Wow," now)
Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Sugar, sugar, how now, take your body downtown)
Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air
And baby, Heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

It's a love story for the new age
For the six-page, we're on a quick, sick rampage
Winin' and dinin', drinkin' and drivin', excessive buyin'
Overdose and dyin' on our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurrin' the lines between real and the fake
Dark and lonely, I need somebody to hold me
He will do very well, I can tell, I can tell
Keep me safe in his Bell Tower Hotel

Money is the anthem of success
So put on mascara and your party dress

I'm your national anthem, boy put your hands up
Give me a standing ovation
Boy, you have landed, babe, in the land of
Sweetness and danger, queen of Saigon

Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Ooh yeah, baby, bow down, makin' me say, "Wow," now)
Tell me I'm your national anthem
(Sugar, sugar, how now, take your body downtown)
Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air
And baby, Heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem of success
Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem of success
Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem of success




Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem of success

Overall Meaning

In Lana Del Rey's song "National Anthem," the lyrics convey a sense of glamour, wealth, and luxury as she addresses her lover or the idea of a lover. The song begins with the line "Money is the anthem, of success," which sets the tone for the lavish lifestyle that is portrayed throughout the rest of the track. The lyrics suggest that the couple is planning to go out and asks for the address, but quickly transitions to a sense of infatuation as Lana sings "I'm your national anthem, God, you're so handsome."


She continues to describe the lavish life they lead, wanting to be taken to the Hamptons and being held for ransom. Though her lover tells her to be cool, she doesn't understand how to do so yet. The chorus highlights the Americana theme, with "red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air, and baby, Heaven's in your eyes, I'm your national anthem." The second verse focuses on the couple's excessive lifestyle of wining and dining, drinking and driving, and overdosing on their love, drugs, and dreams. The song ends with Lana encouraging her lover to remind her that money is the anthem of success.


Line by Line Meaning

Money is the anthem, of success, so before we go out What's your address?
Success is all about money, so tell me where you live before we head out.


I'm your national anthem, God, you're so handsome Take me to the Hamptons, Bugatti Veyron He loves to romance 'em, reckless abandon Holdin' me for ransom, upper echelon He says to be cool but, I don't know how yet Wind in my hair, hand on the back of my neck I said, "Can we party later on?" He said, "Yes" (yes, yes)
I am the embodiment of the nation, and you're so charming I want to spend luxurious time with you. You don't follow any rules, and you're holding me captive with your high status. You tell me to relax, but I don't know how. I feel your touch on my neck as the wind blows through my hair. I ask if we can party and you agree.


Tell me I'm your national anthem (Ooh yeah, baby, bow down, makin' me say, "Wow," now) Tell me I'm your national anthem (Sugar, sugar, how now, take your body downtown) Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air And baby, Heaven's in your eyes I'm your national anthem
Declare your love for me and make me feel like royalty. Take me out and sweet talk me. The colors of the nation are in the sky, summer is in the air, and I see heaven in your eyes. I am the embodiment of the nation.


Money is the reason we exist Everybody knows it, it's a fact, kiss, kiss
Money is why we live, and everyone knows it. It's a fact, so kiss me.


I sing the national anthem While I'm standing over your body, hold you like a python And you can't keep your hands off me, or your pants on See what you've done to me, King of Chevron? He said to be cool but, I'm already coolest I said to get real, don't you know who you're dealing with? Um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?
As I sing the anthem, I hold you close and tight like a snake, making you lust for me. You can't help touching me and undressing yourself. You have such impact on me, my Chevron King. You tell me to be calm, but I am already cool. I tell you to get real and realize who you're dealing with. Will you buy me expensive jewelry?


Tell me I'm your national anthem (Ooh yeah, baby, bow down, makin' me say, "Wow," now) Tell me I'm your national anthem (Sugar, sugar, how now, take your body downtown) Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air And baby, Heaven's in your eyes I'm your national anthem
Declare your love for me again and make me feel supreme. Take me out and pamper me. The colors of the nation are in the sky, and summer is here, and I see heaven in your eyes. I am your country's epitome.


It's a love story for the new age For the six-page, we're on a quick, sick rampage Winin' and dinin', drinkin' and drivin', excessive buyin' Overdose and dyin' on our drugs and our love And our dreams and our rage Blurrin' the lines between real and the fake Dark and lonely, I need somebody to hold me He will do very well, I can tell, I can tell Keep me safe in his Bell Tower Hotel
This is a modern love story told in six pages, a tale of our dangerous, adventurous, and sinful love. We indulge in fine dining, drunk driving, and excessive spending, leading to a fatal end from our love, our fantasies, and our anger. We cannot differentiate between reality and fiction. I feel lonely in the darkness, desperate for someone to hold me. He can do that very well, and I feel secure as we reside in his grand hotel.


Money is the anthem of success So put on mascara and your party dress
The hymn of victory is money, so let's get dressed up and celebrate.


I'm your national anthem, boy put your hands up Give me a standing ovation Boy, you have landed, babe, in the land of Sweetness and danger, queen of Saigon
I am the nation's personification, and you should applaud me. You have arrived in a place where there's beauty and danger, as I am the queen of Saigon.


Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome Money is the anthem of success Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome Money is the anthem of success Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome Money is the anthem of success Money is the anthem, God, you're so handsome Money is the anthem of success
Money is the principal song of prosperity. You are so attractive, and money is the success song that will play always.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: David Sneddon, Justin Parker, Penny Elizabeth Foster, James Bauer-Mein, Elizabeth Grant, Lizzie Grant

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such a goddess

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@masonpearse4961

the poem at the end>>>

And I remember when I met him
It was so clear that he was the only one for me
We both knew it, right away
And as the years went on, things got more difficult
We were faced with more challenges
I begged him to stay

Try to remember what we had at the beginning
He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it
When he walked in

Every woman's head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him
He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn't contain himself
I always got the sense that he became torn
Between being a good person and missing out
On all of the opportunities that life could

Offer a man as magnificent as him
And in that way I understood him
And I loved him
I loved him, I loved him, I loved him
And I still love him
I love him



@mad_manson

And I remember when I met him
It was so clear that he was the only one for me
We both knew it, right away
And as the years went on, things got more difficult
We were faced with more challenges
I begged him to stay

Try to remember what we had at the beginning
He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it
When he walked in

Every woman's head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him
He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn't contain himself
I always got the sense that he became torn
Between being a good person and missing out
On all of the opportunities that life could

Offer a man as magnificent as him
And in that way I understood him
And I loved him
I loved him, I loved him, I loved him
And I still love him
I love him



@eyedcc

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Happy Birthday to you
Thanks, Mr. President
For all the things you've done
The battles that you've won
The way you deal with US Steel and our problems by the ton
We thank you so much
Everybody

Money is the anthem

Of success
So before we go out
What's your address?

I'm your National Anthem
God, you're so handsome
Take me to the Hamptons
Bugatti Veyron

He loves to romance them
Reckless abandon
Holdin' me for ransom
Upper echelon

He says to "be cool" but
I don't know how yet
Wind in my hair
Hand on the back of my neck
I said, "Can we party later on?"
He said, "Yes, yes, yes"

Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Booyah, baby, bow down
Making me say wow now
Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Sugar, sugar, how now
Take your body downtown
Red, white, blue is in the sky
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your National Anthem

Money is the reason
We exist
Everybody knows it, it's a fact
Kiss, kiss

I sing the National Anthem
While I'm standing over your body
Hold you like a python
And you can't keep your hands off me
Or your pants on
See what you've done to me
King of Chevron

He said to "be cool" but
I'm already coolest
I said to “get real",
“Don't you know who you're dealing with?
Um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?”

Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Booyah baby, bow down
Making me say wow now
Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Sugar, sugar, how now
Take your body downtown
Red, white, blue is in the sky
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your National Anthem

It's a love story for the new age
For the sixth page
We're on a quick sick rampage
Wining and dining
Drinking and driving
Excessive buying
Overdose and dyin'
On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake
Dark and lonely
I need somebody to hold me
He will do very well
I can tell, I can tell
Keep me safe in his bell tower, hotel

Money is the anthem of success
So put on mascara, and your party dress

I'm your National Anthem
Boy, put your hands up
Give me a standing ovation
Boy, you have landed
Babe, in the land of
Sweetness and Danger
Queen of Saigon

Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Booyah, baby, bow down
Making me say wow now
Tell me I'm your National Anthem
Sugar, sugar, how now
Take your body down town
Red, white, blue is in the sky
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your National Anthem

Money is the anthem
God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem
Of success

Money is the anthem
God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem
Of success

Money is the anthem
God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem
Of success

Money is the anthem
God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem
Of success



And I remember when I met him.
It was so clear that he was the only one for me.
We both knew right away.
And as the years went on things got more difficult,
We were faced with more challenges.
I begged him to stay,
Tried to remember what we had in the beginning.
He was charismatic, magnetic, electric, and everybody knew him
When he walked in every woman's head turned.
Everyone stood up to talk to him.
He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn't contain himself.
I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him.
And in that way, I understood him.
And I loved him, I loved him, I loved him, I loved him.
And I still love him, I love him.



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@sofiagonzalez1033

It's an insult that Lana didn't win a grammy just for this song and music video itself. THIS IS PURE ART

@kirtu9035

exactly it’s an amazing concept, video and the song is a bop

@ermanbumaguin8063

what makes it art in your eyes. i am doing a project about this song. what is the point with president kennedy as a black man?

@margina2

@Erman Bumaguin whats wrong with it?

@ermanbumaguin8063

@bellakita86 where did i say there was something wrong, i am literally doing a project about this clip and i want to know what makes it art in the eyes of others

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@Erman Bumaguin are u serious… it’s not art to u because it doesn’t have a white person on it. Like

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@kurarisusa

There's something chronically sad, haunting, and beautiful about every song Lana sings. This one included.

@bn5429

Irony, self-loathing, drug abuse - in art form.

@Yadejameenpaz263

I know, even the “romantic” songs are kinda sad to me, i still love her tho

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