Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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He used to call me DN
That stood for Deadly Nightshade
'Cause I was filled with poison
But blessed with beauty and rage
Jim told me that
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
Jim brought me back
Reminded me of when we were kids

With his ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence

He used to call me poison
Like I was Poison Ivy
I could've died right there
'Cause he was right beside me
Jim raised me up
He hurt me but it felt like true love
Jim taught me that
Loving him was never enough

With his ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence

We could go back to New York
Loving you was really hard
We could go back to Woodstock
Where they don't know who we are
Heaven is on Earth
I would do anything for you, baby
Blessed is this union
Crying tears of gold like lemonade

I love you the first time
I love you the last time
Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines
'Cause I'm your jazz singer
And you're my cult leader
I love you forever
I love you forever

With his ultraviolence (lay me down tonight)
Ultraviolence (in my linen and curls)
Ultraviolence (lay me down tonight)
Ultraviolence (Rivera Girls)
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss




I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence portray a complex and troubling relationship between two people, DN and Jim. DN is called Deadly Nightshade, which is a poisonous plant, insinuating that she is dangerous. She may have a stunning physical appearance but also possesses a violent nature. Jim introduces DN to Ultraviolence, which refers to extreme violence, brutality, and destruction. This indicates that Jim brings out the worst in DN and lures her into his sadomasochistic world.


The second verse continues the toxicity of the relationship between DN and Jim. She is once again referred to as poison, and it seems that she is on the brink of death while Jim is by her side. However, instead of leaving him, she sees Jim as her savior and elevates him to a god-like status, praising their union and willing to do anything for him. The repetition of the phrase "I love you forever" also suggests a dependence on Jim, despite the abuse he inflicts on her.


Line by Line Meaning

He used to call me DN
He used to call me deadly nightshade


That stood for deadly nightshade
He called me that because I was poisonous


'Cause I was filled with poison
I was filled with poison


But blessed with beauty and rage
However, I was also blessed with beauty and rage


Jim told me that
Jim once told me


He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me, but it felt like love


Jim brought me back
Jim brought me back to reality


Reminded me of when we were kids
Jim reminded me of our childhood


With his ultraviolence
With his extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


I can hear sirens, sirens
I can hear the sound of sirens


He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me, but it felt like love


I can hear violins, violins
I can hear the sound of violins


Give me all of that ultraviolence
I want all of that extreme violence


He used to call me poison
He used to call me poisonous


Like I was poison ivy
Like I was toxic and dangerous


I could've died right then
I could've died at any moment


'Cause he was right beside me
Because he was right there next to me


Jim raised me up
Jim lifted me up


He hurt me but it felt like true love
He hurt me, but it felt like real love


Jim taught me that
Jim taught me that


Loving him was never enough
Loving him was never enough for him


We can go back to New York
We can return to New York


Loving you was really hard
Loving you was extremely difficult


We could go back to Woodstock
We could return to Woodstock


Where they don't know who we are
Where no one knows who we are


Heaven is on earth
Heaven is here on earth


I will do anything for you, babe
I will do anything for you, baby


Blessed is this union
This union is blessed


Crying tears of gold, like lemonade
Crying tears of gold, like lemonade


I love you the first time
I loved you the first time


I love you the last time
I will love you the last time


Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines
I am the princess, understand my white lines


'Cause I'm your jazz singer
Because I am your jazz singer


And you're my cult leader
And you are my cult leader


I love you forever
I will love you forever


I love you forever
I will love you forever


With his ultraviolence
With his extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


Ultraviolence
Extreme violence


I can hear sirens, sirens
I can hear the sound of sirens


He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me, but it felt like love


I can hear violins, violins
I can hear the sound of violins


Give me all of that ultraviolence
I want all of that extreme violence




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

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Dawit Dawit

nice

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He used to call me DN
That stood for deadly nightshade
'Cause I was filled with poison
But blessed with beauty and rage
Jim told me that
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
Jim brought me back
Reminded me of when we were kids
With his ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence
He used to call me poison
Like I was poison ivy
I could've died right then
'Cause he was right beside me
Jim raised me up
He hurt me but it felt like true love
Jim taught me that
Loving him was never enough
With his ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence
We can go back to New York
Loving you was really hard
We could go back to Woodstock
Where they don't know who we are
Heaven is on earth
I will do anything for you, babe
Blessed is this union
Crying tears of gold, like lemonade
I love you the first time
I love you the last time
Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines
'Cause I'm your jazz singer
And you're my cult leader
I love you forever
I love you forever
With his ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence



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