West Coast
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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Down on the West Coast they got a saying
"If you're not drinking then you're not playing"
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you, don't you?

Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like
It all could happen that's why I'm leaving you for the music
You for the music it's true, it's true
I push it hard, you pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
I'm feeling like there's no one else that brings me higher than higher
Te deseo, cariño, boy it's you I desire
Your love, your love, your love

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love
I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm sayin
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love (I'm in love, I'm in love)

Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
Their silver starlets, their queens of Saigons
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you
Don't you

You pull me close, I push away, I'm feeling hot to the touch
You say you miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
Hold me close and you say, hush baby, hush

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby. I'm in love
I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love
I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move baby, move baby, I'm in love





I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love

Overall Meaning

The song “West Coast” by Lana Del Rey is an expression of love towards music and the West Coast. It talks about the West Coast’s culture, the kind of music, and the energy and feeling that one experiences while out in the area. She starts by saying that they have a saying on the West Coast, “if you’re not drinking, then you’re not playing.” This indicates the level of party and fun one expects in the West Coast. However, she adds that if you have music, you can still have fun even if you’re not drinking. She then expresses her love for music and her need to leave her partner for it.


The chorus talks about her partner and the passion they share, and how they are both in love. She continues to describe how their love brings out the best in them, with her being the push while he pulls back. Lana expresses her love once more and how she never wants to let her partner go even though they have their differences.


Overall, “West Coast” is an ode to music and the West Coast. It expresses the experience of feeling, passion, and love that one enjoys while in the area. It describes the feeling of freedom that one experiences and how music makes you feel alive.


Line by Line Meaning

Down on the West Coast they got a saying "If you're not drinking then you're not playing" But you've got the music, you've got the music in you, don't you?
On the West Coast, people believe that if you're not drinking, you're not having fun. But since you have music in your life, you're already having a great time, right?


Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like It all could happen that's why I'm leaving you for the music You for the music it's true, it's true
When I'm on the West Coast, I feel like anything could happen, which is why I'm choosing to pursue my music career instead of staying with you. My passion for music is real.


I push it hard, you pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire I'm feeling like there's no one else that brings me higher than higher Te deseo, cariño, boy it's you I desire Your love, your love, your love
I'm trying to make this relationship work, but it feels like we're going in different directions. However, I still desire you more than anyone else. I want your love and affection.


I can see my baby swinging His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up On the balcony and I'm singing Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love I can see my sweet boy swaying He's crazy y Cubano como yo, la la On the balcony and I'm sayin Move baby, move baby, I'm in love I'm in love, I'm in love (I'm in love, I'm in love)
As I watch my lover dance on the balcony with a cigarette in his hand, I realize how much I love him. His Latin flair and carefree attitude make me fall for him even more. I'm completely in love with him.


Down on the West Coast, they got their icons Their silver starlets, their queens of Saigons But you've got the music, you've got the music in you Don't you
The West Coast has its own set of celebrities and famous people, but you have something special that they don't: you have music in your soul. That's something truly unique to you.


You pull me close, I push away, I'm feeling hot to the touch You say you miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush Hold me close and you say, hush baby, hush
Even though we're physically close, emotionally we seem to be drifting apart. You express your feelings for me, but I struggle to reciprocate. There's something holding me back that I can't quite explain. But in your arms, I feel safe and comforted.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Elizabeth Grant, Rick Nowels

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Lyrics

Down on the West Coast, they got a saying
If you're not drinking, then you're not playing
But you've got the music
You've got the music in you, don't you?

Down on the West Coast, I get this feeling, like
It all could happen, that's why I'm leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment
Boy Blue, yeah, you

You're falling hard, I push away, I'm feelin' hot to the touch
You say you miss me and I wanna say I miss you so much
But something keeps me really quiet, I'm alive, I'm a lush
Your love, your love, my love

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la-la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move, baby, move, baby, I'm in love
I'm in love (I'm in love)
I'm in love (I'm in love)

Mic-check)
(One, two)
(Two, two)
(Get it, girl)

Down on the West Coast, they got their icons
Their silver starlets, their Queens of Saigons
And you've got the music
You've got the music in you, don't you?

Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
Their golden gods and rock'n'roll groupies
And you've got the music
You've got the music in you, don't you?

You push it hard, I pull away, I'm feeling hotter than fire
I guess that no one ever really made me feel that much higher
Te deseo, cariño, boy, it's you I desire
Your love, your love, my love

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la-la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move, baby, move, baby, I'm in love

I can see my baby swinging
His Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swaying
He's crazy y cubano como yo, la-la
On the balcony and I'm saying
Move, baby, move, baby, I'm in love

I'm in love
I'm in love



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