Young and Beautiful
Lana Del Rey Lyrics


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I've seen the world, done it all
Had my cake now
Diamonds, brilliant, in Bel-Air now
Hot summer nights, mid July
When you and I were forever wild
The crazy days, city lights
The way you'd play with me like a child
Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me
When I've got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?

I've seen the world, lit it up
As my stage now
Channeling angels in the new age now
Hot summer days, rock and roll
The way you play for me at your show
And all the ways, I got to know
Your pretty face and electric soul

Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me
When I've got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?

Dear Lord, when I get to heaven
Please let me bring my man
When he comes tell me that you'll let him in
Father tell me if you can
All that grace, all that body
All that face, makes me wanna party
He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds

Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me
When I've got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?




Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful?

Overall Meaning

In "Young and Beautiful," Lana Del Rey sings about a classic theme: the fear of aging and the insecurity of no longer being physically attractive. Throughout the song, Del Rey reminisces about her past experiences, including crazy days, hot summer nights, and a life full of luxury and love. She reflects on her youth, which is captured in the lines "When you and I were forever wild" and "The way you'd play with me like a child," indicating the innocence and carefree spirit that accompanies youth.


Despite being haunted by the fear of aging and beauty loss, Del Rey holds onto hope that her lover will love her even when she is no longer the beautiful young woman he fell in love with. She is desperate to know if he will love her "when [she has] got nothing but [her] aching soul." Del Rey seems to imply that their love is stronger than her fear of aging and superficial beauty standards, as she believes he will love her regardless of her physical appearance.


The final lines of the song suggest that Del Rey's lover is the source of her inner radiance, making her "shine like diamonds." She ends the song with the question, "Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful?", admitting her vulnerability and insecurities. However, the repeated refrain, "I know you will" expresses her unwavering faith in their love despite her aging and changing appearance.


Line by Line Meaning

I've seen the world, done it all
I have traveled everywhere and experienced everything the world has to offer


Had my cake now
I have enjoyed all of life's luxuries


Diamonds, brilliant, in Bel-Air now
I now have all the material riches that I could wish for


Hot summer nights, mid July
I remember the warm summer evenings we spent together in the middle of July


When you and I were forever wild
During the times we were together, we had a carefree spirit


The crazy days, city lights
We had wild and exciting times in the city


The way you'd play with me like a child
You enjoyed having fun and playing with me like a child would


Will you still love me
Do you promise to continue loving me


When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Even if I am no longer youthful and attractive


When I've got nothing but my aching soul?
When all I have left is my weary soul


I know you will, I know you will
I trust that you will keep your promise


I know that you will
I am certain that you will


Dear Lord, when I get to heaven
In the event that I pass away and find myself in heaven


Please let me bring my man
Please allow the man I love to accompany me


When he comes tell me that you'll let him in
Please assure me that you will let him enter if and when he arrives


Father tell me if you can
Dear Lord, is it possible for you to provide me with this assurance?


All that grace, all that body
I find him to be an elegant and attractive person


All that face, makes me wanna party
I am deeply attracted to his face, and it makes me want to celebrate


He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds
He is like my source of light, and being with him makes me feel radiant and beautiful


Will you still love me
Do you promise to continue loving me


When I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Even if I am no longer youthful and attractive


Will you still love me
Do you promise to continue loving me


When I've got nothing but my aching soul?
When all I have left is my weary soul


I know you will, I know you will
I trust that you will keep your promise


I know that you will
I am certain that you will


Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
Will you still love me even if I lose my outward beauty?


Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful?
Will you still love me even if I am no longer youthful and attractive?




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

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LYRICS:

I've seen the world, done it all, had my cake now
Diamonds, brilliant, and Bel Air now
Hot summer nights, mid-July
When you and I were forever wild
The crazy days, city lights
The way you'd play with me like a child
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will, I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
I've seen the world, lit it up as my stage now
Channeling angels in the new age now
Hot summer days, rock and roll
The way you'd play for me at your show
And all the ways I got to know
Your pretty face and electric soul
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will, I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
Dear Lord, when I get to Heaven
Please let me bring my man
When he comes, tell me that you'll let him in
Father, tell me if you can
All that grace, all that body
All that face makes me wanna party
He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will, I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?
Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful?



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This is art, poetry, glamour, beauty.

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Why didn't Lana get a Grammy, she has some of the best songs of all time. let's write it on the GRAMMY page.

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This song will never get old, at least not in my golden heart ๐Ÿ’›

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