Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful (Lyrics)
With the lyrics "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?", Del Rey adds a hint of desperation which parallels the idiosyncrasies faced by the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Del Rey's dreamy vocals are draped over sedated strings and canned percussion. The soft and dreary vocals, falling in line with Del Rey's retro affectation, fits the atmosphere of the 1920s when the novel is set. The lyrics rotate around the themes of pleasing a lover, nostalgia, and the gloom of aging. The Cedric Gervais remix of the song was released on October 11, 2013.
Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful (Lyrics)
The music video for "Young and Beautiful" was set to be released on April 22, 2013, but was officially released on May 10, 2013. Directed by Chris Sweeney, the video's production was helmed by Adam Smith and Jacob Swan-Hyam, with Sophie Muller shooting the footage. Flanked by a full-string orchestra, Del Rey sings Dan Heath's Orchestral version of her song in 1920s art deco fashion. She is shown singing the song in a dark room with glittery diamond-tears on her cheek which look like tattoos. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard magazine described the video as "somber" and the singer's look as "especially demure". Lipshutz concluded that "the clip ends without ever reaching any kind of conclusion -- much like the rhetorical question 'Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?' at the heart of the song." Spin's Marc Hogan described it as "elegantly conceived, but succeed[s] only as much as the music does".
I am not really sure what the real meaning of the song is so this is just my opinion. I see it as a song about wanting to have someone in your life who just loves you and loves you for you. Not loves you for what's on the outside. A meaningful lifetime relationship that takes you through all the ages and still loves even through changes we go through physically. After all aren't we all seeking someone true, someone real, who will love you when your "no longer young and beautiful". Someone to spend an eternity with because you love the person who they are.
First off I must say I think this is a very beautiful song I think of my husband as we are going though stages together ... my take on it is...a woman who is going though stages of life with a man .. in life everyone ages ..and grows old ... she is realizing she is not that innocent vibrant young woman he fell in love with ... she is asking if he will continue to love her though the life process ... she knows he will ...even if she will nothing left but her aching soul (life experiences and losses..just being tired becomes more apparent with age and time)... she is also remembering him as a young man ... and knows that she will love him as well though the human journey of life ... love is eternal
Here the lyrics for reference: 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? 041b061a72