This is Lana's second go-round here, and, frankly, we couldn't be happier. The occasion is her new single/video, "Ride," which already has over 7 million views on Vevo. And this is one strange song, readers. It has a spoken word intro you could call interminable, and -- here's the genius part!-- a spoken word outro, too.
We wish we could think of stuff like this.
Lana's been widely criticized during her still-young career. Her dad's a rich guy, and a lot of people seem to think she's trying to buy stardom. She did an appearance on SNL that wasn't, well, all that great, and people howled. And she's referred to herself as, no kidding, a gangsta Nancy Sinatra.
Oh, Lana. Lana, Lana, Lana.
Still, her Born To Die LP hit #1 all over the world -- #2 in the U.S. -- and now she's back with this new tune. Without giving too much away, it seems to revolve around Lana overexplaining her life to you, the listener. By which we mean, lots of booze, iffy guys, and the live-for-today attitude all the big stars have.
To be honest with you, we sort of like her. She's just clumsy enough to be endearing. Whether or not you feel the same way remains to be seen, but, heck, you're probably just here for the captions, anyway!
Let the fish fry proceed!
1 -- Lana also has a day job! Or a night job! Something!
2-- This time, they'd make Robert of The Radish explain where he got his ideas!
3 -- Eventually, even the street -- generally, quite an easy-going thoroughfare! -- pleaded with Lana to simply find a new career.
4 -- "Well, ants, I suppose I could move that big rubber tree plant. Of course, I also supposed I could be a professional singer."
5 -- Gigs on Neptune are even better than Uranus!
6 -- Lana vowed to find a more feminine stylist, as time allowed.
7 -- "Furthermore, I think that Dealie Crankerson isn't even real!"
8 -- But the strange, noisy world was hermetically sealed against just such attacks!
9 -- "My secret remains safe! She, like all the rest, has no idea that I am secretly Inhalo!"
10 -- "I wear this to keep my wigwam! Do you get it?"
11 -- "Admit it! No one knows what Retsyn is!"
12 -- Whoa! Hillbilly Jim's back!
- Lana Del Rey