Lana del Rey publica ‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’, su primer audiolibro
LA Who Am I To Love You es uno de los poemas que podemos escuchar en algunas plataformas digitales
Lana del Rey ha lanzado su primer audiobook llamado Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, un libro compuesto por 30 poemas escritos y recitados por ella misma, que acompaña la música de Jack Antonoff.
El título de este poemario también da nombre a la primera poesía que escribió y así lo explica la cantante: "Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass es el título del libro y el primero de los muchos poemas que he escrito. Algunos de ellos me vinieron enteros y después los grabé y escribí, y en otros he trabajado laboriosamente mimando cada palabra para componer el poema perfecto. Son poemas eclécticos y honestos y no intentan ser otra cosa que no son, y por esta razón estoy orgullosa de ellos, sobre todo porque el espíritu con el que han sido escritos es auténtico".
El libro en formato papel verá la luz el próximo 29 de septiembre, mientras que el audiolibro ya está disponible en algunas plataformas digitales. LA Who Am I To Love You es solo uno de los relatos que podemos escuchar en Spotify o YouTube, el cual aborda la temática del existencialismo urbanita. Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past The Bushes Cypress Thriving, Tessa DiPietro, Happy o Bare Feet on Linoleum son otros de los poemas que incluye su obra lírica.
Esta faceta literaria es tan solo una pincelada de lo que Lana del Rey tiene preparado para este 2020. La intención de la artista es estrenar un nuevo álbum, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, el próximo 5 de septiembre, así como lanzar 'Behind the iron gates – insights from an institution, su segundo poemario en 2021.
LA, WHO AM I TO LOVE YOU
Lana del Rey
I left my city for San Francisco
Took a free ride off a billionaire's jet
L.A., I'm from nowhere, who am I to love you?
L.A., I've got nothing, who am I to love you when I'm feeling this way and I've got nothing to offer?
L.A., not quite the city that never sleeps
Not quite the city that wakes, but the city that dreams, for sure
If by dreams you mean in nightmares
L.A., I'm a dreamer, but I'm from nowhere, who am I to dream?
L.A., I'm upset, I have complaints, listen to me
They say I came from money and I didn't, and I didn't even have love, and it's unfair
L.A, I sold my life rights for a big check and I'm upset
And now I can't sleep at night and I don't know why
Plus, I love Zac, so why did I do that when I know it won't last?
L.A., I picked San Francisco because the man who doesn't love me lives there
L.A., I'm pathetic, but so are you, can I come home now?
Daughter to no one, table for one
Party of thousands of people I don't know at Delilah where my ex-husband works
I'm sick of this, but can I come home now?
Mother to no one, private jet for one
Back home to the Tudor house that borned a thousand murder plots
Hancock Park, it's treated me very badly and resentful
The witch on the corner, the neighbor nobody wanted
The reason for Garcetti's extra security
L.A., I know I'm bad, but I have nowhere else to go, can I come home now?
I never had a mother, will you let me make the sun my own for now, and the ocean my son?
I'm quite good at tending to things despite my upbringing, can I raise your mountains?
I promise to keep them greener, make them my daughters, teach them about fire, warn them about water
I'm lonely, L.A., can I come home now?
I left my city for San Francisco
And I'm writing from the Golden Gate Bridge
But it's not going as I planned
I took a free ride off a billionaire and brought my typewriter and promised myself that I would stay but
It's just not going the way that I thought
It's not that I feel different, and I don't mind that it's not hot
It's just that I belong to no one, which means there's only one place for me
The city not quite awake, the city not quite asleep
The city that's still deciding how good it can be
I can't sleep without you
No one's ever really held me like you
Not quite tightly, but certainly I feel your body next to me
Smoking next to me
Vaping lightly next to me
And I love that you love the neon lights like me
Orange in the distance
We both love that
And I love that we have that in common
Also, neither one of us can go back to New York
For you, are unmoving
As for me, it won't be my city again until I'm dead
Fuck the New York Post
L.A., who am I to need you when I've needed so much, asked for so much?
But what I've been given, I'm not sure yet
I may never know that either until I'm dead
For now, though, what I do know
Is, although, I don't deserve you
Not you at your best and your splendor
With towering eucalyptus trees that sway in my dominion
Not you at your worst
Totally on fire, unlivable, unbreathable, I need you
You see, I have no mother
And you do
A continental shelf
A larger piece of land from where you came
I'm an orphan
A little seashell that rests upon your native shores
One of many, for sure
But because of that, I surely must love you closely to the most of anyone
For that reason, let me love you
Don't mind my desperation
Let me hold you, not just for vacation
But for real and for forever
Make it real life
Let me be a real wife to you
Girlfriend, lover, mother, friend
I adore you
Don't be put off by my quick-wordedness
I'm generally quite quiet
Quite a meditator, actually
I'll do very well down by Paramhansa Yogananda's realization center, I'm sure
I promise you'll barely even notice me
Unless you want to notice me
Unless you prefer a rambunctious child
In which case, I can turn it on, too
I'm quite good on the stage as you may know
You might have heard of me