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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Jack Antonoff
Length 1:18
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass track listing
"Quiet Waiter Blue Forever" "Happy"

"What happened when I left you" is a poem released by Lana Del Rey from her first poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.

Background[edit | edit source]

On August 13, 2019, Del Rey shared the full poem on her Instagram account.[1]

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

Poem[edit | edit source]

[Stanza 1]
Perfect petals punctuate the fabrics yellow blue
silver platters with strawberries strewn across the room

[Stanza 2]
In Zimmerman with sandals on one summer dress to choose

[Stanza 3]
Three girls
eyes rolled
loud laughter
dust specs lit by afternoon

[Stanza 4]
My life is sweet like lemonade now there's no bitter fruit
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
no thought of you

[Stanza 5]
My thoughts have changed
my voice is higher
now I'm over you

[Stanza 6]
No flickering in my head movies
projected in Bellevue

[Stanza 7]
Because I captured the mood of my wish fulfilled
and sailed to Xanadu

[Stanza 8]
The grief that came in waves that rolled I navigated through

[Stanza 9]
The fire from my wish as wind to future trip to Malibu

[Stanza 10]
now everything I have is perfect
nothing much to do

[Stanza 11]
just perfect florals
green embroidered chairs
one dress to choose

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