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"'''What happened when I left you'''" is a poem released by [[Lana Del Rey]]from her first book ''[[Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (book)|Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass]]''.
 
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|artist = Lana Del Rey
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|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]
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|producer = [[Jack Antonoff]]
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|next = "[[Happy (poem)|Happy]]"
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|previous = "[[Quiet Waiter Blue Forever (poem)|Quiet Waiter Blue Forever]]"
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}}"'''What happened when I left you'''" is a poem released by [[Lana Del Rey|Lana Del Rey]] from her first poetry book ''[[Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (book)|Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass]]''.
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
On August 13, 2019, Del Rey shared the full poem on her Instagram account.<ref>https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HzsNhBpUR/</ref>
 
On August 13, 2019, Del Rey shared the full poem on her Instagram account.<ref>https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HzsNhBpUR/</ref>
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== Cross-references ==
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*Reference to "[[Bellevue (song)|Bellevue]]".
 
*"The end" is also mentioned in "[[When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing (song)|When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing]]".
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*The colour green is also mentioned in "[[Trash Magic (song)|Trash Magic]]" and "[[Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (song)|Beautiful People Beautiful Problems]]".
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*The phrase "My life is sweet" also appears in "[[Radio (song)|Radio]]" and "[[Without You (song)|Without You]]"
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*The colour blue is mentioned in many of Del Rey's songs, some of which are "[[Color Blue (song)|Wild on You]]", "[[Old Money (song)|Old Money]]" and "[[God Knows I Tried (song)|God Knows I Tried]]".
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*The colour yellow is also mentioned in "[[God Knows I Tried (song)|God Knows I Tried]]".
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*Fire is also mentioned in "[[West Coast (song)|West Coast]]", "[[Freak (song)|Freak]]", "[[Sad Girl (song)|Sad Girl]]" and "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]", indirectly mentioned in "[[Angels Forever, Forever Angels (song)|Angels Forever]]".
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*Lemonade is also mentioned in "[[Music to Watch Boys To (song)|Music to Watch Boys To]]", "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]", "[[Trash Magic (song)|Trash Magic]]", "[[Dance for Money (song)|Dance for Money]]" and the unleaked song "[[Lemonade Motorcycle Heaven (song)|Lemonade Motorcycle Heaven]]".
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*"Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" is a quote from the 1717 poem 'Eloisa to Abelard' by Alexander Pope.
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*Bellevue is a neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
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*'Zimmermann' is a designer clothing chain store that sells dresses and shoes. There is one store on the Pacific Palisades, a place referenced in the poem "[[Sportcruiser (poem)|SportCruiser]]".
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==Poem==
 
==Poem==
 
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{{Scroll box|content = <poem>
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[Stanza 1]
Perfect petals punctuate the fabrics yellow blue
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Perfect petals punctuate the fabrics yellow blue
 
silver platters with strawberries strewn across the room
 
silver platters with strawberries strewn across the room
   
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[Stanza 2]
 
In Zimmerman with sandals on one summer dress to choose
 
In Zimmerman with sandals on one summer dress to choose
   
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[Stanza 3]
 
Three girls
 
Three girls
 
eyes rolled
 
eyes rolled
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dust specs lit by afternoon
 
dust specs lit by afternoon
   
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[Stanza 4]
My life is sweet like lemonade now there's no bitter fruit 🍉
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My life is sweet like lemonade now there's no bitter fruit
 
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
 
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
 
no thought of you
 
no thought of you
   
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[Stanza 5]
 
My thoughts have changed
 
My thoughts have changed
 
my voice is higher
 
my voice is higher
now i'm over u
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now I'm over you
   
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[Stanza 6]
 
No flickering in my head movies
 
No flickering in my head movies
 
projected in Bellevue
 
projected in Bellevue
   
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[Stanza 7]
 
Because I captured the mood of my wish fulfilled
 
Because I captured the mood of my wish fulfilled
 
and sailed to Xanadu
 
and sailed to Xanadu
   
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[Stanza 8]
 
The grief that came in waves that rolled I navigated through
 
The grief that came in waves that rolled I navigated through
   
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[Stanza 9]
The fire from my wish as wind to future-trip to Malibu
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The fire from my wish as wind to future trip to Malibu
   
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[Stanza 10]
 
now everything I have is perfect
 
now everything I have is perfect
 
nothing much to do
 
nothing much to do
   
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[Stanza 11]
Just perfect florals
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just perfect florals
 
green embroidered chairs
 
green embroidered chairs
 
one dress to choose
 
one dress to choose
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== Cross-references==
 
*"The end" is also mentioned in "[[When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing (song)|When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing]]".
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Poems]]
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[[Category:Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass poems]]

Latest revision as of 03:37, 30 May 2021

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Audiobook.jpg
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

References[edit | edit source]

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