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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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}}"'''What happened when I left you'''" is a poem released by [[Lana Del Rey|Lana Del Rey]] from her first 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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*"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]]".
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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]]" 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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Perfect petals punctuate the fabrics yellow blue
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[Stanza 1]
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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
   
My life is sweet like lemonade now there's no bitter fruit 🍉
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[Stanza 4]
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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
   
The fire from my wish as wind to future-trip to Malibu
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[Stanza 9]
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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
   
Just perfect florals
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[Stanza 11]
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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==
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*"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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== References==
==References==
 
 
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[[Category:Poems]]

Latest revision as of 20:46, September 26, 2020

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Audiobook
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 book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.

BackgroundEdit

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

Cross-references Edit

PoemEdit

[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

 ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HzsNhBpUR/
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