Have you ever tried listening to a random song and you try so hard, so, so hard, to understand the lyrics (even searching for the lyrics!) but somehow, you can’t understand a single thing. It’s possibly because you can’t relate to the song, or your vocabulary has not extended to the words used--or the song itself is just plain peculiar or bizarre.
Ever heard of Lana del Rey? Marina and the Diamonds? Hozier? The Weeknd?
Some people have tried listening to the four named acts but according to them, no matter how hard they try to understand the lyrics, they just simply can’t!
“They could be talking about a distant lover or a used tissue.”
In the land of Gods and Monsters
Now, this song probably sounds familiar and that's because it was featured in American Horror Story’s Freakshow--sung by the ever-beautiful Jessica Lange!
"No one's gonna take my soul away.
I’m living like Jim Morrison"
In this song, she's saying that she can’t see her self-worth, and begs for acceptance or sense of direction. As mysterious and peculiar Lana del Rey’s songs are, she’s just the same as everybody else--a human being with subjective feelings and emotions.
His song, From Eden, is about a girl he had fallen head over heels in love with—however it was written from a different angle. Instead of directly complimenting the girl with the way she looks. He used metaphors and similes to describe her—like how the girl was like a mirror, as she reminds him of himself; his own reflection.
"Honey you're familiar, like my mirror years ago
Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on its sword
Innocence died screaming, honey ask me I should know
I slithered here from Eden, just to sit outside your door"
- Jiona Lagmay