Raise Me Up (Mississippi South) is a song that featured on Lana's Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant album. It is registered on ASCAP. There is also a Raise Me Up registered on...
Just like you said
It's all been done before
I don't have to talk pretty
For them no more

I can talk what I want, how I wanna
I can talk what I want, how I wanna
I don't have to talk taste for you, mama
No, no

Ray, ray, ray
Raise me up

It's the voodoo, Mississippi south
69 million stars
Birds are flying out of my mouth
Spirits creeping in my yard

Hold my head, it's tilting back
Something dancing me around
Putting crystals on my neck
Lifting my feet off the ground

Ray, ray, ray
Raise me up

Oh, see, what you've done now
Oh, me, just what I'm talking about
Oh, see, what you've done now
Oh, me, it's what I'm talking bout

Pick me up in a pickup truck
Roll down, you've got it going on
Lemme talk on your CB, what?
Lemme play with your new shotgun

Ray, ray, ray
Raise me up


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"Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)" as written by Elizabeth Grant

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    General CommentLovely lyrics, but the voodoo references are incorrect; Louisiana is the voodoo state. That's not meant as a criticism, simply an observation given the over-tones of "voodoo" here, not to mention the direct mention. Mississippi is more the crazy, Bible humping side of the South. I am sorry to say that, but it's true; they're stuck in a time warp that is all their own and all it leads to is gross regional bias.

    Still, I love the wording of these lyrics and my only unhappiness with them stems from the obviously wrong state regarding the subject matter. It bothers me that Lana has fed into the aforementioned regional bias and also exhibits her outright ignorance of the culture/history of Louisiana because no, sorry kids, it does NOT translate in that way. So, I ultimately find myself torn regarding the words here--excellent writing, incorrect (ignorant--which doesn't mean stupid) lyrics.
    JudasDeniedon April 04, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I hear this song I imagine a girl growing up on a large beautiful plantation surrounded by a dark swampy forest.She is being raised up in a wealthy family, to do what is expected of her and what has been done before by her mother and her mother before her. She doesn't want to live this life were she can't talk how or when she wants. She discovers voodoo and becomes intrigued by the dark and beautiful power that the magic gives her. Her magic summons a spirit that likes her and dances with her and presents her with a crystal necklace. She meets a guy (or perhaps that spirit in human form) whom she likes.
    darkbloodon June 20, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song so much. The tone and lyrics are haunting. I hope Lana does more stuff like this.
    darkbloodon June 20, 2013   Link

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