Radio is Track 8 on the Born to Die album. The song was written by Grant and Justin Parker, and is 3 minutes 34 seconds long. One demo version has surfaced online....

Not even they can stop me now
Boy, I’ll be flying overhead
Their heavy words can’t bring me down
Boy I've been raised from the dead

No one even knows how hard life was
I don't even think about it now because
I've finally found you
Oh, sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar venom oh yeah
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

American dreams came true somehow
I swore I'd chase until I was dead
I heard the streets were paved with gold
That's what my father said

No one even knows what life was like
Now I'm in LA and it's paradise
I've finally found you
Oh, sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar venom oh yeah
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

(On the radio)
Sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

(On the radio)
Sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
I've finally found you
(Oh, sing it to me)

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar venom oh yeah
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)
Oh, sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I'm living in
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar venom oh yeah
Baby love me 'cause I'm playing on the radio
(How do you like me now?)



Lyrics submitted by dustybreeze, edited by ClumzyB16, friendlymancub, inadaaze, lucia77, fionare, codyiscute, Zeoc, Eurous, Alisha0411

"Radio" as written by Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +9
    My Interpretation:I feel like this song might be a (for lack of a better phrase) big fuck you to everyone in the music industry that rejected her before now.

    "now my life is sweet like cinnamon" Cinnamon is obviously not sweet, making this a bittersweet phrase, sweet because people are now listening to her music, however, she is now successful in an industry that is incredibly superficial (as Lana managed to prove herself) which is obviously a bad thing.

    "Lick me up and take me like a vitamin
    Cause my body's sweet like sugar venom o yeah
    bay luv me cause i'm playin on the radio" - this is the "fuck you" to people who have rejected her music in the past. She is now successful, and her music is played everywhere so people will have no choice but listen to her (love me cause i'm playing on the radio) . She is sweet like sugar venom because some people obviously now like her music, and people who have rejected her in the past will be kicking themselves, making her sugar venom.

    I don't know, this interpretation is a little vague though haha. Anyone agree with these points?
    bfrench94on March 30, 2012   Link
  • +8
    General Comment:Anyone noticed that Cinnamon isn't actually sweet? Think it has a meaning?
    darkfrankhson January 31, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General Comment:not even they can stop me now
    boy i'll be flying overhead
    their heavy words can’t bring me down
    boy i've been raised from the dead

    i dont even notice how hard life was
    i don't even think about it now because
    i've finally found you
    now sing it to me

    now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    lick me up and take me like vitamin
    'cause my body's sweet like sugar venom oh yeah
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    'merican dreams came true somehow
    i swore i'd chase until i was dead
    i heard the streets were paved with gold
    that's what my father said

    i don't even notice what life was like
    now i'm in la and it's paradise
    i finally found you
    now sing it to me

    now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    lick me up and take me like a vitamin

    'cause my body's sweet like sugar venom and oh yeah
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    on the radio, on the radio
    sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)
    on the radio, on the radio
    sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    i finally found you
    now sing it to me

    now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    lick me up and take me like vitamin
    'cause my body's sweet like sugar venom and oh yeah
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    now sing it to me

    now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    like a fucking dream i'm living in
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)

    lick me up and take me like vitamin
    'cause my body's sweet like sugar venom and oh yeah
    baby love me cause i'm playing on the radio
    (how do you like me now?)
    kimberon January 27, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:"lick me up!?" no, I think it's "PICK me up and take me like a vitamin." I don't recall ever licking my vitamins before I took them...
    ploodieon February 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Love this song! especially the first paragraph:
    Not even they can stop me now
    boy i be flying over head
    your heavy words cant bring me down
    boy ive been raised from the dead

    okay so i know this might sound weird but the way i see it i actually think that lana del rey is talking abt her fame when she says "ive finally found you" To me, she is singing this song about her experience as she became famous. she does say "now life is sweet like cinnamon" THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT! cinnamon is not sweeet! -contradictory language- but then she goes on to saying "like a fucking dream" anyways i think this song is about how happy she feels now that shes famous.
    lanafanon May 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I just added what I think the 2nd verse is


    Not even rain and stormy nights
    Boy I'd be flying overhead
    Your heavy words can bring me down
    Boy I've been raised from the dead

    No one even knows how hard I've lost
    I don't even care about it now because
    I've finally found you
    Oh, sing it to me

    Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    It's a fucking dream I'm living in
    Baby that's because I'm playing on the radio

    Pick me up and take me like a real man
    And my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
    Baby that's because I'm playing on the radio

    And even dreams came true somehow
    I thought I'd chase them til I was dead
    I heard the street was paved with gold
    That's what my father said

    No one even knows what life is like
    Now I'm in LA and it's paradise
    Because I finally found you

    Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
    It's a fucking dream I'm living in
    Baby that's because I'm playing on the radio

    Pick me up and take me like a real man
    And my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
    Baby that's because I'm playing on the radio
    goldfrappfanon December 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Lana sung about her personal career uprising. I think its talking about how her life was bad at first and now that she's famous its sweet. And now that she's famous a lot of people love her now, and she's saying go on ahead now that I'm famous listen to my songs all you want.
    piper888on July 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:I think the general meaning of the song isn't too deep, but I just wanted to say, "pick me up and take me like a vitamin" is one of the best lines ever.
    hannahlion October 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its "not even they can stop me now" not "Not even rain and stormy nights"
    cregsion August 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"I heard he streets were paved with gold" not "I heard the streets were vivid gold"...
    cregsion August 06, 2013   Link

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