Get Drunk is an acoustic song written solely by Grant and recorded in 2007 as part of her No Kung Fu demotape that was presented to David Kahne....
i am sleeping with your best friend
how do you like me now?
how do you like me now?

i am sleeping with your best friend
how do you like me now?
how do you like me now?

come on, get drunk, you know you wanna.
i am, you can, won't tell no one bout it
it's gonna be a ball.
it's gonna be a ball.

i am lying, using again.
come on. it's gonna be ball.

come on, get drunk, you know you wanna.
i am, you can, won't tell no one bout it
it's gonna be a ball.
it's gonna be a ball.

cigarettes and robitussin, will i ever get to heaven?
it's not looking good now. ohhh.
it's not looking good now.

come on, get drunk, you know you wanna.
i am, you can, don't tell no one bout it
it's gonna be a ball.
it's gonna be a ball.


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy., edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +2
    General Commentthe lines "i am lying, using again.
    come on. it's gonna be ball" show so much pain. i wonder what in her life inspired these words
    xdelreyon May 09, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is definitely about her alcohol problems (she was sent to a boarding school at 14 because of alcohol addiction,, like getting drunk at home alone, it was serious).

    The lines 'I am sleeping with your best friend, how do you like me now' are her saying if she admitted that she has alcohol problems people wouldn't like her. It's so blunt and sudden that I believe her sleeping with someone's best friend is an example of something that someone wouldn't like, that they would be shocked to hear, just like her addiction - it's a metaphor for her addiction. She tells them bluntly and she's like 'how do you like me now?' Knowing that if they really knew the extent of her problem they wouldn't like her that much.

    She's then coaxing someone else to get drunk with her because if someone else is too, it would make her feel less bad about being drunk herself. It's also a secretive thing 'won't tell no one about it', so she knows it's something to feel guilty about.
    She tells herself over and over that it will be fun, partly to try to convince them but also to convince herself that it's all just fun and games and her alcohol dependancy isn't real/serious.

    The next line supports this idea of lying to herself and others - "I am lying, using again". She's lying to herself about the seriousness of her problem, and she's lying to other people about it. The term 'using' is often used in reference to taking drugs.

    The bridge talks about smoking and drugs 'cigarettes and robitussin' and asking herself will she ever get to heaven? I.e. this stuff makes her a bad person, is there any redemption for her, is she just a bad person plain and simple. She seems to know the answer so it was a rhetorical question.
    The chances of her getting into heaven aren't good. In other words she's too messed up for her to fix herself or be redeemed.

    The song ends with the chorus which is one of denial. She doesn't want to know what's good for her, she's too addicted. Therefore she's caught in a vicious cycle of addition and it's easier to just pretend everything's okay than to try and overcome it. She obviously doesn't think she can.

    A song about addiction, and therefore very sad, because addiction is horrible - can make you feel so enslaved and chained and can destroy your life and the lives of others.

    A very raw and honest song about it. Beautiful.
    WanderingYetChainedon October 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti LOVE Lana Del Ray!
    this is a great song but i feel that most of her songs contain lyrics that are mainly based on the same theme.
    I mean you can just listen to the song and appreciate it rather than contemplate the words.
    some of her singles mean different things to different people.
    ie this is one one of my favourite,s because my family has had problems with alcohol. Its up there with the Chelsea hotel, video games, born to die, and blue velvet
    schrodinger the caton August 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's spinning out of control being completely reckless, and she just wants to be around people who will party with her.
    sem3000on August 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music sounds like me when I was just learning power chords. Just a roller coaster of emotion on this track. From soft and coy to brazen and defiant. One of my favorites!
    XLoveEpiphanyXon September 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationYep I agree with WanderingYetChained.

    The first few times I heard the song I thought the lyrics were
    "I am, and you can't. Won't tell no one about it."

    That gave me the impression that she's talking to a now sober friend. The best friend she is sleeping with is alcohol. She's coxing this person, understanding that they're now sober and can't/or shouldn't drink. But she's promising to not tell anyone, if they'll get drunk and have a ball with her.
    XLoveEpiphanyXon October 05, 2013   Link

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