Body Electric is a song that is featured on the Paradise Album and Born To Die: Paradise Edition. It was first debuted live, earlier than any other track found on the re release. The...
Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn’s my mother
Jesus is my bestest friend
We don’t need nobody, ‘cause we got each other
Or at least I pretend

We get down every Friday night
Dancin’ and grindin’ in the pale moonlight
Grand all the prayer, feelin’ alright
Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
I’m on fire
I sing the body electric

Whitman is my daddy, Monaco’s my mother
Diamonds are my bestest friend
Heaven is my baby, suicide’s her father
Opulence is the end

We get down every Friday night
Dancin’ and grindin’ in the pale moonlight
Grand all the prayer, feelin’ alright
Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
I’m on fire
I sing the body electric

My clothes still smell like you
And all the photographs say, we’re still young
I pretend I’m not hurt
And go about the world like I’m havin’ fun
We get crazy every Friday night
Drop it like it’s hot in the pale moonlight
And when I pray, feelin’ alright
Mary swayin’ softly, to her hearts delight

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
Sing the body electric
I’m on fire
Sing the body electric

I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric, baby


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"Body Electric" as written by Rick Nowels Elizabeth Grant

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  • +5
    General Commentfrom my point of view this is all about melancholy and of course her patriotism. walt whitman was an all-american writer who made a poem called "body electric" i have read it a few times but i guess its too deep for me and i cant find what it has to do with this song. Lana likes poetry a lot. In the intro of her song "ride" she says about how she wanted to make art with her words and stop being a groupie. No wonder she idolized a poem writer who was all-american. so this is a sad song about feeling lost and thinking marilyn and elvis are the ones who made up what she is now because they inspired her. the poem maybe is like her own personal anthem or alma mater.

    oh, and remember when in "cola" she sings:
    "i pledge allegiance to my dad for teaching me everything he knows"

    i dont know man, its just my opinion.
    romysvobodaon September 07, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI have always associated Lana with Marilyn Monroe cause they both have this dark mystery about them,
    isabellaoctoberon August 12, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love how when you hear her in interviews she's this smiley, bubbly girl with a cute little voice and a sweet personality. But her songs are so dark and mysterious, it's so interesting to me, trying to figure her out.
    gilliab1234on November 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt may have a little to do with the poem by Walt Whitman "I Sing the Body Electric"
    Opulenceistheendon January 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never read Whitman's poem, and it's obvious that there is probably a correlation, but from listening to the lyrics I get the impression that this song is about being intimate with someone that no longer loves you. Maybe she was recently broken up with, and she still loves him, but she's still hurt because they were only recently both in love. She stays intimate with him as a way to stay close to him, but she pretends everything is okay even though it really isn't.

    Idk, maybe I'm reading too far into it.
    ThiefofWordson November 03, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHer lyrics are a bit... repetitive.
    Bearstronautson November 11, 2012   Link

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