Afraid is a song that leaked in August 2012. Very little is known about it, including its intended use....
I’m America’s sweetheart
Tryin’ to get away
You make it hard to leave, but it’s easier for me
Stay, why I'm so afraid
And I had it up to here with the fighting
Baby we're not fooling anyone these days
I don't wanna stray
Boy I'm so afraid

But it’s not love that keeps me here
And it’s not what you want to hear
So I'm going back to Santa Monica, New York to L.A.
Never coming back, boy no matter what you do or say
‘Cause I'm so afraid

And I had it up to here with the panic and the fear
There’s nothing in your heart
Thought that I can make it change
I'm so afraid
But it’s not love that keeps me here

We were just teenagers when we fell in love
Driving in your fast car looking at the stars above
But it was not enough
You should never come between a woman and a dream
And a man who never knew his place
There’s no easy way, to come back from where you came

But it’s not love that keeps me here
And it’s not what you want to hear
So baby now I’m going back to Santa Monica, New York to L.A.
Never coming back, boy no matter what you do or say
‘Cause I'm so afraid, hun-hun

And I had it up to here with the panic and the fear
Nothing in your heart
Boy I thought that i can make it change
Boy, I’m so afraid
But it’s not love it’s just the fear
You've put down for all these years

But I’m leavin' now
I'm going
back to Santa Monica, New York to L.A.
Never coming back, boy when no matter what you do or say
I am done being afraid

And I had it up to here with the panic and the fear
There’s nothing in your heart
I thought that i can make it change
But I'm so afraid

Oh it’s not love that keeps me here
It’s not love that keeps me here
I'm done being afraid
I am done being afraid
Oh oh oh


Lyrics submitted by Cobehn, edited by piper888

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    General CommentWhat I got from the song is that she's in an abusive relationship and she finally worked up the courage to leave. She's not in love with him any more, and that's not what he wants to hear. Every time she tries to leave he beats her to stay. She's afraid of him, and every time she gets the strength to leave, she always comes back because he tells her to or comes find her. But now no matter what he does or say can bring her back, because she's scared.
    piper888on December 23, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretationi think it's not a love song, it's about leaving the life she had before fame, before some sacrifice she had to do to get success and she is afraid of what she will go trough
    thedooron May 08, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is about Lana's fear of the dark and how her boyfriend did not support her emotionally when she tried to conquer said fear; this led to their breakup. I will list a few lyrics with a brief explanation in order to best expound on this theory:

    "Driving in your fast car looking at the stars above. But it was not enough"
    This part shows that the stars did not provide enough light for her to feel safe with her intense fear of the dark.

    "You should never come between a woman and a dream"
    This is describing how her boyfriend did not help her overcome her fear, so she was always unable to sleep. Since she couldn't sleep, she couldn't dream.

    "It's not love that keeps me here"
    By "here" what she means is in the bed. She did not stay in the bed with him because she loved him- she stayed because she was afraid to walk across the room in the darkness.
    geniusbetchon June 25, 2014   Link

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