Bel Air is a song that is featured on the Paradise Album and Born To Die: Paradise Edition. It is registered on ASCAP....
Gargoyles, standing, at the front of your gate.
Trying to tell me to wait,
But I can’t wait to see you.
So I run, like I'm mad, to heaven's door.
I don't wanna be bad,
I won't cheat you no more.

Roses, Bel Air, take me there,
I've been waiting to meet you.
Palm trees, in the light, I can see, late at night
Darling I'm willing to greet you,
Come to me baby.

Spotlight, bad baby, you've got a flare
For the violentest kind of love anywhere out there
Now I'm lost, sweet child of mine,
You're divine.
Didn't anyone ever tell you,
It's okay to shine?

Roses, Bel Air, take me there,
I've been waiting to meet you.
Palm trees in the light,
I can see, late at night.
Darling I'm willing to greet you,
Come to me baby.

Don't be afraid of me,
Don't be ashamed.
Walk in the way of my soft resurrection.
I know the roses, I've counted so,
I know your name.
Lead me to war with your brilliant direction.

Roses Bel Air, take me there,
I've been waiting to meet you.
Palm trees in the light,
I can see, late at night.
Darling I'm willing to greet you,
Come to me baby.

Roses Bel Air, take me there,
I've been waiting to meet you.
Grenadine sunshine, and it fades sublime.
Darling I'm willing to greet you,
Come to me baby.


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by Cobehn, Lamebow, tballin92, Taimaka, lizzywoolgrant

"Bel Air" as written by Elizabeth Grant, Daniel Heath

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +12
    My InterpretationRife with subtle allusions to the band, Guns N' Roses, the song appears to be about Del Rey's brief romance with Axl Rose.

    "Bel-Air" in the title and repeated throughout the refrain has a dual meaning. First, it is a location in Los Angeles, a city in which Axl Rose lives. Additionally, he is known for driving a restored Chevy Bel-Air automobile. So, when she says "Roses, Bel Air, take me there." She's talking both about going to Bel Air to meet her lover with flowers, and also about Axl Rose sporting her around in his sports car.

    In the second verse, the lyric "sweet child of mine" directly alludes to the hit single by Guns N' Roses of the same name. Further, in the third verse, Del Rey sings "Idol of roses, iconic soul. I know your name" again refers to Axl Rose, indirectly describing him as a music icon known for "Roses" (or Guns N' Roses, as it were). Over all, the song has a mourning atmosphere; the romance between Rose and Del Rey was very secretive, and it appears that the "wall built by brilliant direction" implies that he wanted to keep the relationship out of the spotlight, she did not, and it eventually led to their break up.
    Lamebowon November 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMy personal interpretation of Bel Air is the following.

    "Gargoyles standing at the front of your gate. Trying to tell me to wait, But I can't wait to see you." she is referring to Satan's kingdom, he does not acknowledge her presence when she is begging to see him so in order to make him mad. she does the following,

    "So I run like I'm mad to heaven's door. I don't wanna be bad, I wont cheat you no more" She is talking to God and betraying Satan and asking God to accept her in his kingdom. By doing this she is trying to make Satan mad.

    Roses are common in funerals, which represents her or death in general.
    Bel Air, a place that where a lot of wealthy people live. Money is the root of all evil, therefore, Bel Air could represent hell.
    Palm trees is a symbol of victory and eternal life. This could represent what Satan offered her in exchange of her soul victory and eternal life.

    "I can sleep late at night" she could be referring to how she could not sleep before, because she was fighting with demons but now she that she has given up her soul she CAN sleep at night because she is on Satan's side.

    "Don't be afraid of me, don't be ashamed. Walk in the way of my soft resurrection." she's speaking to Satan
    "Idol of roses", Idol of death
    "Iconic soul" Satan's soul is immortal and everyone wants to be immortal so she looks up to him or his soul as an icon.
    "lead me to war with your brilliant direction" war with God

    towards the end of the lyrics she states
    "Grenadine sunshine, can you fade inside of mine."
    according to wiki, grenadine originated from the French word grenade which means pomegranate, with pomme meaning APPLE and granate derived from the Italian word for SEEDS. Having said that the apple represent knowledge and maybe even sin (as seen in adam and eve) and she's begging for him (Satan) to spread or plant his wisdom inside her.
    xewwwon April 15, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBelair is another name for Satan. This song is about the worship and her love of Satan.

    -Gargoyles at the front of his gate, check
    -She runs to heaven's door because she is mad at him, that's about the best way to get at 'im
    -Her bad baby has a flare for the violentest type of love, yup he sure does
    -He comes to her at night. Night since ancient times has been when the stirrings of evil occur.
    -Speaking directly to Belair, asking him to take her there
    -Finds her lover to be "divine"
    -Something about resurrection
    -I know your name, lead me to war? Ooook...

    Or maybe it's just about Axl Rose, lol.
    PsychicDogon May 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"lead me to war with your brilliant erection"
    subterraneanzeroon December 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am wondering what these lyrics exactly refer to?!?! I am thinking it is mainly like going with the flow and starting something new, but not quite sure.
    Anyone care to help me out?
    csillaTon November 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's talking about an angel bringing her ghost to heaven...
    JaninaRoseon December 20, 2012   Link
  • -1
    Lyric CorrectionThis is what I hear on the album verison.

    Gargoyles standing in front of your gate
    Trying to tell me to wait
    But I can't wait to see you
    So I run like I’m mad
    To heaven's door
    I don't want to be
    But I won't cheat you no more

    Roses, Bel Air, take me there
    I've been waiting to meet you
    Palm trees in the light
    I can see late at night
    Darling, I'm waiting to greet you
    Come to me baby

    Spotlight, there/bad? baby
    You've got a flare
    For the violentest kind of love anywhere out there
    Sweet child of mine
    You're divine
    Didn't anyone ever tell you it's okay to shine

    Roses, Bel Air, take me there
    I've been waiting to meet you
    Palm trees in the light
    I can see late at night
    Darling, I'm waiting to greet you
    Come to me baby

    Don't be afraid of me
    Don't be ashamed
    Walk in the way of my soft resurrection
    Idol of roses, iconic soul
    I know your name
    Lead me to war with your brilliant direction

    Roses, Bel Air, take me there
    I've been waiting to meet you
    Palm trees in the light
    I can see late at night
    Darling, I'm waiting to greet you
    Come to me baby

    Roses, Bel Air, take me there
    I've been waiting to meet you
    Grenadine, sunshine
    ???
    Darling, I'm waiting to greet you
    Come to me baby
    chloeshupeon November 12, 2012   Link

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