"Black Beauty" as written by and Lana Del Rey Elizabeth Woolridge Grant....
I paint my nails black
I dye my hair a darker shade of brown,
Because you like your women Spanish, dark, strong and proud.
I paint the sky black,
You said if you could have your way,
You'd make a night time what a day,
So it suits the mood of your soul
Ohhh, what can I do?
Nothing, my sparrow blue

Ohhhhh, what can I do?
Life is beautiful,
But you don't have a clue
Sun and ocean blue,
They're magnificent,
It don't make sense to you

Black beauty
Ohhh oh oh
Black beauty
Ohhh oh

I paint the house black,
My wedding dress black leather, too.
You have no room for light,
Love is lost on you.
I keep my lips red,
They seem like cherries in the spring.
Darling, you can't let everything seem so dark blue.

But, ohhh
What can I do,
To turn you on,
Or get through you?

Ohhh, what can I do?
Life is beautiful,
But you don't have a clue.
Sun and ocean blue,
They're magnificent,
It don't make sense to you.

Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black beauty,
Ohhhh

Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black bea-u-uty,
Ohhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Black beauty baby
Black beauty baby

Ohhhh what can I do?
Life is beautiful,
But you don't have a clue
Sun and ocean blue,
They're magnificent,
It don't make sense to you

Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black beauty,
Ohhhh
Black beauty,
Ohhhh


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"Black Beauty" as written by Elizabeth Grant Barry O'neil

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    General CommentShe’s talking about being in a relationship with someone who sees the glass half empty, when she sees it as half full.

    No matter how beautiful the ocean and the sun are, some people never really appreciate the real beauty in life. I know it’s hard for some people to look past the cruelty that goes on in this world, but you can’t let that become you. You must fight it with love, and truth, and teach others how to as well. But you can only make someone see so far. It is truly up to that person (who has a negative outlook on everything) to find it within themselves, what is it that will truly make them happy?
    PlayGalaon December 02, 2013   Link

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