"High by the Beach" as written by Rick Nowels, Lana Del Rey and Kieron Menzies....
Boy look at you looking at me
I know you know how I feel
Loving you is hard, being here is harder
You take the wheel
I don't wanna do this anymore, it's so surreal
I can't survive if this is all that's real

All I wanna do is get high by the beach
Get high by the beach get high
All I wanna do is get by by the beach
Get by baby, baby, bye bye
The truth is I never bought into your bullshit
When you would pay tribute to me
'Cause I know that
All I wanted to do was get high by the beach
Get high baby, baby, bye bye

Boy look at you looking at me
I know you don't understand
You could be a bad motherfucker
But that don't make you a man
Now you're just another one of my problems
Because you got out of hand
We won't survive we're sinking into the sand

All I wanna do is get high by the beach
Get high by the beach get high
All I wanna do is get by by the beach
Get by baby, baby, bye bye
The truth is I never bought into your bullshit
When you would pay tribute to me
'Cause I know that
All I wanted to do was get high by the beach
Get high baby, baby, bye bye

Lights, camera, acción
I'll do it on my own
Don't need your money, money
To get me what I want
Lights, camera, acción
I'll do it on my own
Don't need your money, money
To get me what I want

All I wanna do is get high by the beach
Get high by the beach, get high
All I wanna do is get by by the beach
Get by baby, baby, bye bye
The truth is I never bought into your bullshit
When you would pay tribute to me
'Cause I know that
All I wanted to do was get high by the beach
Get high baby, baby, bye bye

High-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh
High-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh
High-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh
High-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh

Everyone can start again
Not through love but through revenge
Through the fire, we're born again
Peace by vengeance
Brings the end


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"High by the Beach" as written by Lana Del Rey Kieron Menzies

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    My InterpretationI think this song is guised under a boy but I think shes talking about a love/hate relationship of being visible and in the public eye being spyed on and in a sense she is exposed and has no freedom to what her binding is. It could be anything but its bigger than her, and we see this in the helicopter and getting the torpedo to blow up the helicopter that's invasive and invading her privacy. I think she is talking about some expense at something bigger than her that promises are given, but at the expense of her own personal freedom or rights or money in and of itself, ultimately we see the imagery points to not worth it. She wants it all to wash away, this contractual dichotomy that juxtaposes imagery conducive to freedom vs. limitations , and makes you think if there is a cost to freedom and to what expense is it worth fighting back? or fighting for to regain? ...hence the water putting her secrets out there in the open ocean as per the newspapers and documents upon explosion of helicopter, ergo she mentions not through love, but through revenge. peace vs. vengeance raises concern over guilt or thinking this compromise isn't all its worth. fire is transformative ...fire and water cancel each other out. In the fire, you can fight back against the beast if you have the courage to summon your inner strength and value your freedom of the most intimate and humble things she just begs for which is solely to get high on the beach ...something so seemingly innocuous yet so exaggeratedly relating to basic freedoms and rights to just be and be left alone, as suggested by the not furnished empty and transparent hideout by the beach she has ...hence her wish seems seemingly so impossible?? It makes you think about what she really could be inferring although I don't think its about a boy but something beyond paparazzi, fame, publicity...certainly something more invasive and bigger than she alone.
    thatsosamazingon April 30, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a man who has gotten on your last nerve and you just want to escape him
    ctartaglia2009on June 05, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionWell,
    I guess it's all about Lana's young years. I've heard that when a teenager she used to drink or smoke and for that reason her father sent her to a school or something where she had to learn how to ''behave' well. After that she dedicated into her studies and so on... I've also heard that her father has money, not that he is ricj but he has a good amount of money and leads a good financial life. I guess she wants to say that now she no longer needs his money because she herself is a millionaire now and that now she can also drink, smoke and get high whenever she wants to. That explains ''all I want to do is get high by the beach'' and ''I dont need your money... I'll do it all on my own''...
    marlonbranton November 10, 2015   Link

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