"Terrence Loves You" as written by and Rick Nowels Eizabeth Grant....
You are what you are
I don't matter to anyone
But Hollywood legends
Will never grow old
And all of what's hidden
Well, it will never grow cold

But I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz
When I've got those blues
And I lost myself when I lost you
And I still get trashed, darling
When I hear your tunes

But you are who you are
I won't change you for anything
For when you are crazy
I'll let you be bad
I'll never dare change thee
To what you are not

But I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz
When I've got those blues
I lost myself and I lost you too
And I still get trashed, baby
When I hear your tunes

I put the radio on
Hold you tight in my mind
Isn't strange that
You're not here with me
But I know the light's on in the television
Trying to transmit, can you hear me
Ground control to Major Tom
Can you hear me all night long
Ground control to Major Tom

Well I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz when I've got the blues
I lost myself and I lost you too
And I still get trashed, honey
When I hear your tunes

Mmmm mmm mmm
Mmmm mmm mmm
Mmmm mmm mmm
Mmmm mmm mmm


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"Terrence Loves You" as written by Rick Nowels Elizabeth Grant

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  • +1
    My Interpretationanyone else think this could be about barrie?
    lilcanon August 22, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationShe sings about not being able to change a person, because he is the way he is and there is no use in changing him. She even really describes him as "crazy", which might not be an unusual lyric for Lana, but in this context it could be literal. Persons with mental disorders can#t just be changed like that from 0 to 10.

    Then there is this thing with the tunes. David Bowie (who was VERY close to his brother Terry) wrote multiple tracks about him. I guess this line refers to being remembered how things were before the mental disease showed.

    The bridge with the two Bowie references clearly shows that she's trying to contact someone who obviously isn't there anymore, at least not in her "realm". TVC15 is about someone crawling into a televsion and being lost into this world. Major Tom's spaceship is somewhere out there in space and clearly loses contact to earth, meaning he will most likely die. David bowie's brother was schitzophrenic, which most likely results in persons behaving like they are not experiencing what many others experience, or at least they take it differently.

    Then we have the line about their love being hidden but never gone. Even though someone with a mental disorder might not be able to show his feelings, but they still are there.

    And another reason why I don't think it's about Barrie is the "I lost myself when i lost you" line. Even though a break up can be very hurtful, this line seems more like losing something even more important. David's brother was the one from his family he was closest with.
    creykon September 15, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about David Bowie's older brother, Terrence (they called him Terry), who was schizophrenic and committed suicide in 1985. Terry loved his brother's music, and they became close toward the end of his life before he killed himself.
    scottdoesntknow628on March 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about Barrie. She's saying she lost herself when the relationship ended and how a part of her will always long for him, how she even gets trashed when she hears his music (Barrie is a singer).
    GoddessofLoveon August 25, 2015   Link
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    General Comment"and I still get trashed, when I hear your tunes" - while it could be Bowie, Barrie is also a muscian and she took that breakup really hard :/

    Plus she said it was her favourite song on Honeymoon, and since it was a real event that happened to her, it would be easy to see why.

    She also has said she didn't want the relationship to end so that explains the aching and longing of the Bowie lyrics
    subversiviolenceon January 27, 2016   Link

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