"13 Beaches" as written by and Rick Nowels Elizabeth Woolridge Grant....
I don't belong in the world
But that's what it is
Something separates me from other people
Everywhere I turn
There's something blocking my escape

It took thirteen beaches to find one empty
But finally it's mine
With dripping peaches
I'm camera ready
Almost all the time

But I still get lonely
And baby only then
Do I let myself recline?
Can I let go?
And let your memory dance
In the ballroom of my mind
Across the county line

It hurts to love you
But I still love you
It's just the way I feel
And I'd be lying
If I kept hiding
The fact that I can't deal
And that I've been dying
For something real
But I've been dying for something real

It took thirteen beaches to find one empty
But finally I'm fine
Past Ventura
And lenses plenty
In the white sunshine

But you can still find me
If you ask nicely
Underneath the pines
With the daisies
Feeling hazy
In the ballroom of my mind
Across the county line

It hurts to love you
But I still love you
It's just the way I feel
And I'd be lying
If I kept hiding
The fact that I can't deal
And that I've been dying
For something real
But I've been dying for something real

It hurts to love you
But I still love you
It's just the way I feel
And I'd be lying
If I kept hiding
The fact that I can't deal
The fact that I can't deal


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"13 Beaches" as written by Rick Nowels Elizabeth Grant

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    General CommentThis song is similar to "High by the Beach" in that they both talk about her love/hate relationship with fame. She likes it, but at the same time she wants privacy and all the attention maybe even makes her feel lonely sometimes?
    alrightyeaon July 26, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this is about someone who has always had a problem connecting to people because something haunts her and she blames a very obvious breakup on this fact. The relationship wasn't good for her though and she didn't want it to end but she knew it had to. With this relationship out of the way she was able to find peace and solace in the fact that she can't connect... that's what the beach is... but still what else can she do but sit in this paradise and wonder how the other person is? She has some serious cognitive dissonance when she realises that her peace comes at the price of what she needs most to feel alive in this world... a connection, and in particular, to that other person.
    shewolf80on August 23, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI think in this song Lana is singing about her fame gets her too hard for her because everywhere she goes, she becomes noticed or someone goes up to her and sometimes she just want to be left alone and in a empty beach. In the line, "It hurts to love you , but I still love you," I think she is talking about her fame and fans because she feels like everyone knows everything about her and that makes her feel empty inside.
    lovaofnovels9on August 28, 2017   Link

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