"Radioactive" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Clyde Narain, Marina Diamandis and Fabian(quaver) Lenssen....
Lying on a fake beach
You'll never get a tan
Baby I'm gonna leave you drowning until you reach for my hand

In the night your heart is full and by the morning empty
But baby I'm the one who left you, you're not the one who left me

When you’re around me, I’m radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive
My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I feel
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive

Waiting for the night fall, for my heart to light up
Oh baby I want you to die for, for you to die for my love

In the night your heart is full and by the morning empty
But baby I'm the one who left you, you're not the one who left me

When you’re around me, I’m radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive
My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I feel
Ready to be let down
Now I’m heading for a meltdown

Tonight I feel like neon gold
I take one look at you and I grow cold
And I grow cold
And I grow cold

When you’re around me, I’m radioactive
My blood is burning, radioactive
I'm turning radioactive
My blood is radioactive
My heart is nuclear
Love is all that I feel
Ready to be let down
Now I’m heading for a meltdown


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"Radioactive" as written by Tor Hermansen Mikkel Eriksen

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  • +1
    Song Meaningok so there is probably a whole load of dissappointed marina fans when it comes to this song. they are probably thinking 'what??? this isn't marina! this is dr luke or some crazy crap!' and they are partly correct. yes marina did work with dr luke on the production of this song and yes it is marina but not in the way we are used to. we are used to marina writing songs purley about her feelings on the world and her opinions. radioactive IS a song about her feelings and opinions but these ideas are not put directly into the song. the words do not describe marina's hatred of mass produced pop about love and sex but even though the lyrics aren't about that, the song is. marina is using this song to make a point. in the video she starts out as marina like we know her. a beautiful brunette but as soon as she puts on that white blonde wig, she becomes electra heart. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT ELECTRA HEART IS NOT MARINA'S ALTER-EGO. electra is simply a chracter marina has created to tell a story. electra could be compared to lady gaga in that the real lady gaga, steph, does not go around with telephones on her head singing about drugs sex and dancing. lady gaga is just a character. all her manerisms and habbits are fake just like electra is the result of someone's imagination. marina is using this song to say 'look! this is what pop is! look at how disgusted you are at me doing this when you dont have this reaction to rihanna doing the same thing!' she is using it as a wake up call.
    so to all you dissapointed diamonds, this song IS marina just in a slightly different way and even if it doesnt have the simple, real instrument music marina uses, listen to the vocals. marina has yet again succeded in creating a song in which she sings both higher and lower than i can in the same line. just keep being faithful to her and think about it. she needs your support.
    naomi993on September 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Tonight I feel like Neon Gold"
    Neon Gold was the record company Marina released her first album, The Family Jewels under.
    LVPon August 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics:

    Lying on a fake beach
    You'll never get a tan
    Baby, I'm gonna leave you drowing
    Until you reach for my hand

    In the night your heart is full
    And by the morning empty
    But baby, I'm the one who left you
    You're not the one who left me

    When you're around me I'm radioactive
    My blood is burning, radioactive
    I'm turning radioactive
    My blood is radioactive

    My heart is nuclear
    Love is all that I fear
    I'm turning radioactive
    My blood is radioactive

    Waiting for the nightfall
    For my heart to light up
    Oh baby, I want you to die for
    For you to die for my love
    In the night your heart is full
    And by the morning empty
    But baby, I'm the one who left you
    You're not the one who left me

    When you're around me I'm radioactive
    My blood is burning, radioactive
    I'm turning radioactive
    My blood is radioactive

    My heart is nuclear
    Love is all that I fear
    Ready to be let down
    And now I'm heading for a meltdown

    Tonight I feel like neon gold
    I take one look at you and I grow cold
    And I grow cold
    And I grow cold

    When you're around me I'm radioactive
    My blood is burning, radioactive
    I'm turning radioactive
    My blood is radioactive

    [X2]
    My heart is nuclear
    Love is all that I fear
    Ready to be let down
    And now I'm heading for a meltdown
    missmeon August 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation2 Words

    Doctor Manhattan - make of them what you will!
    apatch3on August 28, 2012   Link

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