Blue Jeans is a song that is featured on the Born to Die album as Track 3, as well as the Lana Del Rey EP. Blue Jeans was the second single to be released from...
Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like James Dean, for sure
You so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite sweater, and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

Big dreams, gangster
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like, no please, stay here
We don't need no money we can make it all work
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
Chasing paper
Caught up in the game, that was the last I heard

I will love you 'til the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you 'til the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
Cause Ima ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit, at least you tried
But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
I told you I wanted more-but that not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away- stole you out of my life
You just need to remember

I Will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that your mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more
Than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember oh baby ooh
I will love you till the end of time


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"Blue Jeans" as written by Elizabeth Grant Daniel Law Heath

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    Song Meaning>> I never do this. But some interpretations are just so obviously wrong that I felt the ridiculous need to correct them. It's ridiculous, I know. But whatever. Here it is:

    Blue jeans, White shirt
    Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn

    >> This is not a "negative," as one commentator suggested. She's saying that he was so awesome that the aura around him was blinding.

    It was like James Dean, for sure
    You so fresh to death & sick as ca-cancer

    >> Also, this is not a negative, either. In hip-hop slang, "sick" is the same thing as saying "dope" or "ill." It means that person/thing is cool/awesome.

    Big dreams, gangster
    Said you had to leave to start your life over
    I was like: "no please, stay here,"
    We don't need no money we can make it all work
    But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
    I stayed up waitin', anticipatin' and pacin' but he was
    Chasing paper
    "Caught up in the game" that was the last I heard

    >> Again, that commentator who thought "chasing paper" meant getting an MBA, is wrong. In hiphop, Chasing paper usually means getting caught up in something illicit because you'll probably get easy money out of it. Usually this means selling drugs. It's also called the drug game. He got caught in the drug game.

    You went out every night
    And baby that's alright
    I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
    Cause Ima ride or die
    Whether you fail or fly
    Well shit, at least you tried.

    >> The whole song, in the chorus too, she's describing that she would have done anything to have kept him. In the first half of this verse she seems to acknowledge that he tried, but in the next few lines, she obviously feels that wasn't enough.

    But when you walked out that door, a piece of me died
    I told you I wanted more-but that not what I had in mind

    >> She didn't mean she wanted more money, but that's how he took it and so he got caught in that aforementioned "game."

    I just want it like before
    We were dancin' all night

    >> This is what she meant by "more." She wanted to go back to how it was.

    Then they took you away- stole you out of my life

    >> "They" could mean other drug slingers, maybe he died in a turf war or something. But I think it could also mean he went to prison, and "they" mean the police; or maybe "they" are not cops, but the people who lured him to sell drugs in the first place. The way she sings the chorus sounds like she hopes he's still alive and she's waiting for him.

    Will love you till the end of time
    I would wait a million years

    >> wait to get out of prison, maybe? Or stop selling drugs?

    >> Lana said this song was part of a trilogy: Video Games, Blue Jeans, Born to Die. It makes sense that he's not dead if there's another part of it. It also makes sense if he is dead though - just have to read Born to Die in a different way (which is pretty easy)! :D
    earthgirl2on February 25, 2012   Link

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