"Lust for Life" as written by and Elizabeth Grant Richard Nowels....
Climb up the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
In these stolen moments
The world is mine
There's nobody here, just us together
Keepin' me hot like July forever

'Cause we're the masters of our own fate
We're the captains of our own souls
There's no way for us to come away
'Cause boy we're gold, boy we're gold
And I was like

Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all of your clothes
They say only the good die young
That just ain't right
'Cause we're having too much fun
Too much fun tonight, yeah

And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive

Then, we dance on the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
'Til we run out of breath, gotta dance 'til we die
My boyfriend's back
And he's cooler than ever
There's no more night, blue skies forever

'Cause we're the masters of our own fate
We're the captains of our own souls
So there's no need for us to hesitate
We're all alone, let's take control
And I was like

Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all of your clothes
They say only the good die young
That just ain't right
'Cause we're having too much fun
Too much fun tonight, yeah

And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive

My boyfriend's back
And he's cooler than ever
There's no more night, blue skies forever
I told you twice in our love letter
There's no stopping now, green lights forever
And I was like

Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all of your clothes

And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive


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"Lust for Life" as written by Elizabeth Grant Richard Nowels

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    My InterpretationI think this song is based upon the general idea of a young person's obsession with tragedy. As far as the video and the song go, there is a large suggestion that lana, whom we all know loves writing about melancholia and tragic love, is trying to convey the story of two people deeply in love but are bound to other priorities and relationships which prevent them from being together. Therefore, at the end, they both love each other with such fervour that to be together forever, they jump of the Hollywood sign and land in beautiful flowery meadow in heaven. Together Forever. I also think that the lines 'Take of all your clothes' which comprise of the better part of the song, are not intended with sexual intentions, but with the idea of baring ones soul to the other.
    craylayon January 31, 2018   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about two people that met each other and they have instant attraction to each other. They are both in committed relationships but they want each other bad and they begin to have an affair with each other. "The world is mine, there's nobody here, just us together." In my opinion maybe they tried to stop talking but they realized they had a "Lust for Life" and they can't quit each other because there's just too much sexual tension "We dance on the H of the Hollywood sign till we run out of breath." It's like they planned one magical night together where they could be alone regardless of the risks of being caught "cause were the masters of our own fate." Their night together is so passionate "take off, take off all of your clothes." "Were all alone lets take control." They have one night together "my boyfriend's back, and he's cooler than ever." This night will tie them over until the next time they can be alone together again. For now they will live their separate lives but always have each other on their minds "and a lust for life, keeps us alive."
    Peaches93on June 30, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretationlove this song so much and after seeing the video it makes me wonder if it is about a suicide pact
    aidy10on August 20, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI think song is about how people die because there is nothing to live for. But in the song they sing about how lust and living can keep them alive and not make them wanna commit suicide. They are in this together and the lust they have for each other keeps them alive inside.
    lovaofnovels9on August 26, 2017   Link
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    General CommentIn my oppinion this song is all about the whole Hollywood industry and how people die (literally) to become famous and that its ok not to become famous and enjoy the moment and make the most out of it while we are in this world "Cause we're having too much fun
    Too much fun tonight"

    Peg Entwhistle was an actress that jumped off the "H" of the Hollywood sign due to a what she thought was an unsuccessful career, little did she know a couple of days after her death her uncle got a letter for her which offered what would have been her first lead role in a movie "So there's no need for us to hesitate, We're all alone, let's take control" ...

    That said, I think teres another way of intepretation for this song which is the classic LDR strong and over emotional love song in which they jump off the Hollywood sign together resulting in "blue skies forever" eternial love in paradise where you are free and you dont need to worry about noghing and everything is flower and love letters.

    Another thing I would like to mention is the whole "Take off, take off
    Take off all your clothes" I dont think theres anything sexual going on here its just the will to make love to life itself but with a flirty little word play kind of thing.
    ennio10081on February 27, 2018   Link

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