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Lana’s lover is swinging due to the music he has in him, which is another reference to him being drunk. Parliaments are a reference to the cigarette brand, Parliament.

His hands are up in the air as if he were on a roller-coaster, which reflects the up and down nature of their relationship. These thrills are exactly why Lana is in love with this lifestyle.

Their relationship might not have a future but as Lana knows: on the West Coast anything is possible.

His hands being up on the balcony could also be a reference to Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin throwing his hands up on his hotel balcony saying “I am a golden god!”, referenced later in the song.

There’s also a reference to Stevie Nicks with the last line.

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Playing, can mean to have fun, which is how it is interpreted initially in the previous line. However, it can also mean playing in terms of music. Instead of Lana innocently asking if this man has rhythm, she’s questioning whether he is drunk. As she has the saying ‘if you’re not playing, you’re not drinking’. This could also be a reference to You Get What You Give by New Radicals.

Lana feels like she can do anything since she’s in Hollywood. After all, it is the land of oppurtunity, so always a chance of success.

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Lana and her lover are both physically hot in temperature at this show. However, whilst her lover is warm in temperament Lana feels nothing but emptiness.

The imbalance of love in this relationship is conveyed by how much they miss each other as well. He misses her all the time, whereas she chooses the moments where she misses him.

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April 15th, 2014

“You throw it hard, I push away” not “You’re feelin hot at the show”

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Lana finds Hollywood, and the west coast in general, alluring because of its glamorous nature. The silver solace refers to the silver screen films that used to be filmed in Hollywood. In Lana’s love for old fashions this was pretty much the golden age of filming for her. She also references this in ‘Brite Lights’.

She references the Queen of Saigon on ‘National Anthem’ as well. Saigon was a city in South Vietnam that is now called Ho Chi Minh City. It seems that the women in the west coast are queens, yet they don’t have anything to rule, just as Saigon no longer exists. This could also be a reference to the play Miss Saigon.

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The weather is hot on the west coast, and she may appear hot, but she’s cold inside. Her quietness could represent a certain summertime sadness.

Lana finds it hard to believe that she has all the things that she wants, but is still not fulfilled. This is slightly reminiscent of The Neigbourhood’s Sweater Weather.

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Aluna Francis and George Reid make up the genre-bending and hypnonotising AlunaGeorge duo. The London born and bred duo saw their first full length LP ‘Body Music’ released which was well extremely well acclaimed — it even placed 12th on Rock Genius' Albums of 2013!.

And this doesn’t even mention ‘White Noise’ which was a mesmerising collab with Disclosure that was one of NME’s tracks of 2013.

Expect Aluna Francis to be alluring as always. Expect smooth vocals. Expect an overall dope gig!

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This relationship just feels effortless, and they simply seem to have chemistry.

Even though they might fight, they always get back together. So they might as well pick up there relationship from where they left off.

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Sometimes it’s better to not live by reality, and to just think the best of life.

It seems the only thing that makes Pharrell’s relationship worthwhile is when they try to escape the stresses of normality.

It never hurts to dream after all.

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There is nothing wrong with making mistakes, it’s simply called being human.

This guy is possibly making a mistake — but at least he’s trying to make something for himself. So you shouldn’t let the uncertainty of the unknown get the most of you.

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Being young and naive is the best thing you can be in this world. It means you haven’t learnt the sombre truths of reality.

So ironically her lack of knowledge is her saviour, as she still has the potential to be happy.

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This is just so majestic.

Stuff like this makes me glad I’m on this site.

Throw some links in here! Great work otherwise! Whilst doing artist names, just put them in double square brackets like 4 AM to link directly to their RG page! (But without the spaces obv)

Same again! Too many pics! ;)

"That's for the gangstas, the hustlas, the ballas" (Game – Dope Boys) | accepted

Try hard to only put one image in each tate! In general this works!

The tate comes across as waaay too long with more than one!

also, as a general tip, try to include images which are wider than they are tall — this means they fill the whole annotation box:)

"Ay what you need? / Tell me cause I know the difference /..." (Supreme Regime – L'ovely) | accepted

Just put a paragraph in the middle here and it is golden!

Try only doing one picture for each tate! Also don’t do bullets when not necessary!

"I'm taking kids out like Doctors do on cesareans" (Wax – Good Night) | accepted

When I do joke stuff like this, I try to put the joke in italics so it’s not taken serious. Make sure you leave a paragraph to separate the texts as well!

"The feds lurking them pigs dawg we don’t fuck with swine" (Roman Flowrs – Roun' Town) | accepted

Wrong use of apostrophe dude! Try just to clean up the wording of this a lil bit to be it more fluent. You could just add a photo of Chicago as well?

"I'm here to proclaim the leader of the new game" (Cam Meekins – Lamp City Family) | pending
  • Don’t use the phrase saying ever bro! Change it to something like stating/implying/conveying.

  • Also always put the picture at the bottom

  • You could link the control line where kendrick says he is the king of the East and the West.

"This is the land of the enchanted / Mesmerizing beauty su..." (Professor Macklemore – The Almighty Kingdom) | pending

Great tate!