Mariners Apartment Complex - Lana Del Rey




The Experience: You lose your way just take my hand... When it's your turn to bring the strength...



Music video: Lana Del Rey again combines stark black and white visuals with her trademark brooding sound. The video starts with a wild waste of rock-studded sea (being lost), then follows Lana Del Rey as two other girls show her how to keep a pair of butterflies together on her wrist (relationships), and finally ends in the same watery waste. 

The Meaning of Mariners Apartment Complex: In Lana Del Rey's own words (in an interview on Radio 1’s Future Sounds With Annie Mac): "The song is kind of about this time I took a walk late at night with a guy I was seeing, and we stopped in front of this friend's apartment complex, and he put his hand around my shoulder, and he says 'I think we are together because we are both similar, like we're both really messed up' and I thought it was the saddest thing I've ever heard. I said, 'You know, I'm not sad, I didn't know that's what you thought you were relating to me on that level.' And I said to him, 'Like, you know, I'm actually doing pretty good.' And, you know, he was upset, and that's when I wrote the song." Mariners Apartment Complex explores the complementary nature of relationships. on Many songs focus either needing or being needed. Relationships are actually about both. Sometimes you do need strength and support, like a candle in the wind. But there are also moments when they are lost at sea and you need to step up and lead and command your boat back to me. That's the beauty of deep meaningful relationships - both of you need to be there for each other.

Ask yourself: Are you ready for a relationship where both of you give and receive?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:


You took my sadness out of context
At the Mariners apartment complex
I ain't no candle in the wind

I'm the board, the lightning, the thunder
Kind of girl who's gonna make you wonder
Who you are and who you've been

And who I've been is with you on these beaches
Your Venice b-tch, your die-hard, your weakness
Maybe I could save you from your sins

So, kiss the sky and whisper to Jesus
My, my, my, you found this, you need this
Take a deep breath, baby, let me in

You lose your way, just take my hand
You're lost at sea, then I'll command your boat to me again
Don't look too far, right where you are, that's where I am
I'm your man
I'm your man

They mistook my kindness for weakness
I f-cked up, I know that, but Jesus
Can't a girl just do the best she can?

Catch a wave and take in the sweetness
Think about it, the darkness, the deepness
All the things that make me who I am

And who I am is a big time believer
That people can change, but you don't have to leave her
When everyone's talking, you can make a stand

'Cause even in the dark I feel your resistance
You can see my heart burning in the distance
Baby, baby, baby, I'm your man (yeah)

You lose your way, just take my hand
You're lost at sea, then I'll command your boat to me again
Don't look too far, right where you are, that's where I am
I'm your man
I'm your man

Catch a wave and take in the sweetness
Take in the sweetness
You want this, you need this
Are you ready for it?
Are you ready for it?
Are you ready for it?


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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