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"Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself 'cause the liquor's top shelf"





Intro[]

Carmen is a song that featured as Track 9 on the Born to Die album. One demo version has surfaced online, and an instrumental and acapella can also be found.

Alt. Titles: None

Written and Produced By: Elizabeth Grant and Justin Parker.

Length: 4:08

Music Video[]

See article Music Videos.

Lyrics[]

Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself 'cause the liquor's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly, how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling them she's having fun

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Don't want to see all the things I've seen"
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Famous and dumb at an early age"
Lyin', I'm lyin'

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shinin'
Like lightning, oh, white lightning

Carmen, Carmen, stayin' up till morning
Only seventeen, but she walks these streets so mean
It's alarming, truly, how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Lookin' for fun, gettin' high for free"
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Street walk at night, and a star by day"
It's tirin', tirin'

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shinin'
Like lightning, oh, white lightning

Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tying cherry knots, smiling, doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour
Je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi
Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je mourrais sans toi
Je tuerais pour toi

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shining
Like lightnin', oh, white lightning

Like lightnin', oh, white lightning
Like lightnin', oh, white lightning

Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself, 'cause the liquor's top shelf

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