To be quite honest, it’s pretty boring. There’s no unique structure to it. Like many Del Rey songs, it’s straight from the pop factory playbook: sexy hook, chorus, wash, rinse and repeat. Without a doubt, the repetitive hook “Take off, take off / Take off all your clothes” will get stuck in your head like flies on shit.
And let’s not forget those suspenseful spoken words whispers:
Climb up the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
In these stolen moments, the world is mine (do it, do it)
There’s nobody here, just us together (shut up, shut up)
Keepin’ me hot like July forever
Ugh. [eye roll]
And how about this verse:
My boyfriend’s back, and he’s cooler than ever
There’s no more night, blue skies forever…
Del Rey speaks to her audience more than ever here with high school and jr. high kids probably praising this song to the fullest, empty lyrics and all.
Despite the addition of the extremely talented Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd), “Lust For Life” sounds like a song that needed some help, in other words, it didn’t work with Del Rey alone. Who you gonna call? The Weeknd. I think we’ll just continue enjoying The Weeknd sans Lana Del Rey.
Not saying it sucks (well, not exactly), just saying it’s a song I would never play again by choice. And while we’re sure all the Lana Del Rey fans think this song is just spectacular, let’s not forget what kind of fans she has… They can keep rockin’ “Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey, but we’ll keep rockin’the real “Lust For Life” by Iggy Pop.