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​hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it

Lana Del Rey

​hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was reading Slim Aarons and I got to thinking that I thought
Maybe I'd get less stressed if I was tested less like
All of these debutantes
Smiling for miles in pink dresses and high heels on white yachts
But I'm not, baby, I'm not
No, I'm not, that, I'm not


[Chorus 1]
I've been tearing around in my fucking nightgown
24/7 Sylvia Plath

Writing in blood on the walls
'Cause the ink in my pen don't work in my notepad

Don't ask if I'm happy, you know that I'm not
But at best, I can say I'm not sad

'Cause hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have


[Verse 2]
I had fifteen-year dances
Church basement romances, yeah, I've cried
Spilling my guts with the Bowery Bums
Is the only love I've ever known
Except for the stage, which I also call home, when I'm not

Servin' up God in a burnt coffee pot for the triad
Hello, it's the most famous woman you know on the iPad
Calling from beyond the grave, I just wanna say, "Hi, Dad"


[Chorus 2]
I've been tearing up town in my fucking white gown
Like a goddamn near sociopath
Shaking my ass is the only thing that's
Got this black narcissist off my back
She couldn't care less, and I never cared more
So there's no more to say about that

Except hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman with my past

[Bridge]
There's a new revolution, a loud evolution that I saw
Born of confusion and quiet collusion of which mostly I've known
A modern day woman with a weak constitution, 'cause I've got
Monsters still under my bed that I could never fight off

A gatekeeper carelessly dropping the keys on my nights off

[Chorus 3]
I've been tearing around in my fucking nightgown
24/7 Sylvia Plath

Writing in blood on your walls
'Cause the ink in my pen don't look good in my pad

They write that I'm happy, they know that I'm not
But at best, you can see I'm not sad

But hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have


[Outro]
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
But I have it
Yeah, I have it
Yeah, I have it
I have

About “​hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it”

“hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it” is the third single from Lana’s sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell. The single was released on January 9th, 2019.

The song features strong references to famous American poet, novelist, and short-story writer Sylvia Plath, one of Lana’s key inspirations who is most notably referenced in the chorus of the song.

Del Rey first mentioned the song on February 16, 2018, during her concert in San Diego, while on the LA to the Moon Tour. She later shared a snippet of the song to her Instagram on October 25, 2018, she later deleted.

On January 1st, 2019 Del Rey announced the official title for the track and its release date on Instagram:

I hope you enjoy the new song I’m putting out on the ninth it’s called ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it’

  • Translations

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    Lana has received criticism about lyrics within the track’s second chorus:

    Shaking my ass is the only thing that’s
    Got this black narcissist off my back

    She responded to this on Instagram:

  • What has the song's producer, Jack Antonoff, said about the track?

    Of the song, Antonoff tweeted:

  • How Is This Song Doing On Billboard Charts?

    As of Monday, January 14th, 2019, the song’s charting position on the Billboard Hot 100 has not been revealed. Please check back here Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 to see if and where the song charts on the Hot 100 when the chart is released.

"​hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it" Track Info

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