Best Song of 2012: Lana Del Rey 'Video Games'

by Jess Grant | 12/28/12

Despite the fun that we may frequently poke at Lana “the lips” Del Rey, we here at BitCandy wholeheartedly believe “Video Games” is one of 2012's best songs ever.

And yes, before you say it - we know that the song was well known to hipster in 2011 (but only really released in 2012), but c'mon, nobody really gave a shit about LDR until that SNL performance in January. Even her long-term manager, Adolf Hitler, was in a state of shock:

Written in a minor key and cruising at an oh-so-drowsy 61 beats per minute, “Video Games” is everything that a radio hit is not. But nobody is immune to this luscious slice of Hollywood sadcore – regrettably, not even Patrick Stickles.

But what are the “Best Songs of 2012” according to our bankrupt friends over at Spin magazine?  “Gangnam Style,” “Bandz A Make Her Dance” and “Call Me Maybe (Sekuoia Lol Mix)." Seriously...  Are ANY of these going to be relevant this time next year?! Give BitCandy a motherfucking break!

To cut the crap - “Video Games” is THE song of 2012. From its shoddy beginnings as a homespun YouTube upload, this orracular ode to a beer-swigging, Xbox-playing slob of a boyfriend has transformed into the stuff of legend – much like the ballad's controversial chanteuse. And even though we may have purchased her a pussy that tastes like Pepsi cola for Christmas...we sincerely salute Lana Del Rey for writing what has to be one of 2012's best songs ever. Queue the goddamn music:

Lyrics:

Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car
Whistling my name
Open up a beer
And you say, Get over here
And play a video game

I'm in his favourite sun dress
Watching me get undressed
Take that body downtown
I say you the bestest
Lean in for a big kiss
Put his favourite perfume on
Go play a video game

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Singing in the old bars
Swinging with the old stars
Living for the fame
Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts
Video games

He holds me in his big arms
Drunk and I am seeing stars
This is all I think of
Watching all our friends fall
In and out of Old Paul's
This is my idea of fun
Playing video games

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Now you do, now you do, now you do
Now you do, now you do, now you do

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Now you do, now you do, now you do
Now you do
Now you do, now you do, now you do

 

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