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Lana del Rey- Born to Die

This song made me fall in love with her. Stunning lyrics.
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This was her real break-out single, the video is really stunning! What do you think of the rest of the album?
@sophiamor I love it! Carmen and Lucky Ones are really the only 2 I skip... Blue Jeans is probably my other favorite off that album. I love her whole attitude. Have you had a chance to check out Ultraviolence?
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