Nancy Sina­tra Ste­vie Nicks Lykke Li Robyn St. Vincent Feist…meet Lana Del Ray.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 18, 2011
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What a voice.

Close your eyes. Forgetting what she looks like will help you hear the power & magical sadness in her voice.

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Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car
Whistling my name

Open up a beer
And you take it over here
And play a video game

I’m in his favorite sun dress
Watching me get undressed
Take that body downtown

I say you the bestest


She makes me want to walk in a hungover daze and look at the birds fly and, listless, breathe full fresh air and swim in sixties’ retro trunks and read a bad tattered paperback novel and get too much sun and complain about the humidity and remember good old days ruefully “they’re all gone” and read the Times, the ink on my fingertips and run my black panda licorice-sticky fingers through her sandy brown hair and miss my childhood some more and call my mom and fall asleep and…let go.

“i heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?”

Close your eyes, or click away from this screen first time you listen:

Not knowing what she looks like will help you hear the power and magical sadness in her voice:




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “Nancy Sina­tra Ste­vie Nicks Lykke Li Robyn St. Vincent Feist…meet Lana Del Ray.”

  1. Jen says:

    Well, this is a big step up from your Mumford obsession.

  2. Dax says:

    Stick with Mumford.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    You're right.

  4. elephantjournal says:

    I love the music. People evolve. Marketing is a part of anyone who blows up…well except for elephant, we do it inch by bloody inch, never had much PR, certainly never paid for it. I don't love the fake upper lip, I'm with you on that one, but her voice is awesome.

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