Text Book lyrics | Lana Del Rey

Text Book lyrics by Lana Del Rey

  • Artist: Lana Del Rey
  • Album: Blue Banisters (2021)

“Text Book”

[Verse 1]

I guess you could call it textbook

I was lookin’ for the father I wanted back

And I thought I found it in Brentwood

It seemed only appropriate you’d easily have my back

 

[Pre-Chorus]

And then there was the issue of her

I didn’t even like myself, or love the life I had

And there you were with shining stars

Standin’ blue with open arms

You touched the detriment most of the friends I knew already had

[Chorus]

You’ve got a Thunderbird, my daddy had one, too

Let’s rewrite history, I’ll do this dance with you

You know I’m not that girl, you know I’ll never be

Maybe just the way we’re different could set me free

And there we were, screamin’ “Black Lives Matter” in the crowd

By the Old Man River, and I saw you saw who I am

God, I wish I was with my father

He could see us in all our splendor

All the things I couldn’t want for him

I screamed for them, oh-oh-oh

I screamed for them, ah-ah

 

[Verse 2]

Could we do this dance again?

Do you think if I go blonde, we could get our old love back?

I guess this is really the end

I never felt jealous before this year, but I’m jealous now

 

[Pre-Chorus]

People say we’re too much alike

But maybe, finally, that’ll make it right

In the end of all these sleepless nights

Other men I met felt right

Would smile at you and stick a knife

In your back

Finally, I met you so I’m not wonderin’ why

[Chorus]

You’ve got a Thunderbird, my daddy had one, too

Let’s rewrite history, I’ll do this dance with you

You know I’m not that girl, you know I’ll never be

Maybe just the way we’re different could set me free

There we were, screamin’ “Black Lives Matter” in the crowd

By the Old Man River, and I saw you saw who I am

God, I wish I was with my father

He could see us in all our splendor

All the things I couldn’t want for him

I screamed for them, oh-oh-oh

I screamed for them, ah-ah

 

[Outro]

Old Man River keeps rollin’

With or without him

Old Man River keeps rollin’

Without him, oh, my old man

Old Man River keeps rollin’, oh

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