Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (n. 21 iunie 1985), cunoscută după numele de scenă Lana Del Rey, este o cântăreață, artistă, poetă și compozitoare americană. Figură controversată în muzica din Statele Unite, cântăreața a trecut printr-un proces îndelung comentat  de reinventare, pentru că între Lizzy Grant și Del Rey diferența e de la eșec la succes fulminant. Ultimele ei albume au propulsat-o în topurile internaționale, iar vânzarea lor (ca și pre-comenzile) au atins cifre astronomice. Anul acesta va publica primul volum de versuri, intitulat „Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass”, din care face parte și poemul „Happy”, publicat pe contul ei de Instagram:

you thought i was rich and i am but not how you think
i live in a tudor house under the freeway in Mar Vista by the beach
when you call i take my phone outside to the picnic table
that i bought from the Rose Bowl
and i listen to the rushing cars above
and i think about the last time you visited me
the last time we made love
how the noise got louder and louder during rush hour
and it felt like the ocean was the sky
and that i was flying because you were two feet taller than me
until you took me in your arms
and i could touch the stars
and they all fell down around my head
and i became and angel
and you put me to bed
happy

People think that i’m rich and i am but not how they think
i have a truck with a gold key chain in the ignition
and on the back it says: happy joyous and free
happy
and when i drive
i think about the last time my friends were driving with me
how the radio was so loud that we couldn’t hear the words
so we became music
happy

They write that i’m rich and i am but not how they think
i have a safe i call the boyfriend box
and in it every saved receipt
every movie theater ticket just to remind me
of all the things i’ve loved and lost and love again
unconditionally

You joke that i’m rich and i am but not how you think
i live in a tudor house under the freeway
off of Rose Avenue 12 blocks from the beach
and when you call i put your sweater on
and put you on speaker
and chat for hours underneath the trees
and think about the last time you were here lying next to me
how the noise from the cars got louder and louder
during rush hour
until it sounded like a river or a stream
and it felt like we were swimming
but it wasn’t just a dream
we were just

happy

„Nu contează cât de mulţi oameni îmi vor da sfaturi, am de gând să fac doar ceea ce îmi spune inima.”

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancin’ in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big, beauty queen style
High heels off, I’m feelin’ alive
Oh my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above
Are sizzlin’ like a snare
Honey I’m on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothin’ scares me anymore
Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby, you the best
I got that summertime, summertime sadness
Su-su-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness oh oh
I got that summertime
I got that summertime
I got that summertime, I got that summertime summertime sadness…

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