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Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself cause her liquor's top shelf
It's alarming honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling them she's having fun

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Don't wanna see all the things I've seen
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Famous, and dumb at an early age
Lying, I'm lying

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shining
Like lightning, white lightning

Carmen, carmen, staying up till morning
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming truly how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen

She says, "You don't want to be like me
Looking for fun, getting high for free
I'm dying, I'm dying
She says, "You don't want to get this way
Street walking at night, and a star by day
It's tiring, tiring

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shining
Like lightning, white lightning

Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Trying cherry knots similing, doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies, she's still shining
Like lightning, white lightning

Like lightning, white lightning...

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself cause her liquor's top shelf



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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 2:22 am
    I think it's kind of a like a lindsay lohan story. A young, beautiful, teenager becomes a movie star and gets mixed up in sex, drugs, and alcohol. The media doesn't know yet, so she lives a double life - hot, new, idolized teen star by day. Messed-up, alcoholic, street walker by night.
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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 12:50 am
    Why do lyrics sites always make epic mistakes like "coconize"?
    I knew it couldnt be right either, so found the correct words in the digital booklet.
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Everyone loves this "carmen" and idolizes her, but deep down she has pain and fear... She has seen more than most and she is very misunderstood and has a lot more behind her than her flawless looks and dazzling personality.
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    UnregisteredMar 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    It actually means a hooker. If you look at it closely. A girl named carmen who is living life as it finest. But inside she is dying. She street walking at night, obviously you should know what that means by now. Star by day means she is living with all the money she has. I don't know, just think about it.

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