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Marina And The Diamonds – Teen Idle lyrics

I wanna be a bottle blonde
I don't know why but I feel conned
I wanna be an idle teen
I wish I hadn't been so clean

I wanna stay inside all day
I want the world to go away
I want blood, guts, and chocolate cake
I wanna be a real fake

Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

I wanna be a virgin pure
A 21st century whore
I want back my virginity
So I can feel infinity

I wanna drink until I ache
I wanna make a big mistake
I want blood, guts, and angel cake
I'm gonna puke it anyway


Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

Come alive, I've come alive
Oh oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh oh

I wish I wasn't such a narcissist
I wish I didn't really kiss
The mirror when I'm on my own
Oh God, I'm gonna die alone

Adolescence didn't make sense
A little loss of innocence
The ugliness of being a fool
Ain't youth meant to be beautiful?

Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

Only to find, I've come alive
Only to find, I've come alive

Oh, alive
(Feeling super, super, super!)
(Feeling super, super, super!)
(Feeling super, super, super!)

Oh, alive



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    This song heavily reminds me of the musical Heather's. If you watch Szins animations that is why it reminds me of that.

    Veronica's POV, obviously. But I think she changed the lyric from "I wish I didn't really kiss, the mirror when I'm all alone.." to "I wish I didn't really kiss, the man, the man,I'm all alone, Oh god,Oh god, I'll die alone." Because it fits better with that part of the musical she was animating. (Spoiler: When Veronica shoots JD)
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    This song heavily reminds me of the musical Heather's. If you watch Szins animations that is why it reminds me of that.

    Veronica's POV, obviously. But I think she changed the lyric from "I wish I didn't really kiss, the mirror when I'm all alone.." to "I wish I didn't really kiss, the man, the man,I'm all alone, Oh god,Oh god, I'll die alone." Because it fits better with that part of the musical she was animating. (Spoiler: When Veronica shoots JD)
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