Lana Del Rey's 2012 album Born to Die was a love letter to the erotic themes of nihilism and misogyny. Every song was crafted as a slow burning torch ballad depicting cinematic grandeur and epically doomed romantic trysts. Many of these same themes are true of the James Bond franchise. The titular hero is a womanizing philanderer with a penchant for violence and lust. Lana Del Rey deserves to sing a Bond theme, however many of her songs already sound tailor made for a motion picture anyway. Here are what some of her song titles would look like if they were actually 007 films.
Gods and Monsters
You got that medicine I need. Fame, liquor, love, give it to me slowly. Put your hands on my waist, do it softly. Me and God we don't get along so now I sing.
Money Power Glory
You say that you want to go to a land that's far away. How are we supposed to get there with the way that we are living today?
Off to the Races
My old man is a bad man, but I can't deny that the way he holds my hand, and he grabs me, he has me by my heart. He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past. He doesn't mind I have an LA crass way about me. He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart.
Million Dollar Man
You got the world, but baby at what price? Something so strange, hard to define. It isn't that hard boy to like you or love you. I'd follow you down, down. You're unbelievable. You're crazy, just grab me, and take me. I'd follow you down, down, anywhere, anywhere.
Shades of Cool
My baby lives in shades of cool. Blue heart and hands and aptitude. He lives for love, for women, too. I'm one of many. One is blue. And when he calls he calls for me, and not for you. He prays for love, he prays for peace. And maybe someone new. But I can't help him, can't make him better, and I can't do nothing about his strange weather.