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Beach House - Pink Funeral

[Verse 1]
How sweet (How sweet)
The sound (The sound)
The swell of strings begins to rise
The stage (The stage)
Is set (Is set)
The painted stars, they fill our eyes
This heart of mine
Goes out of time
Blue skies turn black
Behind our back

[Chorus]
Don't let me go
Once was a fairy tale
Then it all went to hell
Swans on a starry lake
Hearts that were made to break
Tears through a white lace veil
Pink funeral

[Verse 2]
Somеwhere undernеath the boughs
You'll get away, get away somehow
Far from here
All around (All around)
The lake of tears (The lake of tears)
You'll know she's near (You'll know she's near)
[Chorus]
Don't let me go
Once was a fairy tale
Then it all went to hell
Swans on a starry lake
Hearts that were made to break
Tears through a white lace veil
Pink funeral

[Bridge]
Somewhere underneath the boughs
You'll get away, get away somehow
Far from here
All around (All around)
The lake of tears (The lake of tears)
You'll know she's near (You'll know she's near)

[Chorus]
Don't let me go (Blue skies turned black)
Once was a fairy tale (Behind our back)
Then it all went to hell
Swans on a starry lake
Hearts that were made to break (This heart of mine)
Tears through a white lace veil (Goes out of time)
Pink funeral

An ode to Swan Lake, imagery of the overture and the curtain call starts the song off. Swan Lake is the romantic tragedy of Prince Siegfried, who on a hunting trip encounters a flock of swans, falls in love with the Swan Queen, Odette, and swears his allegiance and undying love to her. As a result of a curse by the evil sorcerer Baron von Rothbart, Odette can only take human form between midnight and daybreak. Only faithful, true love can break the spell. To prevent his spell from being broken, von Rothbart transforms his own daughter, Odile, to look exactly like Odette. Dressed in black, she is presented to Prince Siegfried at his birthday party, and he thinks she is actually his beloved Odette. Thinking she is his Odette, Prince Siegfried swears his love for Odile, both destroying his future with the Swan Queen and dooming her to death. In most productions, the prince, distraught, commits suicide by jumping into the lake. But there have been many variations on a theme. "Pink Funeral" seems to lean on the version from the 2010 body horror, phycological thriller and drama "Black Swan" where the Swan Queen, Odette jumps to her death. The title of the song alludes to pink flowers, resembling elegance, grace and love commonly used at the funerals of women.

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