Lana Del Rey Tells The Story Behind “Video Games”

By Tom Breihan / November 17, 2011

Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” is, of course, the song that the internet hasn’t been able to shake this fall. And in a new video interview with the Dutch website 3VOOR12, Del Rey talks a bit about the story behind the song. In the interview, she makes it sound more straightforward than it actually is. According to Del Rey, it’s actually literally about watching her boyfriend play video games, and it’s about being content and discontent at the same time. Also, she says she wrote it during “a time when I had sort of let go all my personal career ambitions.” Hard to imagine that! Watch the interview below.

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