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This is the song connections page, for showcasing links Marina has between songs.

  • Motifs: motifs over Marina's songs, such as using 'lights' as a metaphor for success.
  • Lyrical Similarities: near identical lyrics used in different songs.
  • Repeated Themes: repeated instances of the words Marina uses, such as flowers, but without a motif behind it.


American Dream

  • Where Diamonds Grow: Cash beginneth to rip a bigger, hole inside the American Dream.
  • Hollywood: American queen is the American Dream. [...] Puking American Dreams.
  • Teen Idle: Wish I’d been a prom queen, fighting for the title.

Climate Change

  • Man's World: Mother Nature's dying, nobody's keeping score.
  • Purge The Poison: Quarantined, all alone, Mother Nature's on the phone, "what have you been doin'? Don't forget, I am your home."

Death

Impending Doom

Dreaming

For someone:
  • Sinful: I know you're dreaming of the time when you were mine.
  • Homewrecker: But deep down all you want is love, the pure kind we all dream of.
  • Better Than That: Like all the boys before, another dream come true.
Of success:

Drinking

  • Supermodel's Legs: Go bake! Eat cake! Go cheer! Drink beer! Worrying is boring.
  • Are You Satisfied?: It's my business if I feel the need to smoke and drink and sway.
  • Shampain: Drinking champagne to forget yesterday.
  • Starring Role: Come on, baby, let's just get drunk, forget we don't get on.
  • Scab and Plaster: And in a cup of loneliness, I've found instant relief.
  • Teen Idle: I wanna drink until I ache.
  • Lies: Only if we're drinking can you see my spark.
  • Solitaire: I’ll admit all I wanna do is get drunk and silent.
  • Pandora's Box: I've escaped many vices, like drugs and alcohol.

Family

Dysfunctional
  • Bad Kidz: [...] Who are waiting for a call. That says, "I didn't mean it, I love you for who you are. [...] You'll always be my special star."
  • The Family Jewels: Only thing we share is one last name [...] Typical of me to put us all to shame.
  • Guilty: I was just a kid and all I really wanted was my father.
  • Starring Role: You're like my dad, you'd get on well. I send my best regards from Hell.
  • Scab and Plaster: Oh daddy, are we out of luck? You brought me up to bring me down.

Fakeness

Family Jewels

  • Starlight: You had a sad urge, to be wanted by fools. [...] Snoopin' troupin' enveloping your family jewels.
  • Where Diamonds Grow: Family jewels from fools need protecting.
  • The Family Jewels: Welcome to the family jewels, coal to diamond, sold to fools

Freedom

  • Daddy Was a Sailor: I was a non-believer when she told me I was free.
  • Happy: And all the sadness inside me, melted away like I was free.
  • Forget: I'm gonna leave the past behind, I've had enough, I'm breaking free.
  • Gold: But I can hear my freedom calling me, calling me.
  • Cruel: And I’m the one who decides that I’m free, I’m free of cruel rule.
  • Demons and Angels: But I believe that what I feel can set me free.
  • The Art of Letting Go: Now I’ve got the freedom, no need to be sad.
  • Orange Trees: I take a breath of air, I feel free.
  • Sway With Me (demo): People they said, always said to me, “you’re out of control” but honey, I’m free.
In Relationships
  • Seventeen: You want a hassle free life? Then find your upper class wife.
  • Obsessions: Can't let your cold heart be free, when you act like you've got an OCD.
  • Rootless: Running with my roots pulled up, so they could cut me free of love.
  • Starring Role: But nothing's ever gonna give, I'll never set you free.
  • Lies: 'Cause the night is your woman, and she'll set you free.
  • Eternity: Love and death, they will set us free.
  • Froot: Hanging around like a fruit on a tree, waiting to be picked, come on cut me free.
  • I'm a Ruin: You still mean everything to me, but I wanna be free.
  • Emotional Machine: It's hard to see, that you wanna be free. 'Cause I don't love you, in the way that you want me to.

Heaven and Hell

  • Scab and Plaster: I'm gone, I'm gone to Heaven, I'm gone, I'm gone to Hell.
  • Buy the Stars: Oh, we don’t own our Heavens now, we only own our Hell.

Hell

  • Numb: Ooh, I get dark, and I'm in Hell.
  • Sinful: They began crying, they knew that I'd applied to Hell, they knew I got in.
  • Scab and Plaster: I'm gone, I'm gone to Heaven, I'm gone, I'm gone to Hell.
  • Starring Role: I send my best, regards from Hell.
  • Buy the Stars: Oh, we don’t own our Heavens now, we only own our Hell.
Devil
  • Hermit the Frog: I went to the doctors believing, the Devil had control over me. [...] I can't help the Devil likes to make my heart a double bed.
  • Forget: Yeah, I've been dancing with the Devil, I love that he pretends to care.

Humankind

  • Power & Control: A human vulnerability.
  • Immortal: It's just another part of the human race [...] Oh, all the things that humans do, to leave behind a little proof.
  • Savages: It's a human trait [...] Humans aren't gonna behave [...] Forever running wild in the human race.
  • To Be Human: To be human a real human being [...] I wanna feel human again.
  • Purge The Poison: Virus come, fires burn, until human beings learn [...] Need to purge the poison, show us our humanity.

Identity

  • Fear and Loathing: I lived a lot of different lives, been different people many times. [...] Got different people inside my head, I wonder which one that they like best.
  • Valley of the Dolls: Living with identities, that do not belong to me.
  • The Archetypes: Queen of no identity, I always feel like someone else.
  • I'm Not Hungry Anymore: That made me change my town and name. [...] Been feeling like myself more than ever before.
  • Holiday: I feel like a poster of a girl, feel like I’ve been cut off from the world.
  • The Art of Letting Go: Looking in the mirror, didn’t recognise my face. Painted on facades slipping out of place.

Inequality

Racism
  • To Be Human: There were riots in America, just when things were getting better.
  • Purge The Poison: Need to purge the poison, show us our humanity, all the bad and good, racism and misogyny.
  • New America: You got a white picket fence and your dad's got a gun, and when you see the police, there's no reason to run.
Sexism
  • Hermit the Frog: Well, I wanna tell you a secret, you can take your double standard love and keep it.
  • Porn Does Good: Oh, women are meant to act coy, that's why we've bought all these toys. [...] But then you'll all think I'm a whore.
  • Girls: Write such good stories, oh, their mothers must be proud. Making money off your insecurity and doubt.
  • Power & Control: Women and men, we are the same, but love will always be a game.
  • Sex Yeah: If women were religiously recognized sexually, we wouldn't have to feel the need to show our ass-ets to feel free.
  • Can't Pin Me Down: Do you really want me to write a feminist anthem?
  • Cruel: I’m ready for the revolution, and you don’t get to tell me who to be. I’m an independent woman, and I’m the one who decides that I’m free.
  • Karma: And when your world comes crashing down, all of the money in this town won't save your reputation now.
  • Man's World: Maybe it is time, time you comprehend, the world that you live in ain't the same one as them. So don't punish me for not being a man.
  • Purge The Poison: 2007, when size zero was the rage⁣⁣⁣, Britney shaved her head and all we did was call her crazed.⁣⁣⁣
  • Venus Fly Trap: They'll shame you, blame you, pretend to even hate you. Take away your rights, pacify you with their lies.
  • New America: And all the lies they're here to raise, made them feel like a man.
  • Highly Emotional People: People say men don't cry, it's so much easier to just lie, till somebody takes their life.

Solitude

By choice
  • Starlight: I went to our favourite bars, and I drank in them alone. Woah, 'cause I’ve grown up a solitary soul, sometimes I think it’s better on my own.
  • Starring Role: You know I'd rather walk alone than play a supporting role.
  • Scab and Plaster: But I prefer to be alone, than live a life that's not my own.
  • Solitaire: I see people and cars covered in gold, and I'm happy to be on my own.
  • Demons and Angels: Yes, I guess I like to be alone, hit the gravel like a rolling stone.
Loneliness
  • Happy: So now you know, you know it all, that I've been, des-desperately alone.
  • Disconnect: Don't know where I wanna go, I don't wanna be alone.

Lights

As a metaphor for success
  • Living Dead: The weight of an empty life, Will lessen in the moonlight. In the light, In the light-light-light.
  • Miss Y: And the lights, they get stronger. [...] For the honour, to become great.
  • Fear and Loathing: And when the time comes along, and the lights run out.
  • Electra Heart: Lights they blind me.
  • Primadonna: In the limelight, I want to stay. [...] When the lights dimming down, down, down.

Living in the Dark

  • Miss Y: I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here.
  • Lies: You only ever touch me in the dark. [...] 'Cause the night is your woman and she'll set you free.
  • Radioactive: Waiting for the night fall, for my heart to light up.
  • Lonely Hearts Club: Take advantage of my heart, and I’ll go back into the dark.
  • Buy the Stars: You’re still living life in the dark.
  • Electra Heart: I'm Electra Heart, only living, living in the dark.
  • EVOL: A day in the dark.

Stars

Metaphor for Love
  • The Common Cold: Try to drag you higher, but the stars, they fracture.
  • Starlight: Stars and love burn bright, till they’re ready to die.
  • Buy the Stars: You’re buying stars to shut out the light. [...] And no matter how hard you try, I’ll always belong in the sky.
  • Goodbye: Heaven, if there's a star for us, up there in your lovers' universe.
In reference to a person
  • Silver Walls: Hey man, hey man, you're a superstar.
  • Bad Kidz: Whether you make it in this sick industry or not, you'll always be my special star.
  • Sex Yeah: Tired image of a star, acting naughtier than we really are.
  • Gold: Doesn't matter long as I am your star, star.
  • You: Everybody thinks that you're a star.
  • Superstar: Baby, look at me, you're my superstar.
Misc
  • Man's World: Stars in my hair running like a waterfall.

Success/Failure

  • Forget: Like an abacus I played with, counting every win and fail.
Success
Failure
  • Oh No!: I'm gonna fail, I'm gonna die.

Weighing Scales

  • Horror Pop: The weighing scales they broke my back, that's what imbalanced me.
  • Forget: Ever since I can remember, life was like a tipping scale.
  • Demons and Angels: Try to change but I can’t get a grip, I’ve been waiting for the scales to tip.

Trivia: Marina is a Libra, the symbol of which is a set of Weighing Scales.

Beauty Queen

  • Eternity: On the silver screen, I’m the beauty queen.
  • Primadonna: Beauty queen on a silver screen.

Black Heart

Black and White

Black Hole

Blonde / Feeling Conned

  • Supermodel's Legs: I might not look quite like a natural blonde, and I can't help but feel conned.
  • Teen Idle: I wanna be a bottle blonde, I don't know why but I feel conned.

Burning Bright

  • Starlight: Stars and love burn bright. [...] Stars burn bright till they die.
  • Numb: Stars that burn the brightest.

Electra Heart

Leaving First

  • Jealousy: I never say a word, leave you before you leave me.
  • Radioactive: But baby, I'm the one who left you, you're not the one who left me.

Love and Fear

Midas Touch

  • Where Diamonds Grow: Forget the Midas, I've got the diamond touch.
  • Gold: You can’t take away the Midas touch, so you better make way for a Greek gold rush.

Pandora's Box

  • The Family Jewels: Out come flying all the secrets of Pandora's box.
  • Pandora's Box: You opened up Pandora's box, you don't know what you just unlocked.

Push and Pull

Think Like a Guy

  • Happy Meal: For girls like her, and guys like me.
  • Porn Does Good: 'Cause I'm feeling ashamed that I feel like a boy.
  • Girls: Look like a girl but I think like a guy, not ladylike to behave like a slime.

To Love Another and Be Loved

  • Mowgli's Road: Do you think you will be good enough, to love others and to be loved?
  • Life Is Strange: Is it ever gonna be enough to love another and be loved?


Birds

  • Froot: Birds and worms will come for me.
  • I'm a Ruin: A flower in a gun a bird in flight.
  • Handmade Heaven: Bluebirds forever colour the sky [...] 'Cause birds of a feather fly together.

Diamonds

Falling

Rise and Fall

Family

Grandfather
  • Daddy Was a Sailor: Grandpa was a miner, and he gave me my black art.
  • Sinful: I know my own granddaddy worked so hard for this.
Father
Mother
  • Daddy Was a Sailor: Mama was a mermaid, and a Carnaby Street gal.
  • Hubba: Mother said I'd choke but I'd just given up the fight.
  • Hot, Cross Bun: The day a mother went, to claim what was rightfully hers.
  • Blindfold Me: My mother says, run as fast as you can.
  • Bad Kidz: Thinking of all the mothers and the daughters.
  • Can't Pin Me Down: I could be your mother.
  • Saviour: Oh, mother all I do is sleep.
  • Man's World: If you have a mother, daughter or a friend.
  • Goodbye: I've been a mother to everyone else.
Sister

Flowers

  • This is L.A.: Of fallen flowers and rising weeds.
  • Bad Kidz: If you gave us a flower, we'd sit and we'd water it.
  • Froot: I'm your carnal flower, I'm your bloody rose.
  • I'm a Ruin: A flower in a gun, a bird in flight.
  • Weeds: Could have filled a garden, with all the flowers that you gave me.
  • Immortal: I wanna be a silk flower.
  • Orange Trees: I can see the flowers and the greenery.
  • Venus Fly Trap: Why be a wallflower when you can be a Venus fly trap?
  • Flowers: If you just bought me flowers, maybe I would've stayed.
Roses
  • E.V.O.L: Milk and roses, squeaky clean.
  • Froot: I'm your carnal flower, I'm your bloody rose.
  • The Art of Letting Go: Pushing at the concrete, like a stubborn rose.
  • Handmade Heaven Demo: And I can no longer ignore, the roses growing tall.
  • Flowers: The seeds we planted grew, but not like roses do.

Frogs

Fruit

  • Froot: Hanging like a fruit, ready to be juiced.
  • Better Than That: Got a sour face, like a poisoned fruit.
Specific
  • Seventeen: She's got all the personality, of a lemon that has been truly sucked dry.
  • Hubba: Transformed into bitter rancid strawberry crumbs.
  • Froot: Leave it too long I'll go rot, like an apple you forgot.
  • Froot: I'm your deadly nightshade, I'm your cherry tree.
  • Bubblegum Bitch: Life gave me some lemons so I made some lemonade.
  • Orange Trees: Just you and me, sitting by the orange trees.
  • Man's World: I'm a strawberry soda, raise my lashes to Heaven.

Games

  • Power & Control: Eternal game of tug and war.
  • Lies: What's the point in playing a game you're gonna lose?
  • Forget: Like an abacus I played with, counting every win and fail.
  • Immortal: This world is caught in a losing game.
  • Better Than That: You just got caught in a game.
  • Venus Fly Trap: I didn't play that game for the money of the fame.
  • Highly Emotional People: Life is a game that the universe plays, we are the pieces in a puzzle called fate.

Heaven

  • Scab & Plaster: I'm gone, I'm gone to Heaven, I'm gone, I'm gone to Hell.
  • Buy the Stars: Oh we don’t own our Heavens now, we only own our Hell.
  • Forget: If I'll ever get to Heaven, when a million dollars gets you there.
  • Handmade Heaven: But in this handmade Heaven, I come alive.
  • Man's World: I'm a strawberry soda, raise my lashes to Heaven
  • Goodbye: Heaven, if there's a star for us.
Angel
  • Shampain: Drinking champagne made of an angel's tears and pain, but I feel celestial.
  • Demons and Angels: If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.
  • Man's World: Cheeks are rosy like a Boucher cherub.

Hell

  • Numb: Ooh, I get dark, and I'm in Hell.
  • Sinful: They began crying, they knew that I'd applied to Hell, they knew I got in.
  • Starring Role: I send my best, regards from hell.
  • Scab & Plaster: I'm gone, I'm gone to Heaven, I'm gone, I'm gone to Hell.
  • Buy the Stars: Oh we don’t own our Heavens now, we only own our Hell.
  • Man's World: Like an angel gone to Hell, cast the moon under our spell.
Devil
  • Hermit the Frog: I went to the doctors believing, the Devil had control over me. [..] I can't help the Devil likes to make my heart a double bed.
  • Forget: Yeah, I've been dancing with the Devil, I love that he pretends to care.
  • Better Than That: With an angel voice, Devil in disguise.

Million Dollars

  • Gold: I don't care that everybody knows, I'm a million dollars in the hole.
  • Forget: If I'll ever get to Heaven, when a million dollars gets you there.
  • Cruel: ‘Cause I’m a million dollar jewel.
  • Venus Fly Trap: But I earned it all myself, and I'm a millionairess.

Oblivion

Seasons

  • Pancake Karma: With winter light and snow.
  • Froot: Autumn, I'll be gone.
  • Froot: From winter sun to summer snow.
  • Froot: It's summertime and I hang on the vine.
  • Orange Trees: Summer's in the air, bodies in the heat.
  • Man's World: Spring appears when the time is right

Soul Selling

  • This is L.A.: It's all about her 'cause she's an out-out sell, she'll trade her soul for a burning Hell.
  • Sex Yeah: Sold my soul, and yeah, the truth hurts.
  • The State of Dreaming: I would sell my sorry soul if I could have it all.

Stars

In the sky
  • Daddy Was a Sailor: Would he, could he, be home when the stars came out to party.
  • Starlight: Stars and love burn bright, till they’re ready to die.
  • The Common Cold: Try to drag you higher, but the stars, they fracture.
  • Shampain: Watching the stars slide down to reach the end.
  • Numb: Stars that burn the brightest, fall so fast and pass you by. Spark like empty lighters.
  • Sinful: I lost my spine inside the centre of a star.
  • Valley of the Dolls: Dying like a shooting star.
  • Buy the Stars: You bought a star in the sky tonight.
  • End of the Earth: Where the stars collide as the planets turn.
  • Life Is Strange: People driving fancy cars look like beetles to the stars.
  • Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land: I live in the space between the stars and the sky.
  • New America: Stars are shining for you, sparkling red and blue.
  • Goodbye: Heaven, if there's a star for us, up there in your lovers' universe.
In reference to a person
  • Silver Walls: Hey man, hey man, you're a superstar.
  • Bad Kidz: Whether you make it in this sick industry or not, you'll always be my special star.
  • Sex Yeah: Tired image of a star, acting naughtier than we really are.
  • Gold: Doesn't matter long as I am your star, star.
  • You: Everybody thinks that you're a star.
  • Superstar: Baby, look at me, you're my superstar.
Misc
  • Man's World: Stars in my hair running like a waterfall.

Weather

Rain
Snow

Phrases

Apple of
One Track Mind
  • Numb: One track mind like a goldfish.
  • Oh No!: One track mind, one track heart.

Swearing

Bitch
Fuck
  • Philosopher My Arse: Don't you think you can fucking lie to me.
  • Seventeen: Well, you don't know fuck about my family.
  • Perfect-Oh: Thank fuck you didn't harm the spark in me, I know it's all I've got.
  • Happy Meal: But you prefer to fuck up your mental health. [..] That I know will just fuck with my head.
  • Starlight: But you're a fucked up kid, and we sow what we reap.
  • The Outsider: I grinned at you softly 'cause I'm a fuckin' wild card.
  • Like the Other Girls: Hey! Won't give a fuck what you say.
  • Starring Role: You don't love me, big fucking deal.
  • E.V.O.L: To fuck love up and make it evil. [..] To fuck up two beautiful people.
  • New America: Fucked with the food chain, fucked with the farming too.
  • I Love You But I Love Me More: Well, if we were, then why did we fuck it up?
  • Goodbye: I fucked it up, I lost it all.
  • Pink Convertible: We’re so fucking blind, praying we’ll be fine.
Motherfucker
Shit

Universe/Celestial Objects

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