Taste Like Rock Candy

‘Watercolor Eyes’ is sung by Lana Del Rey, and this song was featured on the 2022 soundtrack album for the second season of the HBO television teen drama series Euphoria.  Lana wrote this song with Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer Nasri Tony Atweh and Jim Keltner played drums on the track.  Watercolor eyes represents that her eyes have teared up and this excess moisture caused her eyeshadow and mascara to smudge and run, which can happen even when the person is using what are supposed to be waterproof cosmetics.

This song is one of Lana’s easier-to-understand songs, because even though the lyrics are flush with metaphors, it is clear that she is romantically frustrated.  She is involved with a toxic partner who breaks up with her and then he makes up and they get back together, and all this back and forth is making her mad.  She likes him on the hot summer days, when he is refreshingly cool like a watermelon, but other times she tries to avoid him, because he stings like getting lemon juice in an open cut or a scratch.  He can be very annoying when he plays his guitar while she is trying to get some sleep, so pretty much he is a real a-hole.  Her lover is continuously breaking up and then making up and this distresses her, because she knows that ain’t right.

Why you always doin’ that?
Breakin’ up with me, then makin’ up
Just to make me mad

I think that you taste like rock candy
Sweet like beaches, leave me all sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don’t always last forever
Wild horses can’t keep us together
So what if you taste just like heaven?
That don’t make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watеrcolor eyes
Watercolor еyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Why you always doin’ that?
Playing guitar while I’m sleepin’
Actin’ like a brat

I think that you’re sweet like rock candy
Warm like beaches that leave me sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don’t always last forever
Wild horses can’t keep us together
So what if you taste just like heaven?
That don’t make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Why you always doin’ that?
Breakin’ up with me, then makin’ up
Just to make me mad

Oh-oh
Hey, hey
Why?
That don’t make it right

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a Love Song from 2022.

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