Her songs capture that pivotal, fine line between desperation and ambivalence. Listening to her is like walking a tight rope between moments of terrible insight and utter immobilization. She's like a lost little lamb off to the slaughter, and she sings each song like it might be her last.
Thankfully, it's not.
"Born to Die" is my favorite and it opens with her sitting in all of her splendor in a magnificent church, with 2 pet tigers by her side, and ends with her being carried out of a fiery explosion in the tattooed arms of her bad boy. Check out the hotness here: