|Marina and the Diamonds|
|Released||December 15, 2011|
|Electra Heart (Video series) track listing|
|"The Archetypes" is the third video.|
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"The Archetypes" is a standalone song by Marina and the Diamonds, explaining The Archetypes and the Electra Heart project. The song was used as part three in The Archetypes video series. The song uses the instrumental of "The State of Dreaming."
Housewife, beauty queen
Homewrecker, idle teen
The ugly years of being a fool
Ain't youth meant to be beautiful?
Queen of no identity
I'll always seem like someone else
A living myth
I grew up in a lie
I can be anyone (Anyone)
A study in identity and illusion
An ode to Cindy (Anyone)
A living film, a real fake
And you'll never know
You'll never know love, love
Electra Heart, are you faux-real?
Through others, we become ourselves