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Valley of the Dolls
Electra Heart album artwork
Released April 27, 2012
Length 4:13
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoğlu
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
Electra Heart track listing
"Valley of the Dolls" is track number 10.
Previous track
"Teen Idle"
Next track
"Hypocrates"

"Valley of the Dolls" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her second studio album, Electra Heart.

Background and compositionEdit

Inspired by both the film of the same name and her time living in Los Angeles (which she noted can be "such an empty place"), Diamandis described the song as being about "the void—the emptiness every person in their life at some point...though some people feel it more than others".[1]

The song was the final song written for the UK edition of the album, and the second-to-last song written for the US edition after the last minute addendum of "How to Be a Heartbreaker".

LyricsEdit

  Verse 1.  

In the Valley of the Dolls we sleep, we sleep
Got a hole inside of me, of me

  Pre-chorus.  

Born with a void
Hard to destroy with love or hope
Built with a heart
Broken from the start and now I die slow

  Chorus.  

In the Valley of the Dolls we sleep
Got a hole inside of me
Living with identities
That do not belong to me
In my life I got this far
Now I'm ready for the last hurrah
Dying like a shooting star
In the Valley, in the Valley, in the Valley

  Verse 2.  

Pick a personality for free
When you feel like nobody, body

  Pre-chorus.  

Born with a void
Hard to destroy with love or hope
Built with a heart
Broken from the start and now I die slow

  Chorus.  

In the Valley of the Dolls we sleep
Got a hole inside of me
Living with identities
That do not belong to me
In my life I got this far
Now I'm ready for the last hurrah
Dying like a shooting star
In the Valley, in the Valley, in the Valley

  Middle eight.  

Back to zero, here we go again, again
Racing down into oblivion
Back to zero, here we go
I can feel it coming to the end, the end

  Chorus.  

In the Valley of the Dolls we sleep
Got a hole inside of me
Living with identities
That do not belong to me
In my life I got this far
Now I'm ready for the last hurrah
Dying like a shooting star
In the Valley, in the Valley, in the Valley
In the Valley, in the Valley

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 3." YouTube. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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