Teenage Love - Bells Larsen

[Verse 1]
On your fifteenth birthday
I took you to Subway
I didn't know you didn't eat meat
You never hurt a fly
In your nineteen years of life
You saw the good in everyone and everything

[Chorus]
I thought I could alleviate the pain
The past tense will never suit the cadence of your name
You used to fit me life a glove
Now I'm searching for the fragile fragments of teenage love
[Verse 2]
Most of my songs are for you
There's not much else to say that's new
Tomorrow you'd be twenty-two
And I find I'm still missing you
And seeing you in everyone and everything

[Chorus]
I thought I could alleviate the pain
The past tense will never suit the cadence of your name
You used to fit me life a glove
Now I'm searching for the fragile fragments of teenage love
Now I'm searching for the fragile fragments of teenage love

  • Bells Larsen
    Author
  • Bells Larsen
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Dominique Montesano
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Song, Film Score, Lyrics Only
  • Genres:
    Folk, Indie
  • Length:
    3 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Student Project:
    No
Artist Biography

Bells Larsen is a singer/songwriter from Toronto who grew up with the belief that everyone has a story to tell. Inspired by their hometown's plethora of arts communities, and especially inspired by their family of artists, Larsen understood the transformative power of storytelling from a young age.

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Artist Statement

Bells Larsen (he/they, il/iel) the artist behind “Teenage Love” + video from director Dominique Montesano. The LP, Good Grief, was inspired by “the sudden loss of my first love, who passed away when I was nineteen,” says Larsen. “The music is steeped in queer love, young love, and lost love. I knew I wanted the aesthetic of the ‘Teenage Love’ music video to reflect all of these things. Dom, the director, and I wandered around some parks in Montreal and asked folks—both people in our lives and total strangers—to tell us what love meant to them. The dreamy super 8 mixed film mixed with the track itself makes for an intimate ‘home video’ kind of vibe, which is exactly what I want to emulate not only in the song, but in the album as a whole too. I hope that people can see their own stories reflected in mine, or in the ones shared in the video."