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Lana Del Rey - Born To Die Album Lyrics



Lana Del Rey - Born To Die Lyrics






Born To Die

My oh me, my

Feet don't fail me now
Take me to the finish line
Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I'm hoping at the gates,
They'll tell me that you're mine

Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design
I feel so alone on the Friday nights
Can you make it feel like home, if I tell you you're mine
It's like I told you honey

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words, this is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

Lost but now I am found
I can see but once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Trying to take what I could get
Scared that I couldn't find
All the answers honey

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words,
This is the last time
Cause you and I
We were born to die [x4]

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don't know why
Keep making me laugh
Let's go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane...
Choose your last words,
This is the last time
Cause you and I
We were born to die
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Writer: Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Off To The Races

My old man is a bad man, but
I can't deny the way he holds my hand
And he grabs me, he has me by my heart
He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past
He doesn't mind I have a L.A. Crass way about me
He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart

Swimming pool, glimmering darling
White bikini off with my red nail polish
Watch me in the swimming pool, bright blue ripples, you
Sitting sipping on your Black Cristal, oh yeah

Light of my life, fire of my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire of my loins
Gimme them gold coins, gimme them coins

And I'm off to the races, cases of Bacardi chasers
Chasing me all over town
'Cause he knows I'm wasted, facing
Time again at Riker's Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby
I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet starlet
Singing in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth
Ready for you

My old man is a tough man, but
He got a soul as sweet as blood-red jam
And he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul
He doesn't mind I have a flat broke-down life
In fact, he says he thinks it's what he might like about me, admires me
The way I roll like a rolling stone

He likes to watch me in the glass room, bathroom, Chateau Marmont
Slipping on my red dress, putting on my makeup
Glass film, perfume, cognac, lilac fumes
Says it feels like Heaven to him

Light of his life, fire of his loins
Keep me forever, tell me you own me
Light of your life, fire of your loins
Tell me you own me, gimme them coins

And I'm off to the races, cases of Bacardi chasers
Chasing me all over town
'Cause he knows I'm wasted, facing
Time again at Riker's Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby
I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet starlet
Singing in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth

Yo, I'm off to the races, laces
Leather on my waist is
Tight and I am falling down
I can see your faces, shameless
Cipriani's basement
Love you, but I'm going down
God, I'm so crazy, baby
I'm sorry that I'm misbehaving
I'm your little harlot starlet
Queen of Coney Island
Raising hell all over town
Sorry 'bout it

My old man is a thief, and
I'm gonna stay and pray with him 'til the end
But I trust in the decision of the Lord
To watch over us
Take him when He may, if He may
I'm not afraid to say
That I'd die without him
Who else is gonna put up with me this way?
I need you, I breathe you, I'll never leave you
They would rue the day, I was alone without you
You're lying with your gold chain on
Cigar hanging from your lips, I said, "Hon'
You never looked so beautiful
As you do now, my man"

And we're off to the races, places
Ready, set, the gate is down and now we're going in
To Las Vegas, chaos
Casino Oasis, honey, it is time to spin
Boy, you're so crazy, baby
I love you forever, not maybe
You are my one true love
You are my one true love

You are my one true love
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Writer: Tim Larcombe, Elizabeth Grant
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Blue Jeans

Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death & sick as cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favourite sweater and I know
That love is mean, and love hurts
But I still remember that day we met in December, oh baby!

I will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember
I will love you till the end of time

Big dreams, gangsta
Said you had to leave to start your life over
I was like - no please, stay here, we don't need no money, we could make it all work
But he headed out on Sunday, said he'd come home Monday
I stay up waitin', anticipatin', and pacing' but he was chasing paper
Caught up in the game - that was the last I heard

I will love you till the end of time I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears?
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember
Oh baby who I will love you till the end of time

You went out every night
And baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side

'Cause imma ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit at least you tried
But when you walked out that door a piece of me died
Told you I wanted more, but that's not what I had in mind
Just want it like before
We were dancin' all night
Then they took you away, stole you out of my life
You just need to remember...

I will love you till the end of time
I would wait a million years
Promise you'll remember that you're mine
Baby can you see through the tears
Love you more than those bitches before
Say you'll remember, oh baby, say you'll remember
I will love you till the end of time
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Writer: DANIEL LAW HEATH, ELIZABETH GRANT, EMILE HAYNIE
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Video Games

Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car whistling my name

Open up a beer
And you say, "Get over here," and play a video game

I'm in his favorite sun dress
Watching me get undressed, take that body downtown

I say, "You da bestest"
Lean in for a big kiss, put his favorite perfume on

"Go play your video game"

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
And baby, now you do

Singing in the old bars
Swinging with the old stars
Living for the fame

Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts
Video games

He holds me in his big arms
Drunk and I am seeing stars
This is all I think of

Watching all our friends fall
In and out of Old Paul's
This is my idea of fun
Playing video games

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby now you do (now you do)

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do
(Now you do, now you do, now you do)

Now you do
(Now you do, now you do, now you do)
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Writer: Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker, Lana Del Ray
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Diet Mountain Dew

Your no good for me
baby,your no good for me
your no good for me
but baby i want you

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
can we get it down low down and gritty
do you think well be in love forever?
do think well be in love?

Baby,put on heart shape sun glasses
coz were gonna take a ride
im not gonna listen to what the past says
iv'e been waiting up all night

Take another drag turn me to ashes
ready for another lie?
he says hes gonna teach me just what fast is
say it's gonna be alright

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
can we get it down low down and gritty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

lets take jesus of the dashboard
got enough on his mind
we both know just what were here for
saved to many times

Maybe i like this roller coaster
maybe it keeps me high
maybe the speed it brings me closer
i could sparkle up your eye

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
can we get it down low down and gritty
do think well be in love forever?
do you think be in love?

Your no good for me
baby,your no good for me
your no good for me
but baby i want you

Your no good for me
baby,your no good for me
your no good for me
but baby i want you

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
can we get it down low down and gritty
do think well be in love forever?
do you think be in love?

Diet mountian dew,baby,new york city
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think well be in love forever?
do you think well be in love?

Baby stoppin' at seven eleven
there in his white Pontiac heaven
do you think we'll be in love forever?
do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
never was there ever a girl so pretty
do you think we'll be in love forever?
do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
can we get it now low, down and gritty
do you think we'll be in love forever?
do you think we'll be in love?

you're no good for me
baby you're no good for me
you're no good for me
but baby I want you, I want you
[Repeated]
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Writer: ELIZABETH GRANT, MIKE DALY
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management




National Anthem

[intro]
Money is the anthem…of success
So before we go out
What's your address?

[lana del rey]
I'm your national anthem
God, you're so handsome
Take me to the hamptons
Bugatti Veyron
He loves to romance them
Reckless abandon
Holding me for ransom
Upper echelon
He says to be cool but
I don't know how yet
Wind in my hair
Hand on the back of my neck
I said, 'can we party later on?'
He said, 'yes, yes'

[chorus]
Tell me i'm your national anthem
(ooooh, yeah, baby, bow down
making me so wow, wow)
Tell me i'm your national anthem
(sugar, sugar, how now
take your body down town)
Red, white, blue's in the skies
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

[lana del rey]
Money is the reason
We exist
Everybody knows it, it's a fact
Kiss, kiss
I sing the national anthem
While i'm standing over your body
Hold you like a python
And you can't keep your hands off me
Or your pants on
See what you've done to me
Give me chevron

You said to 'be cool' but
I'm already coolest
You said to 'get real'
Don't you know who you're dealing with?
Um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?
(yes, also a gun)

[chorus]
Tell me i'm your national anthem
(ooooh, yeah, baby, bow down
making me so wow, wow)
Tell me i'm your national anthem
(sugar, sugar, how now
take your body down town)
Red, white, blue's in the skies
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

[bridge]
It's a love story for the new age
For the six page
Want a quick sick rampage?
Wining and dining
Drinking and driving
Excessive buying
Overdosing, dying
On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake
Love again, lonely
I need somebody to hold me
We will do very well
I can tell, i can tell
Keep my safe in his bell tower, hotel

Money is the anthem of success
So put on mascara, and your party dress

I'm your national anthem
Boy, put your hands up
Give me a standing ovation
Boy, you is landing
Babe, in the land of
Sweetness and angel
Queen of saigon

[chorus]
Tell me i'm your national anthem
Ooh, yeah, baby, bow down
Making me so wow, wow
Tell me i'm your national anthem
Sugar, sugar, how now
Take your body down town
Red, white, blue's in the skies
Summer's in the air and
Baby, heaven's in your eyes
I'm your national anthem

[outro]
Money is the anthem
God, you're so handsome
Money is the anthem
Of success
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Writer: David Sneddon, Justin Parker, Penny Elizabeth Foster, James Bauer-Mein, Elizabeth Grant, Lizzie Grant
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management




Dark Paradise

All my friends tell me I should move on
I'm lying in the ocean, singing your song
Ahhh, that's how you sang it
Loving you forever, can't be wrong
Even though you're not here, won't move on
Ahhh, that's how we played it

And there's no remedy for memory your face is
Like a melody, it won't leave my head
Your soul is haunting me and telling me
That everything is fine
But I wish I was dead

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side

All my friends ask me why I stay strong
Tell 'em when you find true love it lives on
Ahhh, that's why I stay here

And there's no remedy for memory your face is
Like a melody, it won't leave my head
Your soul is haunting me and telling me
That everything is fine
But I wish I was dead

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you

But there's no you, except in my dreams tonight,
Oh oh oh, ha ha ha
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight
Oh oh oh oh, ha ha ha ha
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight

There's no relief, I see you in my sleep
And everybody's rushing me, but I can feel you touching me
There's no release, I feel you in my dreams
Telling me I'm fine

Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I'm scared that you won't be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It's like a dark paradise
No one compares to you

But there's no you, except in my dreams tonight,
Oh oh oh oh, ha ha ha ha
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight
Oh oh oh oh, ha ha ha ha
I don't wanna wake up from this tonight
[ Correct these Lyrics ]

Writer: ELIZABETH GRANT, RICK NOWELS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group




Radio

Not even they can stop me now
Boy I'd be flying overhead
Your heavy words can bring me down
Boy I've been raised from the dead

No one even knows how hard life was
I don't even think about it now because
I've finally found you
Now sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a f*cking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

American dream came true somehow
I swore I chase till I was dead
I heard the streets were paved with gold
That's what my father said

No one even knows what life was like
Now I'm in LA and it's paradise
I finally found you
Now sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a f*cking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

On the radio, on the radio
Sweet like cinnamon
Like a f*cking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)
On the radio, on the radio
Sweet like cinnamon
Like a f*cking dream I'm living in
Finally found you
Now sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a f-c-ing dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

Now sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a f*cking dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)

Pick me up and take me like vitamin
'Cause my body's sweet like sugar in the morning yeah
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio
(how do you like me now?)
[ Correct these Lyrics ]

Writer: ELIZABETH GRANT, JUSTIN PARKER, LIZZY GRANT
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Carmen

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself cause her liquour's top shelf
It's alarming honestly how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling how she's having fun

She says you don't want to be like me
Don't wanna see all the things i've seen
I'm dying, i'm dying
She says you don't want to get this way
Famous, and dumb, and no age
My, i'm dying

The boys, the girls, they all like carmen
She gives them butterflies, but too coconize
She laughs like god, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, light, like lightning

Carmen, carmen, staying up til morning
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming truly how disarming you can be
Eating soft ice cream, coney island queen

She says you don't want to be like me
Looking for fun, get me high for free
I'm dying, i'm dying
She says you don't want to get this way
Street walking at night, and a star by day
It's tiring, tiring

The boys, the girls, they all like carmen
She gives them butterflies, but too coconize
She laughs like god, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, light, like lightning

Baby's all dressed up, with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Time and cherry marks while doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now, the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi, tu as besoin de...
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je mourrai sans toi, je tuerais pour toi

The boys, the girls, they all like carmen
She gives them butterflies, but too coconize
She laughs like god, her mind's like a diamond
Buy her tonight, she's still shining
Like lightning, light, like lightning

Like lightning, light, like lightning....

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself cause her liquour's top shelf
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Writer: ELIZABETH GRANT, JUSTIN PARKER, LANA DEL RAY
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Million Dollar Man

You said I was the most exotic flower
Holding me tight in our final hour
I don't know how you convince them and get them, boy
I don't know what you do
It's unbelievable
And I don't know how you get over, get over
Someone as dangerous, tainted and flawed as you

One for the money
Two for the show
I love you honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go

How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
You look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

You've got the world
But baby, at what price?
Something so strange
Hard to define

It isn't that hard boy
To like you or love you
I'd follow you down, down, down
You're unbelievable

If you're going crazy
Just grab me and take me
I'd follow you down, down, down
Anywhere, anywhere

One for the money
Two for the show
I love you honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go

How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
You look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

One for the money
Two for the show
I love you honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go

How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
You look like a million-dollar man
So why is my heart broke?
[ Correct these Lyrics ]

Writer: CHRIS BRAIDE, ELIZABETH GRANT, LIZZY GRANT
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Summertime Sadness

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime, summertime sadness

I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime, summertime sadness

I'm feelin' electric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' 'bout 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

I've got that summertime
I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

Got that summertime
I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh
[ Correct these Lyrics ]

Writer: RICK NOWELS, ELIZABETH GRANT
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




This Is What Makes Us Girls

Remember how we used to party up all night?
Sneaking out and looking for a taste of real life.
Drinking in the small town firelight.

(Pabst blue ribbon on ice)

Sweet Sixteen and we had arrived
Walking down the streets as they whistle "hi, hi!"
Stealing police cars with the senior guys
Teachers said that we never make it out alive.

There she was, my new best friend
High heels in her hands
Swaying in the wind
Then she starts to cry
Mascara running down her little Bambi eyes
"Lana how I hate those guys"

This is what makes us girls
We all look for heaven and we put love first
Something that we'd die for
It's our curse.
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together cause we put love first
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

It's not gonna happen.

And that's where the beginning of the end begun.
Everybody knew that we had too much fun
We were skipping school and drinking on the job
With the boss...

Sweet Sixteen and we had arrived.
Baby's table dancing at the local dive
Cheering our names in the pink spotlight
Drinking cherry Schnaps in the velvet night.

Then we used to go break in to the hotel pool
Glimmer and we'd swim
Running from the cops in our black bikini tops
Screaming 'Get us whilst we're hot,
Get us whilst we're hot!"

Come on, take a shot.

This is what makes us girls
We all look for heaven and we put love first
Something that we'd die for
It's a curse.
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together cause we put love first
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

The prettiest in crowd that you had ever seen.
Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed green.
A freshman generation of degenerate beauty queens

And you know something?

They were the only friends I ever had
We got into trouble and when stuff got bad
I got sent away.
I was waving on a train platform
Crying, because I know I'm never coming back.

This is what makes us girls
We all look for heaven and we put love first
Something that we'd die for
It's a curse.
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together cause we put love first
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

This is what makes us girls
We all look for heaven and we put love first
Something that we'd die for
It's a curse.
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it

This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together cause we put love first
Don't cry about it
Don't cry about it
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Writer: Tim Larcombe, Elizabeth Grant, James Irvin
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Born to Die is the first professional studio album and major-label debut by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. It was released on January 27, 2012, through Interscope Records and Polydor Records.

Before the album's release, Del Rey had attracted attention with her 2011 singles "Video Games" and "Born to Die", which contrasted contemporary electronic/dance music with their cinematic sound accompanied by dramatic string instruments.

A predominantly baroque pop and trip hop album, Born to Die features the same cinematic composition. The lyrics are about love, sex, and drugs, and feature prominent references to 1950s and 1960s Americana. The album was the world's fifth best-selling album of 2012, as of 2024 it has sold over 18 million copies.

In 2023, it became the second album by a woman to spend more than 500 weeks on the US Billboard 200, where it peaked at number two, and topped charts in Australia and various European countries including France, Germany, and the UK.

Born to Die was supported by four further singles: "Blue Jeans", "Summertime Sadness", "National Anthem", and "Dark Paradise". "Summertime Sadness" peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Del Rey's highest charting single in the US at the time. The album polarized contemporary critics; praises were towards the album's distinctive sound, and criticism targeted its repetitiveness and melodramatic tendencies.

Del Rey's image during promotion of Born to Die was controversial; tabloid media accused her of an inauthentic persona that was the result of forced marketing to gain an audience in the indie music scene. Although initially receiving ambivalent reception, the album has been retrospectively ranked in best-of lists by several publications including The Guardian and NME, and helped Del Rey acquire cult status among music fans.
Genre(s): Alternative pop, baroque pop, trip hop, indie pop
Producer(s): Emile Haynie, Robopop, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Rick Nowels
Length: 49:28
Released: January 27th, 2012
Year: 2012

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