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Paradise EP
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Emile Haynie
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Length 4:08
From Plogo
Single(s) "Ride"
Promotional single(s) "Blue Velvet"
"Burning Desire"
Paradise track listing
"Cola"

"American" is a song by Lana Del Rey released on her third EP and second major release, Paradise The track was written by Del Rey and Emile Haynie and was produced by Rick Nowels.

Cross references

Lyrics

Play house, put my favorite record on,
Get down, get your crystal method on.
You were like tall, tan, drivin' round the city,
Flirtin' with the girls like, "you're so pretty."

Springsteen is the king, don't you think?
I was like "Hell yeah, that guy can sing."
Like, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh,
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, woah.

You make me crazy,
You make me wild.
Just like a baby, spin me,
'round like a child.
Your skin so gold and brown,
Be young, be dope, be proud.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Drive fast, I can almost taste it now,
L.A., I don't even have to fake it now.
You were like so sick, everybody said it,
You were way ahead of the trend, get, get it.

Elvis is the best, hell yes,
Honey, put on that party dress.
Like, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh,
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, woah.

You make me crazy,
You make me wild.
Just like a baby, spin me,
'round like a child.
Your skin so gold and brown,
Be young, be dope, be proud.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Everybody wants to go fast,
But they can't compare.
I don't really want the rest,
Only you can take me there.
I don't even know what I'm saying,
But I'm praying for you.

You make me crazy,
You make me wild.
Just like a baby, spin me,
'round like a child.
Your skin so gold and brown,
Be young, be dope, be proud.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh,
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

Like an American.

Credits

Personnel

  • Recording — Kieron Menzies
  • Additional recording — Chris Garcia, Jordan Stillwell
  • Keyboards & Matrix 1000 — Rick Nowels
  • Drums — Emile Haynie
  • Electic guitar — Patrick Warren, Tim Pierce
  • Piano & Synthesiser — Patrick Warren
  • Mixing — Kieron Menzies
  • Mastering — John Davis at Metropolis Mastering (London)
  • Recording — Kieron Menzies at The Green Building, Santa Monica (California)


Plogo 2

"Ride"
"American"
"Cola"
"Body Electric"

"Blue Velvet"
"Gods & Monsters"
"Yayo"
"Bel Air"

Bonus tracks:
"Burning Desire"

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