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Honeymoon
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Kieron Menzies
Length 4:55
From
Honeymoon Logo
Single(s) "High By the Beach"
"Music to Watch Boys To"
Promotional single(s) "Terrence Loves You"
"Honeymoon"
Honeymoon track listing
"Burnt Norton (Interlude)"

"Art Deco" is a song written by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels that is featured on Del Rey's third major-label full-length album Honeymoon.

Cross-references Edit

Composition and critical reception Edit

"Art Deco" is a ballad performed at a tempo of approximately 99 beats per minute and runs at four minutes and fifty-five seconds. The song features a "lazy trap beat" and trip-hop synths. Harley Brown of Spin Magazine described Del Rey's voice on the track as  "the most inviting it’s ever been even as it floats to loftier, more dismissive registers above foggy film noir saxophone curls".[1] Nick Levine of Time Out Magazine noted a "dash of jazz" on the song.[2]

Official versions Edit

  • Album version – 4:55
  • Instrumental version – 4:58

LyricsEdit

Club queen on the downtown scene,
Prowling around at night.
You're not mean, you're just born to be seen,
Born to be wild.

A little party never hurt no one,
That's why it's alright.
You want in but you just can't win,
So you hang in the likes.

You're so art deco,
Out on the floor.
Shining like gunmetal,
Cold and unsure.
Baby, you're so ghetto,
You're looking to score,
When they all say "hello",
You try to ignore them,
'Cause you want more.

Why? You want more.
Why? You want more.
Why? 'Cause you want more.

Young thing on the downtown scene,
Rolling around at night.
Got things that've yet to be seen,
Like your rapper's delight.

A little party never hurt no one,
That's why it's alright.
You want in but you just can't win,
So you stay in the lights.

You're so art deco,
Out on the floor.
Shining like gunmetal,
Cold and unsure.
Baby, you're so ghetto,
You're looking to score,
When they all say "hello",
You try to ignore them,
'Cause you want more.

Why? You want more.
Why? You want more.
Why? 'Cause you want more.

A little party never hurt no one,
So you stay out late.
A little party never hurt no one,
That's what your friends say.

You put your life out on the line,
You're crazy all the time.
Put your life out on the line,
You're crazy all the time.

You're so art deco,
Out on the floor.
Shining like gunmetal,
Cold and unsure.
Baby, you're so ghetto,
You're looking to score,
When they all say "hello",
You try to ignore them,
'Cause you want more.

Why? You want more.
Why? You want more.
Why? 'Cause you want more.

A little party never hurt no one,
Not you and me.
A little party never hurt no one,
We were born to be free.

Credits Edit

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals, songwriting, production
  • Rick Nowels – songwriting, production, pads, mellotron, bass
  • Kieron Menzies – production, engineering, recording, mixing, drums, percussion, synth
  • Patrick Warren – orchestrations, strings, piano, synth
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineering, additional recording
  • Chris Garcia – engineering, additional recording
  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Leon Michels – saxophone, Juno pad
  • Derek "DJA" Allen – percussion

References Edit

Honeymoon Logo

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