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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Unknown
Recorded 2011
Length 4:05
From Unreleased Logo

"Back to tha Basics" (also known as "Back to the Basics") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2011 and leaked on December 21, 2012. The producer of the song is unknown as it is not registered on BMI, ASCAP, or any other service.

Cross-references

  • A Cadillac is also mentioned in "Jump" and "1949", among other songs by Del Rey.
  • "Everybody's saying you're no good for me" and "wrong side of the track, boy" are also in "Behind Closed Doors".
  • Direct reference to "Us Against the World".
  • Referred to in the Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe on August 10th, 2015.

Lyrics

(C'mon)

Baby, we could go back to the basics
Trailer park love, wearin' them ASICS and gold
I can speak Spanish, you can sing for the neighbors
You've been pretty stupid ever since you got famous

Uh-oh, uh-oh, wrong side of the tracks, boy
Uh-oh, uh-oh, if only we'd go back, boy

'Cause nobody does it like you
I like the way that you move
That's why I never go through with leaving you

Everybody's sayin' that you're not good for me
Your friends all swear that you've changed
But I still keep it O.G.
This tune could be a reminder of how it all used to be

So shut up and come on, sing our song
And let's go back to the basics
Let's go back to the basics, baby
Back to the basics
When you're not wasted, I know you'll see

Baby, we could go back to the basics (c'mon)
We were best friends, crazy and shameless in love
You can mow the lawn for money, I can make you playlists
You bought me dime bags, felt like we were famous

Uh-oh, uh-oh, best I ever had, boy
Uh-oh, uh-oh, can you remember that, boy?

Nobody knew what we knew
We had it figured out, boo
Us against the world
Just me and you (ooh-ooh)

Everybody's sayin' that you're not good for me
Your friends all swear that you've changed
But I still keep it O.G.
This tune could be a reminder of how it all used to be

So shut up and come on, sing our song
And let's go back to the basics
Let's go back to the basics, baby
Back to the basics
When you're not wasted, I know you'll see

We could drive forever, my baby
We could leave it all and never look back
If you wanted heaven, baby
Sit back in my pink Cadillac

Everybody's sayin' that you're not good for me
Your friends all swear that you've changed
But I still keep it O.G.
This tune could be a reminder of how it all used to be
So shut up and come on, sing our song

Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh

Everybody's sayin' that you're not good for me
Your friends all swear that you've changed
But I still keep it O.G.
This tune could be a reminder of how it all used to be

So shut up and come on, sing our song
And let's go back to the basics
Let's go back to the basics, baby
Back to the basics
When you're not wasted, I know you'll see

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