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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Justin Parker
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
Length 3:51
From Plogo
Singles "Ride"
Digital single(s) "Blue Velvet"
"Burning Desire"
Paradise track listing
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"Burning Desire" is a song by Lana Del Rey, released as a bonus track on her third EP, and second major release, Paradise. The track was written by Del Rey and Justin Parker and produced by Emile Haynie.

Background

"Burning Desire" was only available to purchase on the iTunes edition of Paradise and on most of the digital and physical editions of Born to Die - The Paradise Edition. The track also served as the second promotional single from Paradise. It was originally available for immediate download with the pre-order of Paradise, but was later released as a stand-alone digital on March 19, 2013. The song was also used as a promotional tool for Jaguar; the company created a music video for the song to promote a new car.

In October 2012, Lana Del Rey was named the new figurehead of the latest brand of the Jaguar F-Type automobile. To promote the photoshoot, she sang "Burning Desire" at the Paris Motor Show.

Commercial performance

The song peaked 172 in UK.[1]

Lyrics

Every Saturday night I get dressed up to ride for you, baby
Cruising down the street on Hollywood and Vine for you, baby

I drive fast, wind in my hair
I push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
You ask me where I been?
I've been everywhere
But, I don't wanna be nowhere but here
(Come on, tell me boy)

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair
I push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire

Every Saturday night I seem to come alive for you, baby
Santa Monica, I'm racing in the lights for you, baby

I drive fast, radio blares, have to touch myself to pretend you're there
Your hands were on my hips, your name is on my lips
Over over again, like my only prayer
(Come on, tell me boy)

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair
I push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire
(Come on, tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair
I push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
I've got a burning desire

Music video

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Burning Desire03:47

Lana Del Rey - Burning Desire

Released February 14, 2013
Length 3:46
Director Anthony Shurmer
Producer
Filmed
Location Rivoli Ballroom in London's South
VEVO views N/A
Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Burning Desire (Alternate Version)03:17

Lana Del Rey - Burning Desire (Alternate Version)

Released N/A
Length 3:16
Director Anthony Shurmer
Producer
Filmed
Location Rivoli Ballroom in London's South
VEVO views

Background

A promotional video for "Burning Desire" appeared online on Valentine's Day of 2013, featuring Del Rey as her usual lounge singer persona, interspersed with snippets of the Jaguar F-Type. Directed by Anthony Shurmer the video was filmed in the Rivoli Ballroom in London's South end. The video contains "bright red floral imagery, California landmarks name-checked, reckless automotive shout-outs, old Hollywood imagery and cinematic glamour, some epic lipstick". NME called the video "typically sumptuous", heavy on the product placement. Desire Thompson of VIBE noted that Del Rey channeled her inner Jessica Rabbit in the 1960s social-scene video for the promotional single.

There is also an alternative version of the video that features only the Del Rey singing scenes. It is 30 seconds shorter than the official version.

Photoshoot by Nicole Nodland

Behind the scenes

Usage in other media

Jaguar F-TYPE presents Desire13:29

Jaguar F-TYPE presents Desire

The song serves as the title track to a 13 minute promotional short film for the Jaguar F-Type, called Desire. The film, directed by Adam Smith, produced by Ridley Scott and stars Damian Lewis. Filmed in Chile in 2012, the film was launched in April 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival and available for free streaming online. In the movie, Lewis going by the name Sydney Clarke delivers the Jaguar F-Type to a notorious gangster named Ernesto Martinez (played by Jordi Molla) and finds trouble in a love interest (played by Shannyn Sossamon) in a desert setting.

Credits

  • Written by Lana Del Rey and Justin Parker.
  • Lyrics and melody written by Lana Del Rey.
  • Published by: EMI / Sony ATV.
  • Vocals: Lana Del Rey.
  • Produced by Emile Haynie.
  • Assisted by: Spencer Burgess Jr.
  • Strings, synth pads & sitar: Dan Heath.
  • Piano & bass: Justin Parker.
  • Mixed by Jeff Rothschild. Assistant mix engineer Peter Stanislaus.
  • Mastered by John Davis for Metropolis Mastering, London.
  • Recorded at Sarm Studios, London UK.
  • Mixed at House of Blues, Encino, CA

References

  1. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/121124cluk.txt


Plogo

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

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

Bonus tracks:
"Burning Desire"

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