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Lust for Life
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Tim Larcombe
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Dean Reid
Tim Larcombe
Alternate producer(s) Kieron Menzies
Length 3:00
(See official versions)
From Lfllogo
Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
"White Mustang"
"Cherry" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written with Tim Larcombe and co-produced with Larcombe, Rick Nowels and Dean Reid, with additional production by Kieron Menzies. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.

Background Edit

On May 17, 2017, Del Rey posted a video to her Instagram page of a rehearsal to an unknown song, but deleted it right after. She then posted another video of the same rehearsal session with the caption "When you're chatting through the verses but snap back into it for the chorus. See u Saturday".[1] Another snippet of the song was used in a behind the scenes video of the 2017 V magazine photoshoot shot by Steven Klein.

Live performances Edit

On May 20, 2017, Del Rey premiered the song by performing it live for the first time at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Carson, California, and also confirmed the title to be "Cherry".[2] It was performed live again on May 27, 2017 at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull, United Kingdom. In 2018, the song was featured on the setlist of the LA to the Moon Tour. The song is performed live with "Scarborough Fair".

Music video Edit

In an interview with Gabrielle Wilson for MTV which was published on October 31, 2017, Del Rey expressed interest in creating a music video for "Cherry" or "Get Free".[3] In another interview for MTV, Del Rey further mentioned that no director liked her idea for the music video, and said that she was considering on making the video herself along with her sister, Chuck Grant.

On January 28, 2018, Del Rey commented that "it's still not happening" and added she had yet to shoot it but hoped to while on break before her LA to the Moon Tour resumed.[4] While on her visit to Australia on March 27, 2018, Del Rey was asked about the video and allegedly revealed that the idea for a music video was entirely scrapped in favor of another music video for a new song, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Cross-references Edit

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 3:00
  • Instrumental version — 3:00

Lyrics Edit

Love, I said real love, is like feelin' no fear
When you're standin' in the face of danger
'Cause you just want it so much

A touch from your real love is like heaven taking the place of something evil
And lettin' it burn off from the rush
Yeah, yeah (fuck)

Darlin', darlin', darlin'
I fall to pieces when I'm with you, I fall to pieces
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (are ruined)

Love, I said real love, it's like smilin' when the firing squad's against you
And you just stay lined up
Yeah (fuck)

Darlin', darlin', darlin'
I fall to pieces when I'm with you, I fall to pieces (bitch)
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (can I get a fuckin' hallelujah?)
(Are ruined)
(Bitch)

(Looking at me like a magazine)
My rose garden dreams set on fire by fiends (can I get a fuckin' hallelujah?)
(Sippin' on ya like a Coca-Cola)
And all my black beaches (can I get a fuckin' hallelujah?)
(Are ruined)
(Looking at me like a magazine)
My celluloid scenes are torn at the seams (can I get a fuckin' hallelujah?)
(Sippin' on ya like a Coca-Cola, yeah)
And I fall to pieces (bitch)
I fall to pieces when I'm with you

(Why)
'Cause I love you so much
I fall to pieces
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (are ruined)

(Bitch)
(Are ruined)
(Bitch)
(Are ruined)
(Fuck)

Credits Edit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
  • Tim Larcombe — songwriting, production, electric guitar, drums, Mellotron
  • Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, strings, effects
  • Rick Nowels — production
  • Kieron Menzies — additional production, engineering, mixing, strings
  • Trevor Yasuda & Chris Garcia — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Zac Rae — strings
Technical
  • Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing / Tap Music Publishing Limited
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles and Hampstead Studios, London
  • Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[5] 4
Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)[6] 80

ReferencesEdit