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BornToDie
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Mike Daly
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
Jeff Bhasker
Length 3:42
(See official versions)
From Btdogo
Single(s) "Video Games"
"Born to Die"
"Blue Jeans"
"Summertime Sadness"
"National Anthem"
"Dark Paradise"
Promotional single(s) "Off to the Races"
"Carmen"
Born to Die track listing
"National Anthem"

"Diet Mountain Dew" (alternatively registered as "Diet Mtn Dew") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and Mike Daly, and produced by Emile Haynie and Jeff Bhasker in 2012. It was released on Del Rey's first major-label studio album Born to Die. A 2008 acapella demo was leaked. During 2016, two snippets of an early demo called "Diet Mtn. Dew Baby" leaked.

Background and compositionEdit

In May 2010, music blog sites began posting reviews of the third demo of the song alongside speculation around Del Rey's upcoming album. The track was met with generally positive reviews. The song is in B♭ minor with a tempo of 88 BPM. The track features motif of a rising then falling scale on the piano accompanied with soaring strings and hip-hop beats that are typical of the other tracks on the album. The track is generally upbeat, and lyrically the song centers on Del Rey asking a man whether they will "be in love forever." There is an overarching theme of drug use.

Live performance(s) Edit

Del Rey has rarely performed this song and there is only one performance that has been recorded, on November 30, 2011 at the Mod Club in Toronto, Canada. It was performed as an encore. About the performance, she said: "Okay, listen. I fucking hate to make you, like, wait and cheer like that. I fucking hate encores, but listen. But I've really never done this song live but I'm just like 'My set's so fucking short, I wanna like, make it longer,' so. We're just gonna try it. If you judge me, I'll kill you."

In mediaEdit

A demo version of the song was featured in season 3, episode 7 of 90210.

Music video(s) Edit

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew 104:16

Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew 1

Released N/A
Length 4:16
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
VEVO views N/A
Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew 203:44

Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew 2

Released N/A
Length 3:44
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
VEVO views N/A

Background and description Edit

Before the release of Born to Die, Del Rey created two homemade music videos for a demo version of the song, similar to the style of of her other homemade music videos. They feature shots of Del Rey herself and clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos.

Cross-referencesEdit

Official versions Edit

  • Album version – 3:42
  • Instrumental version – 3:46
  • Demo version 1 – 3:45
  • Demo version 2 – 4:39
  • Demo version 3 – 3:39
  • "Diet Mtn. Dew Baby" (snippet 1) – 0:10
  • "Diet Mtn. Dew Baby" (snippet 2) – 0:10

LyricsEdit

Album versionEdit

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses
'Cause we gonna take a ride
I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
I've been waiting up all night

Take another drag, turn me to ashes
Ready for another lie?
Says he's gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it's gonna be all right

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
Got enough on his mind
We both know just what we're here for
Saved too many times

Maybe I like this roller coaster
Maybe it keeps me high
Maybe, the speed, it brings me closer
I could sparkle up your eye

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want you

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you
I want you, I want you

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Baby's stopping at Seven-Eleven
There in his white Pontiac heaven
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

First demo versionEdit

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want you

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses
'Cause we gonna take a ride
I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
I've been waiting up all night

Take another drag, turn me to ashes
Ready for a new lie?
Say he gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it's gonna be all right

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
Got enough on his mind
We both know just what we're here for
Saved too many times

Maybe I like this roller coaster
Maybe it keeps me high
Maybe, the speed, it brings me closer
I could sparkle up your eye

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want you

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you
I want you, I want you

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want you)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Want you, I want you, I want you)
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
(I want you, you're no good for me)
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
(You're no good for me, but, baby, I want you)
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
(I want you, I want you)

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?

Second demo versionEdit

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses
'Cause we gonna take a ride
I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
I've been waiting up all night

Take another drag, turn me to ashes
Ready for another lie?
Says he's gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it's gonna be all right

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
Got enough on his mind
We both know just what we're here for
Saved too many times

Maybe I like this roller coaster
Maybe it keeps me high
Maybe, the speed, it brings me closer
I could sparkle up your eye

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want you

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you
I want you, I want you

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Baby's stopping at Seven-Eleven
(Baby, you're no good for me)
There in his white Pontiac heaven
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me)
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
(Baby, you're no good for me)
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
(You're no good for me)
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
(But, baby, I want you, I want)
Do you think we’ll be in love?

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

Third demo versionEdit

(You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want)

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses
'Cause we gonna take a ride
I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
I've been waiting up all night

Take another drag, turn me to ashes
Ready for another lie?
Says he's gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it's gonna be all right

Hit me, my darling, tonight
I don't know why, but I like it
Gotta get back to the wild
Give it up, give it up
Live it up, live it up

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
Got enough on his mind
We both know just what we're here for
Saved too many times

Maybe I like this roller coaster
Maybe it keeps me high
Maybe, the speed, it brings me closer
I could sparkle up your eye

Hit me and tell me you're mine
I don't know why, but I like it
Scary? My God, you're divine
Gimme them, gimme them
Dope and diamonds

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we’ll be in love forever?
Do you think we’ll be in love?

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you, I want you

You're no good for me
Baby, you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But, baby, I want you
I want you, I want you

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Baby's stopping at Seven-Eleven
There in his white Pontiac heaven
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Can we hit it now, low down and gritty?
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?

CreditsEdit

Personnel

  • Vocal production — Mike Daly
  • Guitar — Jeff Bhasker
  • Drums — Emile Haynie
  • Additional drums — Ken Lewis & Brent Kolatalo
  • Keyboards — Jeff Bhasker
  • Additional keyboards — Emile Haynie
  • Strings arrangement and conducting — Larry Gold
  • Strings assistment — Steve Tirpak
  • Mixing — Manny Marroguin
  • Mixing assistant — Erik Madrid & Chris Galland


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