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BornToDie
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Mike Daly
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
Jeff Bhasker
Length 3:43
3:45 (Demo 1)
4:39 (Demo 2)
3:39 (Demo 3)
From Btdogo
Singles "Video Games"
"Born to Die"
"Blue Jeans"
"Summertime Sadness"
"National Anthem"
"Dark Paradise"
Digital 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.

Background and composition

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)

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 media

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

Music video(s)

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
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
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
VEVO views N/A

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 lots of her old homemade music videos.

Cross-references

Lyrics

Album version

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 version

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 version

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 version

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?

Credits

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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