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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
David Sneddon
James Bauer-Mein
Producer(s) The Nexus
Recorded 2010
Length 4:17
4:00 (Demo)
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"Driving In Cars With Boys" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was written and produced by Del Rey and The Nexus. The song was recorded in 2010 and a demo leaked on September 27, 2011. The final version of the song leaked on February 18, 2012. It is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions.

Cross-referencesEdit

  • "Miss America" is referenced in "Trash Magic" and "Mermaid Motel".
  • Blue mascara is also mentioned in "Pin Up Galore".
  • Del Rey mentions Billy's pickup truck and mentions his name in many other songs, directly and indirectly.
  • "Poison ivy" is a nickname of Del Rey's also used in "Ultraviolence".
  • The lyric "live fast, die young" also appears in "Never Let Me Go" and in the "Ride" music video monologue.
  • Direct reference to the "Ridin'".
  • "Live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse" is a line referenced from the 1949 film Knock on Any Door.

LyricsEdit

Final versionEdit

They say I'm wastin' time, they say that I'm no good
Summer of my life, not doin' what I should
Call me poison ivy 'cause I'm far from good
Pretty from afar, like a dark star

They think I'm dangerous, they think I'm really bad
I'm just makin' up for what I never had
Go out every night whenever I feel sad
Oh, this drive-by love got me crazy like a drug

I wear my red lipstick, got my makeup on
Stumble into trouble, siren with a sad song
They all got girlfriends but I'm the one that they want
Miss America with the blue mascara on

I spend my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Mommy's Mercedes or Billy's pickup truck
Comes out late at night and baby picks me up
Tell him, "Just drive on and d-don't ever stop.
Don't take me home again, take me to a new land."

I wear my red lipstick, grab my coat and gun
Wonder if this is it, it's darkest before dawn
Sometimes I wanna give in but I just have to go on
Miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spend my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

I was born to live fast, die young
Leave a beautiful corpse, live my life on the run
I got my cash, my Louis Vuitton, diamonds and guns
Girls just wanna, just wanna have fun

I spend my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Demo versionEdit

They say I'm wastin' time, they say that I'm no good
Summer of my life, not doing what I should
Call me poison ivy 'cause I'm far from good
Pretty from afar, like a dark star

They think I'm dangerous, they think I'm really bad
I'm just making up for what I never had
Go out every night whenever I feel sad
Oh, this drive-by love got me crazy like a drug

I wear my red lipstick, got my make-up on
I'm miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spend my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Mommy's Mercedes or Billy's pickup truck
Comes out late at night and baby picks me up
Tell him, "Just drive on and d-don't ever stop.
Don't take me home again, take me to a new land."

I wear my red lipstick, got my coat and gun
I'm miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spend my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

I was born to live fast, die young
Leave a beautiful corpse, live my life on the run
I got my cash, my Louis Vuitton, diamonds and guns
Girls just wanna, just wanna have fun

I spent my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go

I spend my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we go
Now we know, baby, now we know

ReferencesEdit

  • ASCAP ACE Title Search #883183263

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