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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Unknown
Recorded 2005
Length 3:46
From Unreleased Logo

"Fordham Road" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It is speculated to have been recorded in 2005 and it leaked on October 11, 2012. The song is not registered on any major service.

Background and writing

Lyrically, the song refers to Del Rey walking through The Bronx, in New York, along Fordham Road. It also references Valentine Avenue, a road that intersects with Fordham. The song was most likely recorded by Del Rey while she attended Fordham University. The lyric "the stone Mary in the garden" likely references the statue of Mary in the courtyard of Queen's Court Residential College, where Del Rey lived for a year while at Fordham.

Cross-references

  • References to Mother Mary are found in songs such as "Body Electric".

Lyrics

Thirty blocks to Fordham Road, that's a bad neighborhood
Crack house on the corner, I know I shouldn't do what it is I could

The stone Mary in the garden
She let me know she watchin'
She said I better get walkin'
I better walk away

I don't know why it is that I wanna stay
I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way
But I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

I catch a dollar in the wind and I buy a cup of coffee
There's a place on Valentine that still charge ninety cent

I keep on walkin' in the daytime
And in my eyes it's always nighttime
And I like it when it's me at night
'Cause that's when all the stars come out
Oh-oh, out, oh-oh

I don't know why it is that I wanna stay
I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way
But I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

He is the greatest, it's the greatest day
He is the greatest, it's the greatest day, oh
I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

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