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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
David Kahne
Producer(s) David Kahne
Length 3:55
(See official versions)
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"For K, Pt. 2"

"Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)" (registered as "Gramma") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and David Kahne. The song was released during 2010 as a track from Del Rey's debut studio album, Lana Del Ray.

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with Index magazine in 2008, Del Rey explained "[Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)] was the last song we recorded and I already had the choruses, and I got to write the verses while I was living in a trailer in New Jersey.  The best part of it was the light rail that ran from the Park to Hoboken. I wrote the verses on that, back and forth, because that’s the best view of the city. I think that was one of my happiest times, and I think that makes for happiness in the verses.  And I remember telling my grandma, 'I wish I could meet someone.'  And she said, 'When I was young, we didn't have the chance or the choice to try and see a lot of people - you had to meet a man and that was kind of it - but don't be afraid to meet everybody.'  And I thought, you're the first person in my family who's ever made me feel like it’s okay to want to try and find the right thing." Producer and writer David Kahne said on his website that "Lizzy's Gramma is so important in her life. While we were recording, Lizzy had a picture of her Gramma holding her on her lap. Lizzy was crying and her Gramma has such a sweet smile on her face, in the sun at the beach."

Live performances Edit

Del Rey performed "Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)" live at least two known times, on December 2, 2008 at The National Underground and on August 2, 2009 at Mexicali Live. Most likely at other early shows as well.

Cross-references Edit

Music video(s) Edit

Music video Information
Gramma -1 (Axl Rose version)03:58

Gramma -1 (Axl Rose version)

Released N/A
Length 3:58
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Gramma -2 (Flowers version)04:05

Gramma -2 (Flowers version)

Released N/A
Length 4:05
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Gramma 3 (Gas Station Version)04:01

Gramma 3 (Gas Station Version)

Released N/A
Length 4:01
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
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Music video Information
Gramma 4 (Yayo Version)04:00

Gramma 4 (Yayo Version)

Released N/A
Length 4:00
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
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Music video Information
Gramma 5 (Yayo Version 2)04:10

Gramma 5 (Yayo Version 2)

Released N/A
Length 4:10
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Gramma 603:56

Gramma 6

Released N/A
Length 3:56
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A

Background Edit

Del Rey made six known music videos for the song "Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)". All of them surfaced the internet. The videos feature clips of films and shots of Del Rey herself, similar to the style of many of her homemade music videos.

Official versions Edit

  • Album version – 3:55
  • Mix 3 – 4:04
  • Mix 5 – 4:04
  • Instrumental version – 4:02

Lyrics Edit

Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me

A-M-E-R-I-C-A
All I want to do is play
See the city every day
Pretty party nation

Tell me that you think I'm good
Happy that I make you glad
'Cause I don't want to think I'm bad, Gramma
I don't want to think I'm bad

Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me
Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Don't you know, you don't need a thing?
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me

T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Trouble's what feels good to me
Crazy as since I was three
Now I'm out to get you

But I'd have bet that lately, Ma
And I'm in love with everyone
And I don't want to think I'm wrong
Just for feeling pretty

Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me
Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me

I want to be the whole world's girl, gramma
I want to be the whole world's girl
I want to be the whole world's girl, gramma
Tell me do you think that's wrong?

Don't cry, honey, crazy girl
Don't you know you are the world?
Every time you feel unsure
Try to remember what you are

Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me
Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Honey, don't you know you have everything?
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me

Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me
Gramma said she'll leave the lights on for me
Gramma said the flags are waving for me
Gramma said that somewhere out there there's a good man, waiting for me


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