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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Liam Howe
Hannah Robinson
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
Length 3:40
3:50 (Demo 1)
3:49 (Demo 2)
4:00 (Demo 3)
3:36 (Demo 4)
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
"Lucky Ones"

"Lolita" (also registered as "Hey Lolita Hey") is a song by Lana Del Rey off her second album, and first major label release, Born to Die. It serves as the second international bonus track from the album, and serves as the closing track on the Target exclusive edition. The track was written by Del Rey, Liam Howe and Hannah Robinson, it was produced by Emile Haynie.

Cross-references

  • There are many references to 'Lolita' throughout Del Rey's songs, such as 'Carmen', little girls, motels, violet pills, and jump rope, and it is possible that the song '1949' is a reference to 'Lolita' as well
  • The lyrics "D-A-R-K" could be a reference to popular nursery rhyme Ms Suzy

Music video

Before the release of Born to Die, Del Rey created a homemade music video for one of the demos of the song. Like most of her old music videos, it featured clips of Del Rey herself singing along to the song and clips she gathered from old films.

Lana Del Rey - Lolita (Music Video)03:50

Lana Del Rey - Lolita (Music Video)

Live performances

Del Rey performed the song live several times in 2012, and in 2016 she included it as part of the setlist for her Festival Tour. Starting on June 3, 2016 at the Orange Warsaw Festival, making that her first live performance of "Lolita" since 2012.

Lyrics

Would you be mine? Would you be my baby tonight?
Could be kissing my fruit punch lips in the bright sunshine
'Cause I like you quite a lot, everything you got, don't you know?
It's you that I adore, though I make the boys fall like dominoes

Kiss me in the d-a-r-k dark tonight
D-a-r-k do it my way
Kiss me in the p-a-r-k park tonight
P-a-r-k let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

I could be yours, I could be your baby tonight
Topple you down from your sky forty stories high
Shining like a God, can't believe I got you and so
Look at what I bought, not a second thought, oh, Romeo

Kiss me in the d-a-r-k dark tonight
D-a-r-k do it my way
Kiss me in the p-a-r-k park tonight
P-a-r-k let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

I want my cake and I want to eat it too
I want to have fun and be in love with you
I know that I'm a mess with my long hair and my sun tan, short dress, bare feet
I don't care what they say about me, what they say about me
Because I know that it's L.O.V.E.
You make me happy, you make me happy
And I never listen to anyone
Let them all say

Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey, Lolita, hey
Hey, Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down

Credits

Personnel

  • Backing vocals — Hannah Robinson
  • Additional keyboards & programming — Liam Howe
  • Mixing — Dan grech Marguerat for 365 Artists


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