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BornToDie
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Chris Braide
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
Chris Braide
Length 3:51
(See official versions)
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Single(s) "Video Games"
"Born to Die"
"Blue Jeans"
"Summertime Sadness"
"National Anthem"
"Dark Paradise"
Promotional single(s) "Off to the Races"
"Carmen"
Born to Die track listing
"Summertime Sadness"

"Million Dollar Man" is a song by Lana Del Rey released on her second studio album, Born to Die It was written by Del Rey and Chris Braide, who also produced the song with Emile Haynie.

Live performances Edit

Del Rey first performed the song live on the 2011 leg of her Born to Die Tour, before the song was officially released. It was also included on the setlist of the 2012 leg of the Born to Die Tour, as well as the Paradise Tour (2013-2014).

Cross references Edit

  • Money is mentioned in many songs like "Hundred Dollar Bill" and "Ten Dollar Ring".
  • The lyric "one for the money, and two for the show" is a direct reference to Elvis Presley's 1956 cover of Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins.

LyricsEdit

You said I was the most exotic flower
Holding me tight in our final hour
I don't know how you convince them and get them, boy
I don't know what you do
It's unbelievable
And I don't know how you get over, oh, get over
Someone as dangerous, tainted, and flawed as you

One for the money, and
Two for the show
I love you, honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

You've got the world
But baby, at what price?
Something so strange
Hard to define
It isn't that hard, boy
To like you, or love you
I'd follow you down, down, down
You're unbelievable
If you're going crazy
Just grab me and take me
I'd follow you down, down, down
Anywhere, anywhere, oh

One for the money
Two for the show
I love you, honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

One for the money
Two for the show, oh
I love you, honey
I'm ready, I'm ready to go
How did you get that way?
I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million-dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

I don't know
You're screwed up and brilliant
Look like a million-dollar man
So why is my heart broke?

Official versionsEdit

  • Album version – 3:51
  • Demo version – 3:42
  • Instrumental version – 3:50

Music video Edit

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Million Dollar Man04:06

Lana Del Rey - Million Dollar Man

Released N/A
Length 4:06
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed 2010
Location
VEVO views N/A

Background and descriptionEdit

Before the release of Born to Die, Del Rey filmed a homemade music video for "Million Dollar Man". It features clips of Del Rey herself and clips from miscellaneous films and videos, similar to the style of many of her pre-Born to Die era music videos.

CreditsEdit

Personnel

  • Guitars — Chris Braide
  • Acoustic Piano — Chris Braide
  • Strings — Chris Braide
  • Drum programming — Chris Braide
  • Drums — Emile Haynie
  • Additional keyboards — Emile Haynie
  • Mixing — Dan Grech Marguerat for 365 Artists
  • Assistant mixing — Duncan Fuller
  • Recording — at Human Feel Studio (California)


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