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Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Dan Heath
Robbie Fitzsimmons
Nino Rota
Producer(s) Dan Heath
Length 4:29
From Ultraviolence logo
Single(s) "West Coast"
"Ultraviolence"
"Black Beauty"
Promotional single(s) "Shades of Cool"
"Ultraviolence"
"Brooklyn Baby"
Ultraviolence track listing
"The Other Woman"

"Old Money" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was written by Del Rey and Robbie Fitzsimmons and produced and co-written by Dan Heath. It is melodically based on "What Is a Youth" (or "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet") by Nino Rota, a composer notable for his work on The Godfather. It is registered on the ISWC. The song is featured on Del Rey's second major-label album Ultraviolence.

CompositionEdit

"Old Money" is a ballad that runs at 4:31 with a BPM of approximately 115 in B♭ minor and 4/4. It is a development, both melodically and lyrically, of the song "Methamphetamines" which in itself is melodically inspired by Nino Rota's "What Is a Youth" (or "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet"). The song has a simple production featuring only layered vocals, piano and a string ensemble.

Cross-referencesEdit

Commercial performanceEdit

Due to the release of Ultraviolence and strong digital downloads of "Old Money", the song debuted on the SNEP (France) chart at number 190.

LyricsEdit

Blue hydrangea, cold cash divine
Cashmere, cologne, and white sunshine
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine
The kids were young and pretty

Where have you been? Where did you go?
Those summer nights seem long ago
And so is the girl you used to call
The queen of New York City

But if you send for me you know I'll come
And if you call for me you know I'll run
I'll run to you, I'll run to you, I'll run, run, run
I'll come to you, I'll come to you, I'll come, come, come

The power of youth is on my mind
Sunsets, small town, I'm out of time
Will you still love me when I shine
From words but not from beauty?

My father's love was always strong
My mother's glamour lives on and on
Yet still inside I felt alone
For reasons unknown to me

But if you send for me you know I'll come
And if you call for me you know I'll run
I'll run to you, I'll run to you, I'll run, run, run
I'll come to you, I'll come to you, I'll come, come, come

And if you call I'll run, run, run
If you change your mind I'll come, come, come

Blue hydrangea, cold cash divine
Cashmere, cologne, and hot sunshine
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine
And we were young and pretty

Credits Edit

Personnel

  • Written by Lana Del Rey, Dan Heath & Robbie Fitzsimmons
  • Vocals by Lana Del Rey.
  • Produced by Dan Heath.
  • Engineered by Milton Gutiérrez.
  • Assistant engineer: Andy Zisakis.
  • Mixed by Robert Orton at Hot Rocks Studios.
  • Arranged by Dan Heath.
  • Orchestrated by Matthew McGaughey.
  • Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios, London.

ReferencesEdit

  • ISWC-Net #T-909.965.208-1


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