"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.
"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.
- Lyrical references to "Young & Beautiful" such as "will you still love me when I shine from words but not from beauty," which is similar to "will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful".
- Feelings of loneliness are explored in "Born to Die".
- Del Rey sings about blue hydrangeas in "Axl Rose Husband", "Greenwich" and "Elvis".
- Del Rey refers to herself as the "queen of New York" in "Party Girl", "Us Against The World" and "Summer of Sam".
Due to the release of Ultraviolence and strong digital downloads of "Old Money", the song debuted on the SNEP (France) chart at number 190.
- 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.
- ISWC-Net #T-909.965.208-1