"Pawn Shop Blues" (also known as "Bread and Oranges") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and David Kahne. The song was produced by Kahne for Del Rey's debut studio ablum, Lana Del Ray, which was officially released in January, 2010.
- God is referenced in many of Del Rey's songs; these include "Gods & Monsters", "You're Gonna Love Me", "Take Me to Paris", "Live Forever", "Starry Eyed", and others.
- The melody is similar to Del Rey's earlier song "Disco".
Live performances Edit
Del Rey performed the song live four known times during the early days of her career, and possibly more. The first three known performances were during September, 2006, as part of her participation in the Williamsburg Live Songwriter's Competition, one of these performances was recorded and compiled onto a CD of 11 live recordings from the competition finalists. The fourth known performance of "Pawn Shop Blues" was on June 14, 2007, at Union Pool in New York.
Music video Edit
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Background and descriptionEdit
Del Rey created her own homemade music video for the song. Like most of her old music videos, it featured clips of Del Rey herself and clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos.
Official versions Edit
- Album version – 3:26
- Acoustic demo – 2:58
- Instrumental version – 3:32
Studio version Edit