Fandom

Lanapedia

Pawn Shop Blues (song)

721pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comment1 Share
LDRAKALG
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
David Kahne
Producer(s) David Kahne
Length 3:26
(See official versions)
From LDRLogo
Lana Del Ray track listing
"Brite Lites"

"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.

Cross-references

Live performances

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

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Pawn Shop Blues03:27

Lana Del Rey - Pawn Shop Blues

Released N/A
Length 3:27
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
VEVO views N/A

Background and description

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

  • Album version – 3:26
  • Acoustic demo – 2:58
  • Instrumental version – 3:32

Lyrics

Studio version

Well, I didn't know it would come to this
But that's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright letting nice things go

Well, I pawned the earrings that you gave me
Gold and made of flowers dangling
And I almost cried as I sold them all
And I don't mind living on bread and oranges, no no
But I gotta get to and from where I come
And it's gonna take money to go
Oh no, oh oh, oh oh...

In the name of higher consciousness
I let the best man I knew go
'Cause it's nice to love and be loved
But it's better to know all you can know
I said it's nice to love and be loved
But I'd rather know what God knows
Oh no, oh no, oh no...

I can't do this once more
No man can keep me together
Been broken since I was born

Well, I didn't know it would come to this
But that's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright letting nice things go

Demo

Well, I didn't know it would come to this
But that's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright letting nice things go

Well, I pawned the earrings that you gave me
Gold and made of flowers dangling
And I almost cried as I sold them all
And I don't mind living on bread and oranges, oh, oh
But I gotta get to and from where I come
And it's gonna take money to go
Oh , oh oh, oh oh...

In the name of higher consciousness
I let the best man I knew go
'Cause it's nice to love and be loved
But it's better to know all you can know
I said it's nice to love and be loved
But I'd rather know what God knows
Oh no, oh no, oh no...

Well, I didn't know it would come to this
But that's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright letting nice things go


LDRLogo 2

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.