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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Kieron Menzies
Released August 21, 2015
Length 4:50
From
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Singles "High By the Beach"
"Music to Watch Boys To"
Digital single(s) "Terrence Loves You"
"Honeymoon"
Honeymoon track listing
"God Knows I Tried"
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"Terrence Loves You" is a song by Lana Del Rey and co-written by Rick Nowels that is featured on Del Rey's third major-label full-length album Honeymoon. The song was released on August 21, 2015, as the first promotional single from the record.[1]

Background

The title of the track was shared by Del Rey on August 19, 2015 in response to paparazzi asking about her favorite song off the album. Del Rey replied "Terrence Loves You" and when asked why she explained, "it's jazzy".[2]

Del Rey also stated that this track and "God Knows I Tried" are very close to her heart.

Release

The song was released on August 21, 2015. A promotional cover surfaced on Shazam on the 20th of August.

Commercial performance

The song peaked 128 in France and 188 in United Kingdom.

Critical reception

The song was critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone who called it ''hypnotic'' and praised Del Rey's vocal performance.

Cross-references

  • "Ground control to Major Tom" and "Can you hear me?" are references to artist David Bowie.
  • "Put the radio on" is a reference to the song of the same name and "Radio".
  • "Jazz" is also a topic in "Brooklyn Baby", which refers to the Beat Generation.
  • "Can you hear me?" is a lyric also used in "Without You" and one that is partially referenced in "Hollywood".
  • "Hollywood" is referenced in multiple songs, such as "Hollywood's Dead" and "Hollywood", and these "legends" could include people like "Marilyn Monroe"
  • Having the "blues" is also mentioned in the title of "Pawn Shop Blues"

Lyrics

You are what you are
I don’t matter to anyone
But Hollywood legends will never grow old
And all of what’s hidden, well, it will never grow cold

But I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz when I’ve got those blues
And I lost myself when I lost you
And I still get trashed, darling, when I hear your tunes

But you are who you are
I won’t change you for anything
For when you are crazy, I’ll let you be bad
I’ll never dare change thee to what you are not

But I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz when I’ve got those blues
I lost myself and I lost you, too
And I still get trashed, baby, when I hear your tunes

I put the radio on; hold you tight in my mind
It isn’t strange that you’re not here with me
But I know the lights on in the television
Trying to transmit, can you hear me?
Ground control to Major Tom
Can you hear me all night long?
Ground control to Major Tom

Well, I lost myself when I lost you
But I still got jazz when I’ve got the blues
I lost myself and I lost you, too
And I still get trashed, honey, when I hear your tunes

Mhm...
Mhm...

References


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