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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Joe Henson
Alexis Smith
Producer(s) The Flight
Recorded 2010
Length 3:04
(See official versions)
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"You Can Be the Boss" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written and produced by Joe Henson and Alexis Smith of The Flight in 2010.

BackgroundEdit

Del Rey uploaded the song to her defunct SoundCloud profile on March 22, 2010, alongside other songs "On Our Way", "Hundred Dollar Bill", "Velvet Crowbar", "Us Against the World" and "Kinda Outta Luck".[1]

The song received many positive reviews amid her rise with "Video Games" during the summer of 2011. It is registered on ASCAP and ISWC. Three vocal stems are available: one from the chorus and two from the song's intro. The studio a cappella version leaked on January 29, 2017.

Live performancesEdit

Del Rey performed the song live several times during her concerts in 2011. On May 7, 2015, Del Rey also performed this song on the opening day of the Endless Summer Tour in The Woodlands, Texas alongside other unreleased songs, "Serial Killer" and "Us Against the World".[2][3][4]

Cross-references Edit

Music video Edit

Music video Information
You Can Be the Boss (Official Video)03:11

You Can Be the Boss (Official Video)

Released N/A
Length 3:12
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Choreographer
Filmed 2010
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A

Background and description Edit

During 2010, Del Rey created a homemade music video for the song. Like most of her old music videos, it features clips of Del Rey herself singing along to the song and clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos. Footage of Del Rey in this video is mostly shot in black and white or muted colors. Unofficial uploads of the video exist online.

Official versions Edit

  • Final version – 3:04
  • Acapella version – 3:13

LyricsEdit

You taste like the Fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my
I love you but I don't know why

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Taste like a keg party, back on the sauce
I like you a lot, I like you a lot
Don't let it stop

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Bad to the bone, sick as a dog
You know that I like, like you a lot
Don't let it stop

He had a cigarette with his number on it
He gave it over to me, "Do you want it?"
I knew it was wrong but I palmed it
I saved it, I waited, I called it

The liquor on your lips, the liquor on your lips
The liquor on your lips makes you dangerous
I knew it was wrong, I'm beyond it
I tried to be strong but I lost it

You taste like the Fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Taste like a keg party, back on the sauce
I like you a lot, I like you a lot
Don't let it stop

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Bad to the bone, sick as a dog
You know that I like, like you a lot
Don't let it stop

He has a white Corvette like I wanted
A fire in his eyes, no, I saw it
He's bleeding from his brain and his wallet
He's sick and he's taken, but honest

The liquor on your lips, the liquor on your lips
The liquor on his lips I just can't resist
As close as I'll get to the darkness
He tells me to, "Shut up, I got this."

You taste like the Fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Taste like a keg party, back on the sauce
I like you a lot, I like you a lot
Don't let it stop

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Bad to the bone, sick as a dog
You know that I like, like you a lot
Don't let it stop

I need you, I need you babe
Like I never needed anyone
You're wrong but you're so much fun
You say you treat 'em mean to keep 'em keen – you're not that nice

But you taste like the Fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Taste like a keg party, back on the sauce
I like you a lot, I like you a lot
Don't let it stop

You can be the boss, daddy
You can be the boss
Bad to the bone, sick as a dog
You know that I like, like you a lot
Don't let it stop

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