The song was written and produced by Del Rey and Nowels during December 2013, in the same sessions as "I Can Fly","Yes to Heaven", "Shades of Cool", "Is This Happiness", "Fine China" and "Sad Girl", for Del Rey's third major-label album Ultraviolence. However the song was ultimately cut from the final release when the album was reworked with Dan Auerbach.
Three snippets, including snippets of stems of the track, leaked on August 15, 2016. The full instrumental lacking a drum stem leaked on January 28, 2017, followed by another snippet on March 21 of the same year. The full version of the track with vocals, but slightly edited, leaked on April 18, 2017.
Composition and writingEdit
"Your Girl" is a slow rock ballad with elements of blues, soul and jazz. The song is set in the key of D minor playing at approximately 120 beats per minute. Instrumentation for the track consists of a synthesised bass, strumming electric guitar, strings and a prominent use of an organ in the chorus. Lyrically, the track depicts Del Rey, tired from performing, asking an old flame to carry her to her bed while lamenting about how their relationship could have been.
- There are many lyrical and thematic similarities to "The Blackest Day".
- Reference to Versailles are found in "Breaking My Heart".
- The lyric "paint my toenails blue" alludes to her "blue nail polish" which is referenced in "1949", "The Blackest Day" and similarly to her "red nail polish" in "Off to the Races".
- The title is mentioned in "Pretty When You Cry".
- ↑ ISRC Code: GBUM71402154