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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Kieron Menzies
Recorded 2014–2015
Length 4:55
(see official versions)
From
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Single(s) "High by the Beach"
"Music to Watch Boys To"
Promotional single(s) "Terrence Loves You"
"Honeymoon"
Honeymoon track listing
"The Blackest Day" "Swan Song"

"24" (also registered as "Twenty-Four Hours")[1] is a song written by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels and produced by Del Rey, Nowels and Kieron Menzies. It is featured on Del Rey's third major-label full-length album, Honeymoon.

Background[]

There has been some speculation that "24" was originally intended to be Del Rey's song for the twenty-fourth James Bond film, Spectre. She had previously been rumored to have been considered for the theme.[2]

Michael Dolce of The Inquisitr suggests that, when and if Del Rey was passed over in favor of Sam Smith, "[24] ended up as one of the final tracks on Honeymoon."[3]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:55
    • Instrumental version — 4:53

Lyrics[]

There's only 24 hours in a day
And half as many ways
for you to lie to me, my little love

There's only 24 hours in a day
And half of those you lay awake
with thoughts of murder and carnage

If you lie down with dogs
Then you'll get fleas
Be careful of the company you keep

There's only 24 hours
and that’s not enough
to lie like you lie
Or love like you love

There's only 24 hours in a day
And half of those you lay
Between the sheets with me, my lying love

There's only 24 hours, so you'd say
For most of them you pay
For all the things they paid you for, my love

If you lie down with dogs
Then you'll get fleas
Be careful of the ones you choose to leave

There's only 24 hours
and that’s not enough
to lie like you lie
Or love like you love

Give me your heat
Give me your diamonds
You hit that street
And my crooked love

You count to three, yeah
While they're all dying
You're hard to reach
You're cold to touch

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, producer
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, producer, synthesizer, keyboards, bass guitar, mellotron, piano, programming
  • Kieron Menzies — production, mixing
  • Nicolas Essig — engineering
  • Emerson Day — recording
  • Rusty Anderson — electric guitar
  • Brian Griffin — drums, percussion
  • Patrick Warren — strings, horn, percussion
  • Adam Ayan — mastering

References[]