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Lana Del Rey as Lana Del Ray
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Unknown
Recorded 2010
Length 4:01
(See official versions)
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"Bad Boy" (previously and erroneously referred to as "Hot Potato") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 under the pseudonym Lana Del Ray.

Background[]

The song was first alluded to on a Tumblr account on May 3, 2019, with a snippet leaking on May 21, 2019. An edited version of the full song was leaked on June 3, 2019. It was recorded in the same session as "Playing Dangerous" and samples Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune". On August 1, 2019, two demo ideas of the songs leaked.

Because the song was recorded in the same session as "Playing Dangerous", there is a high chance that the track was produced by the same producers, which are Mads Louis Hauge and Phil Thornalley, but currently this is not confirmed.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Edited version — 4:01
  • Demo idea 1 — 3:29
  • Demo idea 2 — 2:27

Lyrics[]

Edited version[]

My baby likes me fresh in my white kicks
I’m sweet like cherry pie and he likes this
I buy him drinks and he buys me cigarettes
He thinks that we’re a little bit like Romeo and Juliet

Throw me 'round like a hot potato
If you want the butter then say so
And it’s wrong, but well it’s okay, though
It’s okay, though

Baby, ghetto love
Mama knows I like the bad boys
Baby, ghetto love
Just like daddy was a bad boy
Ooh, ah
Take me out tonight
Baby, save my life
Ooh
Take me out tonight
Baby, save my life

True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies, it never dies
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies

My baby likes me fresh in my white kicks
He thinks it’s a little like hair, tits, lips, sips
It doesn’t really matter that I do my lipstick
All day long, all day long

My baby likes me fresh in my white kicks
Yeah, Bonnie and Clyde, just like this
He thinks a little like my polka dot dress on
He like my hair long

Baby, ghetto love
You know no one loves you better, right?
Baby, duh-duh love
You can be, oh be no better
Ooh, ooh
Take me out tonight
Baby, save my life
Ooh, ooh
Take me out tonight
Baby, save my life

Save my life, save my life, save my life
Come and save my life, save my life, save my life
Save my life, save my life, save my life

'Cause true love never dies
It's what I want, when I see what's up high
True love never dies, ooh, ooh

Baby, ghetto love
Mama knows I like them bad boys
Baby, ghetto love
Just like daddy was a bad boy

True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies, it never dies
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies

Demo idea 1[]

Um...

Baby, ghetto love
Di di di di di di di di
Baby, ghetto love
Mama knows I like them bad boys

My baby likes me fresh in my white kicks
I'm sweet like cherry pie and he likes this
I buy him drinks and he buys me cigarettes
He thinks that we're a little bit like Romeo and Juliet
Throw me 'round like a hot potato
If he want the butter, then say so
And it's wrong, but well, it's okay though
It's okay though

Baby, ghetto love
Mama knows I like them bad boys
Baby, ghetto love
Just like daddy was a bad boy
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies, it never dies
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies

My baby likes me fresh in my white kicks
He thinks it's a little like hair, tits, lips, sips
It doesn't really matter that I do my lipstick
All day long, all day long
It's a [unintelligible] in my white kicks
Yeah, Bonnie and Clyde, it's just like this
He thinks a little like my polka dot dress on
He like my hair long
Right

Baby, ghetto love
Just like daddy da da da da, yeah
Baby, da da da
Just like daddy was a bad boy
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies, it never dies
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies
True love, true love, true love
It never dies, it never dies
Ah

Yes!
Yes!

(Yeah?
How we do-
How we doin' um... structure-wise in that?
That's a really good bit you went past, there
Yeah, strong
There was this thing about all day long, all day)

Demo idea 2[]

Baby, ghetto love
Mama knows I like the bad boys
Baby, ghetto love
Just like daddy was a bad boy
Ooh, ahh
Take me out tonight, take m-m, save my life
(What am I doing?)
Ooh, ooh
Take me out tonight, baby save my life
Save my life, save my life, save my life
Save my life, save my life, save my life
Save my life, save my life, save my life

Oh, baby, ghetto love
You know no one loves you better, right?
Maybe, that I'll [unintelligible]
You can be, oh be no better
Ooh, ooh
Take me out tonight, baby save my life
Ooh, ooh
Take me out tonight, baby sa-

'Cause true love never dies
It's what I want
When I see what's up high
True love
Ooh-ooh
Be my love
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

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