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"Beautiful Player" (erroneously referred to as "Hit with a Kiss") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey featuring rapper Darren Coleman under his stage name Starz. It was recorded in 2011 and leaked on June 8, 2013. It is registered on BMI Repertoire.[1]

Background[]

The track was co-written by Starz and produced by Simon Katz. On March 12, 2011, Del Rey tweeted about being in the studio with Katz, calling him a genius.[2]

On January 18, 2024, the YouTube account of SmokeStack Recordings posted a behind-the-scenes video of Del Rey's studio session with Katz and Coleman.[3][4] The song was revealed to have been recorded in New York City.

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

[Starz]:
Uh, what? Starz, Starz
Lana Del Rey, Lana Del Rey
Sing it to me, sing it to me

[Lana Del Rey]:
You're so easy to love
You make me cuckoo like a turtle dove
So hot that I can't get enough
Enough of you

Hit me and it felt like a kiss
You know it hurts so good when you do me like this
So sad when I hear the girls talk
When I walk by, they start to cry

[Starz & Lana Del Rey]:
(Sing it to me, baby)
'Cause you're a beautiful player
You're a beautiful player, baby
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, baby (How you love that?)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh (Uh)
Uh-uh, ah (Sing it to me, girl)

[Lana Del Rey]:
Sunset on a Saturday night
Having a drop-top 'bach ride, time of our lives
He's selling souls on the boulevard
Of broken dreams and faded queens

Live young like we oughta die fast
'Cause he's been breakin' the law and he's not goin' back (Goin' back)
I love him violently all through the night
And yes, it's true, I live for you

[Starz & Lana Del Rey]:
(Sing it to me, baby)
'Cause you're my beautiful player (Sing it to me)
You're my beautiful player, baby
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, baby (How you love that?)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, (Uh)
Ooh-ooh, yeah

[Lana Del Rey]:
'L' is for your love that you gave and took away
'O' is for the only one I wanted to stay
'V' is for my valiant Valium baby
'E' is for the X that we took with champagne

[Starz]:
I don't wanna leave, I just wanna breathe
I drive 'em crazy, baby girl, just bein' me
I'm not selfish, I can't help it
I'm just playin' the cards I was dealt-ed

The name Starz got a lotta love to give
Ridin' down Broke Dream Boulevard in the Benz
How ya love that? I think too much
A thin line between insanity and true love

[Lana Del Rey]:
Hit me and it felt like a kiss
Baby, if it don't hurt, then I'll have to insist
We have just one life to live
But true love's more than he can give

[Starz & Lana Del Rey]:
(Sing it to me, baby)
'Cause he's my beautiful player
He's my beautiful player, baby
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, baby (How you love that?)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh (Uh)
Uh-uh, ah

(Sing it to me, baby)
'Cause he's my beautiful player (Sing it to me)
He's my beautiful player, baby
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, baby (How you love that?)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh (Uh)
Ooh-ooh, yeah

References[]

  1. BMI Work #21207833
  2. Del Rey, Lana (March 12, 2011). "Studio W Simon Katz. Genius.". Twitter. Archived from the original on July 5, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140705155530/https://twitter.com/LanaDelRey/status/46660029121699841. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  3. SmokeStackGlobal (January 18, 2024). "Lana Del Rey RARE song Beautiful Player - Unreleased studio session #lanadelrey". YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-kT8HSgUc. Retrieved January 19, 2024.
  4. SmokeStackGlobal (January 18, 2024). "Lana Del Rey never released this song! #lanadelrey #unreleased". YouTube Shorts. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/vZghBNSu2Y0. Retrieved January 19, 2024.
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