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Paradise EP
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Dan Heath
Length 3:53
(See official versions)
From Plogo
Single(s) "Ride"
Promotional single(s) "Blue Velvet"
"Burning Desire"
Paradise track listing
"Blue Velvet"

"Body Electric" (referred to as "I Sing the Body Electric") is a song by Lana Del Rey from her third EP, and second major-label release, Paradise. It was co-written with Rick Nowels and produced by Nowels and Dan Heath.

Background Edit

Del Rey first mentioned the song as "I Sing the Body Electric" on June 15, 2012, during an interview with Catalunya Radio. She also mentioned "Gods & Monsters" as "In the Land of Gods and Monsters" and "Young and Beautiful" as "Will You Still Love Me When I'm No Longer Young and Beautiful".[1]

The song's official instrumental leaked on October 3, 2018.

Tropico music video Edit

Main article: Tropico (film)

Del Rey's short film, Tropico (released December 6, 2013), contains a visual for "Body Electric", as part of Tropico's first chapter titled Body Electric. It shows Del Rey as Eve and actor Shaun Ross as Adam in the Garden of Eden.

Live performances Edit

Del Rey first performed the song live for the very first time during her performance at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, California, on June 3, 2012.

Cross-references Edit

 Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 3:53
  • Instrumental version — 3:51

LyricsEdit

Elvis is my daddy
Marilyn's my mother
Jesus is my bestest friend
We don't need nobody
'Cause we got each other
Or at least I pretend

We get down every Friday night
Dancing and grinding in the pale moonlight
Grand Ole Opry
We're feeling alright
Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind
(I said don't worry 'bout it)

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric

I sing the body electric
Sing that body electric
Sing that body electric
I'm on fire, sing that body electric

Whitman is my daddy
Monaco's my mother
Diamonds are my bestest friend
Heaven is my baby
Suicide's her father
Opulence is the end

We get down every Friday night
Dancing and grinding in the pale moon light
Grand Ole Opry
We're feeling alright
Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind
(I said don't worry 'bout it)

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric

I sing the body electric
Sing that body electric
Sing that body electric
I'm on fire, sing that body electric

My clothes still smell like you
And all the photographs say that you're still young
I pretend I'm not hurt and go about the world like I'm having fun
We get crazy every Friday night
Drop it like it's hot in the pale moonlight
Grand Ole Opry
Feeling alright
Mary swaying softly to her hearts delight

I sing the body electric
I sing the body electric, baby
I sing the body electric

I sing the body electric
Sing that body electric
Sing that body electric
I'm on fire, sing that body electric

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, piano, mellotron, strings
  • Dan Heath — production, recording, orchestra, percussion
  • Kieron Menzies — recording, mixing
  • Chris Garcia — recording
  • Patrick Warren — guitar, organ, dulcitone, Moog synthesizer, piano, bells, Optigon, mellotron
  • Tim Pierce — electric slide guitar
  • John Davis — mastering
Technical
  • Published by EMI / R-Rated Music
  • Administered by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
  • Mastered at Metropolis Mastering, London, United Kingdom
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Santa Monica, United States

ReferencesEdit