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==Writing and inspiration==
 
==Writing and inspiration==
   
The song was written by Lana and Justin Parker after the success of [[Video Games (song)|Video Games]]. It is part of the [[K]] trilogy, but may not necessarily be about him.
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The song was written by Lana and Justin Parker after the success of [[Video Games (song)|Video Games]]. It is part of the [[K]] trilogy.
   
 
==Composition==
 
==Composition==
Musically, ''Born to Die'' is an apocalyptic down-tempo ballad with hip-hop influences. It was composed in the key of E minor and at a tempo of 86 beats per minute. It features similar instrumentation to Video Games, but focuses more heavily on the hip-hop influenced beat also seen in [[Blue Jeans (song)|Blue Jeans]].
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Musically, ''Born to Die'' is an apocalyptic down-tempo ballad with hip-hop influences. It was composed in the key of E minor and at a tempo of 86 beats per minute. It features similar instrumentation to Video Games, but focuses more heavily on the hip-hop influenced beat also seen in [[Blue Jeans (song)|Blue Jeans]]. It samples ''Big Red'' by the band Mountain.
   
 
==Cross-references==
 
==Cross-references==
 
*The song is part of the [[K]] trilogy.
 
*The song is part of the [[K]] trilogy.
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*The phrase "friday night" also appeared later in the song ''[[Cola (song)|Cola]]''.
   
 
==Official versions==
 
==Official versions==
*Album version 4:42
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*Album version 4:46
*Remastered version 4:41
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*Radio edit 4:06
*Radio edit 4:01
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*Demo version #1 4:23
*Demo version 3:55
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*Demo version #2 4:44
*Video version 4:46
 
 
==[[Remixes]]==
 
*[[Club Clique]] For The Bad Girls Remix 5:00
 
*[[Helium Robots]] Remix 4:52
 
*[[Jakwob & Etherwood]] Remix 3:43
 
*[[Jamie Woon]] Remix 5:14
 
*[[Joy Orbison]] Remix 5:00
 
*[[Larry Heard|Larry "Mr. Fingers" Heard]] Remix 9:01
 
*Larry "Mr. Fingers" Heard Edit 9:00
 
*[[Omid 16B]] Remix 5:14
 
*Omid 16B Radio Edit 4:07
 
*Omid 16B Instrumental Mix 5:08
 
*Omid 16B Instrumental Reprise 2:35
 
*[[We Don't Belong In Pancha]] Remix 5:20
 
*[[White Lies]] C-Mix 7:34
 
   
 
==Music video==
 
==Music video==
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{{Music video
 
{{Music video
|Date = Unknown, 2011
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|Date = [[2011/October|October 25-27]], 2011
|Director = [[Lana Del Rey]]
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|Director = [[Yoann Lemoine]]
|Producer = Lana Del Rey
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|DOP = André Chemetoff
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|AD = Antoine Poulet
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|PD = Anna Brun<br> Audrey Malecot
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|Producer = Emmanuel Reyé<br> Mourad Belkeddar
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|Post = OneMore Production
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|Post Sup. = Gregory Lanfranchi
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|Flame = Hervé Thouement
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|Prod = Iconoclast<br>HSI London
 
|Time = 4:46
 
|Time = 4:46
|Location = Unknown
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|Location = Palace of Fontainebleau, France
 
|Source = <small>[[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]]</small>
 
|Source = <small>[[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]]</small>
 
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===Background===
 
===Background===
After recording videos for all of the tracks from [[Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant]] in the same style, Lana continued by recording this one and interlacing clips of her with old films, cartoons, paparazzi footage, and nature clips to create the video. The original video, released in July of 2011, was removed and reformatted using some new clips once Lana was signed to [[Stranger Records|Stranger]], due to copyright problems.
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After feeling dissatisfied with the self-production of the video for ''[[Video Games (song)|Video Games]]'', and with a budget given by her new label, [[Interscope]], Lana Del Rey shot the video for ''Born to Die'' in the royal Fontainblau Palace in October, 2011. She wrote the treatment for the video, and presented it to filmographer and fellow musician [[Yoann Lemoine]], in late 2011. He rewrote the concept, known as ''"The Lonely Queen"'', which featured her in heaven after dying and remembering her and her lover together, into a more reasonable concept.
   
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
The video shows Lana, with her hair in a similar style to that of Jackie Kennedy, wearing a white top and a yellow & black shirt, and shows her with various colorizations added to her shots. The clips in the video show San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, amongst others, as well as specific shots of the [[Chateau Marmont]] and various billboards around L.A. A prominent scene featured throughout the video is that of an intoxicated Paz De La Huerta, an actress, stumbling. Many scenes of a man and woman on a moped, dancing, kissing, and jumping in a pool are a main focus of the video. The original video also included many shots of cartoons and orchestras, but these were removed in the final edition.
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The video depicts the "live fast, die young" approach Lana has used throughout her career. It begins with Lana embracing her lover, played by [[Bradley Soileau]], with an American flag behind them. Then Lana is shown, in "heaven", sitting in a throne with two tigers next to her. Interlaced clips of her and her lover are shown throughout clips of the castle, Lana in the throne, and Lana walking about the castle. Her lover and her meet at the castle, and begin to kiss on the hood of, and inside, a vintage Ford Mustang. The two then drive through the night before crashing. Soileau is shown holding a bloody corpse of Lana while the car is aflame behind them. Interlaced clips of them inside the castle, lying on a bed and standing against a wall, are also shown throughout the video.
   
 
===Look #1===
 
===Look #1===
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[[Category:Singles]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die songs]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die singles]]
 
 
[[Category:Singles]]
 
[[Category:Singles]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die songs]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die songs]]

Revision as of 05:27, May 16, 2013

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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Justin Parker
Producer(s) Justin Parker
Emile Haynie
Length 4:46
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Single(s) "Video Games"
"Born to Die"
"Blue Jeans"
"Summertime Sadness"
"National Anthem"
"Dark Paradise"
Promotional single(s) "Off to the Races"
"Carmen"
Born to Die track listing
"Off to the Races"

"Born to Die" is a song written by Lana Del Rey and Justin Parker and produced by Parker and Emile Haynie in 2012. Taken from Lana's first major-label album of the same title, Born to Die, the song served as the album's second single worldwide.

Writing and inspiration

The song was written by Lana and Justin Parker after the success of Video Games. It is part of the K trilogy.

Composition

Musically, Born to Die is an apocalyptic down-tempo ballad with hip-hop influences. It was composed in the key of E minor and at a tempo of 86 beats per minute. It features similar instrumentation to Video Games, but focuses more heavily on the hip-hop influenced beat also seen in Blue Jeans. It samples Big Red by the band Mountain.

Cross-references

  • The song is part of the K trilogy.
  • The phrase "friday night" also appeared later in the song Cola.

Official versions

  • Album version 4:46
  • Radio edit 4:06
  • Demo version #1 4:23
  • Demo version #2 4:44

Music video

Born to Die

Born to Die

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Information
Shot October 25-27, 2011
Director(s) Yoann Lemoine
Producer(s) Emmanuel Reyé
Mourad Belkeddar
Length 4:46
Location Palace of Fontainebleau, France


Background

After feeling dissatisfied with the self-production of the video for Video Games, and with a budget given by her new label, Interscope, Lana Del Rey shot the video for Born to Die in the royal Fontainblau Palace in October, 2011. She wrote the treatment for the video, and presented it to filmographer and fellow musician Yoann Lemoine, in late 2011. He rewrote the concept, known as "The Lonely Queen", which featured her in heaven after dying and remembering her and her lover together, into a more reasonable concept.

Description

The video depicts the "live fast, die young" approach Lana has used throughout her career. It begins with Lana embracing her lover, played by Bradley Soileau, with an American flag behind them. Then Lana is shown, in "heaven", sitting in a throne with two tigers next to her. Interlaced clips of her and her lover are shown throughout clips of the castle, Lana in the throne, and Lana walking about the castle. Her lover and her meet at the castle, and begin to kiss on the hood of, and inside, a vintage Ford Mustang. The two then drive through the night before crashing. Soileau is shown holding a bloody corpse of Lana while the car is aflame behind them. Interlaced clips of them inside the castle, lying on a bed and standing against a wall, are also shown throughout the video.

Look #1

Look #2

Lyrics

Album version

Feet don’t fail me now
Take me to the finish line
Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I’m hoping at the gates, they’ll tell me that you’re mine

Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design?
I feel so alone on a Friday night
Can you make it feel like home, if I tell you you’re mine
It’s like I told you honey

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh, let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime
Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

Lost but now I am found
I can see but once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Tried to take what I could get
Scared that I couldn’t find
All the answers honey

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough I don’t know why.
Keep making me laugh
Let’s go get high
Cause you and I, we were born to die

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words, this is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

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