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Lana Del Rey
featuring Nikki Lane
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Nikki Lane
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Recorded 2019–2020
Length 2:57
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Single(s) "Let Me Love You like a Woman"

"Chemtrails Over the Country Club"
"White Dress"

"Tulsa Jesus Freak"
Chemtrails Over the Country Club track listing
"Yosemite" "Dance Till We Die"

"Breaking Up Slowly" is a song by Lana Del Rey with Nikki Lane, which is featured on her seventh studio album and sixth major-label studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club.

Background[edit | edit source]

The song was first mentioned during a surprise duet performance with Nikki Lane on October 18, 2020, in which Del Rey confirmed the song to be included in the album's tracklist. A part of the said track was also performed the same day.

On December 18, 2020, it appeared on Shazam alongside the rest of the tracklist for Chemtrails Over the Country Club.

On April 2, 2021, during a performance with Lane at a venue in New Braunfels, Texas, Lana mentioned that she and Lane had written the song right before the Omaha, Nebraska show on the LA to the Moon Tour in November 2019. [1]

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

[Nikki Lane]:
Breaking up slowly is a hard thing to do
I love you only, but it's making me blue
So don't send me flowers like you always do
It's hard to be lonely, but it's the right thing

Are these my good years or do I have none?
Are there really good years for everyone?
I don't wanna live with a life of regret
I don't wanna end up like Tammy Wynette

[Lana Del Rey & Nikki Lane]:
‘Cause breaking up slowly is a hard thing to do
I love you only, but it’s making me blue
So don’t send me flowers like you always do
It’s hard to be lonely, but it's the right thing to do

[Lana Del Rey]:
George got arrested out on the lawn
We might be breaking up after this song
Will he still love me long after I’m gone?
Or did he see it coming all along?

[Lana Del Rey & Nikki Lane]:
‘Cause breaking up slowly is a hard thing to do
I love you only, and it’s making me blue
So don’t send me flowers like you always do
It’s hard to be lonely, baby, breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up slowly
(Baby, breaking up is hard to do)
Breaking up slowly is a hard thing to do
I love you only, and it’s making me blue
So don’t send me flowers like you always do
It's hard to be lonely, but it's the right thing to do

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, producer.
  • Nikki Lane — vocals.
  • Jack Antonoff — composer, producer, mixer, bass, guitar, piano.
  • Mikey Freedom Hart — pedal steel.
  • Laura Sisk — engineer, mixer.
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering engineer.
  • John Rooney — assistant recording engineer.
  • Jon Sher — assistant recording engineer.


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