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"Brite Lites" is a song written by Lana Del Rey and produced by David Kahne. It was released in 2010 on Del Rey's debut album Lana Del Ray.

Background[]

An acoustic demo of the song leaked with No Kung Fu on February 11, 2012. On June 13, 2016, a snippet of Del Rey performing the song live with the band The Rich Whores in 2007 leaked through Instagram and the full rehearsal audio leaked on March 5, 2020. Two snippets of a demo produced by Steven Mertens in 2008 leaked on July 25, 2016. A new snippet of this demo was played on August 31, 2017 during an Instagram livestream, and the full demo leaked on December 25, 2017.

Composition[]

"Brite Lites" serves as the tenth track on Del Rey's debut album Lana Del Ray. It is in the key of G minor with an approximate tempo of 120 beats per minute. The song has a Bollywood-influence with its use of vocal samples. Its instrumentation features repetitive bass drum hits, guitar string sound effects, synth sax bass line, a plucky guitar accent and various synth pads and keys.

Live performances[]

There are two known performance of "Brite Lites". The first known performance of the song was on June 14, 2007, at Union Pool in New York. The second known performance the song was on The Cutting Room on July 9, 2007. Footages of both live performances are available online.

Music video[]

Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Brite_Lites Released
Length 3:08
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed
Location
Vevo views N/A

Background and description[]

Del Rey created her own homemade music video for the song. Like most of her early videos, it features clips of Del Rey herself as well as clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos. It shows Del Rey in front of a window, most likely in her own or a friend's house, dancing and singing along to the lyrics of the song.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 2:57
  • No Kung Fu demo — 3:05
  • Steven Mertens demo — 3:00
  • The Rich Whores rehearsal — 3:30

Lyrics[]

Album version[]

I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I'm taking off my wedding ring

I gave you everything
I gave you everything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

I'm going back to Arbor Dean
I'm going back to Arbor Dean
I'm going back to Arbor Dean
Where when I was a beauty queen

I wasn't anything
It wasn't anything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

Hey hey, hey hey
Hey hey

I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the trampoline
I'm waving on the silver screen

The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, look at me, ah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah, yeah

Acoustic demo[]

(1, 2... 1, 2, 3, 4)

I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I'm taking off my wedding ring

I gave you everything
I gave you everything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah, yeah

I'm going back to Arbor Dean
I'm going back to Arbor Dean
I'm going back to Arbor Dean
Where when I was a beauty queen

It wasn't anything
It wasn't anything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Ay, yeah, yeah, ooh

I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
The film is fading, look at me

The film is fading, look at me, yeah
Film is fading, look at me, yeah
Film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, look at me, ah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

(Well, I don't know)

Steven Mertens demo version[]

I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I'm taking off my wedding ring

I gave you everything
I gave you everything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

They name me Lana Ray Loreen
They name me Lana Ray Loreen
They name me Lana Ray Loreen
From when I was a beauty queen

I wasn't anything
I wasn't anything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
The film is fading, look at me

The film is fading, look at me, ay
The film is fading, look at me, ay
The film is fading, look at me, ay
The film is fading, look at me, look at me, ah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah

The Rich Whores rehearsal[]

I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I look for you in magazines
I'm taking off my wedding ring

I gave you everything
I gave you-

-bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah, ooh-ooh

I'm going back to Arbor Dean
Going back to Arbor Dean
I'm going back to Arbor Dean
Where when I was a beauty queen

It wasn't anything
It wasn't anything

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah, ahh, yeah

I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
I'm waving on the silver screen
The film is fading, look at me

The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, yeah
The film is fading, look at me, look at me, ah

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights

Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Gimme the bright lights
Yeah, ooh, aah
Ahhh, ahh, ahh, ahh


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