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"Buddy’s Rendezvous" is a song by Father John Misty and covered by Lana Del Rey. Both the original song and Del Rey's cover were released on April 8, 2022.

Background[]

In December 2021, Josh Tillman announced that his fifth studio album released under the stage name Father John Misty would be titled Chloë and the Next 20th Century via a recording on a flexi-disc vinyl sent out to a select number of fans on his mailing list.[1] On January 5, 2022, it was revealed that the limited edition deluxe version of the album would be accompanied by two bonus bonus 7" singles, one of which would be a cover of the album track "Buddy's Rendezvous" by Lana Del Rey.[2]

Tillman shared a snippet of Del Rey's cover via an Instagram post on January 18, 2022.[3][4] Del Rey shared the snippet on her via her own Instagram the following day.[5]

Del Rey's cover was released alongside the album on April 8, 2022 as a vinyl exclusive. The song was later released on digital platforms on June 16, 2022.[6]

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Physical releases[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:59
    • Instrumental version — 4:58
  • Cover — 5:01

Lyrics[]

Everybody's girl
What’s the point in bein' everybody's girl?
Maybe you think that way there’s no chance gettin' hurt
Livin' for no one costs me way more than it's worth

So you're gonna be a singer, well, I'll be goddamned
You're as pretty as a post card, no thanks to the old man
It's the same coat I had on the night that I went in
I can stay an hour at Canter’s, the streets cool off by then
When can I see you again?

Whatever happened to the girl I threw?
In the wasteland, come up short and end up on the news
Whatever happened to the girl I threw?
In the wasteland, come up short and end up on the news
Hey, hey hey, hey

Everything you want
What’s the fun in gettin' everything you want?
I wouldn’t know, but look, baby, you should try
Forget that lefty shit your mom drilled in your mind


Give the world a new savior, sell his pictures to the press
Buy a place out in the country, leave this world for someone else
My destruction is an hour late, I'm at Buddy's Rendezvous
Tellin' the losers and old timers how good I did with you
They almost believe me, too

Whatever happened to the girl I threw?
In the wasteland, come up short and end up on the news
Hey
Whatever happened to the girl I threw?
In the wasteland, come up short and end up on the news
Ah-ha, ah-ha
Whatever happened to the girl I knew?
In the wasteland, come up short and end up on the news
Yeah

Whatever happened?
Whatever happened?

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