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|image = Image:Carmen.jpg
 
|artist = Lana Del Rey
 
|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Justin Parker]]
 
|producer = [[Emile Haynie]]<br>[[Jeff Bhasker]]
 
|time = 4:08<br>3:05 <small>(Demo 1)</small><br>4:17 <small>(Demo 2)</small>
 
|Source = [[File:Btdogo.png|125px|link=Born to Die (album)]]
 
|Singles = {{BTDS}}
 
|DS = {{BTDDS}}
 
|album = [[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]]
 
|previous = "[[Radio (song)|Radio]]"
 
|next = "[[Million Dollar Man (song)|Million Dollar Man]]"
 
}}
 
"'''Carmen'''" is a song written by [[Lana Del Rey]] and [[Justin Parker]] and produced by [[Emile Haynie]] and [[Jeff Bhasker]]. Taken from Lana's first major-label album ''[[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]]'', the song served as the album's second promotional single worldwide, following "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]". An acapella demo of the song was leaked in early 2012.
 
 
==Cross-references==
 
* The lyric "mind like a diamond" is also in "[[JFK (song)|JFK]]".
 
* References to Coney Island are also present in "[[Mermaid Motel (song)|Mermaid Motel]]", "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]" and "[[TV In Black & White (song)|TV In Black & White]]".
 
==Lyrics==
 
===Final===
 
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|content=<poem>
 
Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
 
Lyin' to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
 
It's alarmin', honestly, how charming she can be
 
Fooling everyone, tellin' 'em she's having fun
 
 
She says, "You don't wanna be like me
 
Don't wanna see all the things I've seen
 
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'"
 
 
She says, "You don't wanna get this way
 
Famous and dumb at an early age
 
Lyin', I'm lyin'"
 
 
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
 
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
 
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
 
Audio tune lies, she's still shining
 
Like lightning, whoa, like lightning
 
 
Carmen, Carmen, stayin' up till mornin'
 
Only seventeen but she walks the streets so mean
 
It's alarmin', truly, how disarmin' you can be
 
Eatin' soft ice cream, Coney Island queen
 
 
She says, "You don't wanna be like me
 
Lookin' for fun, gettin' high for free
 
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'"
 
 
She says, "You don't wanna get this way
 
Streetwalk at night, and a star by day
 
It's tirin', tirin'''
 
 
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
 
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
 
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
 
Audio tune lies, she's still shining
 
Like lightning, whoa, like lightning
 
 
Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
 
That's the little story of the girl you know
 
Relyin' on the kindness of strangers
 
Tyin' cherry knots, smilin', doin' party favors
 
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
 
Sing your song, song, now, the camera's on
 
And you're alive again
 
 
Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
 
Tu as besoin de moi
 
Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie
 
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
 
Et je mourrai sans toi
 
Je tuerais pour toi
 
 
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
 
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
 
She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
 
Audio tune lies, she's still shining
 
Like lightning, whoa, like lightning
 
Like lightning, whoa, like lightning
 
 
Darling, darlin', doesn't have a problem
 
Lyin' to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
 
</poem>}}
 
 
===Acapella demo===
 
{{Scroll box
 
|content=<poem>
 
The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
 
She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
 
She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond
 
Audio tune lies, she’s still shining. shining, shining
 
 
Darlin’, darlin’, doesn't have a problem
 
Lyin’ to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf
 
It’s alarmin’, honestly, how charming she can be
 
She's fooling everyone, tellin’ ‘em she’s having fun
 
 
The night descends and there goes Carmen
 
Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
 
The men, they stop when she walks by 'em
 
Whisper "Who is she?" La princessa de la silence (?)
 
Her walk is art; her words are lightning
 
Striking everyone when she passes by them
 
 
Carmen, darlin’, doesn't have a problem
 
She's lyin’ to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf
 
It’s alarmin’, honestly, how charming she can be
 
She's fooling everyone, tellin’ ‘em she’s having fun
 
 
She looks animated like cartoon baby
 
With her tiara smile and her shortcake heart
 
She looks animated like cartoon baby
 
with her champagne sex (?) and her cocaine heart
 
 
She's like a light that you can't turn off
 
Getting too bright and you need to stop
 
But you can't turn off and you're getting hot
 
 
And your body keeps twistin', movin', twistin', movin', shakin', yeah
 
twistin', movin', shakin', yeah
 
Dance til dawn, yeah, you dance til you drop
 
 
Carmen, Carmen, doesn't have a problem
 
Lyin' to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf
 
It’s alarmin’, honestly, how disarming she can be
 
Fooling everyone, when inside you know you're dyin'
 
 
Carmen, Carmen, doesn't have a problem
 
Lyin’ to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf</poem>}}
 
 
==Music Video==
 
===<nowiki/>===
 
{{Infobox mvideo
 
|video = CARMEN
 
|released = April 21, 2012
 
|length= 5:16
 
|director = Lana Del Rey
 
|producer = Unknown
 
|filmed= Unknown, 2012
 
|location= Unknown
 
|vevo views= N/A
 
}}
 
 
==Credits==
 
'''Personnel'''
 
*Vocal production — Justin Parker
 
*French vocals — Lenha Labelle
 
*Drums — Emile Haynie
 
*Guitar — Emile Haynie
 
*Keyboards — Emile Haynie
 
*Additional keyboards — Jeff Bhasker
 
*Additional strings — Jeff Bhasker
 
*Strings arrangement and conducting — Larry Gold
 
*Strings assisting — Steve Tirpak
 
*Mixing — Manny Marroquin
 
*Assistant mixing — Erik Madrid & Chris Galland
 
 
==Photoshoot by [[Nicole Nodland]] (Unknown, 2012)==
 
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[[Category:Born to Die songs]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die songs]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die singles]]
 
[[Category:Born to Die singles]]

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