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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Tim Larcombe
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Dean Reid
Tim Larcombe
Alternate producer(s) Kieron Menzies
Length 3:00
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Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
"13 Beaches" "White Mustang"

"Cherry" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written with Tim Larcombe and co-produced with Larcombe, Rick Nowels and Dean Reid, with additional production by Kieron Menzies. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.

Background and live performances

On May 17, 2017, Del Rey posted a video to her Instagram page of a rehearsal to an unknown song, but deleted it right after. She then posted another video of the same rehearsal session with the caption "When you're chatting through the verses but snap back into it for the chorus. See u Saturday".[1] On May 20, 2017, Del Rey premiered the song by performing it live for the very first time at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Carson, California, and also confirmed the title to be "Cherry".[2] On May 27, 2017, Del Rey performed the song live again at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull, United Kingdom. Another snippet of the song was used in a behind the scenes video of the 2017 V magazine photoshoot shot by Steven Klein.

Cross-references

Lyrics

Love, I said real love, is like feelin' no fear
When you're standin' in the face of danger
'Cause you just want it so much

A touch from your real love is like heaven taking the place of something evil
And lettin' it burn off from the rush
Yeah, yeah (fuck)

Darlin', darlin', darlin'
I fall to pieces when I'm with you, I fall to pieces
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (are ruined)

Love, I said real love, it's like smilin' when the firing squad's against you
And you just stay lined up
Yeah (fuck)

Darlin', darlin', darlin'
I fall to pieces when I'm with you, I fall to pieces (bitch)
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (are ruined)

(Bitch)
My rose garden dreams set on fire by fiends
And all my black beaches (are ruined)
My celluloid scenes are torn at the seams
And I fall to pieces (bitch)
I fall to pieces when I'm with you

(Why)
'Cause I love you so much
I fall to pieces
My cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme
And all of my peaches (are ruined)

(Bitch)
(Are ruined)
(Bitch)
(Are ruined)
(Fuck)

Credits

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
  • Tim Larcombe — songwriting, production, electric guitar, drums, mellotrons
  • Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, strings, effects
  • Rick Nowels — production
  • Kieron Menzies — additional production, engineering, mixing, strings
  • Trevor Yasuda & Chris Garcia — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Zac Rae — strings
Technical
  • Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing / Tap Music Publishing Limited
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles, California and Hampstead Studios, London, United Kingdom
  • Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

References

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