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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Recorded May 2013
Length 3:17
(See official versions)
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"Cherry Blossom" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was produced in 2013 and leaked on May 1, 2019. The producer of the song is unknown as it is not registered on BMI, ASCAP, or any other service.

Background Edit

The song was recorded in 2013 and three takes were done. It comes from the same session as "Color Blue".

On June 18, 2016, Del Rey posted a video of herself singing an a cappella snippet of the song on Instagram. She captioned the post saying: "It’s so hot out today and all the birds are singing. I was reminded of a lullaby I wrote years ago called Cherry Blossom".[1]

The version that is popularly known as the studio version is a remix made by the DJ Kristijan Majic using the vocals from the snippet.

On May 1, 2019, a snippet of the final version was leaked on a video via Instagram, but it was quickly deleted. The full version leaked minutes later on a Tumblr account. It is the third version and it features some different lyrics than the a cappella posted by Del Rey. The instrumental leaked on May 4, 2019. The first take with minimal vocal differences surfaced February 21, 2020.

Cross-referencesEdit

Official versionsEdit

  • Take 1 — 3:14
  • Take 3 — 3:17
  • Instrumental version — 3:24

LyricsEdit

Studio versionEdit

What you don't tell no one, you can tell me
Little ghost tall, tan like milk and honey
You're very brave and very free

I push you high, cherry blossom
On your sycamore tree
What you don't tell no one, you can tell me

Swing it high like Jesus, wild and free
Dandelions in your hair, baby
You're very brave and there's much to see

I push you high, cherry blossom
On your sycamore tree
What you don't tell no one, you can tell me

And when you're scared, I'll be right here
You feel afraid, mommy is there
It's a cruel, cruel world, but we don't care
'Cause what we've got, we've got to share

What you don't tell no one, you can tell me
Little ghost, blonde hair with lemonade tea
There's much to learn and so much to see

I push you high, Angelina
On your sycamore tree
What you don't tell no one, you can tell me

A cappella versionEdit

[Snippet]:
What you don't tell no one
You can tell me

Little ghost, tall tan
Like milk and honey
You're very brave
and you're very free

So swing it high cherry blossom
On your sycamore tree
What you don't tell no one
You can tell me

Swing it high like Jesus, baby
Little ghost, so fair
Like lemonade tea

ReferencesEdit

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