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* Del Rey repeatedly mentions the lyric "stairway to heaven" in reference to the 1971 song "Stairway to Heaven" by English rock band Led Zeppelin.
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==

Revision as of 00:03, May 15, 2017

Coachella Woodstock In My Mind
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Dean Reid
Kieron Menzies
Released May 15, 2017
Recorded 2017
Length 4:18
From Lfllogo
Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
TBA TBA

"Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It is featured on her upcoming fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.[1] It was officially released worldwide as the first promotional single from the album on May 15, 2017.

Background and writing

The song was first announced on the Arabic streaming service, Anghami, on May 13. 2017 and it was officially released on May 15, as the first promotional single from Lust for Life. Prior the release, an edited version of the song was leaked online.

Del Rey wrote the song and posted a video of herself on Instagram singing it on April 17, 2017. She recorded the video as she was leaving the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, and she captioned the video saying:

"I'm not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find It's a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God's good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated. On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song. I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual's hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California".[2]

Cross-references

  • "Woodstock" is also mentioned in "Ultraviolence"
  • Del Rey repeatedly mentions the lyric "stairway to heaven" in reference to the 1971 song "Stairway to Heaven" by English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Lyrics

I was at Coachella
Leaning on your shoulder
Watching your husband swing in time
I guess I was in it
'Cause, baby, for a minute
He was Woodstock in my mind

In the next morning
They put out the warning
Tensions were rising over country lines
I turned off the music
Tried to sit and use it
All of the love that I saw that night

'Cause what about all these children?
And what about all their parents?
What about about all the crowns they wear
And hair so long like mine?

And what about all their wishes?
Wrapped up like garland roses
Around their little heads
I said a prayer for a third time

I'd trade it all for a stairway to heaven
(A stairway, stairway)
I'd take my time for the climb up to the top of it
(A stairway)
I'd trade the fame and the fortune and the legend
(A stairway)

I'd give it all away
If you give me just one day
To ask him one question
I'd give it all away
If you give me just one day
To ask him one question

I was at Coachella
Leaning on your shoulder
Watching your husband swing and shine
I'd say he was hella
Cool to win them over
Critics can be so mean sometimes

He was on his knees and
I thought he was breaking them down
With his words and his voice, divine
Doesn't take a genius
To know what you've got going
And to not wanna lose it
'Cause they lost their minds

What about all these children
And all their children's children?
And why am I even wondering that today?

Maybe my contribution
Could be as small as hoping
That words could turn to birds
And birds would send my thoughts your way

I'd trade it all for a stairway to heaven
(A stairway, stairway)
I'd take my time for the climb up to the top of it
(A stairway)
I'd trade the fame and the fortune and the legend
(A stairway)

I'd give it all away
If you give me just one day
To ask him one question
I'd give it all away
If you give me just one day
To ask him one question

(Na, na, na)
A stairway, stairway
(Na, na-na, na-na)
A stairway

(Na, na, na)
Got a million things I wanna say
Like what's it all for? Will it be okay?
(Na, na-na, na-na)
Million things I wanna say
Like what's it all for?

(Na, na, na)
A stairway, stairway
(Na, na-na, na-na)
A stairway

(Na, na, na)
A stairway, stairway
(Na, na-na, na-na)
A stairway

Credits

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals, songwriting, production
  • Rick Nowels – songwriting, production, celesta, mellotron, synthesizer programmer
  • Dean Reid – engineering, mixing, drums, bass guitar, flute, synthesizer programmer
  • Kieron Menzies – engineering, mixing, production, drums, keyboard, magnetic tape realization, percussion
  • Chris Garcia - engineering
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineering, keyboard
  • Adam Ayan – mastering engineer

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References

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