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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Andrew Kravitz
Producer(s) Andrew Kravitz
Recorded 2008
November 30, 2018 (reworked version)
Length 4:13
(See official versions)
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"Come When You Call Me America" (registered as "Come When You Call Me A.M.E.R.I.C.A" or simply "Come When You Call Me") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2008 and leaked on June 22, 2012. The song was co-written and produced by Andrew Kravitz, and registered on BMI in 2014.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Two versions of the song leaked at a similar time, and it is unknown which version preceded the other. The first version utilizes brass in its production and contains vast lyrical differences from the second version. The order of the versions were cleared up on November 6, 2020. The version that utilizes brass was revealed to be the final version of the song, while the second version was revealed to be a first version of the song.

A 3rd version of the song leaked on October 14, 2020, but it was later revealed to be a stem edit.

The song was reworked in 2018.[2] It leaked on October 14, 2020. The original file leak name is"LANA DEL REY AK COME WHEN YOU CALL ME NEW MIX 02 11 30 2018.mp3", suggesting that this version was recorded on November 30, 2018. It could have been meant for Norman Fucking Rockwell but this is currently unconfirmed. The producer confirmed that Lana had no part in the rework for this song, and revisited it just for fun.

The rework and a second mix of the rework, a concept demo and its subsequent vocal take, Version 1, its instrumental, and a second mix of Version 1 all leaked in .wav format on November 6, 2020. The full session of 134 stems leaked on November 16, 2020.

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

Official versions[edit | edit source]

  • Version 1 (Mix 1)— 4:35
    • Mix 2 — 4:35
  • Version 2 — 4:13
    • 2018 Rework — 4:35
    • 2018 Rework (Mix 5) — 4:34
  • Rough Idea — 4:30

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Version one[edit | edit source]

(Tell me a story, daddy)

(La-ah, day, day)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Guess what? I wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice

(Hey, yeah)

I can do whatever I want
You can do whatever you
This is like I always wanted
Just like I always knew

Riding around town
Have a night life
Have a night life
Hand to hand
God's are gone
Now we're gonna have some fun

(Hey, yeah)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

White Lincoln Continental
Will you pick me up from my motel?
Take me down to Citgo, child
Charlie wants to meet you

(Hey)

Riding around town
Have a night life
(Have a night life)

(Ooh)
I know what you been looking for
I think I got all that and more
I can show you
(Yeah)

I think I know what you been trying
Saying, "Everybody wants a little time."

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Will you pick me up from my hotel?
What you thinkin'?
Will you pick me up from my hotel?
What you thinkin'?

Hey, lay, black skin
Don't you fancy it?
I can't get it right

I know just how it's gonna be
I think if you want alchemy
I wanna tell you what I see, ooh

I know what you like and I
Think that I could fill it right
Put a lot of plays in my time

Maybe I'ma bring you
Right here like I want
Back to the street
If I ever really ever follow hope

Back to the street
(Back to the street)

(Tell me a story, daddy)

You should see what I'm doing now
Let's never guess if I told you how
You should see what I'm doing now
Let's never guess if I told you how

You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)
You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)
You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(I like you, I like)
(I like, I like, I like)

(A-M-E)
(A-M-E)

Stay in your room, get in your bed
Maybe they can get me inside your head
Everybody thinks that they know better
I know you better

Stay in your room, get in your bed
Maybe they can get me inside your head
Everybody thinks that they know better
I know you better

(Tell me a story, daddy)

Version two[edit | edit source]

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(Ah-ah, day)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Just thought you'd wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice
I can do whatever I want
You can do whatever you
This is like I always wanted
Just like I always knew

Riding around town
Have a night life
Have a night life
Hand to hand
Gun to gun
Now we're gonna have some fun

(Hey, yeah)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Guess what? I wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice

(Hey, yeah)

Riding around town
Have a night life
(Have a night life)

I know what you been looking for
I think I got all that and more
I think I know what you been trying
Saying, "Everybody wants a little time."

Come when you call me
Come when you

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

Guess what? I wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

I can do whatever I want
You can do whatever you
This is like I always wanted
Just like I always knew

(Tell me a story, daddy)

Come when you call me
Come when you

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)
You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(I like you, I like)
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(A-M-E)
(A-M-E)

Stay in your room, get in your bed
Maybe they can get me inside your head

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(Tell me a story, daddy)

Mix 5/Reworked Version[edit | edit source]

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(Ah-ah, day)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Just thought you'd wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice
I can do whatever I want
You can do whatever you
This is like I always wanted
Just like I always knew

Riding around town
Have a night life
Have a night life
Hand to hand
Gun to gun
Now we're gonna have some fun

(Hey, yeah)

Come when you call me
Come when you call me

Guess what? I wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice

(Hey, yeah)

Riding around town
Have a night life
(Have a night life)

I know what you been looking for
I think I got all that and more
I think I know what you been trying
Saying, "Everybody wants a little time."

Come when you call me
Come when you

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

Back to show you
How I mow you
If you want to ride

Guess what? I wanna know why
Just thought you sound so nice

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

I can do whatever I want
You can do whatever you
This is like I always wanted
Just like I always knew

(Tell me a story, daddy)

Come when you call me
Come when you

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)
You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

You can say whatever you gonna say about me
(I like you, I like)
(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(A-M-E)
(A-M-E)

Stay in your room, get in your bed
Maybe they can get me inside your head

(A-M-E-R-I-C-A)

(Tell me a story, daddy)

Rough Idea Demo[edit | edit source]

Hey, yeah, yeah

I, I, this like I want to know and I
Just like I sign so and sigh

They can that you know you will
I can tell them to go to Hell
Nobody better knows you better than I do

I know what you've been looking for
I think I got a lot more
I can show you, yeah
I think what you've been trying to say
And all I'm saying is got got
No, no, yeah

He can do whatever you want
Take you down to the Jersey train
Back up to the Philadelphia station, JFK
Everybody wants to know about

(Whistle)
Got his hands in the air yeah
What you thinking
Think that I got it covered
I don't really know

You can tell me what I don't know
You can show me what I don't show
You can show me the way to go
Show you, do do dow

References[edit | edit source]

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