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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Recorded 2019–2020
Length 4:03
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Single(s) "Let Me Love You like a Woman"

"Chemtrails Over the Country Club"
"White Dress"

"Tulsa Jesus Freak"
Chemtrails Over the Country Club track listing
"Breaking Up Slowly" "For Free"

"Dance Till We Die" is a song by Lana Del Rey, which is featured on her seventh studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club.

Background[edit | edit source]

On December 18, 2020, it appeared on Shazam alongside the rest of the tracklist for Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Joan Baez's granddaughter has confirmed that this song is about her grandmother. [1]

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

  • The title of the song was first mentioned in "Lust for Life".
  • Dancing is also a theme in "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing".
  • Del Rey has actually covered a song by Joni Mitchell called "For Free".
  • The line "rolling like a rolling stone" might be a reference to the 1965 song "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, which also appears in "Off to the Races".
  • A ranch is also mentioned in "Tulsa Jesus Freak".
  • The phrase "I'll keep walking on the sunny side" is similar to "come and take a walk on the wild side" from "Born to Die".
  • The phrase "I'll keep walking on the sunny side" might be a reference to the 1957 song “On The Sunny Side Of The Street” by Billie Holiday.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I'm covering Joni and dancing with Joan
Stevie's calling on the telephone
Court almost burned down my home
But, God, it feels good not to be alone

But sometimes this ranch feels like my only friend
And life doesn't always work out like we planned
We keep it movin', babe

So we made a pact in the middle of the night
To the Louisiana two-step, high and bright
That we won't say when, and we won't ask why
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

I'll keep walking on the sunny side
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

Troubled by my circumstance
Burdened by the weight of fame
Clementine's not just a fruit
It's my daughter's chosen name

And when all the bars close down tonight
There's one that stays open just for us, alright
We keep dancin', babe

So we made a pact in the middle of the night
(We keep dancin', babe)
To the Louisiana two-step high and bright
(We keep movin', babe)
That we won't say when, and we won't ask why
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

I'll keep walkin' on the sunny side
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

I went down to Woodside
I left Berkley, out of city, out of mind
Killin' it, talkin' shit
Joan said she was gonna quit
Tearin' it up at the Afro-Caribbean two-step

I left San Francisco, I've been coverin' Joni
And I'm dancin' with Joan
It's kinda hard to find love
When you're used to rolling like a rolling stone, Joan

So we made a pact in the middle of the night
(We keep movin', babe)
To the Louisiana two-step high and bright
(We keep on dancin', babe)
That we won't say when, and we won't ask why
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

I'll keep walkin' on the sunny side
And we won't stop dancin' till we die
And we won't stop dancin' till we die

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriter, vocals, producer.
  • Jack Antonoff — composer, producer, mixer, mellotron, piano, rhodes, drums.
  • Laura Sisk — engineer, mixer.
  • Evan Smith — horn.
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering engineer.
  • John Rooney — assistant recording engineer.
  • Jon Sher — assistant recording engineer.

References[edit | edit source]

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