"Daytona Meth" (or "Hollywood Movie") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2009 and leaked on July 13, 2013. It is unknown who the song was produced by as it remains unregistered on any music publishing site.
Background[edit | edit source]
The song used to be available on Del Rey's Myspace. An alternate version of the song leaked on July 25, 2016, under the title "Hollywood Movie", containing slightly different lyrics. The instrumental leaked on June 11, 2019. The instrumental was possibly taken from a royalty-free beats website, as some have noticed Daniel Jordan's 'Last Day Alive' uses the same instrumental. Part of this song was later reused in "Every Man Gets His Wish".
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- Hollywood is a constant theme in Del Rey's works; some of these include the songs "Hollywood's Dead", the song of the same name, as well as other unconfirmed and unleaked songs. Some music videos are centered around the Hollywood theme.
- The phrase "black and white" appears in the songs "TV in Black & White" and "Jump".
- TV is a common theme in Del Rey's music, appearing in "Television Heaven", "TV in Black & White", "Every Man Gets His Wish", "Strangelove", among others.
- The reference to vintage green wallpaper could be connected to the wallpaper in the "Off to the Races" single cover.
- A "velvet Elvis" is also mentioned in "Hawaiian Tropic".
- Direct reference to "Elvis".
- Swinging on the chandelier is also mentioned in "Elvis" and the demo version of "Mermaid Motel".
- Other songs such as "Stoplight De-Lite", "Live Forever" and "Every Man Gets His Wish" feature the phrase "golden grill".
- "Chasin' paper" is also mentioned in "Making Out", "Blue Jeans" and "Ridin'".
- Paradise is a recurring theme in Del Rey's music, as seen with her EP "Paradise" and the unreleased song of the same name. The phrase is also found in "Every Man Gets His Wish", "Television Heaven", and others.
- Criminals are also mentioned in "Criminals Run the World".
- References to "Ride".
- Sparkling is also mentioned in "Kinda Outta Luck".
- "Hundred Dollar Bill" also contains lyrics referencing prostitution, specifically in the lyric "He understands the sale of self...", while "Daytona Meth" contains the lyric "I plan on using this face to pay, honey".
- Lyrics involving "Chevrolets" or "Chevys" appear in "Heartshaped Chevrolet", "On Our Way", "Shades of Cool" and "Hundred Dollar Bill".
- The lyric "My man likes to watch me while I watch TV, while he's t-t-touching me" is similar to a lyric of Every Man Gets His Wish, "You wanna watch me while I watch TV, while you're t-t-t-t-touchin' me".
- The phrase "Hollywood movie" is also used in "Catch and Release".
- The colour green is also referenced in "Trash Magic", "Beautiful People Beautiful Problems" and "Lust for Life".
- References to "daddy" can be found in many of Del Rey's songs, such as "Be My Daddy", "Put Me in a Movie" and "Ride".
- Velvet is also mentioned in "Blue Velvet" and "Velvet Crowbar".