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"Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd" (stylized in sentence case) is the title track of Lana Del Rey's ninth studio album and eighth major-label studio album. It serves as the record's lead single and was officially released on December 7, 2022.

Background[]

The song was reportedly recorded in the same session as "Watercolor Eyes".[S 1]

Existence of the song was first revealed on September 1, 2022, when a demo version was listed for sale alongside a demo of "Fingertips". A snippet leaked the day after the listing was posted. The demo features a choir.[S 2]

The official instrumental leaked on May 20, 2023.

Cross-references[]

  • In the song Del Rey mentions musician Harry Nilsson, about whom she talked during her Instagram livestream, stating that this information "will be important to know about me later."[1] She also references his song "Don't Forget Me" and uses the same line in the lyrics numerous times.
  • A mention of John Lennon, a famous English musician, as well as one of the members of the Beatles. The band is mentioned in "Let the Light In". Del Rey collaborated with Lennon’s son, Sean Ono Lennon, on “Tomorrow Never Came”.
  • Florida is also mentioned in "Axl Rose Husband", "Florida Kilos" and "Elvis". "Florida Dark" is also an alternate title of "Kill Kill".
  • "Hotel California" is a famous song by the Eagles, released in 1976. The song is also mentioned in "God Knows I Tried".
  • Boulevards are also mentioned in "She's Not Me", "Hot Hot Hot" and "Honeymoon".

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:45
    • Instrumental version — 4:45
  • Radio edit — 4:02
  • Demo version — 5:27

Lyrics[]

Album version[]

Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard?
Mosaic ceilings, painted tiles on the wall
I can't help but feel somewhat like my body marred my soul
Handmade beauty sealed up by two man-made walls
And I'm like

When's it gonna be my turn?
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like it
Fuck me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel undеr Ocean Boulevard
Therе's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

There's a girl who sings "Hotel California"
Not because she loves the notes or sounds that sound like Florida
It's because she's in a world preserved, only a few have found the door
It's like Camarillo, only silver mirrors running down the corridor
Oh, man

When's it gonna be my turn?
Don't forget me
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like me
Fuck me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Harry Nilsson has a song, his voice breaks at 2:05
Somethin' about the way he says "Don't forget me" makes me feel like
I just wish I had a friend like him, someone to give me five
Lennon in the back, whisperin' in my ear, "Come on, baby, you can thrive"
But I can't

When's it gonna be my turn?
Don't forget me
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like it
Fuck me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Don't forget me
Like a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
Like the tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
Like the tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Don't forget me, don't forget me
No, don't forget me
Don't you, don't you forget me

Radio edit[]

Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard?
Mosaic ceilings, painted tiles on the wall
I can't help but feel somewhat like my body marred my soul
Handmade beauty sealed up by two man-made walls
And I'm like

When's it gonna be my turn?
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like it
Love me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel undеr Ocean Boulevard
Therе's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

There's a girl who sings "Hotel California"
Not because she loves the notes or sounds that sound like Florida
It's because she's in a world preserved, only a few have found the door
It's like Camarillo, only silver mirrors running down the corridor
Oh, man

When's it gonna be my turn?
Don't forget me
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like me
Love me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Harry Nilsson has a song, his voice breaks at 2:05
Somethin' about the way he says "Don't forget me" makes me feel like
I just wish I had a friend like him, someone to give me five
Lennon in the back, whisperin' in my ear, "Come on, baby, you can thrive"
But I can't

When's it gonna be my turn?
Don't forget me
When's it gonna be my turn?
Open me up, tell me you like it
Love me to death
Love me until I love myself
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Don't forget me
There's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
Like the tunnel under Ocean Boulevard
Don't forget me
At the tunnel under Ocean Boulevard

Don't forget me, don't forget me
No, don't forget me
Don't you, don't you forget me

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals, background vocals
  • Mike Hermosa — songwriting, production, acoustic guitar
  • Jack Antonoff — production, drums, electric guitar, synthesizer, programming, mixing
  • Drew Erickson — production, conductor, string arranger, piano, synthesizer
  • Zach Dawes — production
  • Jim Keltner — drums
  • Benji Lysaght — acoustic guitar, sound effects
  • Christine Kim — cello
  • Jake Braun — cello
  • Logan Hone — clarinet
  • Charlie Bisharat — violin
  • Andrew Bulbrook — violin
  • Wynton Grant — violin
  • Paul J. Cartwright — violin
  • Vonciele Faggett — background vocals
  • Melodye Perry — background vocals
  • Shikena Jones — background vocals
  • Laura Sisk — engineering, mixing
  • Michael Harris — engineering
  • Dean Reid — engineering
  • Bill Mims — engineering assistance
  • Jon Sher — engineering assistance
  • Mark Aguilar — engineering assistance
  • Ben Fletcher — engineering assistance
  • Matt Tuggle — engineering assistance
  • Ruairi O'Flaherty — engineering assistance
  • Brian Rajaratnam — engineering assistance
  • Ivan Handwerk — engineering assistance
  • Megan Searl — engineering assistance

References[]

Notes[]

  1. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Carcase, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.
  2. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Carcase, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.


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