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"Driving in Cars with Boys" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. A demo of the song, recorded in 2010, leaked on September 27, 2011. The final version of the song, recorded in 2011, leaked on February 18, 2012. The track was co-written and produced by The Nexus and is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions. It is registered on the ASCAP ACE Repertory.[1]

Background[]

The song's original files are called "Driving In Cars With Boys 090311 1448" and "Driving In Cars With Boys 091110 1327". This suggests the second version was done March 9, 2011 and the first November 9, 2010.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Final version — 4:00
  • Demo version — 4:17

Lyrics[]

Final version[]

They say I'm wastin' time, they say that I'm no good
Summer of my life, not doing what I should
Call me poison ivy 'cause I'm far from good
But pretty from afar, like a dark star

They think I'm dangerous, they think I'm really bad
I'm just making up for what I never had
Go out every night whenever I feel sad
Oh, this drive-by love got me crazy like a drug

I wear my red lipstick, got my makeup on
I'm Miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spent my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Mommy's Mercedes or Billy's pickup truck
Come home late at night and baby picks me up
Tell him, "Just drive on and d-don't ever stop.
Don't take me home again, take me to a new land."

I wear my red lipstick, got my coat and gun
I'm Miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spent my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

I was born to live fast, die young
Leave a beautiful corpse, live my life on the run
I got my cash and my Louis Vuitton, diamonds and guns
Girls just wanna, just wanna have fun

I spent my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go

I spend my whole life driving in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Demo version[]

They say I'm wastin' time, they say that I'm no good
Summer of my life, not doin' what I should
Call me poison ivy 'cause I'm far from good
But pretty from afar, like a dark star

They say I'm dangerous, they think I'm really bad
I'm just makin' up for what I never had
Go out every night whenever I feel sad
Oh, this drive-by love got me crazy like a drug

I wear my red lipstick, got my makeup on
Stumble into trouble, siren with a sad song
They all got girlfriends but I'm the one that they want
Miss America with the blue mascara on

I spent my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

Mommy's Mercedes or Billy's pickup truck
Come home late at night and baby picks me up
Tell him, "Just drive on and d-don't ever stop.
Don't take me home again, take me to a new land."

I wear my red lipstick, grab my coat and gun
Wonder if this is it, it's darkest before dawn
Sometimes I wanna give in but I just have to go on
Miss America, now I'm gone, baby, gone

I spent my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

I was born to live fast, die young
Leave a beautiful corpse, live my life on the run
I got my cash and my Louis Vuitton, diamonds and guns
Girls just wanna, just wanna have fun

I spent my whole life drivin' in cars with boys
Ridin' 'round town, drinkin' in the white noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know
I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

I spent my whole life wasted in bars with boys
Playin' rock 'n' roll, dancin' in the loud noise
Used to talk about where we'd be and where we'd go
Now we know, baby, now we know

References[]

  1. ASCAP ACE Title Search #883183263
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