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Lana Del Rey as Lizzy Grant
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Jonathan Jones
Recorded 2005
Length 3:46
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"Fordham Road" (erroneously known as "The Greatest Day") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It is speculated to have been recorded in 2005 and it leaked on October 11, 2012. The song was produced by Jonathan Jones and is not registered on any major service.

Background and writing[]

Lyrically, the song refers to Del Rey walking through The Bronx, in New York, along Fordham Road. It also references Valentine Avenue, a road that intersects with Fordham. The song was most likely recorded by Del Rey while she attended Fordham University. The lyric "the stone Mary in the garden" likely references the statue of Mary in the courtyard of Queen's Court Residential College, where Del Rey lived for a year while at Fordham.

The song is speculated to be an outtake from the Sirens sessions.

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

30 blocks to Fordham Road
That's a bad neighborhood
Crack house on the corner
I know I shouldn't do what it is I could

The stone Mary in the garden, she
Let me know she watchin', she
Said I better get walkin'
I better walk away

I don't know why it is that I wanna stay
I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way
But I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

I catch a dollar in the wind and I
Buy a cup of coffee, ah
There's a place on Valentine
That still charge ninety cent

I keep on walkin' in the daytime, and
In my eyes it's always nighttime, and
I like it when it's midnight
'Cause that's when all the stars come out
Oh-oh, out, oh-oh

I don't know why it is that I wanna stay
I don't know what it is that makes me feel this way
But I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

It's the greatest, it's the greatest day
It's the greatest, it's the greatest day, oh
I'm not gonna do what I hear me say
I'm just gonna walk, I'm gonna walk away

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