"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.
- Reference to Mother Mary is found in "Body Electric".
- A coffee shop is mentioned in "Love".
- The phrase "the greatest" also appears in the song of the same name.
- A garden is also mentioned in "Cherry", "Bartender", "Off to the Races", "Gods & Monsters" and "Burnt Norton".