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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Andrew Watt
Louis Bell
Producer(s) Jack Antonoff
Lana Del Rey
Released August 22, 2019
Recorded 2018–2019
Length 3:38
(See official versions)
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Single(s) "Mariners Apartment Complex"
"Venice Bitch"
"Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman like Me to Have – but I Have It"
"Doin' Time"
"The Greatest" / "Fuck It I Love You"
Singles chronology
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"Looking for America"

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"Fuck It I Love You"

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"The Greatest"

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"Venice Bitch" "Doin' Time"

"Fuck It I Love You" (stylized in sentence case) is a song by Lana Del Rey from her sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell!. It was officially released as a single on August 22, 2019.

Background[edit | edit source]

On July 26, 2019, Del Rey announced the song along with "The Greatest".[1] The song was accidentally uploaded to Del Rey's official YouTube channel on August 16, 2019 and was quickly removed.

According to Del Rey it was the last song recorded for the album, indicating that it was written after "How to Disappear," which was said in October 2018 to have been the final song recorded for the album.

When the physical copies of the album were shipped, it was noticed that the digital and physical copy versions have instrumental differences, although the length of both versions is the same. The digital version of the song includes additional guitar overdubs and a drum loop reminiscent of an early demo of "Lucky Ones".[2]. This version features Chad Smith from the American band Red Hot Chili Peppers playing the drums. [5] [6]

Music video[edit | edit source]

Background and description[edit | edit source]

Del Rey announced the music video on July 26, 2019, via Instagram alongside behind the scenes photos.[3] She revealed that the video was directed by Rich Lee and that it is a double music video with "The Greatest".[1] It stars fitness model Brad Swanick[4] and premiered August 22, 2019.

To start the first part of the double video, a record player is shown being played and Del Rey singing in a bar-like stage. Interpolated are shots of Del Rey surfing alone as well as alongside Brad Swanick in a retro beach scene eventually revealed to be a green screen. Throughout the video, scenes of Del Rey riding a swing on the beach, painting and skateboarding through alleys with friends are featured.

Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Fuck_It_I_Love_You_&_The_Greatest_(Official_Video) Released August 22, 2019
Length 9:19
Director Rich Lee
Producer Justin Diener, Michael Angeles
Filmed July, 2019
Location Long Beach, Los Angeles, California
Vevo views 13+ Million views

On-set photoshoot by Chuck Grant, Pamela Cochrane and Rich Lee[edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit source]

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

Official versions[edit | edit source]

  • Album version — 3:38
  • Physical CD / Vinyl version — 3:38

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I like to see everything in neon
Drink lime green, stay up till dawn
Maybe the way that I'm living
Is killing me

I like to light up the stage with a song
Do shit to keep me turned on
But one day I woke up like
"Maybe I'll do it differently"

So, I moved to California, but it's just a state of mind
It turns out everywhere you go you take yourself, that's not a lie
Wish that you would hold me or just say that you were mine
It's killing me slowly

Dream a little dream of me
Make me into something sweet
Turn the radio on
Dancing to a pop song

Fuck it, I love you
Fuck it, I love you
Fuck it, I love you
I really do

I used to shoot up my veins in neon
And shit's even brighter, you're gone
So many things I would say to you
I want you

You moved to California, but it's just a state of mind
And you know everyone adores you, you can feel it and you're tired
Baby, wish that you would hold me or just say that you're mine
But it's killing me slowly

Dream a little dream of me
Turn this into something sweet
Turn the radio on
Dancing to a pop song

Fuck it, I love you
Fuck it, I love you
Fuck it, I love you
I really do

It turns out California's more than just a state of mind
I met you on the boulevard but you're not here, you blew my mind
And if I wasn't so fucked up, I think I'd fuck you all the time
(I really do) It's killing me slowly

Fuck it, I love you
(I moved to California, but it's just a state of mind)
Fuck it, I love you
(It turns out everywhere you go you take yourself, that's not a lie)
Fuck it, I love you
(Wish that you would hold me or just say that you were mine)
I really do
(It's killing me slowly)

Fuck it, I love you
(California dreamin', I got money on my mind)
Fuck it, I love you
(Drugs is in my veins, runnin' out of time)
Fuck it, I love you
(California dreamin', I got money on my mind)
I really do
(Drugs is in my veins, runnin' out of time)

Fuck it, I love you
(California dreamin', I got money on my mind)
Fuck it, I love you
(Drugs is in my veins, runnin' out of time)
Fuck it, I love you
(California dreamin', I got money on my mind)
I really do
(Drugs is in my veins, runnin' out of time)

Credits[edit | edit source]

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, vocals
  • Jack Antonoff — songwriting, production, engineering, mixing, programming, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Andrew Watt — songwriting, production
  • Louis Bell — songwriting, production
  • Laura Sisk — engineering, mixing
  • Jonathan Sher — assistant engineering
  • Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
  • Billy Cumella — assistant engineering
  • Chad Smith — drums
  • John Rooney — assistant engineering
  • Mikey Freedom Hart — keyboards
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering
  • Will Quinnell — assistant mastering
Technical
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound
  • Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, United States / Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, United States
  • Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York, United States

References[edit | edit source]

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