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|artist = Cheryl Cole
 
|artist = Cheryl Cole
|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Roy Kerr]]<br>[[Anu Pillai]]
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|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Kid Gloves|Roy Kerr]]<br>[[Kid Gloves|Anu Pillai]]
 
|producer = [[Kid Gloves]]
 
|producer = [[Kid Gloves]]
|recorded = 2012
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|recorded = 2012 <small>(Cheryl Cole version)</small><br>October 8, 2011 <small>(Lana Del Rey demo)</small>
 
|time = 2:48
 
|time = 2:48
 
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"'''Ghetto Baby'''" is a song by Cheryl Cole released in 2012 from her album ''A Million Lights''. The song was written by [[Lana Del Rey]], [[Roy Kerr]] and [[Anu Pillai]] in 2011. Del Rey's demo of the song leaked on August 8, 2012.
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"'''Ghetto Baby'''" is a song by Cheryl Cole from her third studio album ''A Million Lights'','' ''which was officially released on June 15, 2012. The song was written by [[Lana Del Rey]], [[Kid Gloves|Roy Kerr]] and [[Kid Gloves|Anu Pillai]] of [[Kid Gloves]] in 2011. It was originally written for Del Rey's debut album, [[Born to Die (album)|Born to Die]], but after it was cut the song was given to Cole. Del Rey's demo version of the song leaked on August 8, 2012.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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Cheryl Cole confirmed Del Rey would be writing for her album in May 2012. According to Cole, the song was composed prior to the success of "[[Video Games (song)|Video Games]]". On May 28th, Cole teased the track by sharing the lyrics "I'm not a trick boy I'm a trick for you,you give me butterflies heart skipping 1,2 I know your sick boy I wanna get the flu (sic)... I'm running temperatures thinking of your love boo.." and adding the hashtag "#ghettobaby". The song bares close resemblance to "[[Match Made in Heaven (song)|Match Made in Heaven]]" and re-uses many of the same lyrics. An official music video for the track was released on December 26, 2012. In an interview for ''Spin or Bin Music'' Del Rey stated that herself and Cole share the same boss at [[Polydor Records]], who had expressed the thought that Cole would like the song, so they played it for her. Cole loved it and then decided to record it.
   
Cheryl Cole confirmed Del Rey would be writing for her album in May 2012. According to Cole, the song was composed prior to the success of "[[Video Games (song)|Video Games]]". The song bares close resemblance to "[[Match Made In Heaven (song)|Match Made In Heaven]]".
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The original file of Del Rey's demo comes from an album titled "RNB PACK 10.08.11" suggesting that the demo was recorded on October 8, 2011.
   
 
==Critical reception==
 
==Critical reception==
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The song was well recieved on Cole's album, but some critics noted that Cole sounded too much like Del Rey's demo on the track and lacked individuality.
The song was well recieved on Cole's album, but some critics noted that Cole sounded too much like Del Rey on the track.
 
   
 
==Cross-references==
 
==Cross-references==
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*Many lyrics are also found in the song "[[Match Made in Heaven (song)|Match Made in Heaven]]".
*Many lyrics are also found in the song "[[Match Made In Heaven (song)|Match Made In Heaven]]".
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*References to butterflies can be found in "[[Butterflies (song)|Butterflies]]" and "[[Butterflies, Pt. 2 (song)|Butterflies, Pt. 2]]".
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*A rockstar is mentioned in many songs, such as "[[Is It Wrong (song)|Is It Wrong]]" and "[[Big Bad Wolf (song)|Big Bad Wolf]]".
*References to butterflies can be found in "[[Butterflies (song)|Butterflies]]" and "[[Butterflies Pt. 2 (song)|Butterflies Pt. 2]]".
 
 
*A rockstar is mentioned in many songs such as "[[Is It Wrong? (song)|Is It Wrong?]]" and "[[Big Bad Wolf (song)|Big Bad Wolf]]".
 
 
* The lyric "crying tears of gold" appears in "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]".
 
* The lyric "crying tears of gold" appears in "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]".
* The lyric "when he's bad, he's bad, but when he's good no one's better" is a paraphrased version of Mae West's famous quote "when I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better", from the 1933 film "I'm No Angel"
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* The lyric "when he's bad, he's bad, but when he's good no one's better" is a paraphrased version of Mae West's famous quote "when I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better", from the 1933 film ''I'm No Angel.''
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* "Show me what you got" is referenced in many songs, such as "[[Caught You Boy (song)|Caught You Boy]]".
==Credits==
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* "Texaco" is a gas station chain, which is potentially a reference to "[[Queen of the Gas Station (song)|Queen of the Gas Station]]".
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* The lyric "drop it like it's hot" also appears in "[[Go Go Dancer (song)|Go Go Dancer]]" and "[[Body Electric (song)|Body Electric]]".
* Cheryl Cole lead vocals, background vocals
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* The phrase "If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget them" also appears in "[https://lanadelrey.fandom.com/wiki/Live_or_Die_(song) Live Or Die]".
* Lana Del Rey – songwriter
 
* Roy Kerr – songwriter
 
* Anu Pillai – songwriter
 
* Kid Gloves – producer, vocal producer
 
* Mike Marsh – mastering
 
* Naweed – mastering
 
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
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|content=<poem>
You got a face like the Madonna
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You got a face like the Madonna, crying tears of gold
Crying tears of gold
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Been pumping gas at the Texaco, road to road
Been pumping gas
 
At the Texaco road to road
 
 
You're on the run
 
You're on the run
 
Oh baby yeah you're on the run
 
Oh baby yeah you're on the run
 
Oh baby
 
Oh baby
 
I'm not a trick boy, I'm a trick for you
 
I'm not a trick boy, I'm a trick for you
You give me butterflies
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You give me butterflies, heart skipping one two
Heart skipping one two
 
 
I know you're sick boy,
 
I know you're sick boy,
 
I wanna get the flu
 
I wanna get the flu
I'm running temperatures
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I'm running temperatures thinking of your love, boo.
Thinking of your love, boo.
 
   
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos move
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Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Your mouth up to my lips
 
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
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(Drop it like it's hot girl)
 
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
   
I know your lips say
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I know your lips say that you wanna, but your heart's a no
That you wanna but your heart's a no
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But boy your hips say that your gonna when you hold me, hold me
But boy your hips say that your gonna when you hold me
 
Hold me
 
 
You're so fun
 
You're so fun
 
B-baby you are so much fun
 
B-baby you are so much fun
 
B-baby
 
B-baby
My local rock star, The really big crew
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My local rock star
I'm feeling you boy, You're liking me too
+
The really big crew
I'm clocking chicks left and right
+
I'm feeling you boy
+
You're liking me too
Just to get to you
+
I'm clocking chicks left and right just to get to you
You're out there on the grind now come home to your
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You're out there on the grind, now come home to your queen, boo.
Queen, boo.
 
   
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos
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Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips
 
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
 
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
  +
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos
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Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips
 
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
Come on over ghetto baby
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
 
(He said show me what you got girl)
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(Drop it like it's hot girl)
 
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
   
We're a match made in heaven
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We're a match mad in heaven, if they're gonna talk let ‘em
If they're gonna talk let 'em
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If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget ‘em
If they don't think we're good together
+
When he's bad he's bad, but when he's good no one's better
Baby just forget 'em
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Cos we're a match made in heaven, and this kind of love's forever
When he's bad he's bad
 
But when he's good no one's better
 
Cos we're a match made in heaven
 
And this kind of love's forever
 
   
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos
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Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips
+
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(He said show me what you got girl)
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
  +
  +
Brooklyn move my soul like this
  +
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(He said show me what you got girl)
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
 
}}
 
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{{Scroll box
 
{{Scroll box
 
|content=<poem>
 
|content=<poem>
You got a face like the Madonna,
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You got a face like the Madonna, crying tears of gold
Crying tears of gold.
+
P-pumping gas at the Texaco, road to road
Been pumping gas at the Texaco,
+
You're on the run
Road to road.
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Oh baby yeah you're on the run
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Oh baby
You're on the run, oh, baby,
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I'm not a trick boy, I'm a trick for you
Yeah, you're on the run, oh baby.
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You give me butterflies, heart skipping one two
 
I'm not a trick but,
 
I'm a trick for you.
 
You give me butterflies,
 
Heart skipping, one, two.
 
 
 
I know you're sick boy,
 
I know you're sick boy,
I wanna get the flu,
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I wanna get the flu
I'm running temperatures,
+
I'm running temperatures thinking of your love, boo.
Thinking of your love, boo.
 
   
Brooklyn move my soul like this,
+
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos,
+
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips.
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(He said show me what you got girl)
(He say "Show me what you got girl").
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
("Drop it like it's hot girl").
 
   
I know your lips say that you wanna,
+
I know your lips say that you wanna, but your heart's a no
But your heart say no.
+
But boy your hips say that your gonna when you hold me, hold me
But boy your hips say that your gonna,
+
You're so fun
When you hold me, hold me.
+
B-baby you are so much fun
  +
B-baby
  +
My local rock star
  +
The Willie B. crew
  +
I'm feeling you boy
  +
You're liking me too
  +
I'm clocking chicks left and right just to get to you
  +
You're out there on the grind, now come home to your queen, boo.
   
You're so fun, b-baby, you,
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Brooklyn move my soul like this
Are too much fun, b-baby.
+
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(He said show me what you got girl)
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
   
My local rock star,
+
Brooklyn move my soul like this
The Willie B crew,
+
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
I'm feeling you boy,
+
Come on over ghetto baby
You liking me too.
+
(He said show me what you got girl)
  +
Come on over ghetto baby
  +
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
   
I'm clocking chicks,
+
We're a match mad in heaven, if they're gonna talk let ‘em
Left and right,
+
If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget ‘em
Just to get to you.
+
When he's bad he's bad, but when he's good no one's better
You're out there,
+
Cos we're a match made in heaven, and this kind of love's forever
On the grind now come home,
 
To your queen, boo.
 
   
Brooklyn move my soul like this,
+
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos,
+
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips.
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(He said show me what you got girl)
(He say "Show me what you got girl").
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
("Drop it like it's hot girl").
 
   
Brooklyn move my soul like this,
+
Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos,
+
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Move your mouth up to my lips.
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(He said show me what you got girl)
(He say "Show me what you got girl").
+
Come on over ghetto baby
Come on over ghetto baby.
+
(Drop it like it's hot girl)
("Drop it like it's hot girl").
 
 
We're a match made in heaven,
 
If they're gonna talk let 'em.
 
If they don't think we're good together,
 
Baby, just forget 'em.
 
 
When he's bad, he's bad,
 
But when he's good no one's better.
 
'Cause we're a match made in heaven,
 
And this kind of love's forever.
 
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this,
 
Kissing my stilettos,
 
Move your mouth up to my lips.
 
Come on over ghetto baby.
 
(He say "Show me what you got girl").
 
Come on over ghetto baby.
 
("Drop it like it's hot girl").
 
 
Brooklyn move my soul like this,
 
Kissing my stilettos,
 
Move your mouth up to my lips.
 
Come on over ghetto baby.
 
(He say "Show me what you got girl").
 
Come on over ghetto baby.
 
("Drop it like it's hot girl").
 
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
 
}}
 
}}
[[Category:Unreleased songs]]
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  +
==Credits==
  +
'''Personnel'''
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* Cheryl Cole — lead vocals, background vocals
  +
* Lana Del Rey, Roy Kerr & Anu Pillai — songwriting
  +
* Kid Gloves — producer, vocal producer
  +
* Mike Marsh & Naweed — mastering
 
[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Collaborations]]
 
[[Category:Collaborations]]
  +
[[Category:Born to Die outtakes]]

Latest revision as of 10:31, May 9, 2020

A million lights
Cheryl Cole
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Roy Kerr
Anu Pillai
Producer(s) Kid Gloves
Recorded 2012 (Cheryl Cole version)
October 8, 2011 (Lana Del Rey demo)
Length 2:48

"Ghetto Baby" is a song by Cheryl Cole from her third studio album A Million Lights, which was officially released on June 15, 2012. The song was written by Lana Del Rey, Roy Kerr and Anu Pillai of Kid Gloves in 2011. It was originally written for Del Rey's debut album, Born to Die, but after it was cut the song was given to Cole. Del Rey's demo version of the song leaked on August 8, 2012.

BackgroundEdit

Cheryl Cole confirmed Del Rey would be writing for her album in May 2012. According to Cole, the song was composed prior to the success of "Video Games". On May 28th, Cole teased the track by sharing the lyrics "I'm not a trick boy I'm a trick for you,you give me butterflies heart skipping 1,2 I know your sick boy I wanna get the flu (sic)... I'm running temperatures thinking of your love boo.." and adding the hashtag "#ghettobaby". The song bares close resemblance to "Match Made in Heaven" and re-uses many of the same lyrics. An official music video for the track was released on December 26, 2012. In an interview for Spin or Bin Music Del Rey stated that herself and Cole share the same boss at Polydor Records, who had expressed the thought that Cole would like the song, so they played it for her. Cole loved it and then decided to record it.

The original file of Del Rey's demo comes from an album titled "RNB PACK 10.08.11" suggesting that the demo was recorded on October 8, 2011.

Critical receptionEdit

The song was well recieved on Cole's album, but some critics noted that Cole sounded too much like Del Rey's demo on the track and lacked individuality.

Cross-referencesEdit

  • Many lyrics are also found in the song "Match Made in Heaven".
  • References to butterflies can be found in "Butterflies" and "Butterflies, Pt. 2".
  • A rockstar is mentioned in many songs, such as "Is It Wrong" and "Big Bad Wolf".
  • The lyric "crying tears of gold" appears in "Ultraviolence".
  • The lyric "when he's bad, he's bad, but when he's good no one's better" is a paraphrased version of Mae West's famous quote "when I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better", from the 1933 film I'm No Angel.
  • "Show me what you got" is referenced in many songs, such as "Caught You Boy".
  • "Texaco" is a gas station chain, which is potentially a reference to "Queen of the Gas Station".
  • The lyric "drop it like it's hot" also appears in "Go Go Dancer" and "Body Electric".
  • The phrase "If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget them" also appears in "Live Or Die".

LyricsEdit

Cheryl Cole versionEdit

You got a face like the Madonna, crying tears of gold
Been pumping gas at the Texaco, road to road
You're on the run
Oh baby yeah you're on the run
Oh baby
I'm not a trick boy, I'm a trick for you
You give me butterflies, heart skipping one two
I know you're sick boy,
I wanna get the flu
I'm running temperatures thinking of your love, boo.

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

I know your lips say that you wanna, but your heart's a no
But boy your hips say that your gonna when you hold me, hold me
You're so fun
B-baby you are so much fun
B-baby
My local rock star
The really big crew
I'm feeling you boy
You're liking me too
I'm clocking chicks left and right just to get to you
You're out there on the grind, now come home to your queen, boo.

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

We're a match mad in heaven, if they're gonna talk let ‘em
If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget ‘em
When he's bad he's bad, but when he's good no one's better
Cos we're a match made in heaven, and this kind of love's forever

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

Lana Del Rey versionEdit

You got a face like the Madonna, crying tears of gold
P-pumping gas at the Texaco, road to road
You're on the run
Oh baby yeah you're on the run
Oh baby
I'm not a trick boy, I'm a trick for you
You give me butterflies, heart skipping one two
I know you're sick boy,
I wanna get the flu
I'm running temperatures thinking of your love, boo.

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

I know your lips say that you wanna, but your heart's a no
But boy your hips say that your gonna when you hold me, hold me
You're so fun
B-baby you are so much fun
B-baby
My local rock star
The Willie B. crew
I'm feeling you boy
You're liking me too
I'm clocking chicks left and right just to get to you
You're out there on the grind, now come home to your queen, boo.

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

We're a match mad in heaven, if they're gonna talk let ‘em
If they don't think we're good together, baby just forget ‘em
When he's bad he's bad, but when he's good no one's better
Cos we're a match made in heaven, and this kind of love's forever

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

Brooklyn move my soul like this
Kissing my stilettos, move your mouth up to my lips
Come on over ghetto baby
(He said show me what you got girl)
Come on over ghetto baby
(Drop it like it's hot girl)

CreditsEdit

Personnel

  • Cheryl Cole — lead vocals, background vocals
  • Lana Del Rey, Roy Kerr & Anu Pillai — songwriting
  • Kid Gloves — producer, vocal producer
  • Mike Marsh & Naweed — mastering
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