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|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Rick Nowels]]
 
|written = [[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Rick Nowels]]
 
|producer = Lana Del Rey<br>Rick Nowels<br>[[Lee Foster]]
 
|producer = Lana Del Rey<br>Rick Nowels<br>[[Lee Foster]]
|time = 4:30 <small>(Album version)</small><br>4:27 <small>(Instrumental)</small>
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|time = 4:30<br><small>(See [[#Official versions|official versions]])</small>
 
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|album = [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]
 
|album = [[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]
 
|previous = "[[Black Beauty (song)|Black Beauty]]"
 
|previous = "[[Black Beauty (song)|Black Beauty]]"
|next ="[[Florida Kilos (song)|Florida Kilos]]"}}
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"'''Guns and Roses'''" is a song written and produced by [[Lana Del Rey]] and [[Rick Nowels]], with co-production by [[Lee Foster]]. It was released on Del Rey's second major-label studio album ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'', serving as the second bonus track from the album.
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|recorded = January 2014}}"'''Guns and Roses'''" is a song written and produced by [[Lana Del Rey]] and [[Rick Nowels]], with co-production by [[Lee Foster]]. It was released on Del Rey's second major-label studio album ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'', serving as the second bonus track from the album.
   
 
==Cross-references==
 
==Cross-references==
 
*Del Rey has previously sung about front man Axl Rose of the band Guns N' Roses in the song "[[Axl Rose Husband (song)|Axl Rose Husband]]".
 
*Del Rey has previously sung about front man Axl Rose of the band Guns N' Roses in the song "[[Axl Rose Husband (song)|Axl Rose Husband]]".
 
*Heavy metal is also mentioned in "[[Smarty (song)|Smarty]]", "[[Mermaid Motel (song)|Mermaid Motel]]" and "[[Angels Forever, Forever Angels (song)|Angels Forever, Forever Angels]]".
 
*Heavy metal is also mentioned in "[[Smarty (song)|Smarty]]", "[[Mermaid Motel (song)|Mermaid Motel]]" and "[[Angels Forever, Forever Angels (song)|Angels Forever, Forever Angels]]".
* Roses are frequently mentioned in Del Rey's songs, including "[[JFK (song)|JFK]]", "[[Bel Air (song)|Bel Air]]", "[[Stoplight De-Lite (song)|Stoplight De-Lite]]" and the [[Roses (song)|song of the same name]].
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* Roses are frequently mentioned in Del Rey's songs, including "[[JFK (song)|JFK]]", "[[Bel Air (song)|Bel Air]]", "[[Stop Lite De-Lite (song)|Stop Lite De-Lite]]" and the [[Roses (song)|song of the same name]].
 
* Summer is a constant theme in Del Rey's work; most notably in "[[Summertime Sadness (song)|Summertime Sadness]]", "[[Summer Wine (song)|Summer Wine]]", "[[Summer of Sam (song)|Summer of Sam]]" and "[[Summer Bummer (song)|Summer Bummer]]".
 
* Summer is a constant theme in Del Rey's work; most notably in "[[Summertime Sadness (song)|Summertime Sadness]]", "[[Summer Wine (song)|Summer Wine]]", "[[Summer of Sam (song)|Summer of Sam]]" and "[[Summer Bummer (song)|Summer Bummer]]".
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* Las Vegas is also mentioned in "[[Off to the Races (song)|Off to the Races]]" and "[[Go Go Dancer (song)|Go Go Dancer]]".
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* The line "I can feel it coming in the air tonight" is thematically similar to "there's something in the wind, I can feel it blowing in" from "[[Change (song)|Change]]". It might be a reference to the 1980 song "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins that uses the exact same line.
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== Official versions ==
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* Album version — 4:30
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** Instrumental version — 4:27
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
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Heavy metal love of mine
 
Heavy metal love of mine
I should've learned to let you stay
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I should've learnt to let you stay
 
You didn't want me all the time
 
You didn't want me all the time
 
But you were worth it anyway
 
But you were worth it anyway
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He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
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He loved guns
Roses, roses
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And roses, roses, roses
   
 
Motorcycle love, divine
 
Motorcycle love, divine
I should've learned to let you play
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I should've learnt to let you play
I wasn't the marryin' kind
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I wasn't the marrying kind
 
I should've done it anyway
 
I should've done it anyway
   
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He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
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He loved guns
Roses, roses
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And roses, roses, roses
   
I can feel coming in the air tonight
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I can feel it coming in the air tonight
 
See you workin' on that blue Pacific
 
See you workin' on that blue Pacific
 
I can see you bathing in the summer light
 
I can see you bathing in the summer light
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He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
 
He loved guns
 
And roses, roses, roses
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He loved guns and roses
 
Guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
 
He loved guns and roses
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He loved guns
Roses, roses
 
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And roses, roses, (roses), roses, (roses)
   
He loved guns and roses,
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Roses, roses, roses
 
</poem>
Guns and roses,
 
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He loved guns and roses,
 
He loved guns and roses,
 
Roses, (roses), roses, (roses)
 
   
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==Credits==
Roses, roses, roses.
 
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'''Personnel'''
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* Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
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* Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, keyboards
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* Lee Foster — production, co-production
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* Phil Joly — recording, mixing
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* Vira Byramji — assitant recording, engineering
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* Blake Stranathan — guitar
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* Brian Griffin — drums
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* John Davis — mastering
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* Kieron Menzies — recording, engineering
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* Trevor Yasuda — assitant recording, engineering
   
 
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[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Released songs]]
 
[[Category:Ultraviolence songs]]
 
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[[Category:Bonus tracks]]
 
[[Category:Ultraviolence bonus tracks]]
 
[[Category:Ultraviolence bonus tracks]]
[[Category:Released songs]]
 

Latest revision as of 13:08, 16 July 2021

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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Lee Foster
Recorded January 2014
Length 4:30
(See official versions)
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Single(s) "West Coast"
"Ultraviolence"
"Black Beauty"
Promotional single(s) "Shades of Cool"
"Ultraviolence"
"Brooklyn Baby"
Ultraviolence track listing
"Black Beauty" "Florida Kilos"

"Guns and Roses" is a song written and produced by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels, with co-production by Lee Foster. It was released on Del Rey's second major-label studio album Ultraviolence, serving as the second bonus track from the album.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:30
    • Instrumental version — 4:27

Lyrics[]

(Mmm)

Heavy metal love of mine
I should've learnt to let you stay
You didn't want me all the time
But you were worth it anyway

'Cause you were so much better than the rest of them
Out of all the others, you were the honest man

He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns
And roses, roses, roses

Motorcycle love, divine
I should've learnt to let you play
I wasn't the marrying kind
I should've done it anyway

We should have left Las Vegas and then began again
Took your bike to Detroit, back to the promised land

He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns
And roses, roses, roses

I can feel it coming in the air tonight
See you workin' on that blue Pacific
I can see you bathing in the summer light
Turnin' tan and you look terrific

I think you got game, boy, game, boy
You got game, boy, game, boy
You got game, boy, game, boy
You got game

He loved guns and roses, guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns
And roses, roses, roses

He loved guns and roses
Guns and roses
He loved guns and roses
He loved guns
And roses, roses, (roses), roses, (roses)

Roses, roses, roses

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, keyboards
  • Lee Foster — production, co-production
  • Phil Joly — recording, mixing
  • Vira Byramji — assitant recording, engineering
  • Blake Stranathan — guitar
  • Brian Griffin — drums
  • John Davis — mastering
  • Kieron Menzies — recording, engineering
  • Trevor Yasuda — assitant recording, engineering


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