FANDOM


NormanFuckingRockwell
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Producer(s) Jack Antonoff
Lana Del Rey
Length 3:48
From Nfrlogo
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"
Norman Fucking Rockwell track listing
"Cinnamon Girl" "California"
"How to Disappear" (stylized in sentence case) is a song by Lana Del Rey from her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!. It was written and produced with Jack Antonoff.

Background Edit

The song was first teased on her Instagram on October 4, 2018.[1] Del Rey later deleted the snippet, but it has since been unarchived. This version was originally a piano ballad. On October 27, 2018, Del Rey held a livestream during which Jack Antonoff could be heard working on another instrumental of the song. The production was changed for the album to an up-tempo track.

Del Rey premiered the song with a live performance in 2018, in which she revealed it was the last song she recorded for the album.[2] "Fuck It I Love You" was later revealed to actually be the last song recorded for the album after she went back and added more songs to it.

 Live performances Edit

Del Rey premiered the song with a live performance at a Apple Event on October 30, 2018.[2]

Cross-references Edit

LyricsEdit

Album version Edit

John met me down on the boulevard
Cry on his shoulder 'cause life is hard
The waves came in over my head
Whatcha been up to, my baby?
Haven't seen you around here lately

All of the guys tell me lies but you don't
You just crack another beer
And pretend that you're still here
This is how to disappear
This is how to disappear

Joe met me down at the training yard
Cuts on his face 'cause he fought too hard
I know he's in over his head
But I love that man like nobody can
He moves mountains and pounds them to ground again

I watch the guys getting high as they fight
For the things that they hold dear
To forget the things they fear
This is how to disappear
This is how to disappear

Now it's been years since I left New York
I got a kid and two cats in the yard
The California sun and the movie stars

I watch the skies getting light as I write
As I think about those years
As I whisper in your ear
I'm always going to be right here
No one's going anywhere

Live version Edit

John met me down at the boulevard
I cried on his shoulder 'cause life is hard
The waves came in over my head
Whatcha been up to, my baby?
I haven't seen you around here lately

All of the guys tell me lies but you don't
You just crack another beer
And pretend that you're still here
And this is how to disappear
This is how to disappear

Jim met me down at the training yard
Got cuts on his face 'cause he fought too hard
I know he's in over his head
But I love that man like nobody can
He moves mountains and turns them to ground again

And I watch the guys getting high as they fight
For the things that they hold dear
To forget the things they fear
And this is how they disappear
This is how they disappear

Well now it's been years since I left New York
And I got a kid and two cats in the yard
The California sun and the movie stars

And I watch the skies getting light as I write
As I think about those years
And I whisper in your ear
I'm always going to be right here
No one's going anywhere

I'm always going to be right here
No one's going anywhere

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Jack Antonoff — songwriting, production, engineering, mixing, programming, acoustic guitar, drums, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion, piano, vibraphone
  • Laura Sisk — engineering, mixing
  • Jonathan Sher — assistant engineering
  • Tate McDowell — assistant engineering
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering
  • Will Quinnell — assistant mastering
Technical
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound
  • Recorded at Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, United States / Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, United States
  • Mixed at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, United States

ReferencesEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.