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"I Talk to Jesus" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. The song was recorded in 2012. Tim Larcombe produced the song and three different versions exist.[1] It is registered on PPL Repertoire.[2]

Background[]

Prior to leaking, the song was originally speculated to be a cover of a song by Jon Bon Jovi of the same name, or a cover of Johnny Cash's "I Talk to Jesus Every Day".

On August 1, 2020, the alternate final version of the song leaked in full. On August 9, 2020, the final version of the song leaked.

There are 2 final versions of the song - a regular final version, meant for Paradise, and an alternate final version, meant for Ultraviolence. Both versions leaked in August 2020. There is also a demo version of the song, recorded prior to the aforementioned final versions. The demo currently remains unleaked.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Final version — 5:43
  • Alternate final version — 6:04
  • Laptop demo — Unknown

Lyrics[]

Final version[]

One, two
One, two

I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
What the fuck happened here?
I guess that's what they meant when they pay the price
I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
Where are the trailer parks?
And where all the Christmas lights?

I had a boyfriend
He came from this town
We used to pretend we would marry and start again
He read the Bible
Showed me what Jesus said
He said, "Only read the red"

I want Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
Nothing looks familiar here, no one even that I like
I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
I was so much happier when
I was gonna be your wife

We had a deal and
I fucked it up when
I made the decision to become someone
We had the one thing that no one ever had
True love
It's true love

I ask Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I never meant to hurt you, baby
It's so hard to be true
In this world where everything's so black and blue
I never meant to hurt you, darling
It's so hard to be good
In this world where you do what you know you should

I want Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

Alternate final version[]

I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
What the fuck happened here?
I guess that's what they meant when they pay the price
I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
Where are the trailer parks?
And where all the Christmas lights?

I had a boyfriend
He came from this town
We used to pretend we would marry and start again
He read the Bible
Showed me what Jesus said
He said, "Only read the red"

I want Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
Nothing looks familiar here, no one even that I like
I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
I was so much happier when
I was gonna be your wife

We had a deal and
I fucked it up when
I made the decision to become someone
We had the one thing that no one ever had
True love
It's true love

I ask Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I never meant to hurt you, baby
It's so hard to be true
In this world where everything's so black and blue
I never meant to hurt you, darling
It's so hard to be good
In this world where you do what you know you shouldn

I want Jesus to take me out this life, baby
And I talk to Jesus and ask him if he'll think of saving me
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

References[]

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