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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Tim Larcombe
Producer(s) Tim Larcombe
Recorded 2014
Length 5:43
(See Official versions)
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"I Talk to Jesus" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. The song was recorded in 2014. Tim Larcombe produced the song and three different versions exist[1].

Background[]

It was originally speculated that the song was 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". It is registered on PPL Repertoire.[2]

On August 1, 2020, the "Alternate Final" version of the song leaked in full, confirming it to be an original song by Del Rey. On August 9, 2020, the final version of the song leaked.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

Similarly to "Summertime Sadness", there are 2 "final" versions of the song - a regular final and a version called the "alternate final". 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.

  • Final version —  5:43
  • Alternate final — 6:04

Lyrics[]

I go back to Alabama
Take a look at my life
What the fuck happened here?
I guess this is what they meant when they paid 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 I shoulda reread
(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’t

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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