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"If You Lie Down with Me" is a song by Lana Del Rey, from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was originally written in 2013 with her then-boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill for Ultraviolence, it also features writing credits from Drew Erickson.

Background[]

Though the song was originally written in 2013, it is presumed that the song was reworked and re-recorded for Blue Banisters.

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

Put your red boots on, baby, giddy up
Baby, won't you dance? Baby, gets away
Treat me nice, talk to me with that whiskey breath
Twirl me twice, I'll treat you like a holiday

And don't say you're over me
When we both know that you ain't
Don't say you're over me
Babe, it's already too late
Just do what you do best with me

Dance me all around the room
Spin me like a ballerina, super high
Dance me all around the moon
Light me up like the Fourth of July
Once, twice, three times the guy I
Ever thought I would meet, so
Don't say you're over me
When we both know that you lie

If you lie down, lie next to me
La-la, la-la la, la-la, la-lie
If you lie down, lie next to me
La-la, la-la la, la-la, la-lie
When you lie down, lie next to me

Get your jacket on, be a gentleman
Get into your truck and pick me up at eight
'Cause we were built for the long haul freight train
Burnt by fire without trial like a stowaway

And don't say you're over me
When they all know that you ain't
If you lay down, lie next to me

Dance me all around the room
Spin me like a ballerina, super high
Dance me all around the moon
Like, six times till I'm sick and I cry
Once, twice, three times the guy I
Ever thought I would meet, so
Don't say you're over me
When they all know that you're lying

If you lie down, lie next to me
La-la, la-la la, la-la, la-lie (You lie, you lie)
If you lie down, lie next to me
La-la, la-la la, la-la, la-lie (You lie, you lie)
When you lie down, lie next to me

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals, horn arrangement
  • Drew Erickson — songwriting, production, mixing, piano, horn arrangement, drums, drum programming, bass, Moog bass, Prophet, mellotron
  • Barrie-James O'Neill — songwriting, additional production
  • Michael Harris — engineering, mixing
  • Dean Reid — acoustic guitar, engineering, mixing
  • Jon Sher — assistant engineering
  • Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Blake Cooper — tuba
  • Dan Fornero — trumpets
  • Dan Rosenboom — trumpets
  • Wayne Bergeron — trumpets
  • Loren Humphrey — drums

References[]


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