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"Kinda Outta Luck" (also known as "Born Bad Baby", "Kinda Out of Luck" or "Kindness of Strangers" and stylized as "Kinda Outta Luck!") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey recorded in 2010, during the early recording sessions for Born to Die. The song was co-written and produced by Joe Henson and Alexis Smith of The Flight.

Background[]

Del Rey labeled the song as a demo titled "Kinda Outa Luck" and uploaded it to her defunct SoundCloud profile on March 22, 2010, alongside other songs "On Our Way", Hundred Dollar Bill", "Velvet Crowbar", "Us Against the World" and "You Can Be the Boss".[1] Although it was never released commercially, the song received many positive reviews during her rise to fame with "Video Games" during the summer of 2011.

The song is registered on ASCAP and ISWC as "Kinda Out of Luck"[2] but was released on YouTube by Del Rey as "Kinda Outta Luck".

A demo of the song called "Born Bad Baby" leaked on January 22, 2015, featuring a home-recorded second verse and bridge. A slightly different, alternate version of the song leaked on August 15, 2016 in lossless form, made from unleaked stems of the track. The isolated stem of a group of girls shouting the bridge leaked on the same day.

Use in media[]

On September 6, 2011, the song was used for the commercial of the TV Series Gossip Girl for the episode "Yes, Then Zero".

Music video(s)[]

Music video Information
Lana_del_Rey_-_Kinda_Outta_Luck_1 Released May 27, 2011
Length 3:58
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Kinda_Outta_Luck_(3rd_Version) Released April 2010 (original release)
May 24, 2011 (re-release)
Length 3:20
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Kinda_Outta_Luck_2 Released May 5, 2011
Length 3:19
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A

Background and description[]

Del Rey created three of her own homemade music videos for the song in 2011. Like most of her old music videos, it features clips of Del Rey herself singing along to the song and clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos. Del Rey initially posted the first version to her "UhaulJoe" YouTube channel around April 2010. The same version was later reposted to her "LanaDelRey" YouTube channel on May 24, 2011. Del Rey uploaded the second music video to her Facebook on May 5, 2011,[3] and later posted the third music video on May 27, 2011.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Final version — 3:17
  • Lossless stem mix — 3:13
  • "Born Bad Baby" demo version — 3:26

Lyrics[]

Final version[]

I was born bad, but then I met you
You made me nice for a while
But my dark side's true
He never cared what I did at all
Motel singer or the silver pole
I did what I had to do

Femme fatale, always on the run
Diamonds on my wrist
Whiskey on my tongue
Before I do bad, I gotta get drunk
So get over here
Pour me a cold one

Baby can see that I'm danger
Teetering off of the stage, yeah
Sparkling in sequins, say hey, yeah
Time to give in to the kindness of strangers

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

Wrong, I know, killing someone
It gets a little easier
When you've done it once
You know that I'm fun
You know that I'm young
So tell me you're mine
Let's get it on

Baby can see that I'm danger
Glamorous but I'm deranged, yeah
Teetering off of the stage, yeah
I said it really nicely, can you be my savior?

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

I was a dangerous girl
You were too nice for this world
And now I'm back on the prowl
Who wants to give it a whirl?

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

"Born Bad Baby" demo version[]

I was born bad, but then I met you
You made me nice for a while
But my dark side's true
He never cared what I did at all
Motel singer or the silver pole
I did what I had to do

Femme fatale, always on the run
Diamonds on my wrist
Whiskey on my tongue
Before I do bad, I gotta get drunk
So get over here
Pour me a cold one

Baby can see that I'm danger
Teetering off of the stage, yeah
Sparkling in sequins, say hey, yeah
Time to give in to the kindness of strangers

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

Wrong, I know, killing someone
Gets a little easier
After you done it once
You know that I'm fun
You know that I'm young
So tell me you're mine
Let's get it on

Baby can see that I'm danger
Glamorous but I'm deranged, yeah
Dancing on top of the tables
I said it really nice, hi, can you be my savior?

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

I love you, my little darling
You, my little darling
You, my little darling
You, my little darling

Dancing on top of the tables
Stronger, I wish I was able
Someone spilled blood, I'm not capable
I gotta get you back, 'cause I gotta live, devil

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm flat outta luck

Is it wrong, wrong that I think it's kind of fun
When I hit you in the back of the head with a gun?
My daddy's in the trunk of his brand new truck
I really want him back but I'm kinda outta luck

References[]

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