Background[edit | edit source]
The title of the poem first appeared as a caption for a picture posted by Del Rey on June 27, 2020.
The poem was released on Spotify on July 28, 2020. Lyrics in the released version have minimal differences to the written version.
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- L.A. is a recurrent place on many songs on her discography, such as "American", "Gods & Monsters", "Off to the Races", "Radio", "The Greatest", "Because of You", and references specific places of L.A. in several other songs.
- The ocean is also mentioned in the demo for "Kill Kill" and "Bentley".
- Neon lights are also referenced in "Queen of the Gas Station" and alludes in "Salvatore"
- References to money also appear in "Sad Girl", "Hundred Dollar Bill" and "Money Power Glory".
- The phrase "I adore you" also appears in "Salvatore".
- New York is also referenced in "Making Out" and "Old Money".
- Fire is also mentioned in "West Coast", "Summertime Sadness", "Sad Girl" and "Freak".
- Shores are also mentioned in "Heroin".
- A county line is also mentioned in "13 Beaches" and "Don't Call Me An Angel".
- "San Francisco" is also mentioned in "Looking For America".
- "They say I came from money and I didn't" is most likely a nod to the critics saying similar statements during the Born to Die era.
- A Tudor house is also mentioned in the poem "Happy".
- Direct reference to Eric Garcetti; mayor of Los Angeles since 2013 until now.
- Raising mountains is similar to "move mountains" found in "How to Disappear".
- Belonging to no one is also a theme used in the monologue of the music video for "Ride".
- The line "Go back to New York" is also used in "Ultraviolence", although in the poem it's used with a negative connotation (as in 'they can't go back to NY'), in contrast to "Ultraviolence" (when she sings they could go back to NY).
- "Paramahansa Yogananda realization center" refers to the "Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine" temple located in Sunset Boulevard, California.
- "Doing nothing" is also mentioned in "The Greatest" and in the poem "Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass".
- Delilah is a restaurant in West Hollywood, California.
- 'Saks' might refer to 'Saks Fifth Avenue' a designer clothing store.
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