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"Let Me Love You like a Woman" (originally titled "Pink Champagne") is a song written by Lana Del Rey. It is the first single from her seventh studio album and sixth major-label studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club. It was also intended to be included on both scrapped studio album recorded in 2013, and Del Rey's third studio album and second major-label studio album, Ultraviolence, but was ultimately cut from the final tracklist.

Background[]

A version of the song was at one point considered for inclusion on Del Rey's third studio album, before it would become Ultraviolence. A working title of this early version, "Pink Champagne", can be seen in a January 2013 photo of Del Rey in the studio, with her written notes partially visible in the background.[1] The demo had what was described as a "cinematic, psychedelic" production and uses the final version's bridge as the pre-chorus. The full demo leaked on March 28, 2023.

The title was revealed in an interview with Q magazine on October 21, 2019. About the track Del Rey explained, "There's just something about it. I feel like it's going to be really important, but I don't know why yet. That's where the magic comes in."

On July 25, 2020, rumors began to form on ATRL that the song had been included on the final track list for Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Around a month later, on September 1, 2020, Del Rey announced via an Instagram post that the song would be released as a single prior to the release of the album.[2][dead link]

A snippet of the song leaked online on September 22, 2020. On October 11, 2020, it was recognized by the music identification application Shazam, however it was taken down from the app the following day. The song was subsequently released worldwide on October 16, 2020.

Del Rey mentioned that this song is one of her favorite songs off Chemtrails Over the Country Club.[3]

The official instrumental leaked on November 7, 2020.

Use in media[]

The song's demo, "Pink Champagne", was used in an episode of Love Island Malta.[4]

Live performances[]

On December 14, 2020, Del Rey performed the song live on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time. The performance features the same background singers from "Summertime The Gershwin Version".

The song was performed a second time at the 7th Annual Ally Collection Talent Show.

Music video[]

Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Let_Me_Love_You_Like_A_Woman Released October 16, 2020
Length 3:44
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed 2020
Location California
Vevo views 8 Million views

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 3:21
    • Instrumental version — 3:21
  • "Pink Champagne" demo version — 6:15

Lyrics[]

Album version[]

I come from a small town, how about you?
I only mention it ‘cause I’m ready to leave L.A. and I want you to come
Eighty miles north or south will do
I don’t care where as long as you’re with me
And I’m with you, and you let me

Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be who I’m meant to be
Talk to me in poems and songs
Don’t make me be bittersweet
Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me hold you like a baby

I come from a small town far away
I only mention it ‘cause I’m ready to leave L.A. and I (Need) want you to come
I guess I could manage if you stay
It’s just if you do I can’t see myself having any fun, so

Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be who I’m meant to be
Talk to me in songs and poems
Don’t make me be bittersweet
Let me love you like a woman
Take you to infinity
Let me hold you like a baby (Let me love you like a woman)
Take you to infinity
Let me love you like a woman (Let me hold you like a baby)
Take you to infinity

We could get lost in the purple rain
Talk about good old days
We could get high on some pink champagne
Baby, let me count the waves

Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be who I’m meant to be
Talk to me in songs and poems
Don’t make me be bittersweet
Let me love you like a woman

"Pink Champagne" demo version[]

I don't really wanna die
I just want the pain to be over
I know that I talked about it all the time, babe
Just wanted you to come over

I got tired of America
It got hard to stay sober
Then I met you and you blew my mind
That was it, game over

We could get lost in the purple rain
Talk about the good old days
I could get drunk on some pink champagne
Lost in the purple haze

Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be your one time beauty queen

You don't know the world like I do
You don't know how good our love can be
Let me love you like a woman
Let me take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh
Take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh

I don't really wanna fly
I just want this tour to be over
I know that I dreamed about it all my life
Then the dream got closer

I miss the smell of America
Green palms, green clover
I can still feel it when I close my eyes
It comes right over

We could get lost in the purple maze
Think about the good old times
Let it come down like the ocean waves
Hold your body in my mind

Let me love you like a woman
Let me hold you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be your one time beauty queen

You don't know the world like I do
You don't know how good people can be
Let me love you like a woman
Let me take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh
Take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh

I, I n-n-need ya
Don't, don't fucking leave yet
I need, n-n-n-eed ya
Don't fuck- don't fucking leave yet

Let me love you like a woman
Let me love you like a baby
Let me shine like a diamond
Let me be your one time beauty queen

You don't know the world like I do
You don't know how good people can be
Let me love you like a woman
Let me love you like a baby
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh
Take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh
Take you to infinity
Oh-oh-oh, baby, oh-oh-oh
Get drunk on some pink champagne

Getting lost in the purple rain, hmm
Hmm

References[]

Notes[]

  1. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Unknown, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.


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