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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Unknown
Recorded 2012–2013
Length 4:04
(See official versions)
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"Living Legend" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It is an outtake from early Ultraviolence sessions. The producer is unknown and the track is not registered on any music publishing service.

Background[edit | edit source]

On July 31, 2013, Del Rey posted to her friend Jane Powers that she was her "main inspiration" and wrote a song for her called "Living Legend".[1] Del Rey referenced the track again while thanking Powers at the end of the Ultraviolence booklet.

The full song leaked on July 27, 2020. An alternate mix labeled "Piano Track Version" leaked on October 3, 2020.

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

Official versions[edit | edit source]

  • Final version — 4:04
  • Alternate mix — 4:07

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Blackbirds will sing in the same key
As you play in the shoes that I bought you
And sweet baby Jane don't know a thing
'Bout my songs, but she knows I'm a monsoon

And, baby, you
All the things you do and the ways you move
Send me straight to heaven
And, baby, you
What you never knew, what I never said
Is you're my living legend

Hipsters will sing just like a dream
In Sin-é or the back Brooklyn Bayou
But you never cared about my name
And, darlin', I never meant to defy you

But, baby, you
All them things you do and those ways you moved
Sent me straight to heaven
And, baby, you
I never said to you
You really are my living legend

I got guns in the summertime
And horses, too
Guns in the summertime
And horses, too
I never meant to be bad or unwell
I was just livin' on the edge
Right between heaven and hell
And I'm tired of it

Ooh
All the things you do and the ways you move
Send me straight to heaven
And, baby, you
What I never said to you
Is you really are my living legend

Wa, wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa
Wa-wa-wa-wa, wa-wa-wa-wa
Wa-wa, wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa
Wa-ooh

My living legend
My living legend
My living legend
My living legend

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