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Looking for america cover
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Producer(s) Jack Antonoff
Lana Del Rey
Released August 9, 2019
Recorded August 5, 2019
Length 2:42
Singles chronology
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"Season of the Witch"

Looking for america cover

"Looking for America"

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"Looking for America" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded on August 5, 2019 and produced by Jack Antonoff. The song was recorded while promoting her sixth studio album and fifth major-label studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!. The song was officially released on August 9, 2019, simultaneously with "Season of the Witch".

Background and writing Edit

"Looking for America" was conceptualized by Del Rey while in Montecito, California with her brother Charlie Grant in the wake of two mass-shootings. On August 5, 2019, Del Rey posted a video of her singing the song in the studio with Antonoff playing guitar and added the following caption.

"Looking For America
Hi folks came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write.
Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion- but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago. I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America’"[1]

Release Edit

After the song gained positive reception online, it was revealed on August 8, 2019 that the song would officially be released on August 9, 2019 along with the Del Rey's cover of "Season of the Witch". It was released as a charity single, with all of the track's proceeds going to support the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief fund, El Paso Community Relief Fund and Dayton Foundation.

Cross-references Edit

Lyrics Edit

Took a trip to San Fransisco
All our friends said we would jive
Didn't work so I left for Fresno
It was quite the scenic drive

Pulled over to watch the children in the park
We used to only worry for them after dark

I'm still looking for my own version of America
One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly
No bombs in thy sky, only fireworks when you and I collide
It's just a dream I had in mind

It's just a dream I had in mind
It's just a dream I had in mind

I flew back to New York City
Miss that Hudson River line
Took a train up to Lake Placid
That's another place and time

We used to go to the drive-ins and listen to the blues
So many things that I think twice about before I do, yeah

I'm still looking for my own version of America
One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly
No bombs in thy sky, only fireworks when you and I collide
It's just a dream I had in mind

It's just a dream I had in mind
It's just a dream I had in mind
It's just a dream I had in mind

Credits Edit

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Jack Antonoff — songwriting, production, mixing, acoustic guitar, drums, electric guitar, mellotron, piano, rhodes, synthesizer
  • Laura Sisk — mixing, engineering, recording
  • Jonathan Sher — assistant recording
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering

References Edit

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