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"Nectar of the Gods" (previously referred to as "The Color Blue" or simply "Color Blue" and "Wild on You", not to be confused with "Wild One") is a song by Lana Del Rey from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was written and produced with her then-boyfriend, Barrie-James O'Neill in 2013.

Background[]

The song was recorded in 2013 and comes from the same session as "Cherry Blossom". Both songs were originally intended to be included on Del Rey's third studio album and second major-label studio album, Ultraviolence, but were ultimately cut from the final tracklist. They were both recorded in the studio with Fabrizio Argiolas, though he is ultimately not credited on the song at all.

On May 1, 2019, a snippet of the song was leaked via Tumblr, which was followed by the full song leaking minutes later. The Tumblr account which posted the song could not confirm the official title of the track and claimed that the original files of it and "Cherry Blossom" were tagged under "Track 1" and "Track 2". Despite the "Cherry Blossom" title being confirmed by Del Rey on Instagram in 2016, this led to the second song's title being up to debate by fans. Multiple fanmade titles such as "Color Blue" and "Wild on You" were given to it, and it was also speculated to be "Wild One", but this was later debunked. The official title of the song was eventually confirmed to be "Nectar of the Gods" when it was revealed that it would be included on Blue Banisters.

The full instrumental was leaked on June 5, 2019 and the a cappella leaked on November 4, 2020. The full session of 34 stems leaked on November 16, 2020.

With the inclusion of the song on Blue Banisters, it was revealed that Barrie-James O'Neill provided the guitar for it and helped write it, alongside "Cherry Blossom".

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Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:20
    • Unmastered version — 4:24

Lyrics[]

What cruel world is this, nectar of the gods
Heroin gold in my veins and you in my thoughts
I’m on the freeway, racing at a million
And I just can’t stop
I call you up twice, hang up the phone
Call again, I wanna talk

I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like you never knew, knew, knew
I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like the color blue

What sweet world is this, honey on the vine
School kid dreams came true then passed in the night
I used to dream about people like you, now I don’t know why
I used to sing about people like you, now I just get high

I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like you never knew, knew, knew
I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like the color blue

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like you never knew
I get wild on you baby
I get wild and fucking crazy, like the color blue

Californ-I-A, homeland of the gods
Once I found my way, but now I’m lost

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