The Lana Del Rey Wiki

Editing

Never Let Me Go (song)

1
  • The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit. If you are undoing an edit that is …
Latest revision Your text
Line 5: Line 5:
 
|producer = Steven Mertens
 
|producer = Steven Mertens
 
|recorded = 2010
 
|recorded = 2010
|time = 4:08<br><small>(See [[#Official versions|official versions]])</small>
+
|time = 4:08<br>1:12 (Concept demo)
 
|Source = [[File:Unreleased_Logo.png|125px|link=Category:Unreleased songs]]
 
|Source = [[File:Unreleased_Logo.png|125px|link=Category:Unreleased songs]]
 
}}
 
}}
"'''Never Let Me Go'''" (also known as "'''Like Your Friends Did'''") is an unreleased song by [[Lana Del Rey]]. It was recorded in 2010 and co-written and produced by [[Steven Mertens]]. The song leaked on May 18, 2012 and was registered on ASCAP ACE Repertory in March of 2017.<ref>ASCAP IPI: 579892274</ref>
+
  +
"'''Never Let Me Go'''" (also known as "'''Like Your Friends Did'''") is an unreleased song by [[Lana Del Rey]]. It was co-written and produced by [[Steven Mertens]] in 2010. The song leaked on May 18, 2012 and was registered on the ASCAP ACE Repertory in March of 2017.<ref>ASCAP IPI: 579892274</ref>
   
 
==Background and composition==
 
==Background and composition==
Line 16: Line 16:
   
 
==Cross-references==
 
==Cross-references==
*Reference to ''Sid and Nancy'', a biopic portraying the relationship of Sid and his girlfriend Nancy.
+
*The phrase "the world is ours" was a potential title of Del Rey's first major label studio album, now known as [[Born to Die (album)|''Born to Die'']].<ref>[http://www.flushthefashion.com/music/lana-del-rey-hollywood-sadcore/ (2011). "LANA DEL REY INTERVIEW HOLLYWOOD SADCORE". ''Flush Magazine''. [Access date: July 9, 2016<nowiki>]</nowiki>]</ref>
*Del Rey references a quote from ''Scarface'';'' ''references to this film can also be found in "[[Live or Die (song)|Live or Die]]", "[[Playground (song)|Playground]]" and the [[Scarface (song)|titular song]].
+
*Del Rey mentions a quote from ''Scarface'', references to this film can also be found in "[[Live or Die (song)|Live or Die]]" and "[[Playground (song)|Playground]]"
*The phrase "live fast, die young" also appears in "[[Driving in Cars with Boys (song)|Driving in Cars with Boys]]" and in the "[[Ride (song)|Ride]]" music video monologue.
+
*The lyric "live fast, die young" also appears in "[[Driving In Cars With Boys (song)|Driving In Cars With Boys]]" and in the "[[Ride (song)|Ride]]" music video monologue.
*The phrase "the world is ours" was a potential title of Del Rey's first major-label studio album, now known as [[Born to Die (album)|''Born to Die'']].<ref>[http://www.flushthefashion.com/music/lana-del-rey-hollywood-sadcore/ (2011). "LANA DEL REY INTERVIEW HOLLYWOOD SADCORE". ''Flush Magazine''. [Access date: July 9, 2016<nowiki>]</nowiki>]</ref>
+
*References to a "game" being played are in "[[Noir (song)|Noir]]", "[[Serial Killer (song)|Serial Killer]]", "[[Betty Boop Boop (song)|Betty Boop Boop]]" and "[[Guns and Roses (song)|Guns and Roses]]".
*References to a "game being played" are present in "[[Noir (song)|Noir]]", "[[Serial Killer (song)|Serial Killer]]", "[[Betty Boop Boop (song)|Betty Boop Boop]]" and "[[Guns and Roses (song)|Guns and Roses]]".
+
*References to ''Sid and Nancy'', a film portraying the relationship of Sid and his girlfriend Nancy.
*To be "born bad" is also referenced in "[[So Legit (song)|So Legit]]" and "[[Kinda Outta Luck (song)|Kinda Outta Luck]]".
 
*Del Rey uses the phrase "kid" in "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]", "[[Old Money (song)|Old Money]]" and "[[Love (song)|Love]]".
 
 
== Official versions ==
 
* Studio version — 4:08
 
* Concept demo — 1:12
 
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
Line 28: Line 28:
   
 
Hold me in your arms, love me like your best friends did
 
Hold me in your arms, love me like your best friends did
Promise I won't hurt you, kid
+
Promise I won’t hurt you, kid
 
Hold me really tight until the stars look big
 
Hold me really tight until the stars look big
 
Never let me go
 
Never let me go
Line 42: Line 42:
 
Just believe, come on
 
Just believe, come on
   
If you love me hardcore, then don't walk away
+
If you love me hardcore, then don’t walk away
It's a game, boy, I don't wanna play
+
It’s a game, boy, I don’t wanna play
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
Never let me go
 
Never let me go
   
Boy, we're in a world war, let's go all the way
+
Boy, we’re in a world war, let’s go all the way
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
Line 61: Line 61:
 
I can be your Nancy, you can be my Sid
 
I can be your Nancy, you can be my Sid
 
Get into some trouble like our parents did
 
Get into some trouble like our parents did
Hey, they'll never know
+
Hey, they’ll never know
   
 
'Cause, baby, we were born to be bad, move on
 
'Cause, baby, we were born to be bad, move on
Line 68: Line 68:
 
Just believe, come on
 
Just believe, come on
   
If you love me hardcore, then don't walk away
+
If you love me hardcore, then don’t walk away
It's a game, boy, I don't wanna play
+
It’s a game, boy, I don’t wanna play
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
Never let me go
 
Never let me go
   
Boy, we're in a world war, let's go all the way
+
Boy, we’re in a world war, let’s go all the way
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
Line 81: Line 81:
 
I remember when I saw you for the first time
 
I remember when I saw you for the first time
 
You were laughin', sparklin' like a new dime
 
You were laughin', sparklin' like a new dime
I came over, "Hello, can you be mine?"
+
I came over, “Hello, can you be mine?
Can you be mine?
+
Can you be mine
 
Can you be mine?
 
Can you be mine?
   
If you love me hardcore, then don't walk away
+
If you love me hardcore, then don’t walk away
It's a game, boy, I don't wanna play
+
It’s a game, boy, I don’t wanna play
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
Never let me go
 
Never let me go
   
Baby, it's a sweet life, sing it like song
+
Baby, it’s a sweet life, sing it like song.
It's a short trip, only getting one
+
It’s a short trip, only getting one.
You can count on me, my love, more than anyone
+
You can count on me, my love, more than anyone,
Never let me go
+
Never let me go.
   
If you love me hardcore, then don't walk away
+
If you love me hardcore, then don’t walk away
It's a game, boy, I don't wanna play
+
It’s a game, boy, I don’t wanna play
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
I just wanna be yours, like I always say
 
Never let me go
 
Never let me go
   
Boy, we're in a world war, let's go all the way
+
Boy, we’re in a world war, let’s go all the way
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Play your four to the floor, really walk away
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
 
Tell me that you need me more and more every day
  Loading editor
Below are some commonly used wiki markup codes. Simply click on what you want to use and it will appear in the edit box above.

View this template