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*It contains a quote from the movie ''Scarface'', which the song "[[Scarface (song)|Scarface]]" is presumably about; other references to the film can be found in "[[Live or Die (song)|Live or Die]]" and "[[Playground (song)|Playground]]"
 
*The lyric "live fast, die young" also appears in "[[Driving In Cars With Boys (song)|Driving In Cars With Boys]]".
 
*The lyric "live fast, die young" also appears in "[[Driving In Cars With Boys (song)|Driving In Cars With Boys]]".
*The lyric "The World is Ours" was considered by Del Rey to be a title for her first major label studio album, later called 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>
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*The lyric "The World is Ours" was considered by Del Rey to be a title for her first major label studio album, later called ''[[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>
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==

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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Unknown
Producer(s) Unknown
Recorded 2010
Length 4:08 (Final version)
1:12 (Concept demo)
From Unreleased Logo

"Never Let Me Go" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 and leaked on May 18, 2012. A conceptual demo leaked on July 7, 2016. The producer of the song is remains unknown and it is not registered on any major service.

Background and composition

A soft rock ballad, "Never Let Me Go" runs at a length of 4 minutes and 8 seconds, set in the key of A major with a tempo of appoximately 70 beats per minute. It features a four-on-the-floor drum beat which is referenced lyrically, a shimmering electric lead guitar accompanied throughout by a strumming acoustic guitar, strings, soft vocal harmonies and piano. The track has influences of surf rock and pop and is musically similar to songs such as "On Our Way" and "Hawaiian Tropic". The song tells a story of Del Rey asking a drug dealer and musician she is romantically involved with to stay with her as she follows her aspirations of a music career.

The song was written by Del Rey in 2010, although the full writing and production credits are unknown. An audio clip of Del Rey composing the song in-studio leaked July 7, 2016, and reveals the song's first verse was conceived while Del Rey improvised over the track "Strings of Nashville" by Pavement, a Californian indie rock band. 

Cross-references

  • The song references Sid and Nancy, a film portraying the relationship of Sid Vicious and his girlfriend. Another reference to Sid and Nancy is found in "Backfire".
  • It contains a quote from the movie Scarface, which the song "Scarface" is presumably about; other references to the film can be found in "Live or Die" and "Playground"
  • The lyric "live fast, die young" also appears in "Driving In Cars With Boys".
  • The lyric "The World is Ours" was considered by Del Rey to be a title for her first major label studio album, later called Born to Die.[1]

Lyrics

Mm-mm, mm-mm.

Hold me in your arms,
Love me like your best friends did.
Promise I won’t hurt you, kid.
Hold me really tight,
Until the stars look big,
Never let me go.

All the world is ours,
Like they say in Scarface, kid.
You can push your drugs,
And I can make it big,
Singing CBGB's,
Have a real good gig,
Hey you never know.

'Cause baby we were,
Born to live fast and die young,
Born to be bad, have fun,
Honey, you and me can be one,
Just believe, come on.

If you love me hardcore,
Then don’t walk away.
It’s a game boy,
I don’t wanna play.
I just wanna be yours,
Like I always say,
Never let me go.

Boy, we’re in a world war,
Let’s go all the way.
Play your four to the floor,
Really walk away.
Tell me that you need me more,
And more every day,
Never let me go, just stay.

We gonna go far,
I can already taste it, kid,
LA's gonna look real good,
Drive me in your car,
Until the sky gets big,
Never let me go.

Send me to the stars,
Tell me when I get there, kid.
I can be your Nancy,
You can be my Sid.
Get into some trouble,
Like our parents did,
Hey, they’ll never know.

'Cause baby we were,
Born to be bad, move on.
Built to go fast, stay strong,
Honey, you and me and no one,
Just believe, come on.

If you love me hardcore,
Then don’t walk away.
It’s a game boy,
I don’t wanna play.
I just wanna be yours,
Like I always say,
Never let me go.

Boy, we’re in a world war,
Let’s go all the way.
Play your four to the floor,
Really walk away.
Tell me that you need me more,
And more every day,
Never let me go, just stay.

I remember when I saw you,
For the first time,
You were laughing,
Sparking like a new dime.

I came over,
“Hello, can you be mine?”
Can you be mine,
Can you be mine?

If you love me hardcore,
Then don’t walk away.
It’s a game boy,
I don’t wanna play.
I just wanna be yours,
Like I always say,
Never let me go.

Baby it’s a sweet life,
Sing it like song.
It’s a short trip,
Only getting one.
You can count on my love,
More than anyone,
Never let me go.

If you love me hardcore,
Then don’t walk away.
It’s a game boy,
I don’t wanna play.
I just wanna be yours,
Like I always say,
Never let me go.

Boy, we’re in a world war,
Let’s go all the way.
Play your four to the floor,
Really walk away.
Tell me that you need me more,
And more every day,
Never let me go, just stay.

References

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