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"Oh Say Can You See" (originally spelled "O Say Can U See") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and produced by David Kahne. The song was released in 2010 on Del Rey's debut studio album, Lana Del Ray.

Background

The song was recorded on January 14, 2007, at Studio 356, where Del Rey also recorded various takes of "Let My Hair Down", "Disco", "For K, Pt. 2", "Get Drunk", and "Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)". These are known as the Studio 356 Sessions. There was 1 take of "Oh Say Can You See".

The final version was mastered on February 25, 2008, between 6 and 7 PM, along with the rest of Lana Del Ray tracks (except for "Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)" and "Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)").

Cross-references

Official versions

  • Album version — 3:40
  • Studio 356 Session (Take 1) — 4:37

Lyrics

Album version

Oh, say, can you see my stars?
The nighttime is almost ours
To wander through alleys and look at the bars
Nighttime is almost ours

The headlights from passing cars
They illuminate my face then leave me the dark
The voice of Nirvana says, "come as you are"
And I will
The nighttime is almost ours

The sway of the hips and arms
Will cradle you from afar
They swing 'til you're tired and send you to Mars
Nighttime is almost ours

Take one

Oh, say, can you see my stars?
The nighttime is almost ours
To play in the alleys and look at the bars
The nighttime is almost ours, ours

The headlights from passing cars
Illuminate my face then fade into dark
The voice of Nirvana says, "come as you are"
And I will
The nighttime is almost ours, ours

The sway of the hips and arms
Will hypnotize from afar
They swing 'til you're tired and send you to Mars
The nighttime is almost ours, ours


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