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Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Dan Heath
Nino Rota
Robbie Fitzsimmons
Producer(s) Dan Heath
Length 4:29
From Ultraviolence logo
Single(s) "West Coast"
"Ultraviolence"
"Black Beauty"
Promotional single(s) "Shades of Cool"
"Ultraviolence"
"Brooklyn Baby"
Ultraviolence track listing
"Fucked My Way Up To the Top" "The Other Woman"

"Old Money" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was written by Del Rey and Robbie Fitzsimmons and produced and co-written by Dan Heath. It is melodically based on "What Is a Youth" (AKA "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet") by Nino Rota, a composer notable for his work on The Godfather. It is registered on the ISWC. The song is featured on Del Rey's second major-label album Ultraviolence.

Composition

"Old Money" is a ballad that runs at 4:31 with a BPM of approximately 115 in B♭ major and 4/4. It is a development, both melodically and lyrically, of the song "Methamphetamines" which in itself is melodically inspired by Nino Rota's "What Is a Youth" (AKA "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet"). The song has a simple production featuring only layered vocals, piano and a string ensemble.

Cross-references

Lyrics

Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine,
Cashmere, cologne and white sunshine.
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine,
The kids were young and pretty.

Where have you been? Where did you go?
Those summer nights seem long ago,
And so is the girl you used to call,
The Queen of New York City.

But if you send for me you know I'll come,
And if you call for me you know I'll run.
I'll run to you, I'll run to you, I'll run, run, run.
I'll come to you, I'll come to you, I'll come, come, come.

The power of youth is on my mind,
Sunsets, small town, I'm out of time.
Will you still love me when I shine,
From words but not from beauty?

My father's love was always strong,
My mother's glamour lives on and on,
Yet still inside I felt alone,
For reasons unknown to me.

But if you send for me you know I'll come,
And if you call for me you know I'll run.
I'll run to you, I'll run to you, I'll run, run, run.
I'll come to you, I'll come to you, I'll come, come, come.

And if you call I'll run, run, run,
If you change your mind I'll come, come, come.

Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine,
Cashmere, cologne and hot sunshine.
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine,
And we were young and pretty.

References

  • ISWC-Net #T-909.965.208-1
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