"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.
"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.
- Lyrical references to "Young & Beautiful".
- Feelings of loneliness are explored in "Born to Die"
- Del Rey sings about blue hydrangeas in "Axl Rose Husband" and "Elvis".
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