"Pawn Shop Blues" (originally titled "Bread and Oranges") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and David Kahne. It was produced by Kahne for Del Rey's debut studio album, Lana Del Ray, which was officially released in January, 2010.
Del Rey performed the song live four known times during the early days of her career. The first three known performances were during September, 2006, as part of her participation in the Williamsburg Live Songwriter's Competition. One of these performances was recorded and compiled onto a CD of 11 live recordings from the competition finalists. The fourth known performance of "Pawn Shop Blues" was on June 14, 2007, at Union Pool in New York.
On November 23, 2017, Del Rey sang a snippet of the song acapella for fans outside her pop-up store in Los Angeles, California.
|Director||Lana Del Rey|
|Released||February 13, 2021|
|Filmed||February 23, 2017|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
Background and description
Del Rey created her own homemade music video for the song. Like most of her old music videos, it featured clips of Del Rey herself and clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos.
The second music video was filmed on February 23, 2017 by Chuck Grant as part of a project for Kodak. Chuck posted it to her Instagram Reels on February 13, 2021.
- References to God can be found in "Gods & Monsters", "You're Gonna Love Me", "Disco", "Live Forever" and "Starry Eyed", among others.
- The song melody is similar to Del Rey's song "Disco".
- The phrase "God knows" is also used in "God Knows I Tried", "Blue Banisters", "Tulsa Jesus Freak", and "Violets for Roses".
- Money is also mentioned in "Money Power Glory", "Money Hunny", "Religion", and "Dance for Money". It's referred to as cash in "Hundred Dollar Bill" and "Old Money".
- "Lana Del Ray" version — 3:26
- Instrumental version — 3:32
- "The Phenomena of Lizzy Grant" demo version (Bread and Oranges) — 3:07