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Lana Del Rey as Lana Del Ray
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Mads Hauge
Phil Thornalley
Recorded 2010
Length 3:37
(See official versions)
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"Playing Dangerous" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 and leaked on August 22, 2012. The song was produced by Mads Louis Hauge and Phil Thornalley.

Background[]

It partially samples the song "Searching for Soul" by Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers.

An unheard extended outro of the song featuring new lyrics surfaced on June 4, 2019. A snippet was first leaked as "Bad Girl" on May 8, 2019 on a Tumblr account, and was thought to be a new song, but that info was dismissed when the outro leaked and the snippet was apart of it.

On December 20, 2019, both an instrumental and a cappella leaked. The next day, an alternative version containing the extended outro leaked. The entire stem pack of the song with a total of 42 files leaked on October 26, 2020.

Cross-references[]

  • A hurricane is mentioned in "Noir".
  • A police officer is mentioned in "Backfire", among other songs.

Official versions[]

  • Studio version — 3:37
  • Alternate version — 4:54
    • A cappella version — 4:15
  • Instrumental version — 3:48

Lyrics[]

Studio version[]

Everybody knows that I'm a good girl, officer
No, I wouldn't do a thing like that, that's for sure
The house was already on fire, I swear I'm not a liar
Well, I'm a little shaken, but I'm fine, thanks for askin'

Tell me, do you always work alone so late?
Gosh, I'm a little shy standin' here in my nightgown
Do you really have to put those tight handcuffs on?

Lookin' at me, then, suddenly

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

Let's get in the back of your cop car, officer
You can ask me anything you want, anything, anything
Do you have a girl? I don't see a ring on your finger
Well, that's interesting, have you ever thought of dating a singer?

The flames are gettin' higher, so's my desire
It's kind of exciting, don't you think?

Then, suddenly, he's uncuffing me

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of the fire
You might get what you desire, boy
Love is strange, sometimes it makes you crazy
It can burn or break you

If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of the fire
You might get what you desire, boy
Love is strange, sometimes it makes you crazy
It can burn or break you down

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

Alternate version[]

Everybody knows that I'm a good girl, officer
No, I wouldn't do a thing like that, that's for sure
The house was already on fire, I swear I'm not a liar
Well, I'm a little shaken, but I'm fine, thanks for askin'

Tell me, do you always work alone so late?
Gosh, I'm a little shy standin' here in my nightgown
Do you really have to put those tight handcuffs on?

Lookin' at me, then, suddenly

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

Let's get in the back of your cop car, officer
You can ask me anything you want, anything, anything
Do you have a girl? I don't see a ring on your finger
Well, that's interesting, have you ever thought of dating a singer?

The flames are gettin' higher, so's my desire
It's kind of exciting, don't you think?

Then, suddenly, he's uncuffing me

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of the fire
You might get what you desire, boy
Love is strange, sometimes it makes you crazy
It can burn or break you

If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of the fire
You might get what you desire, boy
Love is strange, sometimes it makes you crazy
It can burn or break you down

I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I've been bad, I've been wrong, playing a dangerous game
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Hurricane, hurricane

Love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
I'm in love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane

I can be the bad girl
I'm getting you so hot
You can be the good guy
Telling me "police, stop"

Love, I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Wit' ya officer
I'm in love, love in a hurricane
Wit' ya officer

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