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"Put Me in a Movie" (originally titled "Little Girls"[1] and "Ruby") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and produced by David Kahne. It serves as the eleventh track on Del Rey's debut studio album, Lana Del Ray.

Background[]

The song was part of the demo tape, No Kung Fu, which Del Rey sent to various producers in order to find a producer for her album. This demo, "Ruby", is also featured on a 3-track mixtape (alongside "Roller Dirby" and "Kill Kill") that was given to Del Rey's friend and Fordham professor, Mark Naison.

Another demo of the song, titled "Little Girls", leaked sometime in 2012. An acoustic demo of the song, recorded in 2007, leaked on June 13, 2020.

Writing and inspiration[]

The song's lyrics were written by Del Rey herself, and the lyrics have no other admitted author. It seems as if the song is about a little girl taken advantage of. It could be an indication of child sexual abuse from examining the lyrics. It was also inspired from one of her favorite books, “Lolita”.

Live performances[]

Del Rey has performed the song live three known times throughout her career. The first known performance was on September 20, 2008 at The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, New York, and the second known performance was at The National Underground on December 2, 2008. The third known performance was at Arlene's Grocery on February 3, 2009.

Music video[]

Music video Information
Lizzy Grant - Put Me In A Movie (Official Video) Released N/A
Length 3:22
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A
Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_-_Put_Me_In_A_Movie_(Official_Video) Released N/A
Length 3:14
Director Lana Del Rey
Producer N/A
Filmed Unknown
Location Unknown
Vevo views N/A

Background and description[]

Del Rey created a homemade music video for the song, possibly in 2008, which features clips of Del Rey herself singing along to the song and clips she gathered from old films - the usual style of her old music videos. There is also a second version that lacks some scenes and is shorter than the original one.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 3:13
  • No Kung Fu demo / "Ruby" — 3:47
  • "Little Girls" demo — 3:41
  • Acoustic demo - 3:37

Lyrics[]

Lana Del Ray version[]

Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle

Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own

Put me in a movie (Put me in a movie)
(Come on, you know you like little girls)
Put me in a movie
(Come on, you know you like)

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy
Put me in a movie
You can be my daddy

No Kung Fu demo / "Ruby"[]

Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle

Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own
Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own
Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own

Put me in a movie
Put me in a movie
Come on, you know you like
Come on, you know you like
Come on, you know you like little girls

"Little Girls" demo[]

Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun
Lights, camera, acción
He didn't know he'd have this much fun

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle

Feels like sugar in me
Feels like sugar in me

Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own

Put me in a movie (Put me in a movie)
(Come on, you know you like little girls)
Put me in a movie
(Come on, you know you like)

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy
Put me in a movie
You can be my daddy

Acoustic demo[]

Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home

Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls

You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

And I will lie like a child
Smile in your mouth
And you will thank the Lord God
Such a pretty young

Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home, home
Lights, camera, acción
If he likes me, takes me home

You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle
You my little sparkle jump rope queen
You my little sparkle

Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own
Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own
Lights, camera, acción
You know I can't make it on my own

Put me in a movie
Put me in a movie
Put me in a movie
Put me in a movie

References[]

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