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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) David Kahne
Length 3:13
(See official versions)
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Lana Del Ray track listing
"Brite Lites" "Smarty"

"Put Me in a Movie" (originally titled "Little Girls"[1], "Ruby", and "4th of July") 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Writing and inspiration[edit | edit source]

The song's lyrics were written by Del Rey herself, and the lyrics have no other admitted author. However, it is apparent that the lyrics are inspired by Lolita, a literary classic by Vladimir Nabokov, as are many of her lyrics including "Diet Mountain Dew" and a song of hers by the same name, "Lolita". The obvious lyrics inspired by the book are mentioned primarily in the chorus, with the lyrics, "C'mon, you know you like (good)! little girls, you can be my daddy.", which relate to the plot. The book's protagonist (Humbert) becomes the step-father of a young girl which he becomes attracted to. However, the song primarily relates to Clare Quilty, who is a doppelgänger of Humbert and kidnaps Lolita during the plot. The lyrics relate to both characters as both act as father figures to Lolita. The title itself, "Put Me in a Movie" relates to only Quilty as he is a child pornographer who takes an interest in Lolita.

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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Steven Mertens
Recorded 2007
Length 3:47
(See official versions)
No Kung Fu track listing
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Live performances[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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
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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[edit | edit source]

Del Rey created a homemade music video for the song, possibly in 2008, it featured 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 it is shorter than the original one.

Cross-references[edit | edit source]

  • The line "lights, camera, acción" also appears in various incarnations in other songs such as "Heavy Hitter", "Daddy Issues" and "High by the Beach".
  • The phrase "little girls" is also used in "I Don't Wanna Go" and "Butterflies, Pt. 2".
  • An old stage name used by Del Rey, "Sparkle Jump Rope Queen", is referenced in the song.
  • Del Rey also tells someone "you can be my daddy" in "Ride" and "Be My Daddy".
  • The phrase "come on" is also used in "Wolf T-Shirt", "Cola" and "Be My Daddy".
  • The lyrics “Lights, camera, acción" in “High by the Beach” are from this song. The following lyrics “I’ll do it on my own” are used in contrast to the lyrics of this song “you know I can’t make it on my own” to show her strong growth.

Official versions[edit | edit source]

  • Album version — 3:13
  • Acoustic demo - 3:37
  • No Kung Fu demo / "Ruby" — 3:47
  • "Little Girls" early mix — 3:41
  • "4th of July" concept demo — 1:12

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Lana Del Ray version[edit | edit source]

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

(Put me in a movie)
(Put me in a movie)

Acoustic demo[edit | edit source]

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 above
Such a pretty youth

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

No Kung Fu demo / "Ruby"[edit | edit source]

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" early mix[edit | edit source]

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

(Put me in a movie)
(Put me in a movie)

"4th of July" concept demo[edit | edit source]

I can be your 4th of July
I can be your 4th of July
I can be your 4th of July
I can be your 4th of July
I can be your 4th of July
I can be your 4th of July

G-gimmie that, gimmmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that crystal
Gimmmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that crystal
Gimmmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that crystal meth love because

Feels like sugar in me
Feels like sugar in me
Feels like sugar in me
Feels like sugar in me

References[edit | edit source]

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