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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Robert Logan
Ivor Guest
Producer(s) Robert Logan
Ivor Guest
Recorded 2009
Length 4:00 (Final)
3:47 (Demo)
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"Strangelove" (or "Strange Love") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey written by Del Rey and co-written and produced by Robert Logan and Ivor Guest.

Background

It is speculated that the track was written by Del Rey, Logan and Guest in a session in 2009. Two demos of the song exist, the first leaked August 12, 2013, then a final version of the track was discovered on April 26, 2015, although it had been available on Logan's SoundCloud since September 28, 2013.[1]

The song was written and recorded in recording sessions with Del Rey, then sent to her afterwards, although the producers never heard anything back from her. According to Logan, the sessions were enjoyable and the sound was part of his own experimentation which Del Rey was open to and quickly worked with. No other tracks were produced from the sessions.[2]

Lyrics

Final version

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

It’s strange – the way we met,
A desert road and then,
My car had stopped and you pulled up,
On your black motorcycle.

You rode me to the bar,
We danced all night under,
The Christmas lights in the dark black night,
With the lightning and the thunder.

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

You took me to the edge,
A town – that’s where you slept.
You liked it best when no one else,
Could find you or could bother.
You bought us mint juleps,
And kissed me on the lips.
You held me tight in the TV light,
And you said you never loved her.

You have a dark heart, like mine,
Things that you’ve seen and done time.
Let me love you, let me touch you,
Let me show you you’ll be fine.

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

You have a dark heart, like mine.

Demo version

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

It’s strange – the way we met,
A desert road and then,
My car had stopped and you pulled up,
On your black motorcycle.

You rode me to the bar,
We danced all night under,
The Christmas lights in the dark black night,
With the lightning and the thunder.

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

You took me to the edge,
A town – that’s where you slept.
You liked it best when no one else,
Could find you or could bother.
You bought us mint tulips,
And kissed me on the lips.
You held me tight in the TV light,
And you said you never loved her.

You have a dark heart, like mine,
Things that you’ve seen and done time.
Let me love you, let me touch you,
Let me show you you’ll be fine.

Hey, stranger, my strange love,
Could you be mine?
Am I what you’re dreaming of?
Hey, stranger, my strange love,
What makes you shine?
What makes you fall in love?

References

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