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"Sweet Carolina" is a song by Lana Del Rey, from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It is co-written with her father, Rob, her sister, Chuck, and their family friend Alana Champion.

Background[]

Via an Instagram Live on October 22, 2021, Rob Grant and Del Rey revealed that the song was actually done in just one take. That same day, co-writer Alana Champion revealed that the lyric about iPhones and cryptocurrency originated between a private conversation between herself and Chuck Grant.

The song is written for and about Chuck Grant, who was just three weeks away from giving birth to her daughter, Phoenix, when the song was recorded.

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

Don't have to write me a letter
'Cause I'll always be right here
Closer to you than your next breath, my dear
We love every hair on your head
Love you like God loves you
And you say that you're scared
Might be unprepared, for having the baby blues

Baby blues, baby blues
If things ever go wrong
Just know this is your song
And we love you

You name your babe Lilac Heaven
After your iPhone 11
"Crypto forever!" screams your stupid boyfriend
Fuck you, Kevin

We love every freckle you have
We love you like God loves you
If you're ever stressed out
Just dance in the night
If you get those baby blues

Baby blues, baby blues
If things ever go wrong
Just know this is your song
And we love you

Pink slippers all on the floor and
Woven nets over the door
It's as close as we'll get
To the dream that they had
In the one night sixties

And Jason is out in the lawn
And he powerwashes every time things go wrong
If you're stressed out just know
You can dance to your song
'Cause we got you

If you get the blues, baby blues
Just know this is your song
It live on and on
Way past me and you

If you get the blues, baby blues
You've got us if you choose
So there's nothing to lose
And we love you

So don't write me a letter
I'll always be right here
Closer to you than your next breath, my dear

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Drew Erickson — production, mixing, piano, Prophet, rhodes
  • Robert Grant Jr. — songwriting, piano
  • Chuck Grant — songwriting
  • Alana Champion — songwriting
  • Michael Harris — engineering, mixing
  • Dean Reid — enngineering, mixing
  • Jon Sher — assistant engineering
  • Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering

References[]

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