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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Zach Dawes
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Zach Dawes
Recorded 2017
Length 4:19
(See official versions)
From
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Blue Banisters track listing
"Dealer" "Wildflower Wildfire"

"Thunder" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was co-written and co-produced by Zach Dawes of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Background

The song is originally from a scrapped album recorded with The Last Shadow Puppets, along with "California", "Dealer", and "Dope".

Four mixes of the song have been confirmed to exist; the fourth mix leaked on June 15, 2020. This version leaked in lossless format on April 28, 2021. The original file is named "Thunder_Mix 030317_04".

On July 4, 2021, Del Rey "liked" a post on Instagram which alluded to the official release of leaked songs "Cherry Blossom" and "Thunder" on the album.[1]

Cross-references

Official versions

  • Album version - 4:19
  • Mix 4 - 4:30

Lyrics

You roll like thunder
When you come crashing in
Town ain't been the same
Since you left with all your friends

You roll like thunder
When you come crashing in
Regattas in the wind
That's why you're visiting

You act like fucking Mr. Brightside
When you're with all your friends
But I know what you're like
When the party ends

Just do it
Just do it, don't wait
Just do it
Just do it, don't wait

You roll like thunder
Pourin' all your drinks
The party's lit and you, my friend
Half-cut when it begins

You roll like thunder
You're tryna catch that wind
That lightning in the bottle
That moonbeam in your hand

And you try to see the bright side
When each new day begins
But you're not satisfied
At the rainbow's end

Just do it
Just do it, don't wait
I don't wanna wait
Just do it
Just do it, don't wait

'Cause if you're on fire, you're on fire
Just keep burning
'Till it rains
Baby, keep me ablaze

'Cause if you're on fire, you're on fire
Just keep burning
Keep me alive
Spare your blade

Just do it
Just do it, don't wait

If our love just means goodbye, then honey, better walk away

Just do it
Just do it, don't wait

If our love just means goodbye, then baby, better walk away

Just do it
Just do it, don't wait
'Cause I don't wanna wait
Just do it
Just do it, don't wait
(Just do it)
(Just do it, don't wait)

If you're on fire, you're on fire
You should just keep burning

(Just do it)
(Just do it, don't wait)

Credits

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Zach Dawes — songwriting, production, Hofner bass, piano
  • Dean Reid — additional production, engineering, mixing, acoustic guitar
  • Kieron Menzies — additional production, engineering
  • John Congleton — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Lisa Stone — background vocals
  • Melodye Perry — background vocals
  • Tata Vega — background vocals
  • Benji Lysaght — electric guitar
  • Loren Humphrey — drums, percussion
  • Darren Weiss — drums, percussion
  • Evan Weiss — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Owen Pallett — string arrangement, viola, violin

References


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