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"Trash Magic" (also known as "Miss America", "Trash" or "Trash Sugar Magic" and erroneously referred to as "The Man I Love") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2007 and produced by Steven Mertens. The track is not registered on BMI, ASCAP, or any other service.

Background and writing[]

The first known appearance of the song was on January 18, 2008 on her Myspace account, under the title "Miss America". A video of Del Rey singing the song live during her CMJ concert was uploaded during late 2008 under the title "Trash". Later, during 2008 and 2009, several gig reviews referred to the song as "Trash Magic". In 2011, Del Rey posted a comment on a YouTube video of the song regarding the title and its background:

"God. I forgot that. I don't know if i changed the name- i think i called it Trash Magic in my notebook, but also miss america. I was staying at the sunset motel in new jersey off and on every other couple of weeks. I decorated it with tinsel from the duane reade up the street and wrote this song.. It still makes me happy."[1]

On January 9, 2011, Del Rey made reference to the song in a Facebook post alluding to its inspiration:

"He said I really luv your songs I thing they're sorta fantastic - they're trashy and nostalgic so I call em TrashMagic. [sic]"[2]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

The song leaked on December 15, 2011, and a demo leaked on June 18, 2012 that features entirely different verses with the same chorus. The original leaked file labeled "Demos 11-21-07" suggests the song was recorded on November 21, 2007. It also had Steven Mertens in tagged, suggesting that he is the producer. An early demo leaked on December 24, 2020. It contains many lyrics from "Pin Up Galore".

On June 22, 2012, a fanmade edit was posted to SoundCloud under the fanmade title "The Man I Love". This edit removed the "Trash Magic" chorus from second demo and rearranged the verses significantly.

  • Final version — 5:00
  • Demo version 1 — 4:58
  • Demo version 2 — 3:06

Lyrics[]

Final version[]

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

I do my hair up, all high and wide
White flowers tied
Green swimming pool, pink flamingo
High Christmas lights
Blue bedspread and silver tinsel
My heart's delight

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Do you like my fake nails, daddy?
Black palm tree, pink tiger stripes
Used to go to the Comfort Inn, yeah
Will you buy me a slice of cherry pie?
We didn't know much, just worked at night
Sweet trailer life
One, two

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

He said, "Lana Ray,
Will you serve me lemonade?"
I said, "Yes, Bill, I will, it's the day of the parade.
And you look even more handsome than you did the day that I left you."

How do you spend your nights, honey, still watchin' TV?
I long to be in your arms, honey, come back to me, please

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey? (mm, ah)
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

All I want is to feel good
All I want is to feel good
All I want is to feel good
You know? Mm-hmm

Come on now, if you want to
If you want to, if you want to
If you want to
It's been a long time

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Demo version 1[]

All that's real to me is Marilyn and Jesus
Jumpin' off'a bridges, sparklers and streamers, honey
I wanna die, I wanna die, I wanna die

All that's real to me is trailer parks and Jesus
Alabama freezes, platinum and peaches, honey
I wanna fly, I wanna fly, I wanna fly

Don’t you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Don’t you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don’t you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Don’t you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Don’t you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don’t you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

All that's real to me is ice cream trucks and Jesus
Coney Island bleachers, chandeliers and seizures, honey
I wanna cry, I wanna cry, I wanna cry

All that’s real to me is birthday cakes and beaches
Halloween and Jesus, fireworks and strangers, honey
I wanna die, I wanna die, I wanna die

Don’t you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Don’t you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don’t you know that there is really nobody but you? Yeah
Don’t you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Don’t you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don’t you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

All I want is to feel good
All I want is to feel good
All I want is to feel good

Don’t you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Don’t you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don’t you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?
Mmmm, mmmm
But you?

Demo version 2[]

All that's real to me is Marilyn and Jesus
Jumpin' off'a bridges, sparklers and streamers, honey
I wanna fly, I wanna fly, I wanna fly

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

All that's real to me is Halloween and Jesus
Coney Island beaches, chandeliers and seizures, honey
I wanna fly, I wanna fly, I wanna fly

I can't be with the man I love
I can't be if he treats me rough
I can't see him, I can't call him up

All that's real to me is trailer parks and beaches
Alabama freezes, platinum and peaches, honey
I wanna fly, I wanna fly, I wanna fly

I can't be with the man I love
I can't be if he treats me rough
I can't see him, I can't call him up

Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?
Boy, you wanna come to my motel, honey?
Boy, you wanna hold me down, tell me that you love me?
Don't you know that I have really never loved nobody but you?

References[]

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