Titles & Background
The first appearance of the song known was on January 18, 2008 on her MySpace account, under the title "Miss America". A video of Lana 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, Lana posted a comment on a Youtube video of the song regarding the title and it's 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."
Demos and "The Man I Love"
A demo leaked on June 18, 2012, it featured completely different verses with the same chorus. On June 22, 2012 an audio edit was posted to soundcloud under the fanmade title, "The Man I Love". This edit removed the "Trash Magic" chorus from the demo and rearranged the verses significantly.
- References to "Miss America" can be found in "Driving in Cars with Boys" and "Mermaid Motel".
- The song directly refers to a conversation with "Bill".
- Lana Del Rey replying to a YouTube comment explaining the title of Trash Magic (Retrieved March 3, 2013)