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"Violets for Roses" is a song by Lana Del Rey, written and produced by Del Rey and Drew Erickson, from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters.

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Lyrics[]

There's something in the air
The girls are running 'round in summer dresses
With their masks off, and it makes me so happy
Larchmont Village smells like lilies of the valley
And the bookstore doors are opening
And it's finally happening

Ever since I fell out of love with you, I fell back in love with me
And, boy, does it feel sweet, like a summer breeze
Ever since I fell out of love with you, I fell back in love with the city
Like the Paramount sign sparkling, sparkling just for me

You made me trade my violets for roses
You tried to trade in my new truck for horses
Don't forget all of these things that you love are the same things I hate
The simple life, I chose this
You made me trade my violets for roses
You tried to take all the pink off my toes, and
God knows the only mistake that a man can make
Is tryna make a woman change and trade her violets for roses
Ah-la-ha, ah-ha
Trade her violets for roses
Ah-la-ha, ah-ha

There's something in the air
I hope it doesn't change, that it's for real
The beginning of something big happening
And by the mayor, the rallies in the streets have ceased
And still, the shadows haunt the avenue
The silence is deafening

Ever since I fell out of love with you, I fell back in love with the streets
And, God, does it feel sweet, like a summer breeze
Ever since I fell out of love with you I breakdance to the back beat
And, God, does it sound sweet, like it's playing just for me

You made me trade my violets for roses
You tried to trade in my new truck for horses
Don't forget all of these things that you love are the same things I hate
The simple life, I chose this
You made me trade my violets for roses
You tried to take all the pink off my toes, and
God knows the only mistake that a man can make Is trying to make a woman change and trade her violets for roses
Ah-la-ha, ah-ha
Trade her violets for roses
Ah-la-ha, ah-ha
Trade her violets for roses
(Ah-la-ha, ah-ha)

There's something in the air
The girls are running 'round in summer dresses
With their masks off, and it makes me so happy

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Drew Erickson — songwriting, production, mixing, piano, Moog, string arrangement, conductor, Moog bass, Prophet
  • Michael Harris — engineering, mixing
  • Dean Reid — engineering, mixing
  • Jon Sher — assistant engineering
  • Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Andrew Bulbrook — violin
  • Wynton Grant — violin
  • Zach Dellinger — viola
  • Jacob Braun — cello

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