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"Watercolor Eyes" (originally titled "Wild Horses"[S 1]) is a song by Lana Del Rey, featured on the soundtrack of the second season of A24's television series Euphoria. It was released as a single on January 21, 2022.

Background[]

The song was written and recorded in 2021 by Del Rey and Nasri, who co-produced the track with Drew Erickson. It was reportedly considered for inclusion on Del Rey's eighth studio album, Blue Banisters.[S 2] The song was reportedly recorded in the same session as "Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd".[S 3]

The song was first teased by an insider on Twitter on January 10, 2022, who hinted that a new Del Rey song would be featured in the TV series Euphoria.[1] The song's title would be revealed a few days later.[2]

On January 17, 2022, Del Rey posted a snippet of the song on her Instagram.[3] Two days later, a second snippet was posted via the official Twitter account for Euphoria alongside an announcement that the song would be released on January 21.[4]

An alternate, shortened mix of the song was used during the episode's broadcast. On April 1, 2022, the alternate mix leaked in full. A demo, titled "Wild Horses", was revealed to exist on December 20, 2023.[S 1]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Single version — 3:32
  • Alternate mix — 3:34
    • Episode edit — 1:27
  • "Wild Horses" demo[S 1] — Unknown

Lyrics[]

Single version and alternate mix[]

Why you always doin' that?
Breakin' up with me, then makin' up
Just to make me mad

I think that you taste like rock candy
Sweet like beaches, leave me all sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don't always last forever
Wild horses can't keep us together
So what if you taste just like Heaven?
That don't make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watеrcolor eyes
Watercolor еyes
Watercolor eyes
That don't make it right

Why you always doin' that?
Playin' guitar while I'm sleepin'
Actin' like a brat

I think that you're sweet like rock candy
Warm like beaches that leave me sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don't always last forever
Wild horses can't keep us together
So what if you taste just like Heaven?
That don't make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don't make it right

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don't make it right

Why you always doin' that?
Breakin' up with me, then makin' up
Just to make me mad

Oh-oh
Hey, hey
Why?
That don't make it right

Episode edit[]

Why you always doin' that?
Breakin' up with me, then makin' up
Just to make me mad

I think that you taste like rock candy
Sweet like beaches, leave me all sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don't always last forever
Wild horses can't keep us together
So what if you taste just like Heaven?
That don't make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watеrcolor eyes
Watercolor еyes
Watercolor eyes
That don't make it right
That don't make it right

Credits[]

Personnel[a]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Honeymoun, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.
  2. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by BlackoutZone, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.
  3. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Carcase, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.
  1. Adapted from Tidal.[5]
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