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Lana Del Rey as Lana Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Steven Mertens
Recorded 2007
Length 2:45
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"Wayamaya" (or "Waimea") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It leaked on August 6, 2015. ID3 tags in the original leaked file suggest that the track was recorded in 2007. They also suggest that the song was part of a tape called Relax 27's Album, which is Steven Mertens's nickname, indicating that he produced the track. Del Rey is listed as "Lana Rey" in the tags.

Background[]

A song titled "W" was available on Del Rey's Myspace page in 2007, along with tracks such as "Jump", "Miss America", and "Kill Kill". It is possible that "W" is an alternate title for "Wayamaya".

Thematically, the song references Waimea Bay which is located in Haleiwa on the North Shore of O'ahu in the Hawaiian Islands at the mouth of the Waimea River. Waimea Valley extends behind Waimea Bay. Waimea means "reddish water" in Hawaiian. 

Live performances[]

Del Rey acknowledged the song during the Austin, Texas show of the LA to the Moon Tour on February 11, 2018, when a fan requested she perform it. Del Rey then sang a snippet of the chorus a cappella and added that she would consider performing the song on the Honolulu date of the tour, but she never did.

Cross-references[]

Lyrics[]

He was a big wave surfer livin' down by Waimea Bay
We had a few friends, never thought it would end

I remember an all-white day with eight-story waves
He said, "Your eyes are gray" (beautiful)
We were living on côtes de l'île
Low Cabriolet and sun, manta ray

Drivin' in your Mercury down to Waimea
Drivin' in your Mercury
Drivin' in your Mercury down to Waimea
Drivin' in your Mercury

I remember we came in May
And we changed our names to Lana and Ray
We be up 'til the sun rosé
I'm in gold lamé, your pink floral, hey

Drivin' in your Mercury down to Waimea
Drivin' in your Mercury
Drivin' in your Mercury down to Waimea
Drivin' in your Mercury

Waikiki cove, Waikiki cove
Waikiki, Waikiki, Waikiki cove
Waikiki cove, Waikiki cove
Waikiki, Waikiki, Waikiki cove

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