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"Wild One" (not to be confused with "Nectar of the Gods") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was written with Justin Parker, who is presumed to be the producer as well. The track was registered on APRA AMCOS[1] and Harry Fox Agency[2] in 2015 along with "Beautiful People".

Background[]

Some fans speculate that the track was intended to be included on Lust for Life, however was cut prior to the album being released. The song may originate from the same sessions as "Beautiful People," as it was registered alongside it and was also written with Justin Parker. This may also indicate "Wild One" being an outtake from the Honeymoon sessions, as "Beautiful People" was also considered for inclusion on the album.

A snippet of the song leaked on March 30, 2021. At least three versions exist, two recorded in 2012 and the other in 2015. Both 2012 versions leaked on March 31, 2021. The 2015 version has yet to leak.

The song, alongside with "Fine China", "I Can Fly" and "Rock Candy Sweet" appeared on an early version of the tracklist for Blue Banisters.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • 2012 mix version 1 – 4:05
  • 2012 mix version 2 – 4:05

Lyrics[]

Can't be bitter when I talk about him, Mike
I shoulda known better, but I left without him
And I

I used to dance for him, dance for him
I used to dance every Saturday night
I used to shake it for him, shake it for him
I want to stay, but there's something ain't right

I'm wild, I'm free
No man can handle me
I write, I sing
Freedom's my love, God is my king

I'm a wild one
I'm a wild one

I ain't no sinner, but sometimes I wonder why
It's the middle of the winter, but in my mind it's summer, Mike

Used to move for you, move for ya
Was a pleasure and the pleasure was mine

I'm wild, I'm free
No man can handle me
I write and I sing
Freedom's my love, God is my king

I'm a wild one, I'm a wild one
I'm a wild one, I'm a wild one

God bless America
God bless the world at large
Guide these two wheels of ours
Right to the stripes and stars

I'm wild, I'm free
No man can handle me
I write and I sing
Freedom's my love, God is my king

I'm wild, I'm free
No man can handle me
I write and I sing
Freedom's my love, God is my king

I'm a wild one, I'm a wild one
I'm a wild one, I'm a wild one

References[]

  1. APRA Id: GW48442674
  2. HFA Song code: WV7WF5
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