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"Wildflower Wildfire" is a song by Lana Del Rey, from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was produced by Mike Dean and was released as a single on May 20, 2021 along with "Text Book" and "Blue Banisters".

Background[]

The song's existence was first alluded to in an Instagram post by a reliable leaker, along with its runtime, producers, and mixing engineers. The song was revealed to be released alongside "Blue Banisters" and "Text Book" on May 20, 2021.

To promote the song before its official release, on May 19, 2021, Mike Dean, the producer, posted on TikTok a 7-second snippet of the song, which he also shared on Twitter and Instagram stories.[1] Later that day, he also posted a longer snippet on his Instagram account.[2]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 4:47
  • Single version — 4:46

Lyrics[]

Here's the deal
’Cause I know you wanna talk about it
Here's the deal
I promise you, like, a million tomorrows
Here's the deal
What I can promise is I’ll lie down
Like a bed of wildflowers
And I'll always make the sheets
Smell like gardenias wild at your feet
And I nourish you hazily

Baby I, I, I, I've been runnin' on stardust
Alone for so long
I wouldn't know what hot fire was
Hot fire, hot weather, hot coffee
I'm better with you
It's strange, but it's true, darling

Not to turn into a wildfire
To light up your night
With only my smile and nothing that burns
Baby, I'll be like a wildflower
I live on sheer willpower
I’ll do my best never to turn into something
That burns, burns, burns
Like the others, baby, burns, burns, burns

Here’s the deal
'Cause I know you wanna talk about it
Here’s the deal
You say there's gaps to fill in, so here
Here's the deal
My father never stepped in when his wife would rage at me
So I ended up awkward, but sweet
Later than hospitals and still on my feet
Comfortably numb, but with lithium came poetry

And, baby, I, I've been running on startrip
IV's for so long
I wouldn’t know how cruel the world was
Hot fire, hot weather, hot coffee, I'm better
So I turn but I learn (It from you, babe)

Not to turn into a wildfire
To light up your night
With only my smile and nothing that hurts
Baby, I run like a wildflower
I live on sheer willpower
I promise that nothing will burn you
Nothing will burn, burn, burn, burn
Like the others, baby, burns, burns, burns
Burn, burn, burn
(Like the others, baby, like the others, baby, like the others, baby burns, burns, burns)
Like the others baby, burn, burn, burn

It's you from whom I learn, learn, learn
It's you from whom I learn, learn, learn

Credits[]

Personnel[3]

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Mike Dean — songwriting, production, keyboards, mastering engineering, mixing
  • Sage Skolfield — songwriting, engineering, assistant mixing
  • Sean Solymar — songwriting, engineering, assistant mixing

References[]

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