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"You're Gonna Love Me" (also known as "Cherry"[1] but not to be confused with the song of same name) is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. The song is not registered on any music publishing service and the producers are unknown.

Background[]

The song is speculated to have been written early in Del Rey's career. The lyrics of the studio version imply that the song was intended to be a track on a full album ("Jim, I dedicate this whole album to you"), so it may be considered an outtake from Sirens, though this is not confirmed.

A long snippet leaked on July 7, 2012. An a cappella demo was leaked on June 1, 2019 and it is part of a session done by Del Rey in 2006. It leaked along with "Ben" and "Run Motorcycle".

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Studio version — 3:52
  • A cappella demo — 3:26

Lyrics[]

Studio version[]

Cherry says that any time I think I have a good idea
That I should do the opposite of whatever it is I feel
And that's because I have a bad mind and I have gold in my veins
But he says I got the purest heart that he's ever seen, oh

What'd God give me a brain for if He won't help me use it?
What'd God give me a plan for if He won't help me do it?
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you

Well, I can tell that you're the type to never trust a beauty queen
But I was never voted for nothing in high school, never meaned
Anything to anybody, never, ever gave myself away
But even when I'm funny, you think I'm actin', so I say

What'd God give me a brain for if He won't let me use it?
What'd God give me a plan for? He never helps me do it
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna have to make you
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you

You say that you don't want to be hypnotized
But, baby, I, I don't wanna hypnotize you

There's nothin' from you that I wanna take
I just wanna be like you
Maybe love you just a little bit
Please?
Oh-oh, mm

Jim, I'ma dedicate this whole album to you
You told me to get my way, that's exactly what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna strike out, right now
I'm strikin' out, right now, with this song
But I can't help myself
I can't do right for long, you know that

What'd God gave me a brain for? He knows that I can't use it
I don't know why he'd give me a plan for, He never lets me do it
But you're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you

A cappella demo[]

Cherry says that any time I think I find a good idea
That I should do the opposite of whatever it is I feel
And that's because I got a bad mind, and I got gold in my veins
But he says I got the purest heart that he's ever seen, mhm

What'd God give me a brain for if He won't help me use it?
What'd God give me a plan for if He won't help me do it?
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna make you

Well, I can tell that you're the type to never trust a beauty queen
But I was never voted for nothing in high school, never meaned
Anything to anybody, never, ever gave myself away
But even when I'm funny, you think I'm actin', and I say

What'd God give me a brain for if He won't let me use it?
What'd God give me a plan for? He never lets me do it
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna have to make you
You're gonna love me, oh-oh
I'm gonna make you

You say that you don't want to be hypnotized
But, baby, I, I don't wanna hypnotize you

There's nothin' from you that I wanna take
I just wanna be like you
And maybe love you just a little bit
Please?
Oh-oh, mhm

I can tell that right now,
I'm striking out, striking out now with this song
But I can't help myself
I can't do right for long, you know that

What'd God gave me a brain for if He won't let me use it
What'd God give me a plan for? He never lets me do it
You're gonna love me
I'm gonna have to make you
You're gonna love me, oh
I'm gonna make you

Yeah, whew

References[]

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