Summertime Sadness Lyrics by Lana Del Rey


Lana Del Rey Lyrics

Summertime Sadness Lyrics
Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

Got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark (Drop it like it's hot -- in live performances) in the pale moonlight
Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

I'm feelin' electric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' 'bout 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzlin' like your snare
Honey I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

I think I'll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies
Late is better than never
Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive, drive

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

Kiss me hard before you go
Summer time sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Writer: Grant, Elizabeth / Nowels, Rick
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Summertime Sadness Info:

Summertime Sadness is from Lana Del Rey's second studio album, Born to Die. It was released on June 22, 2012, by Interscope Records. In the summer of 2013, a remixed version of the track by Cedric Gervais was released to American contemporary hit radio and helped the single become a sleeper hit.
Lyrically, the song is about cruising down the coast with her boyfriend by her side, but saddened because she fears losing him. The song's scenario is typical of Lana's debut album, which she describes as "Hollywood Sadcore."
Del Rey penned this Pop song with veteran songsmith Rick Nowels, whose other credits include Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and Dido's "White Flag." Nowels told Billboard magazine that he met Del Rey in the summer of 2011. "I had heard some of her songs on YouTube," he said, "and I loved what she was doing. When we wrote it, I realized that she was a brilliant songwriter and a magical artist. She writes the kind of music I want to listen to."
Gervais originally remixed the song as a labor of love. "After the success of my track 'Molly,' a lot of people asked me to remix big artists," he explained to Billboard magazine. "To me it's not about the money, so I turned down a lot of people. But Lana Del Rey came in. I didn't even ask how much money I just said please send me the vocals right away and I did the track in one day. I wasn't thinking if it was going to be a hit or not, I just love and respect the artist that she is."

From the Album:
Born to Die (2012)

Released: June 22, 2012

Format:
CD single, digital download, 12"

Genre:
Trip hop, shoegazing

Length:
4:12 (radio edit)
4:25 (album version)

Writers: Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels

Producer:
Emile Haynie
Rick Nowels
Devrim Karaoglu

Music video:
"Summertime Sadness" on YouTube

The music video for "Summertime Sadness" was filmed in April and May 2012. It was directed by Kyle Newman and Spencer Susser. Newman's wife, actress Jaime King, stars along with Del Rey in the video.

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