Off To The Races Lyrics

Lana Del Rey


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tim Larcombe, Elizabeth Grant
album: Track 2 in album Born to Die
release date: 2012-1-27
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genres: Electronic Hip Hop Rock Blues Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Chanson/Ballad/Ambient
producer: Emile Haynie and Patrik Berger
drums: Emile Haynie
vocal: Lana Del Rey
mixer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
violin: Frederik Syberg
additional keyboard: Emile Haynie
viola: Erik Holm
cello: Pelle Hansen
strings arranger: Carl Bagge
drums programming: Patrik Berger
assistant mixer: Duncan Fuller
guitar & sampler & percussion & synthesizer & bass guitar: Patrik Berger
writer: Lana Del Rey, Tim Larcombe

Cover Art

Lana Del Rey Born to Die cover art
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My old man is a bad man, but I can't deny the way he holds my hand
And he grabs me, he has me by my heart

He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past
He doesn't mind I have an LA crass way about me
He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart

Swimming pool glimmering darling
White bikini off with my red nail polish
Watch me in the swimming pool
Bright blue ripples, you sittin', sippin' on your black Cristal, yeah

Light of my life, fire of my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire of my loins
Give me them gold coins, give me them coins

And I'm off to the races, cases of Bacardi chasers
Chasin' me all over town 'cause he knows I'm wasted
Facin' time again on Rikers Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy baby, I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet, starlet, singin' in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth
Ready for you

My old man is a tough man, but he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
And he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul
He doesn't mind I have a flat broke-down life
In fact, he says he thinks it's what he might like about me, admires me
The way I roll like a rolling stone

He likes to watch me in the glass room, bathroom, Chateau Marmont
Slippin' on my red dress, puttin' on my makeup
Glass room, perfume, cognac, lilac fumes
Says it feels like heaven to him

Light of his life, fire of his loins
Keep me forever, tell me you own me
Light of his life, fire of his loins
Tell me you own me, give me them coins

I love you forever, not maybe
You are my one true love
You are my one true love


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Born to Die
  • 2 Off to the Races
  • 3 Blue Jeans (remastered)
  • 4 Video Games (remastered)
  • 5 Diet Mountain Dew
  • 6 National Anthem
  • 7 Dark Paradise
  • 8 Radio
  • 9 Carmen
  • 10 Million Dollar Man
  • 11 Summertime Sadness
  • 12 This Is What Makes Us Girls
  • 13 Without You
  • 14 Lolita
  • 15 Lucky Ones