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Cinnamon Girl
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Cinnamon Girl

Lana Del Rey
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Song meaning of Cinnamon Girl by Lana Del Rey


Written and produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, "Cinnamon Girl" was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. It was mixed by Laura Sisk and mastered by Chris Gehringer with assistance from Will Quinnell and Jonathan Sher. The song's lyrics describe a poisonous relationship in which Del Rey alludes to a partner who is abusing prescription drugs and is attempting to distance himself from her. The song's outro features a sample of "Wild Heart" by producer Jack Antonoff's band.


A number of reviewers drew comparisons between the song and Neil Young's 1969 single of the same name, suggesting that Del Rey was paying tribute to the singer by using the same title.


Lyrics of Cinnamon Girl by Lana Del Rey


Cinnamon in my teeth

From your kiss, you're touching me

All the pills that you take

Violet, blue, green, red to keep me at arm's length don't work

You try to push me out, but I just find my way back in

Violet, blue, green, red to keep me out, I win

 

There's things I wanna say to you, but I'll just let you live

Like if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

There's things I wanna talk about, but better not to give

But if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

 

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Hold me, love me, touch me, honey

Be the first who ever did

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Hold me, love me, touch me, honey

Be the first who ever did

 

Kerosene in my hands

You make me mad, on fire again

All the pills that you take

Violet, blue, green, red to keep me at arm's length don't work

 

There's things I wanna say to you, but I'll just let you live

Like if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

There's things I wanna talk about, but better not to give

But if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

 

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Hold me, love me, touch me, honey

Be the first who ever did

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Hold me, love me, touch me, honey

Be the first who ever did

 

There's things I wanna say to you, but I'll just let you live

Like if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

There's things I wanna talk about, but better not to give

Like if you hold me without hurting me

You'll be the first who ever did

Release Date

2019

Songwriter/s

Lana Del Rey, Jack Antonoff

Producer/s

Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey

Label/s

Interscope, Polydor

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