Diet Mountain Dew is Track 5 on the Born to Die album. Three or possibly four demo versions have surfaced online. Live performances can also be heard. ...
You're no good for me
Baby you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But baby I want you, I want you

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love

Baby put on heart shaped sunglasses
'Cause we gonna take a ride
I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
I've been waiting up all night

Take another drag turn me to ashes
Ready for another lie?
Says he's gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it's gonna be all right

Hit me my darling tonight
I don't know why but I like it
Gotta get back to the wire
Give it up give it up, live it up live it up

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Can we get it downlow, down and gritty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love

Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
Got enough on his mind
We both know just what we're here for
Saved too many times

Maybe I like this rollercoaster
Maybe it keeps me high
Maybe this weed it brings me closer
I could sparkle up your eye

Hit me and tell me you're mine
I don't know why but I like it
Scary, my god, you're divine
Gimme them gimme them dope and diamonds

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Can we get it down low, down and gritty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love

You're no good for me
Baby you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But baby I want you, I want you

You're no good for me
Baby you're no good for me
You're no good for me
But baby I want you, I want you, I want you

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love


Lyrics submitted by barstr7, edited by Mellow_Harsher, irisme

"Diet Mountain Dew" as written by Elizabeth Grant, Mike Daly

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind


Diet Mountain Dew song meanings
Add your thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +19
    General Commentobviously this song is about diet mountain dew and how bad it is for lana. don't y'all know diet sodas have aspartame which can cause cancer and shit? lana is just warning all of y'all not to drink anything diet, even if it is delicious, sweet, green, luscious diet mountain dew.
    rloewedon July 27, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThis comes after the first chorus:

    Hit me, my darling, tonight
    I don't know why but I like it
    Got to get back to the wild
    Give it up, give it up
    Live it up, live it up
    iamboneson January 31, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, this song is about a relationship which the singer (lana) knows is going to be short yet is still in the relationship. This song is also about the girl knowing that the boy is not good for her, "your no good for me" but she still wants him (and loves him) "but baby i want you" lana says "maybe i like this roller-coaster" to show that she likes that the guy is crazy and bad. I think the name of the song is brilliant. The way i think of it, mountain dew is unhealthy. I think that lana is comparing the relationship to the drink and saying diet mountain dew to show that no matter how much a girl tries to change a bad boy, he can never be changed.
    lanafanon May 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThese are severely out of order.
    Cobehnon January 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    TranslationThese are the right lyrics, it's just for the slightly revised album version. The whole song is a bit different.
    raina824on February 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think that it's about a girl who knows the relationship isn't going to last but doesn't care.
    rhiannon9on April 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThere's so many things this song could mean. It could literally be about Lana riding around with a guy in New York city, wearing heart-shaped sunglasses and drinking Diet Mountain Dew. I serverly doubt it's that literal though.

    Let's break it down:

    "You're no good for me
    Baby you're no good for me
    You're no good for me
    But baby I want you, I want you"

    -Obviously this guy is no good for her, but she wants him.

    "Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City
    Never was there ever a girl so pretty
    Do you think we'll be in love forever?
    Do you think we'll be in love"

    -She compares this guy to Diet Mountain Dew, because on the surface he looks good for her, but in reality, he's actually terrible for her just like the beverage itself.
    -She also says "Never was there ever a girl so pretty" She could be talking about New York itself or the Statue of Liberty or it could be talking about herself.
    -She also questions their love for one another, doubting it.

    "Baby put on heart shaped sunglasses
    'Cause we gonna take a ride
    I'm not gonna listen to what the past says
    I've been waiting up all night"

    -By telling him to put on "heart-shaped sunglasses" I think she's asking him to at least pretend to be in-love with her, even though they're not.
    -She's not going to "listen to what the past says" perhaps because he's treated her poorly or he has a bad boy reputation.

    "Take another drag turn me to ashes
    Ready for another lie?
    Says he's gonna teach me just what fast is
    Say it's gonna be all right"

    -She's comparing herself to a cigarette. By turing her to ashes, he's using her and he's lying to her to get what he wants, perhaps, or vice-versa. Either way, she doesn't care.
    -The second part might be talking about how she's not that experienced, whether it be sex or something else. Whatever it is, he's going to teach her.

    "Let's take Jesus off the dashboard
    Got enough on his mind
    We both know just what we're here for
    Saved too many times

    -She's talking about throwing her morals out the window and not caring about what other people think.
    -She knows what they're there for, which most likely is sex.

    "Maybe I like this rollercoaster
    Maybe it keeps me high
    Maybe this weed it brings me closer
    I could sparkle up your eye"

    -She's talking about how this is an unhealthy realtionship, but she likes it.

    Overall, I think the song is about a sexual realationship thats clearly unhealthy for her because she knows this is going no where, but she doesn't care. It looks good, even though it's terrible for her, just like Diet Mountain Dew.





    dustinatoron June 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere seems to be massive confusion on the lyrics. The lyrics here are from the first music video. The problem is that there are several version floating around. Two demos, the album version, and two music videos, most of which have different compositions.

    Mainly the stanzas here are correct with a few alterations. Sometimes the last word is repeated and often both of the Diet Mountain Dew stanzas are used together. I didn't rewrite the whole stanzas so that this wouldn't be too long. The only one not listed in the current lyrics is number 10.

    [1] You're no good for me...

    [2] DMD, baby, NYC/ Never was there ever a girl so pretty...

    [3] Baby put on heart shaped sunglasses...

    [4] Take another drag turn me to ashes...

    [5] Hit me my darling tonight...

    [6] DMD, baby, NYC/ Can we get it downlow, down and gritty...

    [7] Let's take Jesus off the dashboard...

    [8] Maybe I like this rollercoaster...

    [9] Hit me and tell me you're mine...

    [10]
    baby stopping at seven eleven
    bearing his white Pontiac heaven
    do you think we'll be in love forever
    do you think we'll be in love
    **

    Born To Die Album Version = 1.2-6.3.4.2-6.7.8.2-6.1.2.10.2-6.1(x3)

    Music Video#1 = 1.2.3.4.5.2-6.7.8.9.2-6.1(x2).2.10.6.2

    Music Video#2 (NYC T-Shirt) & Demo#1 = 1.2-6.3.4.2-6.7.8.2-6.1(x2).2-6.2.10.2-6.1

    Demo#2 = 1.2(x2).3.4.2(x2).7.8.2(x2).1(x2).2(x6)

    Hopefully this will help everyone know which version they are listening to.

    Also I think the line is
    "Maybe the speed it brings me closer"
    XLoveEpiphanyXon October 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDiet Mount 'n' do (dew) , baby new york city.
    xxelexxon April 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSugar-free soft drinks are WAY healthier than their empty-calorie versions.
    DMD4lyfeon April 09, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain