Lolita is Track 14 on the Born to Die album. The song was written by Grant Liam Howe and Hannah Robinson. Three demo versions have surfaced online. Live performances can also be heard. ...
One, one
Would you be mine, would you be my baby tonight
Could be kissing my fruit punch lips in the bright sunshine
'Cause I like you quite a lot, everything you got don't you know
It's you that I adore, though I make the boys fall like dominoes

Kiss me in the d.a.r.k. dark tonight
D.a.r.k. do it my way
Kiss me in the p.a.r.k. park tonight
P.a.r.k. let them all say

Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

Never was in love, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feelin the heat beatin when the sun goes down

I could be yours, I could be your baby tonight
Topple you down from your sky forty stories high
Shining like a god, can't believe I got you inside
Look at what I bought, not a second thought, oh romeo

Kiss me in the d.a.r.k. dark tonight
D.a.r.k. do it my way
Kiss me in the p.a.r.k. park tonight
P.a.r.k. let them all say

Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

Never was in love, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feelin the heat beatin when the sun goes down

I want my cake and I want to eat it too
I want to have fun and be in love with you
I know that I'm a mess with my long hair and my suntan, short dress, bare
Feet
I don't care what they say about me, what they say about me
Because I know that it's L.O.V.E.
You make me happy, you make me happy
And I never listen to anyone

Let them all say

Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say

Never was in love, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feelin the heat beatin when the sun goes down


Lyrics submitted by tknoff, edited by LanaDRey, sydneyk84, Odin Dark, scottdoesntknow628, deeznuts00007

"Lolita" as written by Elizabeth Grant Liam Howe

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  • +4
    General CommentLOLITA******* not lolyta...
    siliconyodaon December 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's spelled Lolita on her new Born To Die Album. So...
    Cobehnon January 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Lolyta' was originally released on her first album in 2010
    She put it on born to die as 'lolita'.. its a slightly more produced version. i prefer the original. still a catchy song though
    nay8887on February 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLana Del Rey likes Lolita. The novel - by Vladamir Nabokov (about a middle aged guy who becomes obsessed with a 12 year old girl). She references Lolita in Off to the Races - "Light of my life, fire of my loins - as well. Early demos were called Lolyta. No big deal, just a minor spelling change. It means the same thing.

    Also, isn't it "no more skipping heart beats with the boys downtown" instead of "never was in love, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown? Maybe the album version is different, because I haven't heard earlier demos. But in the album it's "no more".
    bambinoiron February 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Link(s)Yeah, I goofed a verse about skipping hearts. Think that's fixed now.

    Spelling was as of the prior version, when indeed, it was 'Lana Del Ray.' "Lolyta" was what had been distributed, although, the album version has changed some.

    From the past: blahblahblahscience.com/track-reviews/…
    tknoffon July 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdid she miss the part in the book where lolita is a twelve year old girl and humbert humbert is a pedophile who kidnaps and rapes her???

    oh wait... that was the whole book...
    spiffyloseron December 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhy do people romanticize this character, she was only 12. I wish people would stop romanticizing school aged kids and innocence, it's getting old.
    As for the song, I think it's about an underage girl who is pretty and the boys her own age show interest in her but she's already taken up by an older man so she ignores those boys. That's my reasoning for the use of the name Lolita and the almost creepy beat of the music.
    Foggypebble2on February 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my faves. Luv the novel as well.
    barefooton March 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought Lolita was supposed to be 15 in the book?
    captainizer_on December 06, 2015   Link

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