Still more lazy thoughts from this one…

Music Break: The Great Gatsby’s Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey

Ruth has added to my iPod with her post. A haunting, beautiful track lovingly rendered through Lana Del Rey’s vocal. I keep playing this.

Lyrics
I've seen the world
Done it all, had my cake now
Diamonds, brilliant, and Bel-Air now
Hot summer nights mid July
When you and I were forever wild
The crazy days, the city lights
The way you'd play with me like a child
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful
I've seen the world, lit it up as my stage now
Channeling angels in, the new age now
Hot summer days, rock and roll
The way you'd play for me at your show
And all the ways I got to know
Your pretty face and electric soul
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful
Dear lord when I get to heaven
Please let me bring my man
When he comes tell me that you'll let him
Father tell me if you can
Oh that grace, oh that body
Oh that face makes me wanna party
He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul
I know you will, I know you will
I know that you will
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful
Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful
Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful

FlixChatter Film Blog

I have the Moulin Rouge!‘s soundtrack frequently playing in my car, so I admire Baz Luhrmann‘s creative use of music in his films. He’s known for using contemporary music in his films set in retro setting, and this one is no different.

GreatGatsbySoundtrack

NPR calls the Aussie filmmaker “…cinema’s boldest remixer, infusing familiar works with new rhythms that refresh their relevance…” Instead of going with what the Jazz Age that F. Scott Fitzgerald prominently featured in his novels, Luhrmann boldly mixed in hip hop, R&B, indie pop, rock, etc. in the film’s soundtrack. Music mogul Jay-Z executive produced the soundtrack, so naturally it also featured his wife Beyonce’s music.

Now, I’ve been obsessed with Lana Del Rey‘s track Young & Beautiful. I’ve been listening to it endlessly, sometimes half a dozen times in a row 😀

“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and…

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10 Responses to “Music Break: The Great Gatsby’s Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey”

  1. ruth

    Hey thanks for the reblog, Michael!! LOVE that you put the lyrics on here. I adore the melody but the words is wonderful. It just fits the theme and the tragic story of Jay Gatsby so perfectly!

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  2. Rachel

    Lovely! I’m a Luhrmann fan myself but for some reason this film isn’t speaking to me as one that I want to see. However, it would be a shame to miss out on his musical themes which I always find really satisfying.

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    • le0pard13

      It’s got me curious for sure. I may try and see this come Friday (Saturday already reserved for the new Star Trek). Thanks, Rachel.

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