Body Electric

Album: Born to Die - The Paradise Edition (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Del Rey has cited the poetry of Walt Whitman as a major inspirations to her on several occasions and this song's title is a direct reference to his 1855 poem I Sing The Body Electric. Del Rey also alludes to the poet in the lyric, "Whitman is my daddy."
  • Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford's showcase song at the end of the 1980 movie Fame also namechecks Whitman's I Sing The Body Electric in its title.

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