Lana Del Rey filled the song with references to living in Hollywood. She explained to Billboard
that she sees so many things there "that didn't look right to me, things that I never thought I'd have permission to talk about, because everyone knew and no one ever said anything."
Del Rey added: "The culture only changed in the last two years as to whether people would believe you. And I've been in this business now for 15 years! So I was writing a song to myself... Hope truly is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have, because I know so much. But I have it."