Music to Watch Boys To

Album: Honeymoon (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Del Rey explained that she visualizes as well as hears the songs that she writes. Regarding this one, she said: "The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl's eyes, her face. I can definitely see things."
  • Del Rey said that she especially loves the song's a cappella beginning. "Reminds me of what Les Baxter would've had as a bonus track on (1961 album) Jewels of the Sea," she said.
  • The song title appears to nod towards Bob Crewe's 1966 instrumental single "Music To Watch Girls By." Andy Williams recorded a version with vocals that was a hit the following year.

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