This song was co-written by David Sneddon, who won the BBC talent show Fame Academy
in 2002 with his musical partner James Bauer-Mein. Sneddon, who first started working with Del Rey in 2010, told the Independent
that the Video Games
singer had been developing her music for a long time. "She'd spent a while working on her sound before we met her," he said, "so we were pretty quick to learn what she wanted out of a song. The lyrics are incredibly personal to her and although she enjoys the mystique of Hollywood imagery, you'll find a story wrapped up in every song."