Old Money

Album: Ultraviolence (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Del Rey wrote this lovelorn lament of a lost lover with Robbie Fitzsimmons of the duo Ellyn & Robbie. It was produced by Dan Heath, who is best known for his scoring work with Hans Zimmer on such films as Pirates of the Carribean and The Da Vinci Code.
  • The ballad is melodically based on "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet," which was written by Nino Rota for Franco Zeffirelli's film version of Romeo and Juliet. A rearrangement by Henry Mancini was a #1 pop hit in the United States in 1969.
  • The song is an update both melodically and lyrically, of Del Rey's unreleased song "Methamphetamines."

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