Speaking to Pitchfork
in 2017, Del Rey admitted she now omits the "He hit me and it felt like a kiss," lyric when performing the song live.
"I don't like it. I don't. I don't sing it. I sing 'Ultraviolence' but I don't sing that line anymore. Having someone be aggressive in a relationship was the only relationship I knew. I'm not going to say that that [lyric] was 100 percent true, but I do feel comfortable saying what I was used to was a difficult, tumultuous relationship, and it wasn't because of me. It didn't come from my end."