Russian author Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
has inspired a number of songs in the pop canon. Lana Del Rey's 2012 album Born to Die
contains a number of references to the novel. "Off To The Races
", for instance, repeatedly quotes from the opening sentence of the first chapter: "light of my life, fire of my loins." The record also contains a bonus track entitled "Lolita."
The best known reference to Lolita
in popular music is probably The Police's hit tune about a teacher who lusts after one of his students. "Don't Stand So Close To Me
" contains the line "Just like the old man in the book by Nabokov."