Off to the Races

Lana Del ReyBuy this song

Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer and songwriter. Del Rey initially began performing in clubs in New York City at age 18 and signed her first recording contract when she was 20 years old with 5 Points Records, releasin… more »

My old man is a bad man
But I can't deny the way he holds my hand
And he grabs me, he has me by my heart 
He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past
He doesn't mind I have a L.A crass way about me
He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart

 Swimming pool
 Glimmering darling
 White bikini off with my red nail polish  Watch me in the swimming pool
 Bright blue ripples, you
 Sitting sipping on your Black Cristal, oh yeah

 Light of my life, fire in my loins 
Be a good baby, do what I want
 Light of my life, fire in my loins  Gimme them gold coins  Gimme them coins 

And I'm off to the races, cases 
Of Bacardi chasers
 Chasing me all over town
'Cause he knows I'm wasted,
 Facing time again at Riker's Island 
And I won't get out

 Because I'm crazy, baby
I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet starlet  Singing in the garden 
Kiss me on my open mouth  Ready for you

My old man is, a tough man
But he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
And he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul
He doesn't mind I have a flat broke down life
In fact he says he thinks it's what he might like about me, admires me
The way I roll like a rolling stone

 Likes to watch me in the glass room, bathroom  Chateau Marmont
 Slipping on my red dress, putting on my make up
 Glass film, perfume, cognac, lilac 
Fumes, says it feels like heaven to him

 Light of his life, fire of his loins 
Keep me forever, tell me you want me
 Light of your life, fire of your loins 
Tell me you want me, gimme them coins 

And I'm off to the races, cases 
Of Bacardi chasers
 Chasing me all over town

'Cause he knows I'm wasted, facing 
Time again at Riker's
 Island and I won't get out

 Because I'm crazy, baby
I need you to come here and save me
I'm your little scarlet starlet  Singing in the garden 
Kiss me on my open mouth 

Now I'm off to the races, laces  Leather on my waist is
 Tight and I am falling down
I can see your faces, shameless 
Cipriani's basement 
Love you, but I'm going down

God I'm so crazy, baby
I'm sorry that I'm misbehaving 
I'm your little harlot starlet  Queen of Coney Island
 Raising hell all over town
 Sorry 'bout it

My old man is a thief, and
I'm gonna stay and pray with him till the end
But I trust in the decision of the law
To watch over us
Take him when he may, if he may
I'm not afraid to say
That I'd die without him
Who else is gonna put up with me this way?
I need you, I breathe you, I'll never leave you
They would rue the day, I was alone without you

You're lying with your gold chain on
 Cigar hanging from your lips
I said, "Hon' you never looked so beautiful 
As you do now my man"

And we're off to the races, places  Ready set the gate is down
And then we're going in
To Las Vegas, pay us
'Cause you know we'll race this
 Honey it is time to spit
Boy you're so crazy, baby
I love you forever 
Not maybe 
You are my one true love
You are my one true love

You are my one true love

Written by: TIM LARCOMBE, ELIZABETH GRANT

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Off to the Races Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Off to the Races Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 25 Jun 2017. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/25439137>.

Missing lyrics by Lana Del Rey?

Know any other songs by Lana Del Rey? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Off to the Races