Tuesday Toon: Doin’ Time by Lana Del Rey

My radio station goes through periods of repeating songs so much so that I wondered if something that sounded old to me had actually been updated–a song from the mid-90s, which had not. Recently they’ve gotten stuck on “Doin’ Time” by Lana Del Rey, which came out in May of 2019 and is a cover of a Sublime song by the same name. Her version is Lana Del Rey-sultry and sophisticated, looking back on a time when a voice made a song. Both videos (Del Rey’s and Sublime’s) are below.

Oh take this veil from off my eyes

My burning sun will some day rise

So what am I gonna be doin’ for a while?

Said I’m gonna play with myself

Show them now we’ve come off the shelf

So what?

Writer(s): Ira Gershwin, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Dorothy Heyward, Adam Yauch, Du Bose Heyward, Bradley James Nowell, Rick Rubin, George Gershwin, Marshall Raymond Goodman

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