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Lana Del Rey — Doin Time
Album: Norman F***ing Rockwell!
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6.9

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Total ratings: 708









Released: 2019
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.
Me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

Me and my girl, we got this relationship
I love her so bad, but she treats me like shit
On lock-down like a penitentiary
She spreads her lovin' all over
And when she gets home, there's none left for me

Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.
Me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

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

Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.
Me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

Evil, I've come to tell you that she's evil, most definitely
Evil, ornery, scandalous and evil, most definitely
The tension, it's getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater

Summertime

Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.
Me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder
Comments (52)add comment
Tired of this one, and in the middle of winter (in US)- the vibe is not working for me.....
 ScottishWillie wrote:
I predict a lot of hate for this song. However, on first listen, I'm really enjoying it!
 
Six months after I posted this I'm delighted to be proved wrong! 6.9 rating and mostly positive comments. Restores my faith in humanity.
Lana Del Ray at her best , maybe the best remake of this classic...really. .......Sadly,
too much of her stuff is generic but when she gets it right, it's a hit 
She's growing on me.
Quelle voix !!!
Never been a LDR fan, but this is making me rethink that position.  It seems much more "authentic" than a lot of her work. Which is funny since it's a cover.
This song was voted as the best 2019 summer hit at the Danish public station for beat music - P6 Beat - a wonderful radio station, just like Radio Paradise and just like this song 
 mikeinkobe wrote:
dats what I said.  SUBLIME cover.  wow{#Nyah}
 

I love Lana Del Ray.  But not this poor George Gershwin derivative.
Zombies also have a nice cover of Summertime.   
 kazoo wrote:
So .. Is the album title dissing Norman Rockwell or what he might represent or is it praising him?
 
I think 'what he might represent' is the answer....from the Wiki article: 

Jenn Pelly of Pitchfork wrote that the album "establishes [Del Rey] as one of America’s greatest living songwriters".[19] In his review for Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield wrote that "the long-awaited Norman Fucking Rockwell is even more massive and majestic than everyone hoped it would be. Lana turns her fifth and finest album into a tour of sordid American dreams, going deep cover in all our nation's most twisted fantasies of glamour and danger."[17]

And boy, the critic reviews are pretty high on this one, and from what I've heard of the album here, they're right....this is one of the best covers I've heard (along with "Everywhere" by Roadkill Ghost Choir) and both courtesy of our musical goldsmith, BillG....Long Live RP and BnR's station!!
So .. Is the album title dissing Norman Rockwell or what he might represent or is it praising him?
it doesn't seem she is a real sublime fan or she would have changed some
lyrics or she isn't a real musician. the more i think about it the more
i don't like this cover. 8>7
Good example of taking a song and making it your own. The music video is pretty cool too.
holly chit, a sublime cover?  how weird.  big tanks.  {#Bananasplit}  and the next song  SUBLIME. 
It's okay, and possibly introduces Sublime to new listeners, but doesn't come close to the feeling and groove of Sublime especially when you listen to the whole album.

Ahhhhh, Bradley, you moron.......you left us way too soon.
Is there a person behind this auto-tuned cool? Sometimes LDR sings with great emotion and urgency and you think she's going to break through this laid-back pose...but then the moment disappears. 

It'd be interesting to hear Lana write and sing something that had some awkwardness or anger or open expression of emotion. Anything to break up the disaffected pose. She's got a nice voice AFAICT.
 Gs95045 wrote:
with all the great music out there who paid who to play this more times in a month than any other? Put it on the shelf.
 
Please take your negativity elsewhere.  Thank you.
with all the great music out there who paid who to play this more times in a month than any other? Put it on the shelf.
 amb599 wrote:
one of my favorite covers in a long time.   this is fantastic.
 
I'm right there with you!  She made it her own, felt the vibe (the LBC vibe for sure!) and I'd go +1 if it wasn't already a 9....Long Live RP!!
Sorry, but this cover just doesn't come close to Sublime's.  It's not horrible, but.....

Bradley, you moron, you left us too friggin' soon! Grrrrrr.......
Great song, that just get better and better - Doin' Time is a song by The Sublime 1997 - however the start is correctly taken from the original Summertime from Georg Gershwin from the opera Porgy and Bess
Just because it's Lana... sorry, this one didn't work out. Sublime is waaaaaaay cooler. 3 points for the effort  though. Peace ya'll.
 jayhamiljr wrote:
It earns a 1 based on the name of the album alone. 
 
Well, there's a play out there called "Stupid F***ing Bird," an adaptation of Chekov's "The Seagull." And it's pretty awesome, in spite of the name. So if you can close your eyes and just listen, you might actually like the song.
one of my favorite covers in a long time.   this is fantastic.
 ziggytrix wrote:


He played What I Got today. :)
 

Somehow I missed that.
 gratefulgator wrote:
Can you play the original sometime too?  Or other Sublime?  
 

He played What I Got today. :)
 aaronm wrote:
I like Sublime quite a lot generally, but this cover is a huge improvement on this particular song IMO.
 
Why? because it took all the edge off the og?
 ziggytrix wrote:

To be clear, the song Summertime is originally from the musical Porgy and Bess.
 

Ah, fair enough. I learned something today!
It earns a 1 based on the name of the album alone. 
NSFW Contact High jus from listenin
I like this song well enough, but I think I've heard it 3 days in a row on RP now. I'm not used to that kind of repetition on RP. Any chance we can give it a rest for a few days?
 lizardking wrote:

This is a direct cover of the Sublime track that did in fact 'borrow' from the Porgy and Bess song "Summertime" via Herbie Mann's Bossa Nova cover. And from what I've read, the Sublime folks LOVE the treatment Lana gave this song....Long Live RP!! 
 
2nd time hearing this one and my 8 is now a 9....LLRP!!
good! finding a good cover is, like, having the same good food, with a whole new set of flavors! 
 phlattop wrote:
People keep on bringing up Sublime but Sublime "borrowed" the 'summertime is easy ' melody from George Gershwin's  "Porgy and Bess".

Sad to say, that information is buried in the youtube comments for the Sublime version.
 
This is a direct cover of the Sublime track that did in fact 'borrow' from the Porgy and Bess song "Summertime" via Herbie Mann's Bossa Nova cover. And from what I've read, the Sublime folks LOVE the treatment Lana gave this song....Long Live RP!! 
 aaronm wrote:


Isn't it borrowed from the song Summertime, of which there are many versions (including some here on RP)?
 
To be clear, the song Summertime is originally from the musical Porgy and Bess.
 phlattop wrote:
People keep on bringing up Sublime but Sublime "borrowed" the 'summertime is easy ' melody from George Gershwin's  "Porgy and Bess".

Sad to say, that information is buried in the youtube comments for the Sublime version.
 
It's a direct sample from Herbie Mann's Bossa Nova cover.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doin%27_Time#Composition
 phlattop wrote:
People keep on bringing up Sublime but Sublime "borrowed" the 'summertime is easy ' melody from George Gershwin's  "Porgy and Bess".

Sad to say, that information is buried in the youtube comments for the Sublime version.
 

Isn't it borrowed from the song Summertime, of which there are many versions (including some here on RP)?
 phlattop wrote:
People keep on bringing up Sublime but Sublime "borrowed" the 'summertime is easy ' melody from George Gershwin's  "Porgy and Bess".

Sad to say, that information is buried in the youtube comments for the Sublime version.
 
its got lots of covers
https://www.charlestoncitypape...
Yeah, this rocks the casbah. Loving it.
This feels like the musical equivalent of an Instagram post from a Fyre Festival influencer. 
I like Sublime quite a lot generally, but this cover is a huge improvement on this particular song IMO.
People keep on bringing up Sublime but Sublime "borrowed" the 'summertime is easy ' melody from George Gershwin's  "Porgy and Bess".

Sad to say, that information is buried in the youtube comments for the Sublime version.
Love this!  Love the original too!
Can you play the original sometime too?  Or other Sublime?  
Don't see Sublime on this list HA! http://www.classical-music.com...
really happy to see the extension of your playlists!!!!!  
Enjoying this very much! Go Lana!
Nice!
I predict a lot of hate for this song. However, on first listen, I'm really enjoying it!
Great singer. Would love to hear more of her stuff and Tina Dico!
OMG!  Almost what I wanted to hear here...though I really like this female version of the badass Sublime song.....this one's an 8 off the bat....next up some Bradley N and the LBC All Stars?  Long Live RP!!  Long Live Summer!!