"Everything I sing about the album is a mix of things that actually happened and things people think has happened. "Money Power Glory," for example, is about how people experienced me and misunderstood me. It is a sarcastic response to it. "West Coast" and "Cruel World" is linked to the excitement I experience on the west coast , where I now live after I fled from New York. Everything is about how others see me and how it affected me. I felt very sarcastic when I wrote some of these songs."

- Lana Del Rey