Song of the Day: Once Upon A Dream by Lana Del Rey

In the woods: Maleficent lures Aurora into the woods and back to her castle

Lana Del Rey has released a cover for “Once Upon A Dream” today. The song, which will serve as the theme song for Maleficent, is a rendition of the 1959 original that came out in conjunction with Sleeping Beauty. Lana’s cover has a somber and sinister feel compared to the original. It is available for free on Google Play.

Lyrics:

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
Yet I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you do
You love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you do
You love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

……

Fans of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty have been waiting with bated breath for the release of Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.
And the initial glimpse of the official trailer was premiered at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, was also the first time the public heard the title soundtrack, Once Upon A Dream, sung by pop sensation Lana Del Rey.
The film is a darker take on the Disney classic, telling the story from Maleficent’s viewpoint, exploring the events which led up to her becoming a cold-hearted villain.
The song will also be available exclusively on Google Play through Monday, February 3.
It was also alleged that Angelina chose Lana Del Rey personally to sing the iconic song for the film
A source told the Mail On Sunday: ‘Angelina has been incredibly active in all aspects of the movie, even bagging a role for her daughter Vivienne, so it’s  no surprise that she helped choose who would sing the song,’ says a source.
‘Angelina and the film’s producers think Lana is perfect to breathe new life into an old classic.’
Maleficent is out in cinemas on May 30.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Ray at the Echo music award 2013.jpg

Birth name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Also known as Lana Rey Del Mar, Lizzy Grant, Lana Del Ray, May Jailer, Sparkle Jump Rope Queen
Born June 21, 1986 (age 27)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin Lake Placid, New York, U.S.
Genres Pop, trip hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, model
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Interscope, Polydor UK, Stranger
Website lanadelrey.com
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