“God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It” was described as “an unbridled spanker of a song” that “feels grandiose in production, anthemic in verse… very New York in fact, a sparkling pile of empire and accomplishment” by Flaunt Magazine’s Amy Marie Slocum.
The track was written by the singer and her long-time friend Rick Nowels, and was produced with the help of Del Rey’s loyal collaborators Kieron Menzies and Dean Reid. Hip-hop hitmaker Metro Boomin also has a production credit.
Lana Del Rey talked about “God Bless America” in an interview with Flaunt Magazine, revealing that the song was inspired by discussions about the current state of women’s rights, specifically how she and her female friends were worried about a lack of political leaders who represent them. The singer added that this song was deeply inspired by her relationship and love for the women of her life.
“God Bless America” also shares its title with a fanmade mixtape of Lana Del Rey’s unreleased songs that appeared online in July 2012.
In an interview for ELLE magazine, Del Rey talked about the inspiration and the background story of the song:
It would be weird to be making a record during the past 18 months and not comment on how [the political landscape] was making me or the people I know feel, which is not good.
I wrote God Bless America before the Women’s Marches, but I could tell they were going to happen… I realized a lot of women were nervous about some of the bills that might get passed that would directly affect them. So yes, it’s a direct response in anticipation of what I thought would happen, and what did happen.