"The L.A. Song" as written by and Dave Barnes....
She drives down on Sunset
With the windows down
Just so she can let it in
She knows he's far-gone now
But there still are pieces
Pieces there still left of him

He uses love like a bullet from a gun
She's careful like a surgeon
Everywhere he goes they all know to run
But she can't help but love him
Love him

There is a picture sitting by her bed
Her reflection in his face
She has been meaning, meaning to move it
But it's always been his place

He uses love like a bullet from a gun
She's careful like a surgeon
Everywhere he goes they all know to run
But she can't help but love him
Love him

City of angels, everyone is sleeping
4 am and she's awake
She is moving, moving that picture
Someone will fill that space

Someone will fill that space


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"The L.A. Song" as written by Dave Barnes

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    General Commenti went to a concert of his, and he explained what i had thought the song to mean...it's about a woman letting go of a man that was dangerous to love, but she kept holding on. now, she's "moving that picture", literally and figuratively - moving the picture off the desk, but he's out of the picture for her life, too. beautiful melody and lyrics!!
    MeredithGirl010on February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love dave barnes!
    cherrytomatoes1on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wish I knew what this song is about. Obviously, it's about a man leaving a woman. I think it's about the healing process she's going through. He left, she still loves him, but she's moving on.
    UhnointedFaithful1on August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe mentioned somewhere he wrote this song about a female friend of his
    marcelachileon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere is a youtube video where Dave explains this song:

    youtube.com/…
    jmrichmondon October 29, 2014   Link

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