"LDN" as written by Thomas Mccook, Lily Rose Beatrice Allen, Iyiola Babatunde Babalola and Darren Emilio Lewis....
Riding through the city on my bike all day
Cause the filth took away my licence
It doesn't get me down and I feel okay
Cause the sights that I'm seeing are priceless

Everything seems to look as it should
But I wonder what goes on behind doors
A fella looking dapper, but he's sittin' with a slapper
Then I see its a pimp and his crack whore

You might laugh you might frown
Walkin' round London town

Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else

When you look with your eyes
Everything seems nice
But if you look twice
You can see its all lies

There was a little old lady, who was walkin' down the road
She was struggling with bags from Tesco
There were people from the city havin lunch in the park
I believe that it's called AL fresco
Then a kid came along to offer a hand
But before she had time to accept it
Hits her over the head, doesn't care if she's dead
Cause he's got all her jewelery and wallet

You might laugh you might frown
Walkin' round London town

Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else

When you look with your eyes
Everything seems nice
But if you look twice
You can see its all lies

Life, yeah that's city life, yeah that's city life, yeah that's city life
Life, yeah that's city life, yeah that's city life, yeah that's city life

Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else

When you look with your eyes
Everything seems nice
But if you look twice
You can see its all lies

When you look with your eyes
Everything seems nice
But if you look twice
You can see its all lies


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"LDN" as written by Lily Allen Thomas Mccook

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    General Commentthe meaning is that things aren't always what they seem.
    shes using london as an example. if you walked around the town, you'd think it was a happy and cheery place as well as its people. but if you take a closer look and take a deeper second glance, you would notice that things arent as they seem and actually quite the opposite.
    shoshiieon July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs she really Keith Allen's daughter?
    The song is pretty self-explanatory I think, about deception and pretense. I like how the tone of the song reflects the lyrics. Because on first listening it seems pretty happy, but then you listen to the lyrics and its like 'crack whore?' haha. I think the chorus 'but if you look twice..' reflects this.

    That's my 2 cents.
    spidermanpantson May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI listenned to this SO many times before I decided to look up the lyrics and I was so suprised that it wasnt really just a fun chirpy happy song. But you're right spiderman, the deception of the song just reflects on the lyrics.
    blomon July 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about her hometown, London and the shady characters in it. Any girl who finds a rhyme for Tesco gets my vote :D
    Prisoner.I.Wason July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhats behind the beautiful facade is very ugly indeed. Happy song with a dark meaning.

    Good video for this song which is a literal interpretation of the lyrics.

    youtube.com/…
    Onlineon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, and i also like the fact that despite the fact she has probably never stepped foot in an area of the UK that might carry the title working class she still thinks she can sing about it. Oh except to get her cocaine. How arrogant. This is keith allens daughter the one one who has lead the well to do life never had serious financial problems, went to the same school as Peaches Geldof. And despite the fact she has led such a life protercted from the harsh reality that is life she decides to sing a most condesending song about her twisted interpretation of life. What the fuck would she know?
    deankavanagh1234on September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReading deankavanagh1234's comment, made me think about the..

    "Sun is in the sky, oh why oh why
    Would I wanna be aywhere else?"

    ..bit. I didn't understand it before - I though, well she's just being sarky then, cause she's making where she is sound like crap.

    BUT maybe, she's watching this - from a distance - in the knowledge that this is a completely different world from hers....
    We-Are-Adventuringon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfabulissimo! who cares about song meanings bla bla bla when i'm sitting in my maths class tapping my foot and going "yoooou might laugh you might frooooown..."
    ikvoriaon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdeankavanagh1234 - probably never? so basically you are just assuming because she has a famous father?
    how tipical. just because someone might not live on the 'wrong side of town' doesn't mean they've never been there.
    !joeyyon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the word patronising should have featured in my last comment to account for the twisted reasoning she employs to have you believe all city life consists of is

    "But I wonder what goes on behind doors.
    A fella looking dapper, and he's sittin' with a slapper,
    Then I see its a pimp and his crack whore."

    "Then a kid came along to offer a hand
    But before she had time to accept it
    Hits her over the head, doesn't care if she's dead
    'Cause he's got all her jewellery and wallet."

    As someone who lives in a working class area i can assure miss allen these descriptions are greatly exaggerated. most people who are in the working classes do not resaught to crime because society has wrote them off. Admittedly a few individuals do, as a result giving others around them a bad name leaving them vulnerable to lily allens manipulation for her own financial end.
    deankavanagh1234on January 01, 2007   Link

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