"Van Nuys" as written by and James Michael....
I don't want to die out here in the valley
Waiting for my luck to change
And I just want my dad to know
That I finally made it

Everybody gets high
Everybody gets low
Everybody gets bruised
Everybody gets sold

I don't want to die out here in the valley
You don't have to lie,
I know that's what I'll do
I don't want my mom to know
That I never loved my life
And I sold my soul

Everybody gets high
Everybody gets low
Everybody gets bruised
Everybody gets sold
Everybody gets dark
Everybody unfolds
Everybody gets high
Everybody gets so low

And everyone's eyes are blue
And everyone's mouth is dry
And nobody wants to die
In Van Nuys
Van Nuys

Everybody gets high
Everybody gets low
Everybody gets bruised
Everybody gets sold
Everybody gets dark
Everybody unfolds
Everybody gets high
Everybody gets so low

Well you don't know how to get back to your crawlspace
Underneath the dirt and the rust and the waste
But the sun sets fast these days.

Everyone's eyes are blue
And everyone's mouth is dry
And nobody wants to die
In Van Nuys
Van Nuys

Everyone's eyes are blue
And everyone's mouth is dry
And nobody wants to die
In Van Nuys
Van

Everyone's eyes are blue
And everyone's mouth is dry
And nobody wants to die
In Van Nuys, oh

Everyone's eyes are blue
And everyone's mouth is dry
And nobody wants to die
In Van Nuys
Van Nuys


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"Van Nuys" as written by James Michael

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    General Commentthis song is deep and its all about people who come to LA to fulfill their dream but failed and how they lost their goodness in them and finally drugs is their last thing keep alive and dreaming 4 better future. This is sad but damn true...
    hazzon May 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to guess either a mostly German population (Although... Van Nuys is in California, and is a mostly Latino region)... or just 'blue' as in bruised....
    Interesting song anyways.
    ahanix1989on August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone tell me what the line "Everyone's eyes are blue" means? I have no idea.
    Dante07on August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah yea, thats true, I never looked at it like that, thanks.
    Dante07on August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have yet to figure out what it is with them and Van Nuys, though. It's probably a reference to the movie that this is the soundtrack for (The Heroin Diaries or whatever)
    ahanix1989on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVan Nuys is a rich section of Los Angeles, it's the center of the Valley. Probably where Nikki was living at the time. Most of the songs referring to Van Nuys have a feeling of someone who's earned their way there but doesn't feel like they 'belong' perhaps.

    I had several thoughts on the 'eyes are blue' line. My first thought is that in L.A. amongst the trendy or rich crowd, blue eyes is in that standard of beauty like blonde hair and if you don't have it you acquire it (such as through contacts). Another thought I had was like ahanix's that drug use and stress causes the blue bruised 'bags' under eyes. The third thought I had was that it wasn't 'blue' but 'blew' as in a high person who's pupils are blown up huge.
    Morrigan619on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVan Nuys is where Nikki lived at the time of this book and his addiction. He holed himself up in his house while he did heroin, coke, and everything else. Says so in the book The Heroin Diaries.
    live4musicon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all, van nuys is most definitely not a rich section of LA. trust me, i live here hahaha, which is why the lyric 'everyone's eyes are blue' confuses me. the population in this area is that of a mixture of immigrants. i immediately thought of the stereotypical white, blonde, blue-eyed image, but that is sooo not what van nuys is. i'm thinking it could be the cracked out blue bags underneath the eyes thing. like he says, out here, 'everybody gets highhhh'.
    gitakon December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Everyone's eyes are blue" i think it just means that even though we all might look different, we are all still the same
    kazolon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNah, the blue eyes thing is definitely a reference to the blue-ish bags under a heroin addicts eyes.
    xXRavenxTressesXxon January 07, 2008   Link

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