"Los Angeles" as written by Adam Duritz, Ryan Adams and Dave Gibbs....
Dancing like the nights are down in nashville
But I seem to know the ghosts who like to run
I got a call to go to a late night picture show
So I traded in the darkness and I'm already there
I'm already there

[Chorus]
And I'm tryin' to make some friends
So if you see that movie star and me
If you see my picture in a magazine

Or if you fall asleep by the bedroom TV

Well honey I'm just tryin' to make some sense
Outta' me

I left a lot of ghosts in San Francisco
And now you wanna say you see through me
But what you wanna see ain't your memories of me
So why you turn around tonight
But I'm already there
I'm already there

[Chorus]

Or if you fall asleep while you're watching TV

Well honey I'm just trying to make some sense
Los Angeles
Boston gets cold this time of year
Seems like each day just leaves me numb
I gotta get out of here
Go walking in the sun

Well if you see that movie star and me
Or if you should see my picture in a magazine
Or if you fall asleep by the bedroom TV

But honey I'm just trying to make some sense
Honey I'm just trying to make some friends
Well baby I'm not trying to make amends
For coming to Los Angeles
Oh Los Angeles

No more Boston, no more Nashville, no more Oakland
Oh baby come on out to the sea
Come on take a walk down Sunset with me

Oh we gonna get drunk, find up some skinny girls, and go street walking
In Los Angeles!

And man its a really good place to find yourself a taco


Lyrics submitted by xxjuicesxx

"Los Angeles" as written by David R Gibbs Adam Duritz

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    General CommentThe end of this song is priceless.

    Just...fucking...priceless.

    I love the song, but it wouldn't be the same without his quirky, silly thing at the end. It just seems so...him lol. Esp. the "find us some skinny girls" part. I was definitely shaking my head at that point and going "Oh, Adam" ;p
    thecoldparton March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is definitely the best taco-related lyrical coda since James Taylor's "Sun on the Moon" twenty years ago ("Sometimes I'm hungry, I don't know what to do / What do I do? / Oh, you can take a taco to Katama too").
    Eamonon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I love how Counting Crows still keeps up with the guitar solos even after all these newer bands leave them out.

    Oh, and if you want something to make fun of, look at this cover someone did of this song
    youtube.com/…
    MysticTragedyon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw an interview with Adam and he said it was actually about his move to LA and everything they wanted/expirienced/where they were heading.
    dinnie450on December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hear this song on Muzak's Backpages channel at work most nights. The end just ruins this song.
    mrmgpon January 14, 2009   Link

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