"This Is L.A." as written by and Kim Bendix Petersen....
White white teeth, dark dark skin
Long blond hair, Botox grin
This is what you need to be
'Cause this what is real beauty

It's all about her, 'cause she's an out out sell
She'll trade her soul for a burning hell
Perfect plastic nails shall melt
On the fingers of the hand she dealt
'Cause what she's got just ain't enough
Oh life's a catwalk, life is tough

Yeah...
This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Why don't you try to shout out loud
That personal faults are quite allowed
It's pudding proof that we are real
And she's a hamster on their wheel

Yet who am I and who are you
We were so empty, almost see-through
White white teeth are such a must
But sweetheart you can't dazzle us
With smiles that always remind me
Of fallen flowers and rising weeds

This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Yeah...
This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Come come flash your clean clean cash
Gleaming on the outside but your teaming with decay
Please don't make me stay, don't make me stay
Please don't make me stay another day


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    Song MeaningI think what Marina is trying to say that everyone in the 'celebrity world' or anyone who wants to get into that world have to be one way and follow that way to stay on top.

    "White white teeth, dark dark skin
    Long blond hair, Botox grin
    This is what you need to be
    'Cause this what is real beauty"

    I think there is a deeper meaning to these lyrics then explaining how you have to look. Although the look is fake she could be talking about your personality. Covering yourself with fakeness to fit in. Never being yourself because if you are you'll never fit in.

    "Oh life's a cat walk, life is tough"

    Every single second of your life is a show. You have to look your best and never letting yourself go (hey that rhymed lol).

    "Why don't you try to shout out loud
    That personal faults are quite allowed
    It's pudding proof that we are real
    And she's a hamster on their wheel"

    If we all know that none of us can be perfect, why don't we tell the world? Instead of pretending that we are all robot's and we are all perfect and we have to all think and act the same.
    As for the hamster bit I think it's about this celebrity trying to keep up with fashion and the industry.

    I also think this song could also be talking about society in general. How we are trying to keep up with fashion and look our best and how we put on a show for people but that's not who we are really.

    I think this is an awesome song by Marina and I think the lyrics and amazing and really true.
    TheCloudon April 24, 2012   Link

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