(Dante)
Here's to the hearts in the back alleys
Here's to the dreams burn like gasoline
Here's to the friends that I could not save
Here's to the sun shines every day

Remember the days when we use to try
Gone is the sweetness that's in your eyes
Here's to the souls that never would mend
Here's to lovers who love to pretend

(Chorus)
Does anybody really know what's taking over?
Does anybody really know what's going on?
Does anybody really know what's taking over?
We'll see you real soon
In Lost Angeles
I'm moving around in Lost Angeles

Yeah
In Lost Angeles

(Liz)
Here's to the sheets lying in my bed
And all of the words that I don't regret
Here's to the break of the champagne glass
There goes the moment that never lasts

Here's to the mud that was thrown my way
And all of the hell that I've yet to pay
Through all of the chaos I couldn't see
Here's to the you that I thought was me

Does anybody really know what's taking over?
Does anybody really know what's going on?
Does anybody really know what's taking over?
We'll see you real soon
We're moving around in Lost Angeles
We're breaking some ground in Lost Angeles

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah x 6

In Lost Angeles
Does anybody really know what's taking over?
Does anybody really know what's going on?
Does anybody really know what's taking over?
We'll see you real soon
We're moving around in Lost Angeles
I'm lost and I'm found in Lost Angeles
Yeah, I'm breakin' some ground in Lost Angeles
Hey, I'm movin' around in Lost Angeles
Yeah, I'm movin' around in Lost Angeles
Oh, I'm movin' around...
Here's to the words burn like gasoline


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    Song Meaning"Here's to" is repeated throughout the song, in the sense of recognizing or making a tribute.

    The possibly rhetorical questions "Does anybody really know what's taking over?" and "Does anybody really know what's going on?" make reference to the general ignorance to the deeper issues affecting us all right now.

    Los Angeles is called Lost Angeles because in some form, in some ways, LA has "lost its way." The song, however, has an optimistic overtone.

    All of the things they are doing in Lost Angeles (moving around, breaking some ground, being lost and found) are positive actions.

    Dante's verse asks "Remember the days when we used to try?", reflecting on the past. Liz's verse does the same with "all of the words that I don't regret", but also looks to the future with "all of the hell that I've yet to pay", in the sense of karma.

    Lastly, "Here's to the break of the champagne glass, there goes the moment that never lasts" reminds us of the transient nature of all moments, beautiful or otherwise, so appreciate them.
    weirdpercenton December 28, 2012   Link

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