"City of Angels" as written by and Jared Leto....
There was truth, there was consequence, against you
A weak defense, then there's me
I'm 17, and looking for a fight
All my life, I was never there just a ghost, running scared
Here our dreams aren't made, they're won.

Lost in the city of angels
Down in the comfort of strangers, I
Found myself in the fire burnt hills
In the land of a billion lights

Bought my fate, straight from hell
A second sight is paid off well
For a mother, a brother and me
The silver of the lake at night
The hills of Hollywood on fire
A boulevard of hope and dreams
And streets made of desire

Lost in the city of angels
Down in the comfort of strangers, I
Found myself in the fire burnt hills
In the land of a billion lights

I found myself in the fire burnt hills
In the land of a billion lights
(Angels)
(Angels)

I am home, home, home, home

Lost in the city of angels
Down in the comfort of strangers, I
Found myself in the fire burnt hills
In the land of a billion lights

One life, one love, live
One life, one love, live
One life, one love, live
One life, one love

The city of angels
The city of angels
The city of angels
The city of angels


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    General Comment( I messed up on the meaning of this song. So ignore the last meaning, this is what I think the real meaning. )

    Honestly, this song is really beautiful. I feel like it teaches you to chase your dreams because in this song, that is what the lead singer is telling you he did. He went to Los Angeles to chase his dreams and become a famous singer.
    "Lost in the City of Angels."
    "I found myself in the fire burnt hills. In the land of a billion lights."
    I feel like this is how he come up with the song title "City of Angels". He told us a little bit about his past life and gave us a reason why he left it all to chase his dream. This is a really powerful and uplifting song that-like I stated earlier- teaches you to chase your dreams.
    So this song really has two meanings behind it:
    1. It teaches you to chase your dreams.
    2. This is a personal song for the singer on how he chased his dream and where it can take you, just by making one decision.
    "I am home,..." This sentence is saying that he finally reached his dream.
    LenixSnowon April 30, 2014   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. no hidden meaning here, just super personal and yet somehow relateable. i have the perfect idea for a music video for this song. i really hope the band decides to use it... i've edited the lyrics, i hope they go through soon!
    KeroseneFireon August 03, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its a perfect tribute to a place one calls home.
    waitforme01on September 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good song. I feel like this song is actually based on a true story of how the lead singer was trying to get famous really, hence the title of the song "City of Angels". This his journey towards fame and how it happened, what he left behind and the past.
    He tells us about his life all in five minutes. This song is really beautiful and I feel like this song also teaches you to chase your dreams no matter what.
    LenixSnowon April 30, 2014   Link
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    General Commentbtw it's "second sight HAS paid off well" - makes much more sense, and is from the horses mouth. just saying. ;)
    KeroseneFireon May 06, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationHi guys, I wrote a long post on my blog on my interpretation of this amazing song. Do take a look and offer up your comments! Do follow as well if you like it and wish to see more :) Thanks
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    halimbobalimon February 18, 2015   Link
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    MemoryWhen I was 17, (Ironically) my family moved from my hometown to another town farther up north. I knew I was unhappy where I lived growing up, and had been that way for a long time. But I didn't realize how miserable I had been until we moved to that blessed new town where I met so many amazing people. I got a job nannying for these kids that changed my life forever, I came out of the closet, I met an amazing girl that would come to mean a lot to me, it was just beautiful. I had forgotten what it was like to be happy. Even though the move was during my senior year, and there were lots of personal trials to overcome, it changed my life forever and once we moved into the new house and began meeting people, there wasn't an ounce of me that wanted to go back. I was instantly happy.

    This song takes me back to that feeling of relief after such a long hell. I got the time I needed to recover. I learned what it was to HOPE again.
    abravar2on March 01, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe writer said he had dreams about being lost in an angelic city but there was a consequence against someone.
    But the first three lines in the second verse ... Bought my fate..........
    Says that the writer had been saved .

    So I think it is a mixed emotions song
    About being saved and brought to the city of angels where he calls his home
    daniellabkttfon April 02, 2015   Link

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