He got in his car and told himself to drive gotta leave it all behind if he wants to feel alive. 19 and lost never thought he'd ever leave this place. Vacant mind from endless grind so what's to lose anyways. Another fast food job? Another 8 to 5?

Ten minute and two miles is just too many today and you can see why it's easy to say y'know that hell looks a lot like L.A.

Six months ago was the last she felt alive moved down from the north and told herself she'd try. 18 and lost and thought this place could change, ignored and bored the same feelings as yesterday. She said it's way too much more than she could take.

It's one less car that's in the way y'know that hell looks a lot like L.A.


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    General CommentThe key is in the movie speech before song. The preceding line is " Sometimes in life, we are given a choice between being a slave in Heaven or a star in Hell." This is reminiscent of Milton's Paradise Lost Bk II line 268 "Heav'n resembles Hell", and "Tis better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven" (this is, however ironic in Milton), as the speech bfore the song maks the lines preceding it. It's abotu the false promise, and emonic appeal. hahahaha!
    cut_from_teamon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT?!?! no comments??!?!

    this is such a catchy song! LTJ are awesome. my friend loves them and gave me the cd coz she thought i had to hear them. thank god she did coz they are awesome. we had the cd borders and boundaries playin non stop on a camp bus trip coz we love them soo much

    oh its another 8 to 5 day? :)
    LoveThyEnemyon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song means LA is a shit-hole and not what everyone thinks it'll be. i can believe that!
    top band,
    top tune.
    chineapple punxon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnever been to LA but from what i have herd and red the i agree that it looks like a pretty decieiving and corrupt place. once again LTJ pull out another fucking amazing ska/punk tune
    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how loads of songs glamourise teenagers running away from home and stuff, but it's not always such a smart idea in reality
    ArianeTheFoolon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjeez this was a fucking easy one, yet still no posts on the real meaning, damn, just listen, its about the fucking traffic in LA, i havnt been to LA, but i just substitute LA with MIAmi lol and it seems about right, i moved form my boring town down to miami, but its not perfect here either, 10 minutes and 2 miles, do all you teenagers know how fucking annoying that is? You will when you finally get to drive...
    Cannabutron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow.. officially the worst comment ever by cannabutr
    saying "ALL YOU TEENAGERS" on a LTJ page? Um... LTJ is all about teenage angst, hating the town your from, and getting caught up in the nothingness of living in a city that traps you in. Not at all about traffic.. at all... at all... ever.
    Rolo5984on April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf it's about the traffic, how come it's called "Hell looks a lot like LA" instead of "Hell Looks a lot like the road to LA" or something?
    ArianeTheFoolon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah im gonna take a stab at this and say its not about the LA traffic. Its about how hyped up california and LA are when in reality its shit. the people are shit everythings shit.. i should know i live less than 45 min from there.. remember kids.. california is over rated
    Drop Kirk Murphison May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definately not about the LA traffic!!

    Its about how people leave home and go to LA for the lifestyle and to try and make it big there because they think it will be better than their home town. Its turns out that its not as good as they thought and they should have just stayed at home.

    The last line "Its one less car thats in the way" is when they raelise that LA is shit and leave.
    evil monkeyon January 26, 2006   Link

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