"Los Angeles" as written by Sean Chapman, Andre Davis, Moises Juarez, Matthew Ryan Mcewan and Patrick Salmon....
each friday night
i've gotta moan
cause it's not right
to be alone
and i'm alone

and so i sleep
wake up at dawn
and leave before
the moon is gone
i know it's wrong
wr-o-o-ong

i've got to find some way out of here
jump on a plane and i disappear
maybe east of ohio
maybe that's where i ought to go

cause living here i've got so down
i guess that's why i've got to leave town
to find some place i haven't found
cause i know that you'll be there waiting

back, back, honey
take me back, baby
i want to stay in l.a.
back, back, baby
take me back, sugar
i want to stay

when i get home
the house is dark
the only sound
is joey's bark

been looking for another place a while
seen every town up in northern cal.
searching further every country mile
i saw new york and i like it's style

but still i've gotta say i love l.a.
i guess that's why i feel i've gotta stay
the hot streets and the summer nights
so lonely

[ "back, back" chorus ]

i know it's sad but i love l.a.
it's even sadder that i'm here to stay
i might vacation on an isle away
but this is where i'll spend my dying day
so now it's time for me get me a wife
and live in town with her for all of my life
i'll understand when my hair turns grey
why i
i live
in l.a.


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

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    General CommentWhy I live in LA too
    21pinksockson May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLA is a kick ass city..where i live!!!...this should be the offical "la" song....
    weezingmatton August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is self-explanatory and really couldn't be any more litteral, although I am not denying if there is another meaning to it above the listeners..

    Daniel Brummel likes Los Angeles. He doesn't want to leave, but he must, and this is why he scrambles to find a wa to try to forget about Los Angeles, as seen by the lyrics pasted below:

    i've got to find some way out of here
    jump on a plane and i disappear
    maybe east of ohio
    maybe that's where i ought to go

    East of Ohio...that's referring to just getting far away from Los Angeles, but there must be a sure reason why he chose Ohio..
    myfriendsareinmyheadon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe last guy got what this song was written about right on i think but to me i turn it around and apply it to my own life. im going to move to LA for a number of reasons and i cant really stand the place where i live now. i like this part especially for this reason:

    cause living here i've got so down
    i guess that's why i've got to leave town
    to find some place i haven't found
    cause i know that you'll be there waiting

    cool i interpreted the song the way i wanted and not the way its supposed to be so hate me if you want to.
    robgp83on April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentc.f. 'Why You'd Want to Live Here' by Death Cab for Cutie. That's all I'll say :-)
    Domsteron July 02, 2005   Link

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