It's going down tonight in this town,
'cause they stare and growl, they all stare and growl.
I take a scar every time I cry,
'cause it ain't my style, no, it ain't my style.
Going down to the gravel, head to the barrel,
take this life and end this struggle.
Los Angeles, come scam me please.

Emptiness never sleeps at Clifton's, 6 a.m,
with your bag lady friend and your mind descending.
Stripped of the right to be a human in control,
it's warmer in hell so down we go.

They say this is the city,
the city of angels.
All I see is dead wings.

They say this is the city,
the city of angels.
All I see is dead wings.

It's a ghost town, rabid underworld,
dionysian night, vitriolic twilight.
A mirage comes up, it never ends,
once you get born you're never the same.
Left behind, erased from time,
ain't no decency in being boxed up alive.
Look around, ain't no R.I.P. signs here,
we don't rest in peace, we just disappear.

So here we are, Los Angeles,
no angels singing in your valley of unease.
I watch the sun roll down the pacific,
over hookered sunset strip.

They say this is the city,
the city of angels.
All I see is dead wings.

They say this is the city,
the city of angels.
All I see is dead wings.

There's a black moon tonight,
shining down on the western neon lights.

They say this is the city,
the city of angels.
All I see is nothing


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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!! The Distillers fucking rock and nobody can change my mind about that!
    saves_the_day_girlon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok ... this is the only song ive heard so far by the distillers but its fantastic. i know very little about the band (obviously ive heard about brody's various problems) so if anyone can tell me more that would be cool. I'm deffinately going to be buying the album just because of this song - surely a good sign that the band rocks to hell and back (well, it's warmer down there !!). Also not knowing much about LA what's the significance of the western neon lights?
    dragontomukon October 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude this song is the best...i luv their voice too...its so cool!
    MestSweetieon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrody rawks!!
    NoUseGeekon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best songs by them.. they voice is amazing!
    bonnerzon July 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrody is soo sexy
    tastelesscandyon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbrody is fucking dope as hell!!!!shes like my role model or something. her style, voice, everything! the distillers are just super good and awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shreddin outta here, LATER :)
    PunkRawkChik3on September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is pretty fuckin' great, i heard the brody is married to someone famous, like... tim armstrong of rancid, pretty cool.
    gurlwunder27on September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFunny that she married him...they have the same voice. Thank christ they don't do duets - who'd know who was singing? Great song.
    juvenilecokefiendon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha I agree about their voices being similar.. If I had a role model or idol, it'd definitely be Brody. She rocks like no other.
    blindhappiness13on September 17, 2002   Link

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