Its going down tonight in this town
Cause they stare and growl
They all stare and growl
I take a scar everytime i cry
Cause it aint my style no it aint 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 Cliftons 6 am
With your bag lady friend and your mind descending
Stripped of the right to be a human in control
Its warmer in hell so down we go

They say this is the city
The city of angels
All i see is dead wings

Its a ghost town rabid underworld
Dionysian night vitriolic twilight
A mirage comes up it never ends
Once you get burnt youre never the same
Left behind erased from time
Aint no decency in being boxed up alive
Look around aint no R.I.P. signs here
We dont 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

Theres a black moon tonight
Aint shining down on the western neon lights

They say this is the city
The city of angels
All i see is nothing

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

City Of Angels song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +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
  • +1
    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 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrody is soo sexy
    tastelesscandyon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top