You Are Just Like LA

City Of Angels and Broken Dreams

YOU ARE JUST LIKE LA

BOTH OF THE SAME

YOU ARE THE CITY OF CONFLICTED ANGELS

OF CONTRADICTIONS

OF BOLD LIES

YOU ARE BOTH BEAUTIFUL IN OBVIOUS WAYS

NAYSAYERS CONVERSELY FOCUS ON YOUR BAD PARTS WHILE

EVERYONE ELSE FEEDS ON YOUR CHARMS

PROTECTS AND LAUDS OVER THE SURFACE AND TALENTS

EASY ON THE EYES AND MYSTERIOUS

KEEPS THE EAGER BLINDED BY THE PROMISES AND THE HOPE

YOU THROW DELICIOUS CRUMBS THAT PROVE THE BEST IN LIFE IS RIGHT HERE

FOLLOWED BY CONFLICTING COMMUNICATIONS THAT LEAVE ME CHOKING

ON ONE PART ENTHUSIASM AND TEN PARTS NEGLECT

WHILE YOU CHOKE ON CIGARETTES AND DECADENCE

LEAVING A UBIQUITOUS MURKY BROWN LAYER

THAT CIRCLES THE OUTSKIRTS OF YOUR AURA

A SMOG WALL AMONG SO MANY WALLS

MOST OF THEM DULL AND GRAY

THOUGH EVEN WHEN GLOOMY AND GRITTY

YOU HAVE POCKETS OF EXTRAORDINARY INSPIRATION

HYPNOTIZING

FULL OF ILLUSIONS

SALTY ON ONE SIDE

DRY DESERT ON THE OTHER

IF I MISTEP INTO ANY BAD LIGHTING YOU WILL THINK LESS OF ME

UNTIL THE LIGHTING SUITS US BOTH

BUT THE LIGHT ALWAYS DIMS

I’VE TRIED TO LEAVE YOU

I’VE TRIED TO HATE YOU

I GIVE UP ON YOU AND YOU LURE ME BACK

I ALWAYS COME BACK

EVEN THE REPEATED REJECTION IS CLOUDED BY SUNSHINE

SO MANY MEMORIES

FEELS LIKE HOME

BUT YOU WONT GIVE ME THE KEY