To Live And Die In LA

Album: To Live And Die In LA (1985)
Charted: 41
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  • In the heat of the day
    Every time you go away
    I have to piece my life together
    Every time you're away
    In the heat of the day
    In the dark of the night
    Every time I turn the light
    I feel that God is not in heaven
    In the dark of the night
    The dark of the night

    I wonder why I live alone here
    I wonder why we spend these nights together
    Is this the room I'll live my life forever
    I wonder why in LA
    To live and die in LA

    I wonder why we waste our lives here
    When we could run away to paradise
    But I am held in some invisible vice
    And I can't get away
    To live and die in LA

    If I let myself go
    And for where I just don't know
    I'd maybe hit some cold new river
    That led out to the sea
    An unknown sea
    I'd either swim or I'd drown
    Or just keep falling down and down
    I think its that, that makes me quiver
    Just to keep falling down
    Down, down, down

    I wonder why I live alone here
    I wonder why we spend these nights together
    Is this the way I'll live my life forever
    I wonder why in LA
    To live and die in LA

    In every word that you say
    I feel my freedom slip away
    I feel the bars come down around me
    And I can't get away
    I can't get away

    I wonder why I live alone here
    I wonder why we spend these nights together
    Is this the room I'll live my life forever
    I wonder why in LA
    To live and die in LA
    I wonder why we waste our lives here
    When we could run away to paradise
    But I am held in some invisible vice
    And I can't get away
    To live and die in LA

    I can't get away
    To live and die in LA
    I can't get away
    To live and die in LA
    I can't get away
    To live and die in LA
    I can't get away
    To live and die in LAWriter/s: JACK HUES
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
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Comments: 4

  • Joey from Boston, MaThe 2Pac song is totally unrelated other than the title being the same.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis is the most haunting of Wang Chung's songs, as it gives one a sense of what life in Los Angeles is like for many of its residents.
  • Paul from Knoxville, TnThis song sets the perfect tone for the movie of the same title. The grit, the unrelenting tension. It's all there!

    Paul-Knoxville,TN
  • Andy from Arlington, VaTupac Shakur recorded a song by the same name. I don't know whether it sampled this song.
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