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I'm in Los Angeles today
It smells like an airport runway
Jet fuel stenches in the cabin
And lights flickering at random

Death Cab for Cutie - Why You'd Want to Live Here Lyrics


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  • Live For.mp3
  • Beautiful, amazing track. The lyrics are genius and perfect.
  • I just listened to this on vinyl and was blown away by how good it sounds. I've lived in Southern California all my life and this song PERFECTLY sums up my feelings about Los Angeles. Hate the place, and I hate how everyone flocks here like it's a paradise. It isn't.
  • Wow no comments since last year. Top 5 Death Cab..songs for sure.
  • I wonder if the the "irreconcilable differences" that brought Ben and Zooey apart were her insistance in living in LA.
  • asked the gas station employee if he'd ever had trouble breathing and he said "it varies from season to season here" motion picture actors houses are never ever current, so save your film and 15 dollars
  • i really really love this song. i have no problem with LA and i've never even been, but i love the lyrics so much, some of the best he's ever written, and thats really saying something
  • KCRW played this song all the time when it was new... The first time I heard it, I was stuck in gridlock on the 101 between Hollywood and Downtown. :)
  • what a perfect way to describe LA
  • What's with indie-pop stars writing slam songs about this city?

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