L.A. Song

L.A. Song is Deconstruction song.

The L.A. Song’ video was directed by Jon Reiss and shot on May 4, 1994 at The Pink Motel for approximately $50,000. An edited version of this music video aired on MTV’s 120 Minutes for a few weeks in 1994. The original cut of the video was edited due to a scene with a man walking toward and pointing a gun at the camera. This violated an MTV policy about guns in music videos.

The sample from the beginning of this song is taken from the John Schlesinger movie Day of the Locust.

The line en pocas palabras de espera un duelo roughly means “a duel is imminent”.

Lyrics

Blue screen water
it’s not an ocean anymore
it’s just a backdrop
now come on

la brae bones walk west
bring your water
plant your scenery ramona
map out the dream
and make the desert grow

move out flat don’t rise up
one neighborhood
kraft cheese and a cup of joe
raw fish in a burrito
game show, straight to video
in the land of the setting sun

psychotherapy
sci-fi religion
tit pigs
bikini barbell
chakra
gridlock
don’t think just talk
jog don’t ever walk
weight loss
talk radio
roll up your windows

private home securities
take the streets while the LAPD become blue machines
cop copter spotlights down
premiere klieg lights up
none of your business buildings
gonna keep you out and keep us in
there’s a hope downtown
and a mission that feeds
en pocas palabras de espera un duelo
this is no place
this takes place

(does your horizon burn?)
I have lived here my whole life
I don’t need more stories
(does your horizon burn?)
about your broken midwest boulevard dreams
stars also lie down that street
(does your horizon burn?)
stars also lie down that street
you pretty little town
you sad flower in the sand
(does your horizon burn?)
you pretty little town
give me some of you
give me, give me
give me some of you
(does your horizon burn?)
give me, give me
give me some of you
give me some of you
give me some of you
venus and a silver moon
give me some of you
(does your horizon burn?)
give me some of you
give me some of you
(does your horizon burn?)
give me some of you
give me some of you