Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grey In LA

To say I have a wide variety of musical tastes is a bit of an understatement. I listen to all kinds of music, but I will get stuck on a particular type of songs or a singer and that's all I will want to listen to for a while. It drives people I live with and/or drive with nuts. One of the current musicians I can't seem to get enough of right now is Loudon Wainwright III. He is the father of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright whom I enjoy as well. You might know him from "Knocked Up." He did most of the music and he plays the OB GYN she finally chooses.

I stumbled upon this song of his called "Grey In LA" and just felt that if I needed to choose a theme song to sum up my relationship with Los Angeles, this would be it. Here are the lyrics, although I suggest you check out the actual song as well on iTunes:

When it's grey in L.A. I sure like it that way
Cause there's way too much sunshine round here
I don't know about you I get so sick of blue skies
Whenever they always appear

And I sure love the sound of the rain pouring down
On my carport roof made out of tin
If there's a flood then there's gonna be mudslides
We all have to pay for our sin

Chorus I
And I suppose that they'll close canyon roads
And the freeways will all start to clog
And the waters will rise and you won't be surprised
When your whole house smells like your wet dog

When it's grey in L.A. it's much better that way
It reminds you that this town's so cruel
Yeah it might feel like fun when you're sportin' sunglasses
But really you're one more fool

And I'm just a chump
And this whole town's a dump
We came out here to dump all our dreams
Of making it big but we're stuck in a sig alert nightmare
That's just how it seems

Chorus II
And I suppose Laurie David sure knows
All those cars we drive heat up our earth
And sea temperatures rise and those constant blue skies
And brush fires can sure curb your mirth

Brad Grey's in L.A. yeah OK I should stay here
There's no place that's better I know
For a wannabe star stuck in a car
On a freeway with nowhere to go

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