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I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I don't know what its like to land and not race through
your door
I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I'm not sure...

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    cheady0404
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    Nov 27th 2010 report

    This song is pretty much about the pain in getting over someone. Basically, John dated a girl in LA, and used to visit her all the time. But now they have broken up, he doesn't know what he'd do if we ever went to LA since he was so used to going right to her when he got there or doing things with her there. Its like if you and your girlfriend/ boyfriend had a special place and then you guys break up, this song shows that feeling of pain and confusion and frustration of not being able to go to that place anymore because all it reminds you of is that person. For instance, now, he's just going to "steer clear" of LA, and "burn up in you're atmosphere" aka, keep his distance. Because if he did go to LA to see her, he'd die if he saw her, much like we all get that feeling that someone hit us with some plywood on our chest when we see our ex that has moved on. Yet, he'd be disappointed if he didn't see her there, because even if it hurts, he just wants to see her. I feel like this song is him wrestling with the thoughts of her of what he thinks of her and how he is going to get over her and such. I truly beautifully written song.


    Lyrics
    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I don't know what it's like to land and not race to your door
    But I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    I'm not sure that I really ever could
    Hold on to a hotel key
    in your bedroom neighborhood
    With me sleep walking in Hollywood

    I'm gonna steer clear
    Burn up in your atmosphere
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you there
    So I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

    I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
    Get lost on the boulevard at night
    Without your voice to tell me
    I love you, take a right
    The ten and the two is a lonely sight

    I'm gonna steer clear
    Burn up in your atmosphere
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you

    I'm gonna steer clear
    Burn up in your atmosphere
    I'm gonna steer clear
    Cause I'd die if I saw you
    I'd die if I didn't see you there, see you there

    I think I'm gonna stay gonna stay, gonna stay in the grey, think I'm gonna stay
    All the street lights say nevermind nevermind
    All the canyon lines say nevermind
    Sunset says we see this all the time, nevermind never you mind

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2017 report

    The ten and the two part means the ten and the two positions of the steering wheel.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2017 report

    The ambivalence of lost love is something that truly can't be understood until you're in your "LA" wanting to pull up to their driveway, but also not, but also you do. The prospects to potentially rekindle is thrilling, but the potential for a definitive answer to an ended relationship can be heartbreaking as well.

    Great song!

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2015 report

    Is the 10 and 2 reference referring to where the 10 freeway and the 2 freeway intersect in LA? That intersection is Santa Monica. Does the song reference actress he dated..."i watch your life play out in pictures from afar."

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2012 report

    It has nothing to do with a girl in LA. The longing is the same but explain some of the lyrics in terms of a woman ... or is it drugs. The song expresses his desire to get off of drugs, particularly one that he smoked that would keep him awake ... take your pick.

    Im not sure if I really ever could
    Me sleepwalkin in Hollywood

    Im gonna steer clear ... id burn up in your atmosphere.

    Cause I'd die if i saw you (literally) die if I didn't see you there (feel like he's dying)

    Get lost on the boulevard at night ...
    the 10 and the 2 is the lonliest sight (10 to 2 is a term used when smoking meth incidating rolling a glass pipe from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock in order not to burn the liqiud meth in the glass.

    For anyone who has been there ... thanks man! Beautiful piece of songwriting and stay out of LA bro !!

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  6. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2012 report

    It has nothing to do with a girl in LA. The longing is the same but explain some of the lyrics in terms of a woman ... or is it drugs. The song expresses his desire to get off of drugs, particularly one that he smoked that would keep him awake ... take your pick.

    Im not sure if I really ever could
    Me sleepwalkin in Hollywood

    Im gonna steer clear ... id burn up in your atmosphere.

    Cause I'd die if i saw you (literally) die if I didn't see you there (feel like he's dying)

    Get lost on the boulevard at night

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