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Los Angeles Is Burning
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2004
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Somewhere high in the desert near a curtain of a blue
St. Anne's skirts are billowing,
But down here in the city of limelights
The fans of Santa Ana are withering.
And you can’t deny that living is easy
If you never look behind the scenery,
It's showtime for dry climes
And bedlam is dreaming of rain.

When the hills of Los Angeles are burning,
Palm trees are candles in the murder wind,
So many lives on the breeze,
Even the stars are ill at ease
And Los Angeles is burning.

This is not a test
Of the emergency broadcast system
When Malibu fires and radio towers
Conspire to dance again.
And I cannot believe the media Mecca,
They're only trying to peddle reality:
Catch it on prime time, story at nine,
The whole world is going insane.

When the hills of Los Angeles are burning,
Palm trees are candles in the murder wind,
So many lives on the breeze,
Even the stars are ill at ease
And Los Angeles is burning.

A placard reads: "The end of days".
Jacaranda boughs are bending in the haze.
More a question than a curse,
How could hell be any worse?
The flames are stunning,
The camera's running
So take warning.

When the hills of Los Angeles are burning,
Palm trees are candles in the murder wind,
So many lives on the breeze,
Even the stars are ill at ease
And Los Angeles is burning.

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Album version
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
3:23 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2004
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 6694-1 Europe 12" 2004
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Live @ House of Blues 2010
30 Years Live 99977-1 United States 12" 2016
30 Years Live United States DL 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
30 Years Live EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
Video clip
Rock Against Bush Vol.2 FAT677-2 United States CD 2004
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
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Los Angeles Is Burning 1175-7 Europe 7" 2004
Los Angeles Is Burning n/a Europe CD 2004
Los Angeles Is Burning 1169-2 Europe CD 2004
Los Angeles Is Burning 86694-2S1 United States CD 2004
Los Angeles Is Burning 1169-2 Europe CD 2004
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Location: Global Citizen
09/08/2006 at 20:44
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Location: Global Citizen
11/16/2004 at 18:32
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09/17/2004 at 23:27
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07/22/2004 at 20:08
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