Drinking in L.A. Lyrics - Bran Van 3000

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Hi, my name is Stereo Mike.

Yeah, we got three tickets to the Bran Van concert happening this Monday night at the Pacific Pallisades. You can all dial in if you want to answer a couple of questions, namely, what is Todd's favourite cheese. Jackie just called up and said it was a form of Roquefort. We'll see about that...

Give us a ring-ding-ding! It's a beautiful day.

Yeah Todd, this is Liquid ring-a-ding-a-dinging, want those three Bran Van tickets man. Waddya think? Todd, you there?

I woke up again this morning with the sun in my eyes,
When Mike came over with a script surprise.
A Mafioso story with a twist,
A "Too Wong Foo, Julie Newmar" hitch,
Get your ass out of bed, he said:
I'll explain it on the way.

But we did nothing, absolutely nothing that day, and I say:
What the hell am I doing drinking in L.A. at 26?
I got the fever for the flavour, the payback will be later, still I need a fix.

And the girls on the bus kept on laughing at us,
As we rode on the ten down to Venice again.
Flaring out the G-Funk,
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Sipping on a juice and gin,
Just me and a friend.
Feeling kinda groovy,
Working on a movie. (Yeah right!)

But we did nothing, absolutely butkis that day, and I say:
What the hell am I doing drinking in L.A. at 26?

With my mind on my money and my money on my... Beer, beer!

I know that life is for the taking, so I better wise up, and take it quick.

Yeah, one more time at Trader Vic's.

Some men there wanted to hurt us,
And other men said we weren't worth the fuss.
We could see them all bitching by the bar,
About the fine line, between the rich and the poor.
Then Mike turned to me and said:
"What do you think we got done son?"

We've found a conclusion, and I guess that's something, so I ask you:
What the hell am I doing drinking in L.A. at 26?
I got the fever for the nectar, the payback will be later, still I need a fix.

We need to fix you up, call me Monday and maybe we'll fix it all up.

Hell-A-L.A., Hell hell-A-L.A.! ...

So I ask you:
What the hell am I doing drinking in L.A. at 26?



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Beautiful | Reviewer: Joe | 8/25/10

My brother and his friends used to sit around and chill to this song along with swallow by bush and creep by radiohead. all these songs nearly bring a tear to my eye when i hear them because of the nostalgic sound of them and it's a very cherished memory for me. the song is so fantastic. sad and yet inspiring. perfection.



genius | Reviewer: mail.com>wes | 2/9/08

a beautiful mellow song about how we can be seduced by illusions and fruitless dreams, and end up with nothing if we pursue them for too long. the "drinking in L.a metaphor" is genius! the melancholy and nostalgic for life tone of the lyrics reminds me a bit of pulp's 'Common People'



i love this | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/20/07

This song has got a sad lyric, i think. But it sounds so... mellow. It makes me happy, that's why i love it. :)



drinkin in l.a | Reviewer: john matrix | 9/9/07

wot a tune i listen to ross king live on clyde1 in scotland every sunday and he plays this song....absolutely magnificent.....i love it



I just love it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/6/07

I just love this song, i didnt even know that I had it on the computer, when I heard it for the first time, I just fell in love whit it =) I Just Loove This Song....peace



The quintessential distillation of the lonely Los Angeles dream | Reviewer: Charlie | 4/4/06

"We found a conclusion, so I guess that's something..."
At once bittersweet and cruel, mesmerizing and despairing, beautiful and cool and compassionate, the genius of "Drinking In L.A." is that you can experience a sunny Los Angeles day poured into your headphones like silk and cocaine: the warm sun, the untouchable palms, the cold emptiness of the perfection and wealth and endless asphalt, the stunned, anaesthetized desperation of the movie industry dreamers. Gorgeous.



Back in the Day | Reviewer: Shawn | 7/24/04

I absolutely LOVE this song. It has a sound like I've never heard in my life. It's groovy, it's danceable, it's sing-able, and it's soothing. This song captures the mood and cadence of the lifestyles of the poor and pathetic Hollywood wannabes (like myself) who feel like they're wandering aimlessly in pursuit of something they're likely to never have. What the hell AM I doing drinking in LA at 26...? I was not exposed to this song until I recently bought a compilation album (Big Shiny Tunes 2) that included it. I see much more Bran Van 3000 in my future, and I can't wait. That's assuming I don't waste my whole measly paycheck on Apple Martinis at Trader Vic's again...





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