Song Name: I'm Told You Never Sleep

Songwriter: Rand M. Hubiak

Copyright: 2015

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Lyrics:

I drove away like I'd done a hundred times before,
Skidded across desert back to my Atlantic shore.
Can't say I was rejected; can't say I wasn't treated right,
But I knew I never did belong and it's a feeling I just couldn't fight,
Like I simply lacked the proper tone or didn't have the right veneer,
And when my imperfections' novelty wore off, so did my welcome here:
Like I wore out my welcome here.

Oh Los Angeles!
I'm told you never sleep -- too high on coke and ego,
Your beauty just skin deep.
And I know, I know I never did belong to this,
Living on the surface of the fault lines like Los Angeles.

She's an unforgiving mistress. You must do as she commands,
And she may grant to you your wishes if you fulfill all her demands.
And her lovers all are actors, each one a rising star,
Or they're rock gods striking poses in the sand, burnished guitar,
Burnished tan, burnished smile against a panoramic view
Of the desert and the ocean, but there's so little left of you.
There's so little left of you.


Oh Los Angeles!
I'm told you never sleep -- too high on coke and ego,
Your beauty just skin deep.
And I know, I know I never did belong to this,
Living on the surface of the fault lines like Los Angeles.


If I come each time you call, will you catch me when I fall,
Or will that always be a promise that you never follow through?
I have no vacancy in my heart yet I always find room for you,
Despite what anyone can recognize as a lack of reciprocity,
Because I can't start being everything you need
Until I cease being me.

I drove away like I'd done a hundred times before,
Skidded across desert back to my Atlantic shore,
Not for the last time -- I know I'll be back for more:
Babylon and I couldn't ask for a more lovely whore,
Couldn't ask for a more lovely whore.


Oh Los Angeles!
I'm told you never sleep -- too high on coke and ego,
Your beauty just skin deep.
And I know, I know I never did belong to this,
Living on the surface of the fault lines like Los Angeles.