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Ithaka feat. Marta Dias - Escape From The City Of Angels lyrics


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People they ask me, why the hell you wanna leave?
Saying that they'll miss me, that they're gonna grieve
This town is number one, we got the Lakers and the sun
There's always lots of lovelies, there's always lots of fun
Why won't you settle down and stay?
Who in their right mind would ever leave L.A.?
But I gotta tell you, got to put it straight
Still've busted out of there busted down the gate
'Cause I had to get out while there was going to get
L.A. was the hunter, California was the net

So I got up, got off of my bucket
Sometimes you gotta say, well what the hell? Fuck it!
Wasn't around for the riots of the King
But every other night bullets left my ears to ring
Hostility, the song that L.A. played
Every single night and every single day
Walking down the alley, the one behind my house
Came five slang-bangers, it was me they were to roust
They asked me, where ya going? Said, not really sure
The next thirty-seconds I remembered in a blur

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

I tried so hard for years to understand
Why do you find such pleasure in killing another man?
I prefer the simple highs in life
Like a mountain of water, not cuttin' with a knife
But where I've disappeared ain't confidential
The sky's still blue, the swells are monumental
And no, I'm not ignoring my heritage
Over the gap, I'mma building a bridge
To learn once and for all that peace can exist
Forgive, forget, bring down the fist

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

Five days later, what have I got?
I'm in another place which is sunny and hot
The difference here is that I'm free as a bird
No gun to my head, no blood on the curb
But just then a strange thought overtook my brain
And since that day, it never felt the same
If everybody just put down their arms
To nobody on the planet could ever come harm

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

The people of this planet they want explanations
For riots, earthquakes and all God's creations
You got me, I just couldn't say
I do what I do, I take it day by day

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

Well six weeks later, still don't know what's up
Don't got many friends, still got an empty cup
They speak in tongues I don't understand
But I look just like 'em, visually I blend
It's time to start it up in my new land
Korvorowng's one and only survival plan

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

It took me two years, but now I know for sure
L.A. ain't the enemy and goodness will endure
The seed of free, my real need
Was right there all the time inside of me
Just a voyage of my mind is what I needed
But now I'm on the other side and deep seeded
L.A. to LAX in fourteen hours flat
At home on two shores, but I ain't living fat
Still plagued by brokenness
It doesn't disappear when I say, hocus pocus
But grounded for the moment in the city of Lisbon
I'm looking for peace and I'm looking for wisdom
Hooked up with a mastermind named Grizzly
Formed Ithaka, now we're rolling busily

Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels
Want to get out, had to get out, got out [3x]
Escape from the city of angels

Escape from the city of angels [5x]

Cover: Ithaka feat. Marta Dias - Escape From The City Of Angels
  • Flowers And The Color Of Paint

  • Year
  • 1995

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Written on an airplane in July of 1992, and recorded in 1995. This song is about the author Ithaka (Ithaka Darin Pappas) and his departure from Los Angeles and relocation to Lisbon, Portugal.
The album this song originally appeared on, Flowers

This has track appeared in Columbia Pictures' feature film, The Replacement Killers (the directorial debut of Antoine Fuqua) starring Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino. It also appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Channel series, Good Girls Don't.

At the end of 1995, Flowers And The Color Of paint (the album Escape From The City Of Angels originally appeared on) was nominated in Portugal, its country ofrelease, for three Blitz Awards (The Portuguese Grammy) for Best New Artist, Best Male Vocalist and Best Album.

And in December of 1999, the premier newspaper of Portugal, called Público, considered Flowers And The Color Of Paint as one of the Ten Most Influential Portuguese Albums Of The 1990’s.
 
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