STEVE EARLE lyrics - Walkin' In LA

STEVE EARLE
"Walkin' In LA"

When you're walkin' in LA
Everybody knows that you're down
Nobody walks anyway any other way in this lonesome town
Nothin' separatin' you and the street
But a dollar and the shoes on your feet

And you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA

When you're walkin' in LA
Ain't nobody knows you're alive
'Cause you're only as good in this city, they say, as the car you drive
Rollin' by shiny and new
And there's nothing that a poor boy can do

When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA

18 wheelers roamin' by up on the 405
Well, I ain't goin' anywhere
'Cause I ain't got a ride

When you're walkin' in LA
Everybody passes you by
Maybe glance up in the rearview mirror and say who's that poor guy
Then you're starin' at the taillights again
Of a Lexus or a Mercedes Benz

When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA

[Spoken:]
Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Bush

Weekend warriors cruisin' up and down the boulevard
Fight to work on Monday mornin'
Fake they've got it hard

When you're walkin' in LA
You might as well lay down and die
'Cause nothing's gonna be alright anyway no matter how hard you try
The pedestrian Beverly Hills
Ain't got any place to go but downhill

When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA

When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA
When you're walkin' in LA

When you're walkin' in LA!