Los Angeles Is Burning Lyrics

Bad Religion


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
album: Track 6 in album The Empire Strikes First
release date: 2004-6-2
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genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Punk
length: 3:24
guitar: Mike Campbell
Hammond organ: John Ginty
composer: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
lyricist: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz

Cover Art

Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First cover art
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Somewhere high in the desert near a curtain of a blue
The sane man skirts under the wind
But down here in the city of the lime lights
The fans of Santa Ana are witherin'
And you can't deny that living is easy
If you never look behind the scenery
It's showtime for drag lines
And bedlam is dreamin' of rain

When the hills of los angeles are burnin'
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 burnin'

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 battle reality, catch it on prime time, story at nine
The whole world is goin' insane

When the hills of Los Angeles are burnin'
Palm trees are candles in the murder wind
So many lives are on the breeze
Even the stars are ill at ease
And los angeles is burnin'

A plague that reads
The end of days
Shotgun roundabouts are bending in the haze

More a question than a curse
How could hell be any worse?

The flames are startin'
The cameras runnin'
So take warnin'

When the hills of Los Angeles are burnin'
Palm trees are candles in the murder wind
So many lives are on the breeze
Even the stars are ill at ease
And los angeles is burnin'


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Overture
  • 2 Sinister Rouge
  • 3 Social Suicide
  • 4 Atheist Peace
  • 5 All There Is
  • 6 Los Angeles Is Burning
  • 7 Let Them Eat War
  • 8 God’s Love
  • 9 To Another Abyss
  • 10 The Quickening
  • 11 The Empire Strikes First
  • 12 Beyond Electric Dreams
  • 13 Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever
  • 14 Live Again (The Fall of Man)
  • 15 The Surface of Me