Living in L.A.

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"Living in L.A."
Living in L.A. cover
Single by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Black Album)
Released February 21, 2019
Recorded 2018
Length 3:38
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Jonny Coffer, Jerome Williams
Producer(s) Dave Sitek
Status officially released
Live debut February 26, 2019
Weezer singles chronology
"High as a Kite"
(2019)
"Living in L.A."
(2019)
"It's Been So Long"
(2019)
Weezer (The Black Album) track listing
"High as a Kite"
(3)
"Living in L.A."
(4)
"Piece of Cake"
(5)

This song is part of the "Living in L.A." lineage of songs

"Living in L.A." (formerly "This Girl" or "This Girl I Like" and potentially "High as a Kite") is the fourth track from The Black Album.

Appearances

Overview

"Living in L.A." began demoing as "High as a Kite" (although completely unrelated to the other Black Album song of the same name.) sometime in 2016[a], the track then later went by the title "This Girl" until shortly prior to the album's release. Rivers Cuomo co-wrote the song with Jonny Coffer, who previously co-wrote the Weezer songs "Jacked Up," "Feels Like Summer," and "Get Right." "Living in L.A." was surprise released alongside the Black Album track "High as a Kite", on February 21, 2019 and was debuted live on February 26, 2019 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The album's liner notes (as well as the song's official YouTube description) feature a verse with lyrics that were changed in the final release.

The bridge for "Living in L.A." was lifted from the 2003 Rivers Cuomo demo "Looking for a Fight."

Audio

Lyrics

I'm back in black
No one to hold my hand
It seems that we're together but alone
And now I hear the ticking of a clock
I know we're going down a slippery slope

I wonder what it's like out there
When my eyes are like far away spaceships
You are a sealed up door
There's gotta be more to our lives than this

This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A
This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A

We're fortune's fools when we took the bait
We sacrifice our lives for rock and roll
Je ne sais pas, burning at the stake
We never really had a choice at all

I wonder what it’s like out there
When my eyes are two far away spaceships
You are a sealed up door
And there’s gotta’ be more to our lives than this

This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A
This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A

Looking for a fight, looking for a fight
And I'm still trying to figure out my life
Pretending we don't want each other
Alright now
Looking for a fight, looking for a fight
And the spider is sucking out my life
And I'm reaching out to touch her

This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A

This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A
This girl I like
I'm talking 'bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah, I'm living in L.A

I’m back in black
No one to hold my hand
It seems that we’re together but alone
And now I hear the ticking of a clock
I know we’re going down a slippery slope

I wonder what it’s like out there
My eyes are like far away spaceships
You are a sealed up door
There’s gotta’ be more to our lives than this

This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA
This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA

She’ll never say pa’ tell me what I want
We’ve always been a two way radio
Hallmark cards written by a sphinx
We sacrifice our lives for rock and roll

I wonder what it’s like out there
My eyes are two far away spaceships
You are a sealed up door
There’s gotta’ be more to our lives than this

This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA
This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA

Looking for a fight, looking for a fight
And I’m still trying to figure out my life
Pretending we don’t want each other
Alrighty now
Looking for a fight, looking for a fight
Give his last name back and take mine
If she wants me to touch her

This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA

This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA
This girl I like
We’re talking ‘bout this girl I like
But I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
Yeah I’m living in LA

I know you're out there, waiting for me there
But I don't know if I can get by
You're gonna make me go another round
But I suppose it's just in my mind

Ain't nothin' but a feelin', right
Nobody gonna waste my time
Still cooking till I get it right
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...

I'm high as a kite
I'm flyin' up high as a kite
And I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
ah, ah, yeah, I'm living in L.A.

Out there, waiting for me there
But I don't know if I can get by
You're gonna make me go another round
But I suppose it's just in my mind

Ain't nothin' but a feelin', right
Nobody gonna waste my time
Still cooking till I get it right
Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...

I'm high as a kite
I'm flyin' up high as a kite
And I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
ah, ah, yeah, I'm living in L.A.

I'm high as a kite
I'm flyin' up high as a kite
And I feel so lonely, feel so lonely
ah, ah, yeah, I'm living in L.A.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo High as a Kite High as A Kite   2 @63.mp3 1:54 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Black Years
Rivers Cuomo This Girl I Like THIS Girl I Like 2 @128.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl this_girl_3_verse_Hyde.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl this_girl_4_roses_verse.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl this_girl_5_piano_verse.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl THIS GIRL Living In LA   5 chorus variation  @126.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl THIS Girl   6 verse @126.mp3
Rivers Cuomo This Girl THIS Girl   7 pre @126.mp3
Weezer This Girl This Girl - Weezer JC 1.mp3
Weezer This Girl This Girl - Weezer V3.mp3
Weezer This Girl ThisGirl Matty Ref 5 LIM.mp3
Weezer This Girl ThisGirl Matty Ref 7 HybridLyricsFIX LIM.mp3
Weezer This Girl ThisGirl Matty Ref 10 LIM.mp3
Weezer This Girl ThisGirl Matty Ref 11 LIM.mp3
Weezer This Girl ThisGirl PreMixRef2.mp3
Weezer Living in L.A. 2018
  • United Recording, Los Angeles, CA
  • Federal Prism Studios, Los Angeles, CA
3:38 Weezer (The Black Album)
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See also

Footnotes

  1. Per the dropbox upload date for " High as A Kite 2 @63.mp3"