L.A. Girlz

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"L.A. Girlz"
L.A. Girlz cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The White Album)
Released February 17, 2016
Recorded 2015
Length 3:29
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Brian Bell/Luther Russell
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Officially released
Live debut March 23, 2016
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer (The White Album) track listing
"Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori"
(7)
"L.A. Girlz"
(8)
"Jacked Up"
(9)

"L.A. Girlz" is the eighth track from The White Album. It was the fourth song to be officially released prior to the album's release.

Overview

The melody for "L.A. Girlz" was originally written by Weezer guitarist Brian Bell. Musician Luther Russell, who has frequently produced and co-written songs for Bell's band The Relationship, is also credited as a co-writer. On June 18, 2019, Bell posted a clip of his original demo to his Instagram account. The song aired for the first time on the Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on February 17, 2016. The song debuted live on March 22 at the KROQ Red Bull SoundSpace private radio show.

Rivers Cuomo's lyrics for the song contain several references to literature and pop-culture, including Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem ("gyre and gimble in the wabe"), the 2014 film Whiplash, and the characters of Dante and Beatrice from The Divine Comedy. The lyric used in the bridge strongly resembles a tweet posted by Cuomo on October 5, 2010.

Music video

The music video was directed by Scantron and premiered on February 17, 2016 and stars actress and bodybuilder Jill Rudison.

Personnel

Lyrics

L.A. girls, please act your age
You treat me like I have the plague
As I gyre and gimble in the wabe
L.A. girls, please act your age
Sweeten up your lemonade
And meet me down at Tower 28

I think I'm in Whiplash
I'm losing it, mixing ammonia and bleach
I get off at Pico and sell my possessions
So you will know just how I feel

I love your long hair
But you just don't care
So please help me fathom this
World without music
And by the way, when can we talk?

So would you mind if I was pregnant
I'll sleep on the edge of your bed
Like Dante and Beatrice we'll light up our candles
But how is this going to end?

The kids are asleep
We're haunting their dreams
And some women swear it's more painful than labor
To die with your sins on your head

Does anybody love anybody as much as I love you, baby?

Brian Bell demo

L.A. Girls
All fancy free
They'll never get the best of me
Never get the best of me
They like certain guys, you see
I'm the type I know I'll never be
The kind I know I'll never be

I’m new to this town, all alone
So invisible I could just cry
I wait at the bus stop and watch
As they step on the gas and just pass me right by

I wish they could see what's right about me
But all that I hold is a skateboard, a walkman,
And backpack that sits on my knee

L.A. Girls[...]

See also