October 13th, 2005

Colors and Light

patsydecline's request

I guess I should post this. There are still a lot of glitches and the speakers react angrily when I start singing, but I don't think I'll get it any better. If anyone decides to listen to this, I recommend turning the volume down a bit when the song happens.

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“Hello, this is Roxie again. I'm sure you're all sick of hearing my voice, but I had a request by a dear friend of mine to do a Decemberists song, so I'm gonna do that. Um, I recorded this once and there were a lot of glitches in it (I don't know why), but I'm gonna try again, so let's hope it's better this time and the phone doesn't mess it up. Uh...so I'm gonna be singing Los Angeles, I'm Yours by The Decemberists.
Here it goes.

There is a city by the sea
A gentle company
I don't suppose you want to
And as it tells its sorry tale
In harrowing detail
Its hollowness will haunt you

Its streets and boulevards
Orphans and oligarchs and here's
A plaintive melody
Truncated symphony
An ocean's garbled vomit on the shore

Los Angeles I'm yours

Oh ladies pleasant and demure
Sallow cheeked and sure
I can see your undies
And all the boys you drag about
An empty fallow fount
From Saturdays to Mondays
You hill and valley crowd
Hanging your trousers down at heel
This is the realest thing
As ancient choirs sing
A dozen blushing cherubs wheel above

Los Angeles, my love

*musical interlude*

Oh what a rush of ripe elan
Languor on divans
Dalliant and dainty
But oh the smell of burnt cocaine
The dolor and decay
It only makes me cranky

A great calamity
Ditch of inequity and tears
How I abhor this place
Its sweet and bitter taste
Has left me wretched retching on all fours

Los Angeles I'm yours
Los Angeles I'm yours
Los Angeles I'm yours

Okay, um, uh, sorry about that.
Um...you know, I did this sitting in a car parked on a random street in my neighborhood, so I'm like a stalker in my own neighborhood. The neighbors are staring and they think I'm a complete fr-what? They're my neighbors, they KNOW I'm a complete freak.
Um, so I'll see y'all on the internet.

Transcribed by: metatronis