haters’ll make you think the smog is so thick in LA you can chew it

a film they’ll tell you the girls are all stuck up
and as phony as a movie set.
and the rent is too damn high
and the traffic is gridlocked erryday
and the crips and the bloods driveby
selling drugs to kids
and if you dont buy the drugs
they’ll shoot you
but not to kill,
just to wound,
so you’ll actually need drugs
and then they’ll affix
a slight penalty charge on the invoice.
then they’ll blacklist you at all
the good restaurants on the westside
(theres only one)
forcing you to use an alias
when placing reservations
but when you retrive your car from the valet
your stations’ll be changed.
haters’ll have you believe
that either its super hot in LA
or the mountains are on fire with flames
or there will be crazy mudslides
when there arent earthquakes n riots.
they’ll say there are so many illegal immigrants
that all you’ll hear floating out windows
will be the most beautiful melodies
sung in charming foreign tongues.
but one thing
even haters cant believe
is how clear the skies are
above LA sunday
after a particularly windy
saturday night.
‘its almost too bright.’