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Los Angeles
(Al Purdy/Laramy Smith/Gene Clark)


Los Angeles, city of the doomed
Los Angeles, city of the doomed
Well I loved you once but I gotta go yeah
San Francisco, city pretty by the bay
San Francisco, city pretty by the bay
Well I loved you once but I gotta go yeah

Well I don't know where she'll be going
Yeah I saw her about a day or so ago
Yeah I don't know if I should look for her
Well I'd say she's gone down to San Diego

Los Angeles, city of the doomed
Los Angeles, city of the doomed
Well I loved you once but I gotta go yeah
San Francisco, city pretty by the bay
San Francisco, city pretty by the bay
Well I loved you once but I gotta go yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Al Purdy and Laramy Smith wrote the chorus
in 1964 and Gene Clark wrote the lyrics for
the bridge in 1968 at A&M when he was with
the band Phoenix

released on Gene Clark "Flying High"
A&M Records 1998

Recorded by the band Phoenix 1968
Gene Clark - guitar
Laramy Smith - guitar
Aaron Vanderwhort - bass
Wayne Bruns - drums







 
This compilation features the song "Los Angeles"
It was nominated for the "best historical album" Grammy award 2011