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Dancin' Thru L​.​A. (2022)

by FLAtRich-Rich La Bonté



Dancin' Thru L.A.
Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté (BMI).
Copyright © 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Solo in

City's a disaster
Pancakes in an earthquake
Aging plaster casters
Waiting for the big break

Robbery on the runway
Fistfights in the phone room
Gunshots on the freeway
Something better change soon

Mansion with a locked gate
Not what you expected
Cheap room with a roommate
Til the rent's collected

Sleepin' underpassing
Holy rollers prayin'
Nothing's everlasting
Cucarachas playin'


Jump up on the barstool
Clouds of smoke are rising
Drink to someone's death pool
Billowing horizon

Promise of a great gig
Hitchhike to the valley
Just another drug pig
Busted in the alley

Watching while the park scores
Singer with a guitar
Trees with little trap doors
Hauled off in a cop car

Santa Ana roastin'
Sirens scream on Sunset
Trying to make the most of
What little that we can get


Concrete hardens
Dancin' thru L.A.
Say that no one
Dance there nowadays

Hang on to the day job
Paying for rehearsal
Agent's got a hot rod
Success in reversal

Risks designed for taking
Bets are placed to favor
Contracts made for breaking
Hit you like a taser

Malibu at midnight
Swingers on a bear rug
Loaded in the moonlight
Ask you for a group hug

Playin' isn't winnin'
What is that expression?
Life ain't no audition
'Scuse me while I freshen

Winners, losers
Dancin' thru L.A.
Lose your soles
When you dancin' thru L.A.

Rock and roll polluter
Promising a deal dealt
Mean motor scooter
Now I know how he felt

Playin' isn't winnin'
What is that expression?
Life ain't no audition
'Scuse me while I freshen

Solo out


released June 1, 2022
A fLAtDiSk SoftWorks Audio Entertainment

Music, vocals, instrumentation, editing, programming, and artwork design by Rich La Bonté.

Cover dancers: Donald O'Connor and Jimmy Cagney

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Produced by Rich La Bonté. ✌&❤️

Copyright © 2022 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


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FLAtRich-Rich La Bonté New Jersey

Rich La Bonté (1946) - American musician. 9 Bandcamp LPs. Released the seminal electronic Mayan Canals LP and co-wrote Kim Fowley's Son of Frankenstein (1980s). Lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965-66). Played bass and sang in the original NY and LA casts of Godspell (1971-4). Mozart in "Mozart In Love" (Dir: Mark Rappaport 1975). More info - free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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