LA Song (Out of This Town)

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"LA Song (Out of this Town)"
Single by Beth Hart
from the album Screamin' for My Supper
Released September 28, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Rock, blues rock, pop rock, trip hop
Length 3:36
Label 143, Atlantic
Beth Hart singles chronology
"Am I The One"
(1996)
"LA Song (Out of This Town)"
(1999)
"Delicious Surprise"
(2000)

"LA Song", subtitled "LA Song (Out of This Town)" on the single release, is a song by American singer-songwriter Beth Hart, released as a single from her second album Screamin' for My Supper on September 28, 1999. While it only made #88 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was an Adult Contemporary top 5 hit and reached #1 in New Zealand.

Song information[edit]

Track Listings[edit]

  1. "LA Song (Out of This Town)" (Album Version)
  2. "LA Song (Out of This Town)" (Remix Edit)
  3. "Am I The One?"

Radio version[edit]

This song could be a reference to suicide: "She's got a gun, she's got a gun / She got a gun she call the 'lucky one.' / She left a note out by the phone / 'Don't leave a message 'cause this ain't no home.'" An alternate radio edit of the song without the lyric exists, with the following explanation by the artist: "To the radio community: The enclosed CD contains two versions of "LA Song" the first single from my new album, Screamin' for My Supper. The original version of the song includes a line where, in the midst of a dark period in my life, I talk about having a gun. I wrote this song before the recent tragic shootings that have so shaken this country. In light of these horrible events, and especially out of respect for those who have been deeply affected by them, I have chosen to record an alternate version with a new lyric which remains true to the essence of the song. Ultimately "LA Song" is about emerging from depression and self-doubt to the realization that who you are isn't about where you are or what's around you but that "THE GOOD LIFE LIES WITHIN." I don't want one particular lyric to prevent the song's positive message from reaching as many listeners as possible. As an Artist, I have the responsibility to not compromise my work. As a radio programmer, you have the responsibility to decide what's most appropriate for your audience. Thanks for listening! Love, Beth" Despite this, some radio stations, such as Cities 97, play the song with the original lyric.

Preceded by
"What a Girl Wants"
by Christina Aguilera
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number one single

27 February 2000
Succeeded by
"What a Girl Wants"
by Christina Aguilera