Doesn't Rain In LA

by Joe Martin

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Written in collaboration with a good friend and Nashville-based songwriter Vinnie Paolizzi, ‘Doesn’t Rain In LA’ grapples with the denial of not wanting a friend to leave their hometown and searches for a reason that will convince them to stay.

Shattering the illusions of Hollywood, the lyrics come as a warning of the brutal environment that awaits a girl chasing her dream to become an actor. While it speaks to Vinnie’s friend who was moving to LA when the pair wrote the song in 2018, the sentiment is universal and one to which all can relate.

“I guess most people have gone through the experience of someone close to them leaving town. It's never a good feeling. Sometimes your emotions can become clouded and you might try and talk the person out of it. Maybe because you’re selfish, other times because you genuinely think they're making the wrong decision.”

lyrics

--- LYRICS ---

She’s a flower not quite ready to bloom
She needs water, to lay down her roots
It’s not my place to say, that it doesn’t rain in LA

She’s on fire, but she’ll burn out
There’s too many stars as it is and they litter that town
If you need another reason to stay
I’ve heard, it doesn’t rain in LA

If Arizona doesn’t eat you alive
It’s like a Tennessee summer kicked into overdrive
If you're looking for a getaway, it doesn’t rain in LA

She’s on fire, but she’ll burn out
There’s too many stars as it is and they litter that town
If you need another reason to stay
I’ve heard, it doesn’t rain in LA

No it doesn’t, no it doesn’t
Rain
No it doesn’t, no it doesn’t
Rain

She’s on fire, but she’ll burn out
There’s too many stars as it is and they litter that town
If you need another reason to stay
I’ve heard, it doesn’t rain in LA

No it doesn’t, no it doesn’t
Rain
No it doesn’t, no it doesn’t
Rain

credits

released November 5, 2020
Backing by The Chorlton Country Club

Drums and percussion - Dan Wiebe
Bass and double bass - Mark Lewis
Lead guitar and backing vocals - Thomas Dibb
Pedal Steel - Chris Hillman

Recorded at Limefield Studios by Will Falkiner

Mixed at The Grand Studios, Clitheroe by Elliott Dryden

Mastered by Martin Mitchell

Written by Joe Martin and Vinnie Paolizzi

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Joe Martin Manchester, UK

Joe Martin is an independent Country and Americana singer songwriter from the Ribble Valley. Influenced by artists such as Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Glen Campbell, Bob Dylan and James Taylor. Small World EP is available to download free from Bandcamp, and download/ stream from all major online music platforms. Keep up to date with what Joe is doing by visiting his site www.joemartinmusic.com ... more

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