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Observatory

(Bring Back The Real Don Steele)

Start gazing on Los Angeles
From hallowed heights
Elaborate labyrinth
A maze that slights
The dead in flight
The namesakes of Los Angeles
Cannot be named
Spirits of the valley guard
All garden gates unclaimed
With swords enflamed

Who dares desert this infernal home
Abandons abundance
A basin traced in foam
Forsakes the cares
Of a city that swears
By the light of its own vainglory
Escapes the sprawl
Above it all
Atop the Observatory

Devout questions quell Los Angeles
Like a tonic balm
A shy but shrieking violence
Belies the calm
Among the sweltering palms
The sun reigns in Los Angeles
Thrown from the sky
Heaven is a monarchy
All warm and dry
Sweet bye and bye

Who dares desert this infernal home
Abandons abundance
A basin traced in foam
Forsakes the cares
Of a city that swears
By the light of its own vainglory
Escapes the sprawl
Above it all
Atop the the Observatory