Alec Benjamin - Jesus In LA Lyrics




Well, I shook hands with the devil
Down on the south side
And he bought us both a drink
With a pad and a pencil sat by his side
I said, "Tell me what you think"

I've been looking for my savior, looking for my truth
I even asked my shrink
He brought me down to his level
Said, "Son, you're not special
You won't find him where you think"

You won't find him down on Sunset
Or at a party in the hills
At the bottom of the bottle
Or when you're tripping on some pills
When they sold you the dream you were just 16
Packed a bag and ran away
And it's a crying shame you came all this way
'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
And it's a crying shame you came all this way
'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA

Took a sip of his whiskey
Said, "Now that you're with me
Well, I think that you should stay"
Yeah, I know you've been busy
Searching through the city
So let me share the way

I know I'm not your savior
Know I'm not your truth
But I think we could be friends
He said "Come down to my level
Hang out with the devil
Let me tell you, in the end...

You won't find him down on sunset
Or at a party in the hills
At the bottom of the bottle
Or when you're tripping on some pills
When they sold you the dream you were just 16
Packed a bag and ran away
And it's a crying shame you came all this way
'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
And it's a crying shame you came all this way
'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"

And that is when I knew that it was time to go home
And that is when I realized that I was alone
And all the vibrant colors from the lights fade away
And I don't care what they say

You won't find him down on sunset
Or at a party in the hills
At the bottom of the bottle
Or when you're tripping on some pills
When they sold you the dream you were just 16
Packed a bag and ran away
And it's a crying shame you came all this way
'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
I won't find him down on sunset
Or at a party in the hills
At the bottom of the bottle
Or when I'm tripping on some pills
When they sold me the dream I was just 16
Packed my bag and ran away
And it's a crying shame I came all this way
'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA
And it's a crying shame I came all this way
'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA





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Alec Benjamin Jesus In LA Comments
  1. g thompsom

    Jesus is everywhere including la

  2. James Chan

    No doubt. One of the best songs of 2019.

  3. Hannah Bassett

    Please be my best friend

  4. Gun Lyrics

    Am I the only one who realizes that this song sounds like South of the Border?

  5. Huseyn Huseynov

    [Verse 1]
    Well, I shook hands with the devil
    Down on the south side
    And he bought us both a drink
    With a pad and a pencil, sat by his side
    I said, "Tell me what you think"
    [Pre-Chorus]
    I've been looking for my savior
    Looking for my truth
    I even asked my shrink
    He brought me down to his level
    Said, "Son, you're not special
    You won't find him where you think
    [Chorus]
    "You won't find him down on Sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream, you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"
    [Verse 2]
    Took a sip of his whiskey
    Said, "Now that you're with me
    Well, I think that you should stay
    Yeah, I know you've been busy
    Searching through the city
    So let me share the way
    [Pre-Chorus]
    "I know I'm not your savior
    Know I'm not your truth
    But I think we could be friends"
    He said, "Come down to my level
    Hang out with the devil
    Let me tell you, in the end...
    [Chorus]
    "You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream, you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"
    [Bridge]
    And that is when I knew that it was time to go home
    And that is when I realized that I was alone
    And all the vibrant colors from the lights fade away
    And I don't care what they say
    [Chorus]
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream, you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    I won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when I'm tripping on some pills
    When they sold me the dream, I was just 16
    Packed my bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA

    don't thank (again):3

  6. Maria Monserrat Ramirez Sanchez

    I love you 😚

  7. Mandira Mandira

    I Want Alec to more fame than any other singer cuz he's voice is just fantabulous & his song's lyrics touch my heart every single time I hear.😊😇
    Hit a like if u want him to be more famous

  8. Sara Rahtz

    Very relatable and once again beautiful. Don't dislike a thing I hear from this guy.

  9. Jeremiah Binoy

    Keep Working Hard bro, Ur really talented . The world will recognize you one day , and regret not knowing you before. Love ya .

  10. Rhea Kahlon

    ur voice is beautiful

  11. Matthew Munoz

    And why wont you find jesus in LA ?

  12. Matthew Munoz

    Lol how nice

  13. Ester Barbosa Oliveira

    Brasileiros??

  14. Janeee Nahh

    Mygod❤️💔

  15. Ian Fitzgerald

    You're the best at singing

  16. Monte Vargas

    I played this song on loop

  17. Dieing Dreams

    Please can people actually comment and not just try to get likes

  18. HARSH YAJAT

    0:44 to 0:58 , the greatest run of Alec's life.

  19. WolfPlayz

    he's mega underrated

  20. wallace dutra dos santos medeiros

    Hello Alex!!!I'm Brazilian and your songs give me determination,and because of yours songs and anothers artists i'm tr trying to learn English, So thank you VERY MUCH!!!!!Your Voice is incredible and the "stories"in Your songs is like Reading a book!!!(Sorry for the bad English)

  21. Samuel El Sayed

    This is probably my favourite song

  22. Pride Pie

    He sings like an angel tho he does business with the devil

  23. Alain Peng

    nice song dude!

  24. Savanna Andrews

    I just got back from rehab







    I was addicted to Alec and his music, I think I might have to go back

  25. João Alves

    Well, I shook hands with the devil
    Down on the south side
    And he bought us both a drink
    With a pad and a pencil sat by his side
    I said, "Tell me what you think"
    I've been looking for my savior, looking for my truth
    I even asked my shrink
    He brought me down to his level
    Said, "Son, you're not special
    You won't find him where you think"
    You won't find him down on Sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    Took a sip of his whiskey
    Said, "Now that you're with me
    Well, I think that you should stay"
    Yeah, I know you've been busy
    Searching through the city
    So let me share the way
    I know I'm not your savior
    Know I'm not your truth
    But I think we could be friends
    He said "Come down to my level
    Hang out with the devil
    Let me tell you, in the end
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"
    And that is when I knew that it was time to go home
    And that is when I realized that I was alone
    And all the vibrant colors from the lights fade away
    And I don't care what they say
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    I won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when I'm tripping on some pills
    When they sold me the dream I was just 16
    Packed my bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA

  26. invincible guy

    Hey Alec you are the best singer just dont turn out like justin bieber❤

  27. Stéphane Mallet

    Cc je kiffe cette chanson pas j ai 89 ans 🧟‍♂️

  28. The real Foxydogpup

    he hit 2 mill congrats to him

  29. Stella M L L S J M

    “The song isn’t a literal take on religion or about Jesus at all. It’s about searching for hope and happiness and realizing those things aren’t always where you think you’ll find them.”
    -Alec Benjamin

  30. fab dhero

    Bonjour Alec, quand vas-tu sortir un album de tes succès sur disque vinyle? Tu as beaucoup de talent et merci pour ces superbes chansons. Bonne continuation

  31. Lemon Grass

    Alec Benjamin: You wont find Jesus in L.A.
    Me:*see's Jesus* *:O* OM- Hi Jesus *talks to a statue of Jesus**

  32. Riley Johnson

    fav singer omg

  33. Tatyane Oliveira

    Aaaa como eu sou apaixonada por esse moço
    I love u alec Benjamin 💜

  34. Noah Corrales

    you know his name "Alec" means a stupid person. so his full name means stupid Benjamin. Look it up in the google dictionary. BUT NICE SONG THO

  35. Isabella Dixon

    Alec Benjamin <3

  36. HappyRock#13

    Percy Jackson readers realizing The underworld is in LA

  37. N ABR

    If I could go back SIXTEEN
    DO IT AGAIN
    Too young too dumb HAH

  38. Wasabi

    I think this song is about how manipulation the devil can be

  39. bts asthetics

    Like= bts
    Comment= Alec Benjamin

    bts asthetics

    @Xizhang Chen do you like bts?

    Xizhang Chen

    @bts asthetics well sorta...

  40. Gee Gee

    Ok definitely love you

  41. FL4KER

    I really want to use your songs in my videos



    Btw I love your songs

  42. Juba

    A voz dele nessa música tá a coisa mais gostosa do mundo help

  43. Mr. Idiotic idiot

    I love your music and you are the best singer ever I don’t know why but your song inspire me to make other people happy and be the best I can be thank you for changing my life

  44. Драся

    Love the songggg

  45. Sleepy Cloudz

    Yes he got 2mil subs now !

  46. நரகா அசூரன்

    Most underrated guy , one of the promising in future

  47. あいうえ

    I'm japanese.
    Your song is soo good and I love your songs!!!

  48. Laugh Channel

    YOU ARE MY FAV SINGER PLEASE NEVER GIVE THIS UP IM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU 💗💗💗💗💗😍😍😍😍😍😍

  49. Laugh Channel

    WOW💓💓💓💞💝💝💝💘💖💗💘🌹🌹🌹😍😍😍😍😍

  50. eevee master

    My friend is moving to LA :(

  51. Deniz

    Me : *Attends church in LA with my mum*

    Also me : *Plays this song through the speakers*

  52. Lonely Pride

    Me: *goes to church in LA*


    Also me: *screams in church* JESUS ARE YOU HERE?!

  53. Reiya Healy

    I went to your concert in London😭😭😭😭it was amazing

  54. Kenny waun

    This song speaks volumes on a lot of other things then just his meaning for the song

  55. lind lind

    amazing as always

  56. Naser

    who was here listening to alec for more than a year before he got a million subs and got famous?? alec is amazing!

  57. Molly Manning

    well i now that but i was forced to leave my parents im only 8 and i live in a trailer on rambin road 271

  58. Genius man Jjangjjangmanboongboong

    This is a masterpiece ❤

  59. Julia Rahe

    Love this song and its true Friends and family are the most important

  60. Ash. B

    Can't get enough of this song😍

  61. Madeleine Croft

    ❤️❤️❤️ I love you songs so much! When I’m Sad or upset I listen to your songs because they make me feel better. You are such a good inspiration! Your songs are great and i love your voice so much! Keep being the amazing person you are! ❤️❤️❤️

  62. Icey HD

    Get this to ummmn 30 likes and i will sing this song on discord @JakeGame

  63. Oof Oof

    I want Alex's songs on Spotify officially T~T

  64. Equestrian girls

    THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER I LOVE IT!!!

  65. Luiza Maria

    Quem e do Brasil e descubrio ele receteimente dar like❤

    Edit:estou mendigando like mesmo😂🔥

  66. 「Random Aesthetic」

    I love you Alec ❤️❤️❤️

  67. Ross Rocks

    Guys, we need to host a campaign or something to promote him because he deserves sooooo much more.

  68. Gaza Rheal D. Cabico

    hahhah nice one Alec im one big fan

  69. Shining Malik

    Amazing😍

  70. • L•X•N•A •

    It’s official, Alec Benjamin is mah fave <3

  71. Mużyn z Afryki

    Weź to usuń!

  72. Zabihullah9000

    was this inspired by the end of the fucking world Netflix show

  73. Kayle Graham

    You won't find happiness in the pills.
    You won't find true friends by lying.
    You have to remember your lived.
    It's ok to cry.
    He's always with you.

  74. Jr.heera

    Since there are no comments with lyrics, here ya go:

    Well, I shook hands with the devil
    Down on the south side
    And he bought us both a drink
    With a pad and a pencil sat by his side
    I said, "Tell me what you think"

    I've been looking for my savior, looking for my truth
    I even asked my shrink
    He brought me down to his level
    Said, "Son, you're not special
    You won't find him where you think"

    You won't find him down on Sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16 Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA

    Took a sip of his whiskey
    Said, "Now that you're with me
    Well, I think that you should stay"
    Yeah, I know you've been busy
    Searching through the city
    So let me share the way

    I know I'm not your savior
    Know I'm not your truth
    But I think we could be friends
    He said "Come down to my level
    Hang out with the devil
    Let me tell you, in the end

    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"

    And that is when I knew that it was time to go home
    And that is when I realized that I was alone
    And all the vibrant colors from the lights fade away
    And I don't care what they say
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    I won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when I'm tripping on some pills
    When they sold me the dream I was just 16
    Packed my bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA

  75. Skyler Allen Smith

    #EdBuck

  76. Derek Landers

    Big fan but have to do it to you ok boomer!

  77. The3xtremeYt

    He kinda looks like peeta mellark from the hunger games.

  78. GHT_yego05

    Lyrics: Well, I shook hands with the devil
    Down on the south side
    And he bought us both a drink
    With a pad and a pencil sat by his side
    I said, "Tell me what you think"
    I've been looking for my savior, looking for my truth
    I even asked my shrink
    He brought me down to his level
    Said, "Son, you're not special
    You won't find him where you think"
    You won't find him down on Sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    Took a sip of his whiskey
    Said, "Now that you're with me
    Well, I think that you should stay"
    Yeah, I know you've been busy
    Searching through the city
    So let me share the way
    I know I'm not your savior
    Know I'm not your truth
    But I think we could be friends
    He said "Come down to my level
    Hang out with the devil
    Let me tell you, in the end
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA"
    And that is when I knew that it was time to go home
    And that is when I realized that I was alone
    And all the vibrant colors from the lights fade away
    And I don't care what they say
    You won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when you're tripping on some pills
    When they sold you the dream you were just 16
    Packed a bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame you came all this way
    'Cause you won't find Jesus in LA
    I won't find him down on sunset
    Or at a party in the hills
    At the bottom of the bottle
    Or when I'm tripping on some pills
    When they sold me the dream I was just 16
    Packed my bag and ran away
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA
    And it's a crying shame I came all this way
    'Cause I won't find Jesus in LA

  79. Kamrun

    i get mad ed sheeran vibes from alec

  80. kp kpkpkpkpkpkpkp

    Concert Friday!!!!! Berlin !!!!!!

  81. Asaf Kaplan

    Aranızda TÜRKEY'li olan varmı

  82. OhItsAlex

    Remember 700k subs?😂

  83. ritu atri

    This song deserves 1B VIEWS

  84. Gacha UwU

    Omg you are amazing

  85. Caroline Huang

    is nobody going to talk about how good alec’s style is tho.

  86. Robert Gutwillig

    The devil sounds like a nice guy, where can I get his number?

  87. Mikael Moreira

    se você também não encontrou Jesus em LA, dê like

  88. Mikael Moreira

    Você é inspirador

  89. R AiD

    Jesus is Love and Hope!

  90. Dina Mhd

    He really deserve more than this and he is better than Justin Bieber and his voice is gorgeous

    Sha Sha

    Ikr I've listened to Justin Bieber before I found out about Alec and I really don't understand what makes JB so special Alec's songs actually have meaning and are WAY better

  91. NinaVu Cuisine

    Ninavu Cuisine: Who loves Jesus, Who believes and trusts in God, in all Miracles, pls say Hallelujah 🙌 ❤️💕

  92. Krystel BTS

    beautiful voice!!!

  93. Felipe Silva

    Great music luv it

  94. Amanda Dolinski

    WHY WOULD ANYONE DISLIKE THIS SONG! I could listen to it all day long!

  95. Destiney Garza

    I’m always lonely

  96. Gacha Lover908

    I love all your music but my sister get mad at me sometimes because I listen to it to much!

  97. Alec Benjamin

    "Jesus In LA” is about moving to California and leaving my friends and family behind to pursue my dream. When I first got to LA I thought that I was going to finally find the happiness that I had always been looking for. Not long after I arrived, I signed my first record deal. Got dropped. Lost friends. Spent all my money… and had to move back in with my parents. It was then that I realized the thing that I was looking for most was in front of me the whole time. My true friends and family. Even at my lowest point, being back home with my family is what made me truly happy. The song isn’t a literal take on religion or about Jesus at all. It’s about searching for hope and happiness and realizing those things aren’t always where you think you’ll find them.

    Lara Maraqa

    I loveeyouuuu😭❤️❤️

    Kaitlyn Chien

    Alec Benjamin puts so much meaning into his lyrics and they tell a beautiful story....☺️
    and then on the other hand, there’s mumble rap...😒

    Black Cat Studios

    Omg...ahhh I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

    B Chan

    His brain 🤯😍

    Jayden Fullbright

    I love the meaning behind your songs