Hollywood (song)

I remember.... this town
When it was two streets on a farm
Buster Keaton.... and
Charlie Chaplain ruled the block
'Til May West put the world in shock
Now it's one big pagan holiday
The talkies got.... so much to say
Everybody caught the train
To the city that feels our pain
Hoping here they'd make it good
Loving the goddess called Hollywood

(refrain):
Hollywood, do you love me
Hollywood, do you love me.... Hollywood

I'd like to get a tan
On your Hollywood lawn.... if I could, mam
We can go.... to the cemetery
Where Rudy Valentino they did bury
Tell you 'bout the scandals and crimes...and
The farm girls... who gave every last
Nickel and dime
Like Norma Jeane and
Some you never heard of.... and
Some who disappeared... without a word
(refrain)

Now my car don’t jump bridges
Got no gun in my hand
I don’t jump off o’ buildings
I’m not Superman
Supercop, superlover, supercriminal
Got no.... superbabe in my plan
I just like them old... black & white movies
Where Clara Bow get’s her man
(refrain)

When you're star struck on celluloid & fashion
Every tabloid will cash in on those
Hypnotized Hollywood eyes of yours
Dreaming of love in the film du jour
Riding in a thirty foot limo
Driven by.... none other than... Captain Nemo
The blobs are taking over
Every girl in America
Screaming... pleading
(refrain)

(fade):
I remember this town....
When it was two streets on a farm
I remember this town when it was
Two dirt roads called Hollywood and Vine
I remember this town....
When it was two streets on a farm

(now the song slows to a crawl... very softly):
Hollywood, do you love me
Hollywood, do you love me.... Hollywood

(Then it ends on music to the tune of "I remember this town")

Song was started by 1996 if not earlier. The third verse "Now I don't jump off o' buildings" was written 1996 January 07 Saturday. By then there were three verses. The fourth and final verse was written in late January or the first few days of February, 2007. (Noted 2007 February 06 Tuesday).
footnote: Captain Nemo is the lead character from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Hollywood song posted online 2007Fe07We.

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