“Hollywood’s Cruel”

At least one hundred thousand people on any giving night
Are dreaming down that boulevard the famous strip of light

Some dream about the future, some still dream about the past
Telling tales of how takes so long, but slip away so fast

Hollywood’s Cruel, Hollywood Fool
Hollywood’s Cruel, Hollywood Fool
It ain’t no pretty story of life

It’s just desert planted power town
where the wisdom of the wise could once be found
Painting pictures, adding sound
To control your smile and to force your frown

And the people who can help you there
Have discriminating eyes and ears
They’ll turn a poor man into a billionaire
But they’ll take the lion’s share

Hollywood’s Cruel, It’s so hard to get it right
Hollywood Fool, if you’re living for one night
Hollywood’s Cruel, and if your chasing after glory
Hollywood Fool, It ain’t no pretty story of life

But I still need to try this dream
because it’s just so deep inside

Some dream about the future, some still dream about the past
Telling tales of how takes so long, but slip away so fast

Hollywood’s Cruel, It’s so hard to get it right
Hollywood Fool, are you living for one night
Hollywood’s Cruel, and if your chasing after glory
Hollywood Fool, It ain’t no pretty story of life

 

(Words and Music by Scott Taylor, All Rights Reserved.)
© 1999 – 2014 Scott Taylor