Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Waving Prairie, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 39,293   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 10/15/2019
   Sounds Like: Good question!, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Donovan

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Song Description

This is an "observation" song (aka Don Henley) and perspective of our dear, Hollywood, after having spent half my life there. An "observation" song and perspective of our dear, Hollywood, after having many years going there and being able to fly into the flame and still escape semi-unscathed. Lots of vivid lyrics that will possibly make you chuckle. LA has changed sooo much since I first visited there back in 1960 as a kid. So, I've seen the transitions....some good, some bad...but it is still an interesting place where I might still be living in...if the state of California, the state taxes, political corruption, over-priced real estate and chaotic social agendas weren't spoiling it. It is disheartening to see such a great state (and "land") abused, raped and pillaged.

Story Behind the Song

Top Ten Rock Top Ten Folk Top Ten Folk-Rock Top Ten North America Top Ten USA Top Ten Illinois #1 Rock #1 Rock-Americana #1 Folk #1 Folk-Rock #1 Folk-American

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This is one of the most lyrically intelligent songs I have ever reviewed on Broadjam. It's an amazing warning and expose' of the town that eats people alive and spits 'em out. The songwriter tells the story alarmingly well. He's probably been there and done that...or observed the trouble and escaped before it was too late. Best lyric/rhyme: thick skin/silicone sins. That's powerful creative writing. The verses lead right into the hook, but there is always a surprise around the next corner.

    - Kate Carpenter

Love the groove and particularly the "in Hollywood" come back line that happens thru-out the song. The instrumentation is played to perfection, the ups and downs of this one defines how to use dynamic in a song...wonderful. Vocal matches all the nuances of the journey with its authentic free feel-Great job!

    - Jeff Ashbaker
Lyrics

"HOLLYWOOD, HOLLYWOOD"

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Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2003 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Verse 1
I know a town that is filled with ghosts
Where lives and dreams go up in smoke
And the entities linger behind
Praying they'll be added to the storyline
The spirits in the shadows need to know
The light is waiting for them a little further down the road...from

Chorus
Hollywood, Hollywood
People dancing through flames at 32 frames in Hollywood
There's a fabulous cast always strutting past in Hollywood
Find a mirror and hold it to your nose
Then thank God you're still breathing
After your daily dose ..........
Of Hollywood, Hollywood

Verse 2
There are caves hidden up in the canyons
Where zombie souls cling to the ledge
Paralyzed by visions of overnight success
They can barely kick their dreams back out of bed
Someone needs to tell them to let go
Open the windows and fly away a little further down the road...from

Chorus
Hollywood, Hollywood
People dancing through flames at 32 frames in Hollywood
There's a fabulous cast always speeding past in Hollywood
But, if you don't check the thickness of your skin
You're bound to wake up bleeding
From all those silicone sins..........
In Hollywood, Hollywood

Verse 3
There's a gathering of the tribes out on the peaks
As the ground rolls and tears beneath their feet
And the masters of the media will be offering a prize
To anyone who volunteers to be the final sacrifice
Then someone finally screams it's time to go
Find the switch and fade the lights on the devil's reality show...in

Chorus
Hollywood, Hollywood
People dancing through flames at 32 frames in Hollywood
There's a fabulous cast always crawling past in Hollywood
Ahh, secret deals buff up your sex appeal
But after all the cheers die down
You're only good as your next deal
In Hollywood, Hollywood

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Copyright © 2003 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

All US and Global Rights are reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the writer and the publisher.

For permission requests, write to the publisher at:
MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Or addressed to:
"Attention: Permissions Coordinator, (at the address below)
Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065"
http://www.chetnichols.net.

More information at:
http://www.chetnichols.net
http://chetnichols.bandcamp.com
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com

Song Length
5:14
Genres
Rock - Americana, Rock - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Mood
Pleasant

Subject Matter
Town, Village, Material Things

Similar Artists
Don Henley, Greg Allman
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Chet Nichols
Publisher Credits Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols
Label Credits Magic Garage Records