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Chris Commisso: Music

Hollywood

(Chris Commisso)
2007-07-20
Chris Commisso
"I know this guy who has an idea for a screenplay. Everytime I see him he tells me about this script he's "going" to write. Problem is, this has been going on for years & he still hasn't written one page! It got me to thinking about how his entire life is going to fly by & his movie idea will never happen because all he does is talk about it & make excuses as to why he hasn't started working on it yet. Sad. This prompted me to create the ficticious lyric in "Hollywood" about a girl with a similar problem. But then again, don't we all procrastinate? I wrote this song for myself as well as my friend the would-be screenwriter & anyone else who has a dream they're just sitting on."
-C
HOLLYWOOD
Words & Music by Chris Commisso
© 2008 musichris publishing (ascap)

She was starring in a high school play
In a little town called Bristol Bay
She was something to see
Barely old enough to drive
Yet she could light a stage on fire
Just like a Broadway queen
As the crowd screamed her name
She blew them a kiss
And thought to herself
I could get used to this

Chorus:
Someday I’m gonna move to HOLLYWOOD
And show those big producers
That I’m every bit as good
As any starlet on the screen
I’d pack my bags & leave
Right now if I could
Someday I’m gonna move to HOLLYWOOD

20 years had come & gone
She was still living in her hometown
Serving drinks at Ernie’s Pub
She said “By now I’d be a star
If I wasn’t stuck here at this bar
But I know my day will come
Yeah, as soon as I can save some cash
And lose at least 10 pounds
As soon as I can find the time
I’ll be California bound”

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
Cause I’m still young
There’s still time
To live my dreams
To live my life

Another month or so had passed
She was sitting in a Doctor’s office
Staring at the x-rays
The cancer moved like a speeding jet
“She never had a chance” the people said
As they placed flowers on her grave
And at the bar where she worked
They put a picture on display
Of her when she was 16
Blowing kisses from a stage
You could almost hear her saying…

Chorus 2:
Someday you’re gonna see my name in lights
This tiny town won’t hold me down
I’ll fly just like a kite
You just wait & see
I’ll be living my dream
Just like I should
Someday I’m gonna move to HOLLYWOOD


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