"This Hollywood Life" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler....
"She rocker you're wasting your time

'cause you're only a girl"

She'rocker sacked the factory line for a chance of a dance in a surreal world



She said "come rescue rescue me from this Hollywood life

come rescue rescue me from this Hollywood life"



She'rocker hear the audience scream for the death of the king

But a hand job is all the butchery brings



'cause fame ain't as easy as him (how sad)



Oh come rescue, rescue me from this Hollywood life

come rescue, rescue me from this Hollywood life



Come take this Hollywood life


Lyrics submitted by 3ssence

"This Hollywood Life" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a parable about the exloitative lot of women in music or on the screen (Marylin et al, like in their song 'Heroin') but with an analogy to classical women like Elizabeth I or Meryl Streep in Dangerous Liasons: no matter what they do, they can't win in a man's world... The first line is a man's attitude to them; the bit about sacking the factory line might mean breaking the mould, smashing formulaic stereotypes; 'resuce me frm this Hollywood life' sounds like a sarcastic retort - what need a man beside her, when a woman can be that successful? 'The death of a king/blowjob/butchery' bit could be that she can win against men awesomely, she can butcher them, but all that means to men, ie the world, is a quick bit of cheap gratification - they don't really care for more than five minutes (how sad). The Hollywood life ain't easy... So the final line is a challenge: come on then, take everything I've got...
    This song is f*ckin mighty. It never seemed rated that highly - CHANGE THAT, PEOPLE!
    vforvenatoron December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw an interview with Brett where he said that this song was actually about a male friend of his if I remember correctly, who lived in Hollywood and tried over and over to get famous, but never succeeded. He said it was a sad life. So maybe it's just written like it's about a girl so that his friend didn't realise it was about him (though it does seem pretty obvious) or just because Brett thought a woman theme would make the song sound more glamorous?
    Strangleron April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcourtney love comes to mind whenever i hear this song
    bibaon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat actually makes a lot of sense.
    hastalavictoriaon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot sure I understand the line about a handjob.
    Zealon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a parable about the exloitative lot of women in music or on the screen (Marylin et al, like in their song 'Heroin') but with an analogy to classical women like Elizabeth I or Meryl Streep in Dangerous Liasons: no matter what they do, they can't win in a man's world... The first line is a man's attitude to them; the bit about sacking the factory line might mean breaking the mould, smashing formulaic stereotypes; 'resuce me frm this Hollywood life' sounds like a sarcastic retort - what need a man beside her, when a woman can be that successful? 'The death of a king/blowjob/butchery' bit could be that she can win against men awesomely, she can butcher them, but all that means to men, ie the world, is a quick bit of cheap gratification - they don't really care for more than five minutes (how sad). The Hollywood life ain't easy... So the final line is a challenge: come on then, take everything I've got...
    This song is f*ckin mighty. It never seemed rated that highly - CHANGE THAT, PEOPLE!
    vforvenatoron December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a parable about the exloitative lot of women in music or on the screen (Marylin et al, like in their song 'Heroin') but with an analogy to classical women like Elizabeth I or Meryl Streep in Dangerous Liasons: no matter what they do, they can't win in a man's world... The first line is a man's attitude to them; the bit about sacking the factory line might mean breaking the mould, smashing formulaic stereotypes; 'resuce me frm this Hollywood life' sounds like a sarcastic retort - what need a man beside her, when a woman can be that successful? 'The death of a king/blowjob/butchery' bit could be that she can win against men awesomely, she can butcher them, but all that means to men, ie the world, is a quick bit of cheap gratification - they don't really care for more than five minutes (how sad). The Hollywood life ain't easy... So the final line is a challenge: come on then, take everything I've got...
    This song is f*ckin mighty. It never seemed rated that highly - CHANGE THAT, PEOPLE!
    vforvenatoron December 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is obviously NOT about justine frischmann
    one or clownon June 15, 2008   Link

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