"Hollywood" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
I've got a picture in my head
In my head
It's me and you we are in bed
We are in bed

You've always been there when I called
When I called
You've always been there most of all, all, all, all

[Chorus]
This is not Hollywood
Like I understood
Is not Hollywood
Like, like, like
Get away, get away,
Is there anybody there?
Get away, get away,
Is there anybody there?
Get away, get away, get away, away

I've got a picture in my room
In my room
I will return there I presume
It will be soon
The greatest irony of all
Should do all
It's not so glamorous at all, all, all

[Chorus]


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"Hollywood" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song means that life in couple is not like what we see on TV. The guy is always there for the girl... and the girl is always there for the boy Hollywood shows this kind of picture on TV. In real life, this is bullshit so we we keep on looking at the posters we have in our bedroom.... dreamin hollywood dream is true...
    pmartin8on July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is this song about?
    gosh darnit
    ataraxia37on June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I first thought of this song when I was at a place which was not how its fame is. And I was in love with a girl, whom I never proposed. So to me, it also sounds like a cry from a loner who loves someone to save him, while she is actually not their.
    anupamsron August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere's the lyrics as if a retard didn't write them:


    I've got a picture in my head (in my head)
    It's me and you , we are in bed (we are in bed)
    You'll always be there when I call (when I call)
    You'll always be there most of all (all, all, all)

    This is not Hollywood
    like I understood
    This is not Hollywood
    like, like, like

    This is not Hollywood,
    like I understood
    This is not Hollywood
    like, like, like

    Away, runaway, is there anybody there
    Away, runaway, isn't anybody there?
    Get away, get away, get away
    Get away, get away, get away

    I've got a picture in my room, (in my room)
    I will return there I presume. (should be soon)
    The greatest irony of all, (shoot the wall)
    It's not so glamorous at all (at all at all)

    This is not Hollywood
    like I understood
    This is not Hollywood
    like, like, like

    This is not Hollywood
    like I understood
    This is not Hollywood
    like, like, like

    Runaway, runaway, is there anybody there
    Runaway, runaway, isn't anybody there?
    Get away, get away, Get away
    Get away, get away, Get away

    This is not Hollywood
    (Runaway) This is not Hollywood
    sortileguson May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about how life and love is not like it is in Hollywood. Hollywood and the movies and TV are simply not reality. I LOVE the Cranberries, they're so original.
    jazzyg78on May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's aboout how kids want to be in a band,act,etc. and get famous and all,but then you want to go back because of the pressure fame gives you.Like all the crap Dolores' and the guys went through.
    Mmhmm_rkon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's not happy with her relationship she's wishing it could be more like the one's on TV
    oxobrittoxoon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you've ever visited Hollywood, California, it's a rundown, trashy place with nothing but a bunch of tourist shops. I always thought the song was literally about visiting the city for the first time and being disappointed.... how you can hear about something your whole life and then it is nothing like you pictured. In other words, not about "Hollywood" to represent "the entertainment industry" but about the physical city.
    maxmouzeon January 16, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Comment(sigh) i love the cranberries.
    juliashopeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFor some reason, I really like this song. Cranberries arent like any other band I have ever heard before.In conclusion....Rock on .....w00t good song.
    StarCrossedTragedyon June 21, 2004   Link

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