"Hollywood" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
Please don't be too long while you're gone
There ain't enough to keep me here too long
Not like the last time I stood in line
Just enough to keep me bouncing off the wall, yeah

The new day, the new tray that comes around
Pills and all, enough to kill him while he sleeps
Is this the alley we dragged him to
Just off of Hollywood and Normandy

It didn't work like she said it would
Just like livin' in Hollywood
Just like a bad dream, or so it seems
Just like I'm back in emergency

Please don't be too long while you're gone
There ain't enough to keep me here too long
Not like the last time I stood in line
Just enough to keep me bouncing off the wall, yeah

It didn't work like she said it would
Just like livin' in Hollywood
Just like a bad dream, or so it seems
Just like I'm back in emergency


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"Hollywood" as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    General CommentThis is about a drug overdose gone bad, and its done extremely well!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I am disapointed that more people haven't put up posts for this...........
    Batesmotel1091on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAren't ALL drug overdoses bad??? I agree, though, and it is, of course a great song. Nickleback can't write a bad song, it doesn't matter what it's about, it's good...come on, prove me wrong!
    cdncrazygirlon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, all drug over doses are bad, look at the lead singer of Alice in Chains! ;;hangs his head in shame;;
    Der_Meister_Dracheon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a junkie, and the trips to the methdone clinic "Not like the last time I stood in line
    Just enough to keep me bouncing off the wall".
    jadamscarrollon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYep def a drug overdose prob in an alley between hollywood and normandy
    Silversideon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't dispute the drug meaning as most of Nickelback's songs have them, but i also derived the meaning of some other lines like an attempted muggin/robbery that ended in an accident (if it had worked like she said it would, just like living in Hollywood) meaning they'd be rich.

    The Hollywood and Normandy line I thought would be a reference to the victim being a veteran of WWII and how people have no respect for them, to survive that and be killed by a thug, disgusting.
    Kamonon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with some and not all drug overdoses are bad if you no what i mean and this is about hes a drug dealer thats y they drag him just off hollywood and normady cuz they gave him to much and he is trying to get help the whole standing in line means hes not the only one
    beachbabex90210on May 22, 2008   Link

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