"Sunset Strip" as written by and Courtney Love Patty Schemel....
Sitting here on top of the world
I got everything
I need from this world
Oh tonight, I got it right
Just one time

Cruising down the Sunset Strip
And there is nothing that's not,
That's not within my grip
Oh tonight, I can fly
I can fly

Look at me for the very last time
I've climbed so high
I've got no place left to climb
And I know, no tomorrow

Rock star, pop star, everybody dies
All tomorrow's parties
They have happened tonight
And I know that I won't see tomorrow

Sitting on the Hollywood sign
Watching the girls get off the bus
Watching the danger in their eyes
When they leave with broken hearts
Their shredded valentines

I came here from a dirty dark street
There was no one there to protect me
To make the nightmares go away
It has to sparkle
It has to shine
So hard

Look at me for the very last time
I've climbed so high
I've got no place left to climb
And I know, no tomorrow

Rock star, pop star, everybody dies
All tomorrow's parties
They have happened tonight
And I know that I won't see tomorrow

Turn off all the porno, please
Been drowning here for days
Bad food, bad sex, bad TV and internet
Take all these stupid pills away

Climb down the boulevard
I'm coming down so fast
I'm coming down so hard
And I said I can't stop
All those voices in your head

I don't sleep, I never dream
I just shut them up
Now I just keep screaming run away
It's the last time
It's the last time

Look at me for the very last time
I've climbed so high
I've got no place left to climb
No, I know, no tomorrow

Before the spark in my eyes turns to strychaine While this speeding heart is still a valentine
Gonna ride this thing until the wheels fall off
'Cause girls like me, we always get what we want
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Diamonds, hard promises and million dollar pills
All the lives we're wasting in the Holloywood Hills
'Cause we know, we're to good for tomorrow
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yesterday's girl are tomorrow's hot teens
Were you jerking off to her
Or were you jerking off to me?
And I know, that I won't know tomorrow

You want my massive power
You want my throw it all away
I'm throwing them out
I'm throwing them away

Lawsuits, daiamonds Guns N Rubies
Baby au revoir
You rock'n'roll bitches
You can get what you want, yeah

You were made for me
And I was made for you
There a key to the Bel-Air, the chateau too
Your little sugar coated world
It is rotten to the core
I didn't know you were born without a soul

I've got voices screaming in my head
Are you jerking off in your bed?
It's not punk, it's not cool
It's not even boring
And it's not Eminem who's gonna save me

They're for real life
They tried to steal my soul
I got pils 'cause I'm famous
I got pills when your old
I've got pills cause I'm blonde
I've got pills cause you're dead
I've got cause I am the worst and best dressed

I've got pills cause I feel more than twentyone
Got pills cause I know, baby, you're not the one
I've got pills for my coochie
'Cause baby, I'm sore
I've got pills cause you're fat
I've got pills cause I'm bored

Cruising down the Sunset Strip
And there is nothing that's not,
That's not within my grip
Oh tonight, I got it right
Just one time


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    General CommentI think this song is about all the little wannabe models/actresses/hookers/waitresses trying to break into Hollywood to be megastars,But Courtney dosent have to try cos shes already "sitting here on top of the world" and "ive climbed so high ive got no place left to climb" and i may add the price of fame always has the bad parts.when she says about Drugs and being insane "the doctor said i cant stop all those voices in your head" or "ive been drowning here for days,bad food bad sex bad tv,internet" i like this song,fabulous!
    Live_through_fearon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe last 2 minutes of Sunset Strip are a bliss to listen.. They have the most emotion packed into 2 minutes out of any song anyone heard in 2004, thats makes America's Sweetheart so compelling.. It has emotion..
    zeplinsong89on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is soo great.. Anyone knows what the meaning of the song is? I love it.. Her voice is perfect
    rolfion June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a beautiful ode to/ expose of celebrity
    and a reaffirmation of the power of music (specifically rock).
    Romanceon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with rolfi, her voice is amazing. my mom said that she had a shitty voice and i spazed. her songs really speak to me.
    safetyxpinon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonce again i see a referece to kurt (sexy sexy kurt).. in the line "i've got pills cause you're dead"
    safetyxpinon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, kurt was unbelievably attractive.
    one of the more memorable dreams ive had was making out with kurt cobain on top of a car. mmm.
    i know they always talking about courtney murdering him, but she sang a song with hole, a cover, called 'pale blue eyes' and every word was filled with this longing.. you can tell she really loved him.

    also, several of the lyrics in this song are wrong. im listening to it while reading at a few are real bad, but the general meaning is through.
    wildflower29561on January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalso.....the f**king lyrics are wrong! theres a whole verse thats missing! does almostmanda even know courtney love lyrics?
    Live_through_fearon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, kurt was unbelievably attractive.
    one of the more memorable dreams ive had was making out with kurt cobain on top of a car. mmm.
    i know they always talking about courtney murdering him, but she sang a song with hole, a cover, called 'pale blue eyes' and every word was filled with this longing.. you can tell she really loved him.

    WHAT A COBAINITE YOU ARE, MY FRIEND
    dollscouton April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyway... I agree, this song is fucking awesome. I orgasmed the first time I heard it. I think she incorperates Kurt's death, the celebrity world and herself into one. I mean, she has all this fame and fortune but she doesn't have Kurt. But I think she realizes these things.
    dollscouton April 16, 2005   Link

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