"Holly Wood Died" as written by William Ryan Key, Peter Michael Mosely, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
Accidents out on the highway to somewhere,
They tell us about when we're young,
Rescuers working to clean up the crashes
Before she can see what they've done ,
Nobody told her she'd lose in the first round,
The last fight was fixed from the start,
Names on her sidewalks they move through her body,
Like razors they cut through her heart
Like razors they cut through her heart

Hey let go of all you know,
You're flying away now
What have you got to lose
Say out loud these words I've found
I'll be there when you come down
I'll be waiting for you

Night life the highlife she just wants a good life
So someone remembers her too
But somewhere she heard there was someplace to go
When you die when you live like we do
Die when you live like we do

Hey let go of all you know,
I'm finding a way now
What have you got to lose
Say out loud these words I've found
I'll be there when you come down
I'll be waiting for you

Hey let go of all you know,
You're flying away now
What have you got to lose
Say out loud these words I've found
I'll be there when you come down
I'll be waiting for you

(Accidents out on the highway to somewhere
They tell us about when we're young,
Rescuers working to clean up the crashes
Before she can see what they've done ,
Nobody told her she'd lose in the first round,


Hey let go of all you know,
You're flying away now
What have you got to lose
Say out loud these words I've found
I'll be there when you come down
I'll be waiting for you


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"Holly Wood Died" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentMy Favorite Song off Lights and Sounds,
    Guitar Solo Rocks

    anyways, this song is about, hollywood dying, from the title that obvious, on a deeper level, the fictional atmosphere surrounding hollywood, the glamour, the popularity, the spotlight, is too emphacized. The feeling of accomplishment you recieve from going to hollywood, which is the only motivation to go to hollywood, has died, all the inspiration they've recieved is gone.

    Now, that i've explained the possible 'literal' meaning of the song, i will attempt to decode the other message.

    One of the things that i think make YellowCard one of my favorite bands, are they're great lyrics. Not only do they talk about the loss of inspiration from holly wood, but they also express the equality between celebrities and regular people, through the use of a fictional character, Holly.

    "Names on her sidewalks they move through her body,
    Like razors they cut through her heart"
    Like any other person, razors cut through her heart, rescurers work to keep her alive as well as any other person.

    "Night life and highlife
    she just wants a good life "
    Celebrities are often known to have big "night lives", however, many are unsatisfied by this and want a SIMPLE life. a good life.

    "so someone remembers her too
    but somewhere she heard there was someplace to go "
    Someone remembers her too, refers to possible family, not just the millions of fans, because once she dies, theres no one who shes had a real impact on, like a child.
    Someplace to go refers to an afterlife, and in afterlife, all people are judged equally, status is not an issue.

    "when you die when you live like we do
    die when you live like we do"
    Same as above, afterlife, when you die like we do, being celebrities, and regular people.

    "Hey let go of all you know,
    I’m finding a way now
    What have you got to lose
    Say out loud these words I’ve found
    I’ll be there when you come down
    I’ll be waiting for you"
    These lines, let go of all you know, serve to show that in the end, everything that you 'know' is meaningless without someone to impress them upon, Say anything you want, celebrities have very little to lose. However, IF they do infact lose it all, someone will be waiting for them, an ordinary person, who doesnt look up to them for their hollywood status. A real person who cared would love someone for themselves.

    My own Double Meaning of Holly Wood Died.

    Hope it helped and was plausable

    Arty
    yellowcardr0ckon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA lot of Lights & Sounds was essentially therapy for the band. In Back Home, the last song on Ocean Avenue, they touched on missing Florida but being hopeful about California living. Lights & Sounds is about their frustration with living in LA and Holly Wood is LA personified. To express their frustration, they killed her off at the end.
    1DayICaughtFireon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHope it was useful did it by ear
    yellowcardr0ckon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea..thanx for putting them up..i really like this song alot
    Krissy_04on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentarty is AMAZING! those lyric meanings r awesome
    but do u think that they mean that she's going to... well... not heaven? like it says "but somewhere she heard there was someplace to go
    when you die when you live like we do"
    like if u live like a famous person like them ur... going down?
    it even says "I’ll be there when you come down
    I’ll be waiting for you"

    i dunno thats wat i thought of when i first heard it
    just wondering if ne 1 agreed :)
    kitty854hpon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm.. thats a good way to look at it, never thought of it that way. :)

    thnx kitty :) I agree w/ u, come to think of it, yours makes alot of sense. change mines :)
    yellowcardr0ckon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with yellowcardr0ck about how he personified hollywood as a person (holly wood) and how it is dying. another great song by yellowcard, i was sceptical at first about buying this album but it is amazing, their writting has matured a lot since "Ocean Avenue"
    Snowboarder547on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery good way to end the album. A double meaning song that's really catchy, and fast as opposed to their melancholy end in their album Ocean Avenu with Back Home. Talks about Hollywood life through their fictional character, Holly Wood, who shows up in most of the songs in the album. There is more sense of maturity than the last album, and it's really good.
    guitarista_727on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentComment more! best song on the album!
    yellowcardr0ckon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first part of the sonf tells us about a girls that had an accident:
    "Accidents,out on the highway to somewhere".

    This person "Holly" is obviously a young person, and she didn't see is coming:
    "Nobody told her she'd lose in the first round"

    Then she starts thinking about what she still wanted to do with her life, and how she thinks other people did make it, like the one's who have their names on the sidewalk (in hollywood, don't know the name):
    "Names on her sidewalks they move through her body, Like razors they cut through her heart"

    In the chorus she decides that it's over, she's dying:
    "Hey let go of all you know,
    I’m finding a way now
    What have you got to lose
    Say out loud these words I’ve found
    I’ll be there when you come down
    I’ll be waiting for you"
    These last 2 sentences she probably says to her friends and family. She'll be waiting for them in heaven.

    The second part is still about that she didn't do the things she wanted to do in her life, and the other people did:
    "Night life and highlife
    she just wants a good life
    so someone remembers her too"
    and that she's going to heaven:
    "but somewhere she heard there was someplace to go
    when you die when you live like we do
    die when you live like we do"

    That's what it is about, don't really think it is that much about hollywood that has lost it's inspiration.
    Or maybe it is, but this is certainly another meaning.
    Jorison February 09, 2006   Link

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