Frances Baker was a red-eyed woman
She was wanted in fifteen states
Dress was torn around at the shoulder
resulting from her escape
She wanted love, She wanted fame,
She got it all, even her name
In a concrete star on the corner of the street
Where real life and the movies meet
Where real life and the movies meet

Oh let me be in the city of angels
Yes, this is what I want
To put on my dress
and some red, red lipstick
And let all the people watch me as I walk

Up in Vegas where the neon screams
As loud as the traffic in her (?) scenes
She ran away to the circus (circus)
She wears high heels like in her dreams
Down the catwalk with her long cigarette
Hanging from her pretty pouted lips
She's gonna be famous,
She's gonna be rich
Rockabye baby, rockabye bitch
Rockabye baby, rockabye

Oh let me be in the city of angels
Yes, this is what I want
To put on my dress
and some red, red lipstick
And let all the people watch me as I walk

In the lamp light of her motel room,
She writes home to the moon
Say goodnight to my old bedroom
I'll be home to visit someday soon,
I'll be home to visit someday

Now she knows she's got it all
She does her cocaine in the hall
No more hiding in the bathroom stall.
She is the fairest of them all.
She is the fairest of them all.


Lyrics submitted by bluesforgotten12

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    Song Meaningi think this is about a girl who wanted to be something big and special. kinda like dylan's Like a Rolling Stone if u ask me.. but when she fails miserably, he doesnt really give a shitt because she did it to herself by thinking she was above everyone to begin with. ex: rockabye baby rock a bye bitch ( which is a coool ass line) but yeah i think the girl kind of got what was coming to her even though she might have been a bad person in his opinion... just someone with a dream i guess. thats my take.
    alba_matton March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmight NOT** have been a bad person in his opinion.
    alba_matton March 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt sounds like it's about a woman that moved to LA to become an actress. She paid the bills by being a prostitute. She then moves to Las Vegas and fully embraces the title of Woman of the First Profession.
    JohJohon May 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think "Up in Vegas where the neon screams, as loud as the traffic in her (?) scenes"
    is "as loud as the traffic in her nylon seams".
    Like nylon stockings, since she may be a prostitute.
    kaitlynsongmeaningson May 31, 2009   Link

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