"Hollywood Is Not America" as written by Ferras Mahmoud Alqaisi, Graham Edwards, David Alspach, Lauren Fownes and Gary Clark....
Born Helena Jane
With a restless soul
She moved west to California
Became a center-fold

But once you change your name
Well the pieces fall
Now she hardly recognizes herself at all

And there's never any rain, when you want it
A hollow little game, and you've won it
Looking for a thrill but you've done it all

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
So long put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
O yeah!

And everybody heres, from somewhere else
You could make a million dollars, but you might lose yourself
And you can take the heat will your heart go cold
They say acting's just pretending, even that gets old

And there's never any rain, when you want it
A hollow little game, and you've won it
Looking for a thrill but you've done it all

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
So long put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
O yeah!

And I know what to do when
I know that you
You can be anything you want to be

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
So long put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home
Remember Hollywood's not America
O yeah!

It's not America


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"Hollywood's Not America" as written by Graham Edwards Lauren Christy

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a great song.
    It's about how Hollywood changes people.
    About how you can become rich and famous, but lose yourself in the process.

    Hollywood really isn't America...not really.
    lauralunaticon February 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst song that ever made me cry. EVER. not even concrete angel, or the tide made me cry. not even baby eskimo kisses.

    hollywood is not an accurate depiction of america.

    song = perfection.
    jegotti.on March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing.
    People get lost in Hollywood.
    People get found in Hollywood.
    Its not like anywhere else in America.
    & you can always come home.
    thats what i think it means.
    Suhkneeon February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! So catchy.
    ChloeGirldieon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst song that ever made me cry. EVER. not even concrete angel, or the tide made me cry. not even baby eskimo kisses.

    hollywood is not an accurate depiction of america.

    song = perfection.
    jegotti.on March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it!
    oclover24on March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song.
    People put so much focus into Hollywood and the people within it without realizing the reality of it all. The fact is, most of those people have very little joy in life. They might enjoy the ride for awhile, but in the end, it leaves them empty because they aren't living for anything other than money and themselves.

    Hollywood should never dictate what America is because it rises up to so much more than shallowness and greed.
    IDoKnowTheMuffinManon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is pretty much a.b. all girls....we sometimes lose ourselves in order to "fit" in with societie's standard of what we should be. I think he is telling us all to be true ourselves...b/c in the end that is all that matters. Its the inner beauty that is going to shine through the most....its as if he wants to bring back that sweet girl next door instead of the dumb model/actress.
    BmySILVERspringon April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHollywood isn't America, but to 99% of the world that's the only thing American they see. I kind of wondered if the audience (the girl the song addresses) was supposed to be an immigrant.
    michinobu_zonedon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely AMAZING.
    It represents everything that America is today;
    especially for someone like this to write this song because Ferras is becoming more and more popular, it just shows how they look at their own fame differently and remember their morals and reality.
    This song is perfect and it would be wonderful is everybody else, especially those in Holywood would think of life this way.



    LOVE IT! :]
    TAiA_Tiinkk13on April 14, 2008   Link

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