"Hollywood" as written by and Marina Lambrini Diamandis....
American queen is the American dream
American queen is the American dream

She is a Polish girl in America
Tall, tanned hot blonde called Anya
I asked her 'Why would you wanna be a Hollywood wife?'
'Because I don't want to end up living in a dive on Vine'
I'll do anything for a dime
Looking for the golden lie

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain
Oh oh, Living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams
Oh oh, I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

I fight security making plays for me
As soon as I touch down in old LA, he said,

Oh my god, you look just like Shakira
No no, you're Catherine Zeta
Actually, my name's Marina

Your mind is just like mine
All filled up with things benign
You're looking for the golden lie

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain
Oh oh, I've been living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams
Oh oh, I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

American dream is the American queen
American queen is the American dream
Is the American dream
Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain
Oh oh, I'm living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams
Hollywood infected your brain
You wanna kissing in the rain
Oh oh, I'm living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams
Oh oh, I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America


Lyrics submitted by myballetflats, edited by weirdgirl32, csybird, cameron98

"Hollywood" as written by Marina Lambrini Diamandis

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  • +5
    General CommentOfficial lyrics, taken from Marina' blog:

    American dream is the american queen
    American queen is the american dream

    She is a polish girl in america
    tall, tanned hot blonde called Anya
    I asked her “Why would you want to be a Hollywood wife?”
    “Because I don’t wanna end up living in a dive on Vine”

    Air hostesses doing gossip magazine crosswords
    on a flight to old L.A.
    39 years old with a mile-high sheen
    trying to stimulate a mind
    that is slowly starting to decay
    I itch my skin to stand up and say
    “Lady, I know why your thoughts turned grey”

    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    I’m obsessed with the mess that’s America
    I’m obsessed with the mess that’s America

    A fat security making plays for me
    soon as I touch down in old LA
    He says “OH MY GOD, YOU LOOK JUST SHAKIRA
    NO, NO! YOU’RE CATHERINE ZETA!”
    “Actually, my name’s Marina”

    Your mind is just like mine
    All filled up with things benign
    you’re looking for the golden light

    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    I’m obsessed with the mess that’s America
    I’m obsessed with the mess that’s America

    American dream is the american queen
    American queen is the american dream
    AnalogTrashon January 23, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentHaha you know what's funny? I was just on youtube watching the video for this and some person posted a response saying "patriotic bullshit" ahahahaha. That's what I find so amazing about this song, to some people it sounds like she's pro-hollywood when she's really taking the piss out of hollywood culture and it's unrealistic representation of what your life should be and what you should look like. Yeah cause

    "Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams"

    is soooooo patriotic. What a silly person. How funny is it going to be if this song catches on in America and you find girls singing to this thinking it's pro-Hollywood and then realise that it's not haha. "So, like, we're not supposed to like Hollywood??? I should love myself for the way I am and not have an unrealistic perception of life and my body image??? Oh my God!". Yes I really do hope Marina catches on and she reaches that much needed audience who need to realise that it's personality and not physical appearance that matters. When you love yourself you become physically attractive anyway! Confidence is sexy. Yes girls and boys, yes it is!
    italiancarneon February 18, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBoth sets of lyrics are correct - the ones posted by AnalogTrash are the official lyrics off the album track, but it's been edited for the single, which is what the lyrics shown on here are for.
    jacizzaon March 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBloody love this. Can't wait for the album...
    missmeon December 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionShe is a Polish girl in America
    Tall, tanned hot blonde girl called Anya
    I asked her why would you wanna be a hollywood wife?
    Because I don't wanna end up living in a dive on Vine
    I'll do anything for a dime
    Looking for the golden light

    [Chorus]
    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Oh oh, Ive been living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    Oh oh, Im obsessed with the mess thats America
    Im obsessed with the mess thats America

    A fat security making plays for me
    As soon as I touch down in, oh, L.A., he said

    Oh my god, you look just like Shakira
    No no, youre Catherine Zeta
    Actually, my names Marina

    Your mind is just like mine
    All filled up with things benign
    Youre looking for the golden light

    [Chorus]
    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Oh oh, I've been living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    Oh oh, Im obsessed with the mess thats America
    Im obsessed with the mess thats America

    American dream is the American queen
    American queen is the American dream
    Is the American dream
    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Oh oh, Ive been living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    Hollywood infected your brain
    You wanted kissing in the rain
    Oh oh, Ive been living in a movie scene
    Puking American dreams
    Oh oh, Im obsessed with the mess thats America
    Im obsessed with the mess thats America
    bbcmanon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPatriotic much. Yes, and this is what makes this song a massive hit. Too many segments of America have become infatuated with Hollywood scum, in love with pop culture and its endless sheen. This is what takes away the mental and emotional appearance and spotlights sugar on those who aren't even nice to their friends. Backstabbing like it's an ecstasy-inducing crime, lighting cigarettes like unhealthiness is near-fashion, and stating words that pertain to endless gossip-- tickling the minds of those who are fickle and sad.
    ChasingChinaRainbowson April 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it actually is, but it really doesn't sound like "because I don't wanna end up living with the fun". Or "girl called Ania". Anyway, it is an awesome song and I hope she actually does get big this year.
    polkadot.peekabooon January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone change the incorrect lyrics above? The lyrics is so wrong it's not funny. AnalogTrash posted the correct lyrics.
    niccord16on March 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat Marina Diamandis said about "Hollywood" in the NME: "A bit of the message in the song is how we all aspire to achieve some part of the american dream. Yet a lot of the people who have achieved it are either not very content or their lives have ended in total tragedy, like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson. We're led to believe that you'll only be happy if you live that kind of lifestyle and strive for fame, but that's often nonsense."
    EsseQuamViderion March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love when she says, 'Actually, my name's Marina.', especially in the video. I just want to replay that over and over.

    As for the meaning, I think that's clear. Everyone's chasing that Hollywood dream without realizing it's just as fake as they're trying to be.
    priestparadoxon April 19, 2010   Link

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