"Hollywood (Africa) (The Meters cover)" as written by and Henry Nicola Mancini....
All right, take me back hold my hand
All the way back to the brotherland
Take me back I want to go back

Take me back and my funky ass band
All the way back to the brotherland take me back (let's go)

I want to go as fast as I can
Slidin' on back to the brotherland
Now children, take me on back
Take me on back, take me on back
Take me on back (east L.A.)
Hollywood
Hollywood, Hollywood
Hollywood, Hollywood
Hollywood, Hollywood
Hollywood

I want to get up and go with my funky ass jams
All the way back to the brotherland
Take me back (take me back)
I want to go back

Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood

Take me on back, take me on back
Take me on back, take me on back
Take me on back, take me on back
Where the women is the women
And the man is the man

Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
I want to go as fast as I can
Slidin' on back to the brotherland
Now children


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"Hollywood (Africa)" as written by George Porter Arthur L. Jr. Neville

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    General CommentA great funk song, a great cover, a great concept, and a perfectly put together masterpeice. It's a cover from The Meters song "Africa".
    Joshua_Can_Funkon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMan, I didn't know it was a cover! Just downloaded the song, it isn't very good.. at least not as good as the Reds version. I just have to say it: Red Hot Chili Peppers is the world's greatest cover-band! (Hollywood, Fire, Yertle the Turtle, If You Want Me To Stay, Higher Ground, They're Red Hot...)
    moe2000on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthonestly, while I love the chili peppers and they're music, they are NOWHERE and I mean NOWHERE near the quality of Hendrix, or stevie wonder, and they masacred theose songs, while chili-ifying them.
    stringcheeseeateron May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey! I think they are just as incredible as my man Jimmi and my homie G Stevie. All miricle workers.
    funkybass85on May 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjimi. not jimmi.
    pocket_manualon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a cover of the meters song "Africa" and (at the reccomendation of George Clinton - of Parliament Funkadelic) is about the chili peppers' Africa - Hollywood
    henezon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe meteres are a black band and chili pepeprs are white the meters made this song to say that their proud of being afracian and rhcp made it into being proud to live in hollywood with the help of george clition as if it wasnt for him they wouldnt have knowen who they were
    i love JFon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAK spent ages worryin abotu this and practiced it all weekend befor he recorede it tis great! love it !
    im-freaky-styleyon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song love the trumpet love their love for their home
    manch0won March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh yea ... what are they saying when they go.. ploi ploi ploi ploi ploi... is that the sound they make? i really wanna know!!
    manch0won March 02, 2006   Link

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