"The King Of Hollywood" as written by and Don Henley Glenn Frey....
Well he sits up there on his leatherette
Looks through pictures of the ones
That he hasn't had yet
When he thinks he wants a closer look
He gets out his little black telephone book

(He's calling)
(He's calling)
(He's calling)
(He's calling)

Come sit down here beside me honey
Let's have a little heart to heart
Now look at me and tell me darlin'
How badly do you want this part?

Are you willing to sacrifice
And are you willing to be real nice
All your talent and my good taste
I'd hate to see it go to waste

We gon' get you an apartment, honey
We gon' get you a car
Yeah, we gon' take care of you, darlin'
We gon' make you a movie star

For years I've seen 'em come and go
He says, "I've had 'em all, ya know"
I handled everything in my own way
I made 'em what they are today

After 'while, nothing was pretty
After 'while, everything got lost
Still, his jacuzzi runneth over
Still, he just couldn't get off

He's just another power junky
Just another silk-scarf monkey
You'd know it if you saw his stuff
The man just isn't big enough

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"King of Hollywood" as written by Don Henley Glenn Frey

Lyrics © Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Red Cloud Music

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    General CommentIt sounds like the author doesn't like Hollywood casting directors. Amongst other shortcomings he has a small dick and can't get it up anyway.
    chrisb1on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always heard it as "Just another sex-starved monkey" instead of "silk-scarf monkey." Personally, I like the "silk-scarf" lyric better.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not that he necessarily has a small dick. But he's pretending to be a bigger player in Hollywood than he really is. He's lying about the all stars he launched, and his movies are small time low budget stuff.
    Letmeinon October 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI had always related this song to Robert Evans...small in stature, and making up for it with power, and quite the womanizer...
    tteluhtrukon September 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWere they talking about Harvey Weinstein when the Eagles made The King of Hollywood? With all the news, it sure seems to nail him directly.
    eddie10951on October 10, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThere you go Harvey Weinstein fits to a bone to this great song from 1979.
    stevie1175on October 25, 2017   Link

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