"Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd." as written by and Richard Causon R. Adams....
It's happening baby
They're putting up the chairs
Taking the money
And all we can do is pray
Pray for tomorrow

So close your eyes
And close your mouth
And do this all in time to the music

That screams like a child in the back of your mind
In a clown's saloon

So goodnight Hollywood Boulevard, goodnight,
See ya soon
Goodnight Hollywood Blvd, goodnight
See ya sometime
See ya sometime
Yeah, right, yeah right

Run away baby
Back to your lonely house
You wanted the honey
But you were only just stinging yourself
It's hard to watch

So I close my eyes
And I close my mouth
And do this all in time to the music
That dances like fools set on fire
Flailing their arms in a room full of whores

So goodnight Hollywood Boulevard, goodnight,
See ya soon
Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard, goodnight
See ya sometime
See ya sometime
Yeah, right
Yeah, right
Yeah, right
Yeah, right
Yeah, right


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"Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd." as written by Ryan Adams Richard Causon

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    General CommentClosing time at a bar. At the end of the night everyone is desperately trying to make conversation so they don't have to go home alone. Based on the sarcasm of "yeah, right" I'd have to say this song could be about Ryan realizing this lifestyle is pathetic. Or... I like to think it's about a girl he used to know who's desperately trying to meet someone new by going to bars. The whole "run away baby" verse really convinces me.

    Reminds me of Punter's Pub
    davidecoyoteon April 30, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is song is PERFECT.

    sorry that's all i had to say.
    pomegranatesROCKon June 08, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI enjoy this song, I listened to it on repeat for quite a while when I was driving to Florida. Ryan is truly wonderful
    SarahCon June 10, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentbraf
    mr. ferrison April 17, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song. Ryan's voice is amazing as always and the music is lovely. Everything just goes so perfectly together.
    Tito4687on June 27, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIndeed. It's PERFECT. It's one of the best songs ever in my opinion.
    movieliciouson December 02, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHeh, the first time I heard this song was while I was flipping through TV channels and stopped on either AMC or TCM...they were doing a tribute to all of the actors who'd died the past year...so this song reminds me of Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh. :|
    ghoststorieson February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgoodnight hollywood blvd. and goodmorning best song to end the best album of all time.
    ELECTRIKaveon August 28, 2006   Link

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