Sitting here on top of the hill
I've got everything
I ever need from this world
Oh tonight, I got it right
Just one time

Cruising down the Sunset Strip
And there is nothing that's not
That's not within my grip
Oh tonight, I can fly
I can fly, yeah

Look at me for the very last time
I've climbed so high
I've got no place left to climb
I'm too good for tomorrow, oh

Rock star, pop star, everybody dies
All tomorrow's parties
They have happened tonight
And I know
That I won't
Be tomorrow

Sitting on the Hollywood sign
Watching the girls get off the bus
Watching the sparkle in their eyes
And they leave with broken hearts
Their useless valentines

I came here from a dirty dark street
There was no one there to protect me
To make the nightmares go away
It has to sparkle
It has to shine

Look at me for the very last time
See if you find any life in my eyes
I won't beg, no way, not from sorrow

Rock star, pop star, everybody dies
All tomorrow's parties
They have happened tonight
And I know that I won't see tomorrow

Turn off the pornos
Been drowning here for days
Bad food, bad sex, bad TV, internet
Take all these stupid pills away

Crashing down the boulevard
I'm coming down so fast
I'm coming down so hard
And the doctor said, "I can't stop
All those voices in your head"

Look at me for the very last time
I'm drowning here, I'm drowning at the speed of light
And I know, no tomorrow

Rock star, pop star, I'll just stay alive
All tomorrow's parties
They have happened tonight
And I know that I won't leave tomorrow

No
Climbing all the mountains in this dirty little town
It was easy going up, it's so hard to come down
That you walked away and went and rocked it tomorrow

Yeah
Yesterday's girl or tomorrow's hot teen?
Were you jerking off to her
Or were you jerking off to me?
On a rockstar, waitin' 'til the wheels fall off
'Cause girls like me, she never gets what she wants

Top-down, yahoo, million-dollar pills
No one knows the other way through Hollywood Hills
And I know, we'll be late for tomorrow

No
You were made for me, Oh baby, I was made for you
Keys to the Bel-Air, the chateau too
It's not pomp, it's not cool, it's not even boring
You rock'n'roll bitches always get what you want, yeah

Oh God, they tried to steal my soul
I got pils when I'm famous
I got pills when I'm old
Your little sugar-coated world
It is rotten to the core
And I didn't know you were born without a soul

I've got pills for when I'm blonde
I've got pills when I'm dead
I got pills that make me forget what I said
Beyond all delusions and a questionable head
Look at my eyes, oh baby, tell me we are dead

Sitting on the Hollywood sign
Watching love walk out
Watching the light in my eyes
Tonight, I got it right, just one time

Cruising down the Sunset Strip
There is nothing that's not
That's not within my grip
You said, "Tonight, baby you fly, know you can fly"


Lyrics submitted by almostmanda

Sunset Strip Lyrics as written by Courtney M Love Gerard John Best

Lyrics © TEAMJBTUNZ, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this song is about all the little wannabe models/actresses/hookers/waitresses trying to break into Hollywood to be megastars,But Courtney dosent have to try cos shes already "sitting here on top of the world" and "ive climbed so high ive got no place left to climb" and i may add the price of fame always has the bad parts.when she says about Drugs and being insane "the doctor said i cant stop all those voices in your head" or "ive been drowning here for days,bad food bad sex bad tv,internet" i like this song,fabulous!
    Live_through_fearon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe last 2 minutes of Sunset Strip are a bliss to listen.. They have the most emotion packed into 2 minutes out of any song anyone heard in 2004, thats makes America's Sweetheart so compelling.. It has emotion..
    zeplinsong89on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is soo great.. Anyone knows what the meaning of the song is? I love it.. Her voice is perfect
    rolfion June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a beautiful ode to/ expose of celebrity
    and a reaffirmation of the power of music (specifically rock).
    Romanceon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with rolfi, her voice is amazing. my mom said that she had a shitty voice and i spazed. her songs really speak to me.
    safetyxpinon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonce again i see a referece to kurt (sexy sexy kurt).. in the line "i've got pills cause you're dead"
    safetyxpinon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, kurt was unbelievably attractive.
    one of the more memorable dreams ive had was making out with kurt cobain on top of a car. mmm.
    i know they always talking about courtney murdering him, but she sang a song with hole, a cover, called 'pale blue eyes' and every word was filled with this longing.. you can tell she really loved him.

    also, several of the lyrics in this song are wrong. im listening to it while reading at a few are real bad, but the general meaning is through.
    wildflower29561on January 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalso.....the f**king lyrics are wrong! theres a whole verse thats missing! does almostmanda even know courtney love lyrics?
    Live_through_fearon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, kurt was unbelievably attractive.
    one of the more memorable dreams ive had was making out with kurt cobain on top of a car. mmm.
    i know they always talking about courtney murdering him, but she sang a song with hole, a cover, called 'pale blue eyes' and every word was filled with this longing.. you can tell she really loved him.

    WHAT A COBAINITE YOU ARE, MY FRIEND
    dollscouton April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyway... I agree, this song is fucking awesome. I orgasmed the first time I heard it. I think she incorperates Kurt's death, the celebrity world and herself into one. I mean, she has all this fame and fortune but she doesn't have Kurt. But I think she realizes these things.
    dollscouton April 16, 2005   Link

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