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"Hollywood's Dead" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2011 and a demo of the song leaked on September 11, 2012 alongside "Damn You". The song was produced by Chris Braide and Emile Haynie, and is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions. A snippet of a final version was also leaked.

Background[]

The song was written with Chris Braide sometime before late April 2011. On Facebook, Del Rey wrote:

"Luv New Song w Very Favourite Super Producer Chris Braide."

When asked what song she was referring to, she replied:

"Called Hollywoods Dead"

On working with Chris Braide, she praised him saying "He's Amazing. He gets it".[1]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Demo version — 3:26
  • Final version (snippet) — 0:24

Lyrics[]

Our kind of love, it was once in a lifetime
It couldn't last, it was doomed from the first time
And you were '50s cool in blue suede shoes
But it was a cover for all of the trouble you got into

I always fall for the wrong guy
Things that are bad always taste nice
That's what girls like me do, lose you

Don't tell me it's over, don't tell me it's over
Hollywood's dead, Elvis is cryin'
Vicious in flames, Bolan is dyin'
And in the light, you're sickeningly beautiful
Say goodbye, you're sickeningly beautiful

This kind of life wasn't meant for the good girl
Try as I might, in the end, it's a cruel world
And you are livin' proof, Sinatra aloof
But you were an actor who only went after the ones who swooned

I always fall for the same type
Gangsters in Vegas on game night
That's what girls like me like, the limelight

Don't tell me it's over, don't tell me it's over
Hollywood's dead, Elvis is crying
Marilyn's sad, Hendrix is lying there
In the light, you're sickeningly beautiful
Say goodbye, you're sickeningly beautiful

If you should go before me, then know
That I always loved you
There's no one above you, baby

Don't tell me it's over, don't tell me it's over
Hollywood's dead, Elvis is crying
Lennon, wake up, Cobain, stop lyin' there
In the light, you're sickeningly beautiful
Say goodbye, you're sickeningly beautiful
Say goodnight, you're so beautiful

Hollywood's dead
Hollywood's dead
Hollywood's dead, yeah
Hollywood's dead
Hollywood's dead
Hollywood's dead, yeah

(Cut!)

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