Celluloid Heroes

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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by… more »

Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star
And everybody's in movies, it doesn't matter who you are
 There are starts in every city
In every house and on every street
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
 Their names are written in concrete 

Don't step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard 
She looks so weak and fragile that's why she tried to be so hard
But they turned her into a princess 
And they sat her on a throne 
But she turned her back on stardom  Because she wanted to be alone 

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize, some that you've hardly even heard of
 People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain

 Rudolph Valentino looks very much alive 
And he looks up ladies dresses as they sadly pass him by
 Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi 
'Cause he's liable to turn and bite
But stand close by Bette Davis
 Because hers was such a lonely life

If you covered him with garbage  George Sanders would still have style 
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile 
But please don't tread on dearest Marilyn
 Cause she's not very tough 
She should have been made of iron or steel 
But she was only made of flesh and blood 

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize, some that you've hardly even heard of
 People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain

Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star
And everybody's in show biz, it doesn't matter who you are
And those who are successful 
Be always on your guard  Success walks hand in hand with failure  Along Hollywood Boulevard 

I wish my life was non-stop Hollywood movie show
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes  Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die

You can see all the stars as you walk along...
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize, some that you've hardly even heard of
 People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain

La la la la....

Oh, celluloid heroes never feel any pain
Oh, celluloid heroes never really die
I wish my life was non-stop Hollywood movie show
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes  Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die

Written by: RAY DAVIES

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Celluloid Heroes