Goodbye Hollywood

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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990s. His pop music songs have appeared in movies and on television, bridging the gap between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. more »

You poured sand in my pockets
You said, "here's your piece of hollywood"
You gave me your reasons
You say you miss the four seasons
You said the angels here are up to no good

I've seen you walk like charlie chaplin
I've seen you cry like natalie wood
Sometimes I wish I could read you
Like a silent movie caption
'cause if I could get in your head
You know I would
I would

You said, "let's pack our boots
Our rhinestone suits and
Take a walk on the wire
Feel the weight of the truth
Sometimes, you gotta tear
The big top down, down
I gave the town all that I could
Say goodbye to hollywood"

I get this postcard from iowa
You're on a wrap-around porch
In a sunflower sea
You're running with the scarecrows
You got me spinning like a windmill
'cause there's an empty stool in la
Next to me

Turn the lights on the marquee low
'cause baby I'm ready to go

So I packed a one way suitcase
With my books
And my wing-tipped shoes
A pair of blue jeans
A postcard and my six-string
And a picture that I took of you

Sometimes you know you gotta leave and then you should
Say goodbye to hollywood

Written by: ELLIS PAUL


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