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Celluloid Heroes

In the style of

The Kinks

Lyrics

everybody's a dreamer
and everybody's a star
and everybody's
in movies
it doesn't matter
who ya are

there are stars
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
when 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 steppin' 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've
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

ah 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 showbiz
it doesn't matter
who ya 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 a nonstop
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
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 da da da da
la da da la da da
la da da la
la la la la la
la la la la
la la la la la ah

ah celluloid heroes
never feel any pain
ah celluloid heroes
never really die

i wish my life
was a nonstop
hollywood movie show
a fantasy world
of celluloid villains
and heroes

because
celluloid heroes
never feel any pain
and
celluloid heroes
never really
die

Details

  • Duration : 6:17
  • Key : D
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1972
  • Language : English

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