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Unreleased
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Producer(s) Chris Braide
Recorded 2011
Length 3:26
From Unreleased Logo

"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 written and produced by Del Rey and Chris Braide. It is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions. A snippet of a final version was also leaked.

BackgroundEdit

The song was written with Chris Braide sometime before late April 2011. On Facebook, Lana 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". The song is suspected to be an outtake for Born to Die. In early 2012, a snippet of the song was leaked along side "Damn You". It is possible that the leaked version is a demo version.[1]

Cross-referencesEdit

LyricsEdit

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 crying
Vicious in flames
Bolan is dying

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 living proof
Sinatra aloof
That 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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