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I'll wait here,
You're crazy,
Those viscious streets are filled with strays,
You should have never gone to Hollywood.

They find you,
Two time you,
Say your the best they've ever seen,
You should have never trusted Hollywood.

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    Apr 29th, 2006 4:38pm report

    I think that they arent talking about another person, they are speaking of their own experience. And when they say Hollywood, it doesn't just pertain to the city itself, but it talks of fame and fortune in general and how it is corrupt. They are saying how everyone in hollywood is fake and dishonest. Also when they say,"They find you, two time you, say you're the best they've ever seen," meaning how people said they were the best they've ever seen but then two time them.


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    Sep 27th, 2013 9:38am report

    I think this song is very easy to understand. It's all about girls coming to LA to be a movie star and end up in pornography.


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    Oct 15th, 2011 10:22pm report

    I think its about fake religions. Just came to mind from the line ''Phony people come to pray'' AND '' I wassanding on the wal, feelig ten feet all. All you maggots Smoking faggs on santa minica bulevard.'' Idk how to explain it, it just makes sence to me.

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    Oct 14th, 2011 10:10pm report

    "You should have never gone to hollywood", "You should have never trust in hollywood", "Phooney people come to pray, look at them all begging to say" "Saying you're the best thing ever seen"... Kinda like Charles Manson story... (And we all know how much Daron like this freak!)

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    May 20th, 2011 5:32pm report

    the band is from LA which is right next to hollywood, and its about how you cant sell yourself, your ideas, and what you stand for just because you want to make it big. Its also about the politics of hollywood and how they just want money and will do anything to use you for their gain.

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    Feb 3rd, 2010 2:21am report

    This song is about nobody in particular, and is not about Hollywood in particular. It's about how the showbiz manipulates people into something awful. If you look at famous people, you can see it clearly: awesome people and personalities, but they grow frustrated, often get addicted to all kinds of drugs, and they totally alienate from their audience. (Think: The Dead Kennedys, Roger Waters,...)
    It's also about how people exploit talented people. They say you're the best they've ever seen, give you a seemingly great deal and especially a lot of confidence, but run away with all the profit. (Think: John Fogerty)


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    Jul 27th, 2009 7:11pm report

    yeah i'd say this is all about hollywood tricking you into signing contracts and things, and making way too much money.

    Like, about it not being about the music and the emotion behind it, just about making money.


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    Jun 19th, 2009 6:41am report

    This is the song about Daron´s home he grew up in Hollywood and he knew why wrote about it , Daron was disappointed about Hollywood and fucking people there "phony people come to pray" ...


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    May 28th, 2009 5:45am report

    So here I go again eating another Hollywood at the same Taco joint I say I go to to test my faith, a rubbery chicken that the sweetened tea helps wipe down, not through actions thus we may boast, but through faith, yet we must take action to be saved, Rom.10:9 and the road we take to get to those eager to hear the word starving for something to sustain them, young immature drug addicts sucking on a 'cigarette butt' or even just the filter since that has some remnant in it and is all that is left in the ashtrays of those walking by into the buildings that we 'hold up' with our lost riches or perhaps what feels like our lost souls betrayed and they still betray us yet we allow to sustain us because we have pride, I helped them get that limo, that gucci bag, that tuck, the author is speaking to the 'homeless' that arrived with hope to be saved and were left selling themselves and to the 'rich' saying that bum I have to pay taxes for or smell or walk around on the sidewalks and the destruction or what appears to be a loss of hope or the general feeling of being lost because it can be difficult to distinguish those with faith in their heart from the 'phony' that 'pretend' to pray when all they really want is the nourishment, the food or the flesh to sustain them one more 'meal' or until their hunger or need for a fix returns, and how one feels for them and wants for something to sustain them saying and rallying for them to forget about it, remember way back I know you can, you are the best, were and still are and will always be in my eyes to your 'mother' and 'father', the ones that truly care about you and to God who sees all if you can believe in me 'a stranger' standing before you as a brother, says that the wall surrounding the city, town, world, or mode of thinking you have chosen to enter or were directed depending on your stance allows one to see as if ten feet tall above the rest and you, trying to say to a friend that went and did not come home, please I know you are alive, how not seeing you or hearing from you because I have faith in you that you will not leave me not forget about me you promised before you 'left', I wait for you, I wait here for you no matter how long and sometimes I look or sound like I have crumbled but I come back still and look for you, the city can drive you crazy and me also and I have to do what I need to to remember that and to keep from allowing that to happen and yet my desire to help sometimes brings me to my knees, take your own advice, rain on a sunny day shows us the way, put your hand there and say an oath, and I will be there for you if you speak my name with open hand reached forward, remember my name yes I remember your names

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    Sep 15th, 2007 9:54am report

    A very serious song, this one.

    Hundreds of would-be's step off a bus each year in Hollywood, thinking they're going to be the next big superstar.

    But the message is clear:

    "You should've never trusted Hollywood."


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    Jan 26th, 2007 1:36am report

    The track in my mind seems to follow the styles of the Dead Kennedys in their songs 'pull my strings', 'MTV-Get off the air!' and 'Chickenshit Conformist' in the sense that it openly and painfully condemns posers and the entire Pop Music scene. There are referrences to the Sunset Strip where, of course, Hair Metal and Glam got their big break and disgraced all of Metal for all eternity. Also, Hollywood in general has been, in the lyrics of SOAD at least, a youthemism for the corporate brainwashing pop music industries trying to turn any music style and scene they see into big dollar signs and don't give a F--k about the scene itself and what messages it presents or what its followers stand for.

    The bottom line is the bottom line of all Heavy Metal and Punk music: think for your F--King self, don't be a cog in the faceless machine, or you might just end up lost in hollywood.


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    Jan 9th, 2007 1:50pm report

    I just read the book "Catcher in the Rye" not too long ago for school and I thought that they actually sounded quite a bit alike. The main character in "Catcher in the Rye" is always calling people phoney, especially actors. Hence the lines "phoney people come to pray/look at all of them beg to stay". Its talking about how people go to hollywood and get screwed over by people that pretend to care for them but in reality just want them for money, yet they still beg to stay.


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    Dec 16th, 2006 12:52pm report

    i guess that darron and the rest of the band have a grudge against hollywood.

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    Nov 5th, 2006 11:08am report

    I think it's about a manager or producer sort of...Screwing s.O.A.D over...

    "they find you,
    two time you,
    say you're the best they're ever seen,
    you should have never trusted hollywood.'

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    Aug 6th, 2006 8:32pm report

    Yeah, I saw that video, it's on youtube.Com I think. Daron has really come along as a musician and songwriter on the two albums, well they all have actually.
    Lost in hollywood is about daron's outlook on growing up in hollywood and how people who want fame see hollywood as this whole glamorous place where everyone is a big star and lives in luxury. And he's basically saying that it isn't, it's basically a sham and not everyone makes it, and the people that don't stay there and whore themselves out to the stars, e.T.C
    i also read somewhere that it has similar themes to the novel 'catcher in the rye', which is all about someone growing up and leaving home only to be taken advantage of, which sort of parallels the message of the song, I think anyway.


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    Aug 5th, 2006 8:26am report

    Well I don't really have an interpretation of this song..But I do recall seeing a video of daron saying before he started playing saying"home..This song is about home." so I think he might possibly be talking about how he got screwed over in his past and is warning whoever might be wanted to "make it big" should really take a look at themselves before hand

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