hollywood nights lyrics – bob seger

hollywood nights
the chorus to this song came into my head one night

in 1977 as i was driving through the hollywood hills
our drummer, david teegarden, played an entire set of
drums as we recorded and overdubbed another entire
set of drums playing a dffferent pattern.
in other words, there’s two sets of everything:
snare, kick drum, hi-hat, etc.
billy payne (of little feat) sat in with us for the
fist time and played the last two instruments, piano and
organ. when he was done, he asked for a tape to listen
to on the way home. he called me the next day and said
while he’d been listening, he looked down and found
himself going 100 miles an hour on the freeway. (bob seger)
she stood there bright as the sun on that california coast
he was a midwestern boy on his own
she looked at him with those soft eyes, so innocent and blue
he knew right then he was too far from home
he was too far from home
she took bis hand and she led him along that golden beach
they watched the waves tumble over the sand
they drove for miles and miles up those twisting turning roads
higher and higher and higher they climbed
and those hollywood nights
in those hollywood hills
she was looking so right
in her diamonds and frills
all those big city nights
in those high rolling hills
above all the lights
she bad all of the skills
he’d headed west ’cause he felt that a change would do him good
see some old friends, good for the soul
she bad been born with a face that would let get her way
he saw that face and he lost all control
he bad lost all control
night after night, day after day, it went on and on
then came that morning he woke up alone
he spent all night staring down at the lights of l.a.
wondering if he could ever go home
and those hollywood nights
in those hollywood hills
it was looking so right
it was giving him chills
in those big city nights
in those high rolling hills
above all the lights
with a p*ssion that kills
in those hollywood nights
in those hollywood hills
she was looking so right
in her diamonds and frills
all those big city lights
in those high rolling hills
above all the lights
she had all of the skills

/ bob seger lyrics