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This song is about the decadent lifestyle of the big bosses of Hollywood, primarily the producers. There are rumors that Don Henley was angry about a promised role in a Western movie he didn't get. (thanks, Jimmy - Vienna, Austria)
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
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