"Hollywood Park" is named after a racetrack located about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport. Frontman Mikel Jollett's father took him and his brother there every weekend when they were children.And they were writing their names up in the sky
And we would watch them as they brought the horses by
And I felt like I was ready to die
When the bell went off and the races would start
At Hollywood Park
Jollett explained to Billboard
that not only did they learn about horse racing but they had proper father/son conversations there. "We had chats," he said. "It was where he imparted wisdom. It was the place we went together and hung out. Then when he died it became a symbol for, like, family, a place where you felt OK."