Hollywood Park

Album: Hollywood Park (2020)
  • A73-581 was the number
    They burned it in my brain
    I could feel it in my veins
    We could run, we could run, we could run
    We were running away

    And the fourteen dollars
    I made on the bus ride from Chino
    I laid it on the third
    He was due and I was due
    For a change, for a change
    I'm tired of living a lie

    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

    For fifteen years I had lived in a room
    With my heart on my sleeve
    And my throat dry from heaving the words
    You can change, you can change
    If you're ready to try

    And we would laugh as the horses thundered by
    And I would tip my brand new hat up to the sky
    And nothing could come between you and I
    As the horses ran wild through the dark
    At Hollywood Park

    And when they tore it down, there was a wrecking sound
    And it rattled through my bones
    And then a cry went out through the streets that night
    'Cause we knew we'd lost our home

    And there's only the wreckage
    And this dirt still on my hands
    And the roar of the ghosts
    As they stood up in the stands

    Where do we go?
    Who are all of these voices I've never heard?
    And what becomes of us now?
    Buried in concrete and broken earth

    As I stare out from the highway
    At these miles and miles of graves
    Under convenience stores and corner malls
    All the countless roads they paved

    Yeah I wonder if it's lucky
    Or if you just forget the cost
    Or the price of the admission
    For all endless bets you lost

    In fifty years I will dream o
    f this moment from a bed
    Tired from lifting, my legs
    tired from drifting around
    Through the dust, through the dust
    In all the time that I would spend

    But I never claimed I knew how this would end
    Or the order of the horses at the bend
    All I knew is I would be back again
    And we'd stand here as the world fell apart

    At Hollywood Park Writer/s: Mikel Jollett
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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