Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Casey Sunset Boulevard (From

Sunset Boulevard (From "Sunset Boulevard")
by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Gerard Casey

Jan 1, 1995

Sunset Boulevard (From "Sunset Boulevard") Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Sure I came out here to make my name
Wanted my pool my dose of fame
Wanted my parking space at Warners
But after a year
Verse 2
Of one room hell
A Murphy bell
A rancid smell
Wallpaper peeling at the corners
Verse 3
Sunset Boulevard
Twisting boulevard
Secret of the rich
A little scary
Sunset Boulevard
Tempting boulevard
Waiting there to swallow the unwary
Verse 4
Dreams are not enough to win a war
Out here they're always keeping score
Beneath the tan
The battle rages
Smile a rented smile
Verse 5
Fill someone's glass
Kiss someone's wife
Kiss someone's ass
We do whatever pays the wages
Verse 6
Sunset Boulevard
Headline boulevard
Getting here is only the beginning
Sunset Boulevard
Jackpot boulevard
Once you've won, you have to go on winning
Verse 7
You think I've sold out
Damn right I've sold out
I've just been waiting
For the right offer
Verse 8
Comfortable quarters
Regular rations
Twenty four hour
Five star room service
Verse 9
And if I'm honest
I like the lady
I can't help being
Touched by her folly
Verse 10
I'm treading water
Taking her money
Watching her sun set
Well I'm a writer
Verse 11
LA's changed a lot over the years
Since those brave goldrush pioneers
Came in their creaky covered wagons
Far as they could go
End of the line
Verse 12
Their dreams were yours
Their dreams were mine
But in those dreams
Were hidden dragons
Verse 13
Sunset Boulevard
Frenzied boulevard
Swamped with every kind of false emotion
Sunset Boulevard
Brutal boulevard
Just like you we'll wind up in the ocean
Verse 14
She was sinking fast
I threw a rope
Now I have suits
And she is hope
It seemed an elegant solution
Verse 15
One day this must end
It isn't real
Still I'll enjoy a hearty meal
Before tomorrow's execution
Verse 16
Sunset Boulevard
Ruthless boulevard
Destination for the stony hearted
Sunset Boulevard
Lethal boulevard
Everyone's forgotten how they started
Here on Sunset Boulevard

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