Hollywood World

by Neil Chapman

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A bunch of songs I've loved or written over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them...... Thanks..... Neil

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released August 15, 2017

LEAD VOCALS - Neil (Brilliantfish on Hope In Hell)
GITARS - Neil (David Wilcox - Breakfast At The Circus)
BASS - Neil (The Fogman on Till I Lost You)
DRUMS - Gary Craig, Jorn Andersen, Terry Martell
MISSISSIPPI SAXOPHONE - Smilin' Bob Adams
KEYS - Bruce Fowler, Denis Keldie, Carl Petzelt
HOLLYWOOD WORLD SINGERS - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kathryn Rose, Emily Claire Barlow, Rique Franks, Robin Banks, Sue Chapman
HOLLYWOOD WORLD HORNS - Johnny Johnson, Steve McDade, Terry Promaine, Ron Allen
VIOLIN - Hugh Marsh
HARP on Cats - Stephen Morisson

You Can't Do That, Cowboy Hat, Might As Be On Mars, People On The Beach, Cats, Hollywood World, Breakfast At The Circus and Congratulations PRODUCED BY - Bruce Fowler and Neil Chapman
Cool Corner and Good Boys Go Insane PRODUCED BY - Carl Petzelt and Neil Chapman
Till I Lost You PRODUCED BY ZedHead
Slow Song and Hope In Hell PRODUCED BY Neil Chapman

Engineered by Mike Duncan, Carl Petzelt, Paul Lachapelle and Neil Chapman
Recorded at Modular Music, Kitchen Sync, Quest Studios and Neils Place
Mastered by Wreckhouse Mastering
Album Design - Brilliant Fish
Neil Chapman photo - Anna Encheva

All songs written by Neil Chapman except...
You Can't Do That - Lennon, McCartney
Breakfast At The Circus - David Wilcox/Sadia
Congratulations, People On The Beach, Good Boys Go Insane - Robert Priest/Chapman
Might As Well Be On Mars - Graeme Williamson/Chapman
Hope In Hell - Brilliantfish/Chapman

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Track Name: Cowboy Hat
COWBOY HAT

Well my car just died and my girl she's a brat
my bank account's thin and my debts are fat
I lost my job I hit my boss
my neighbours cats just killed my dog

Well east is east and west is west
right is right and left is left
just when I think my life's goin' to crap
Damn I look good in a cowboy hat!

Well the doctor says I gotta stop havin' fun
I'm so flat broke I gotta pawn my guns
I wake up in the night in a cold cold sweat
my roof is a leakin and my bed's all wet

'Cause day is day and night is night
Some wear it low and some wear it high
Just when I think my life's goin' to crap
Damn I look good in a cowboy hat!

Have me a shower a shot and a shave
all dressed up and I'm ready to rave
I scream into the mirror "I'm gonna rock tonight!"
but I got to put my hat on to make me feel right... to make me feel right

Love can be friendly love can be cruel
Love can make an old man act like a fool
Love can make everybody lonely at night
but there's just one thing that's got me goin' right
Like city is city and town is town
Some wear it up and some where it down
Just when I think my life's going to crap
Damn I look good in a cowboy hat!

Because east is east and west is west
Bad is bad and best is best
Just when I think my life's goin' to crap
Damn I look good in a cowboy hat!
Damn I look good in a cowboy hat!
Damn I look good in this cowboy!
Cowboy hat tonight
Come on girl let's go out dancin'
Track Name: Cool Corner
COOL CORNER

Cool corner, corner of love
fun is her game she's sent from heaven above
Now if she likes what she sees she just might catch your eye
pull your heart strings tighter make you glad you're alive
Cool corner
Cool corner, corner of love

Cool corner life is a ball
kick it down the street and watch those little boys fall
She says what she means there ain't no room for no doubt
if she likes you you're in and if she don't you're out

Cool corner
Cool corner, corner of love
Cool corner, cool corner
Cool corner

She lives in a cool corner river run to the sea
where everything is magic such a cool place to be
The sky the moon her first day in June
she sees a little bit more than most people do

Cool corner
Cool corner, corner of love
Cool corner, cool corner
Cool corner

In her cool cool corner life's moving fast
don't worry 'bout the future ain't got time for the past
Ain't got time for the past
Cool corner
Cool corner, corner of love
Cool corner, cool corner
Cool corner
Track Name: Might As Well Be On Mars
MIGHT AS WELL BE ON MARS

Sunday morning with the New York Times
sun is shining in my penthouse suite
My valet's laying out some lines
they reach from Copa Beach to Easystreet

Before the mirror you apply your cream
cosmetic secret of eternal youth
Is something the matter no it's just a bad dream
I know you'd leave me if you knew the truth

I might as well be on Mars
I might as well be on Mars
Only the stars mean anything to you

Monday night another day goes by
your voice is telling me that life is sweet
You watch your star flash into the sky
and fall to earth again on Easystreet

I might as well be on Mars
I might as well be on Mars
Only the stars mean anything to you
I might as well be on Mars
I might as well be on Mars
I'm already that far away from you

We lead such a sweet existence
and I'm reaching out to you in vain
Your disappearing in the distance
of this alien terrain

Sunday morning with the New York Times
sun is shining in my penthouse suite
My valet's laying out some lines
Miami Beach to Easystreet

I might as well be on Mars
I might as well be on Mars
Only the stars mean anything to you
I might as well be on Mars
I might as well be on Mars
I'm already that far away from you
I'm already that far away from you
I'm already that far away from you
Track Name: People On The Beach (No one in the water)
PEOPLE ON THE BEACH

Oh the madman who writes the code in the sand is becoming a permanent fixture
Seagulls fly, land in the sand their footprints read like Scripture

They say something, something's not quite right
What's wrong with this picture?

Oh and the clown he gestures to the waves as they dance upon the shore
Smokestacks tower like temples above as the waves begin to roar
They say something, something's not quite right
What's wrong with this picture?
Yeah they say something something's not quite right
What's wrong with this picture?

Ah the wind sounds like a warning of war in some forgotten speech
Spoken by that madman to the people on the beach

People on the beach say there's no one in the sky
yet each wave seems to reach for those that pass it by
Fish come swimming in upside down
their bellies read like scripture

They say something something's not quite right
What's wrong with this picture?

It's hot outside, nobody goes in the water
What's wrong with this picture?

People on the beach no one in the water
Track Name: Cats
CATS

Cheaper than a television, quieter than a radio
All day all night vision, they can see you wherever you go

Cats are smart they don't take no jive
Cats are lucky they got nine lives
Cats are down in history
Cats are a mystery to me.......Cats

Surrounded with superstition, secrets we want to know
Pleasure in life their mission, just like some people I know

Cats are in my garbage can
On their feet they always land
You can't tell 'em what to do
They don't need me and they don't need you......Cats

Where do they come from?
Where do they go?
Where do they come from?
Who do they know?


Cheaper than a television quieter than a radio
Pleasure in life their mission, just like some people I know....Cats

Cats are in my comic strip, cat commercials make me sick, you can't tell 'em what to do, they don't need me and they don't need you
Just like some people I know
Cats are smart they don’t take no jive, cats are lucky they've got nine lives, cats are in my comic strip, cat commercials make me sick!

Cats are in my garbage can, on their feet they always land, you can't tell 'em what to do, they don't need me and they don't need you
Just like some people I know

Big old hairballs on my couch….Cats
Track Name: Hollywood World
HOLLYWOOD WORLD

A little bit fat
A little bit old
A little bit bald don't fit the mould

You've got a hope in hell of of making it
A hope in hell of making it
A hope in hell
in this Hollywood World today

A little bit shy
A little bit loud
A little too short don't like the crowd

You've got a hope in hell of of making it
A hope in hell of making it
A hope in hell
in this Hollywood World today

It ain’t how you sound it's how you look
well you can’t judge a play or movie by the book
I don’t give a damn about the way I look in your head

A little bit loose
A little bit tight
A little bit funky well that's all right

You've got a hope in hell of of making it
A hope in hell of making it
A hope in hell
in this Hollywood World today

It ain’t what you gave it's what you took
well you can’t judge a play or movie by the book
I don’t give a damn about the way I look in your head

A little bit loose
A little bit tight
A little bit funky well that's all right

You've got a hope in hell of of making it
A hope in hell of making it
A hope in hell
in this Hollywood World today

Well It ain’t how you sound it’s how you look
and you can’t judge a play or movie by the book
I don’t give a damn about the way I look in your head
In this Hollywood World today….

It’s not easy being in this Hollywood world.
A little out of the mould, a little shy of the mould.
Maybe I’m just overpowering the mould a little bit.
I’ll just try to skinny up, that’s right Skinny up, I’m almost in, I think I’m in..…..
Track Name: Slow Song
SLOW SONG

Well I came to this dance with just one thing in mind
hoping in my heart I could catch your eye
Rehearsing in my head what I'm going to do
walk across the floor and up to you
and ask if you’ll have this dance with me tonight

That's why I'm gonna wait till the band plays the slow song
The kinda song that lets me get up close to you
Hold your hand, feel your hair on my face
Close my eyes this is the only place
I want to be here dancing slow with you

Well let the others have the fast songs I don’t care about that
Jumpin' up-and-down like an acrobat
I want to hold you close, try not to step on your toes
whisper in your ear how great you look in those clothes
I’m gonna hold out till it all comes down to two... just me and you

That's why I'm gonna wait till the band plays the slow song
The kinda song that lets me get up close to you
Hold your hand, feel your hair on my face
Close my eyes this is the only place
I want to be here dancing slow with you


Well I came to this dance with just one thing in mind
I know it’s gonna come, the last song of the night
Well my knees are shakin' and my hands are wet
I'm gonna ask you to dance and I'll pray you say yes
The magic of the slow song gonna help me win your heart tonight

That's why I'm gonna wait till the band plays the slow song
The kinda song that lets me get up close to you
Hold your hand, feel your hair on my face
Close my eyes this is the only place
I want to be here dancing slow with you


Well my daddy told me that’s how he won my mom
dancing to the slow song at the senior prom
and I’m hoping that this slow song's gonna do the same to you
yes I'm hoping that this slow song's gonna do the same to you
Track Name: Congratulations
CONGRATULATIONS

I offer my congratulations
I'm amazed you did a thing like that!
A lot of people gonna like it
You deserve a tip of the hat
They're gonna to come in from everywhere
They're gonna welcome you into the pack
Just watch out out they don't knock your head off when they're
Pattin' you on the back!
Pattin' you on the back!

Well me I still got the fingerprints
as evidence on my skin
People don't know how to treat you
they don't know where to begin
One minute you get the position
the next minute you get the sack
Just watch out out they don't knock your head off babe when they're
Pattin' you on the back!
Pattin' you on the back!

Congratulations
Congratulations

All the muscleman eagerly await you
their great big hands on their hips
Songs of your brilliant achievements
rose all day long from their lips
Today you're getting a whitewash
but one day they'll paint you black
Just watch out out they don't knock your head off when they're
Pattin' you on the back!
Pattin' you on the back!
Watch out they don't knock your head off
Watch out.... when they're pattin' you on the back

Ow! What's that on my back? Feels like fingerprints
Track Name: Till I Lost You
TILL I LOST YOU

In the morning when I wake up
At night when I go to bed
I can see your face, I hear your voice
oh so clearly in my head

Well I heard them on the radio, I saw them on the news
But I never knew the blues till I lost you

I can feel you in my heart
Your perfume is in the air
Your breath is all around me
On my on my face I feel your hair

Well I heard them on the radio, I saw them on the news
But I never knew the blues till I lost you

Well I can feel your gentle touch
Your laughter fills the room

In the morning when I wake up
At night time when I go to bed
I can see your face, I hear your voice
oh so clearly in my head

Well I heard them on the radio, I saw them on the news
But I never knew the blues till I lost you
You know that I heard them on the radio, I saw them on the news
But I never, no I never knew the blues till I lost you
Track Name: Good Boys Go Insane
GOOD BOYS GO INSANE

When I was just a little boy I was taught to do what I should
Obey your parents don’t be bad, behave yiourself for good
Well I tried I tried I did my best as they beat my body and brain
but deep inside I knew the truth that...
Good boys go
Good boys go
Good boys go insane

For years I wore the hairy suit, I bowed I bowed and I bowed
Yes sir no sir three bags full, the feelings drove me wild
Well the good boys keep their hair slicked down but it affects their brains
Sometimes they talk and you can hear when they laugh that…
Good boys go
Good boys go
Good boys go insane

And there ain't no cure
because it eight recognized
These people are lunatics
You can see it in their eyes

Now you see that lovely couple they're, the ones with the baby and herb
They have both behaved themselves, now they got this house in the burbs
And the boy does what they want him to do
or they smack his ass with a cane
They spark up a scud and they turn on the tube and
Good boys go
Good boys go
Good boys go insane

And there ain't no cure
because it eight recognized
These people are lunatics
You can see it in their eyes

Good boys go
Good boys go
Good boys go insane
Good boys go
Good boys go
Good boys go insane