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Hollywood & Sons

by Mikel Rouse



This is the third single from the upcoming Swingers Castle album, due September 6. Created in a Hollywood mansion, it's a love song to LA.


Hollywood & Sons

Bells in love and falsies hidden
In the land of Glee
Selfies claiming body shaming
Where does that leave me?

Palm trees crying
Youth stays dying
What a world to see

Hollywood & Sons
Set their sights
On what to be

Swinging love and fast gourmets
Ballast injury
Grown up smiles in useful lies
Where does that leave me?

Long ears crying
As I'm trying out
The world of men

Hollywood & Sons
Asking what
I could have been
Patented again
Running out of grins
Silent to the end

Glory holes of sinking life
Topless mystery
Neon tights of angel flights
Where does that leave me?

Where I'm going
No one's knowing
How to rescue me

Palm trees crying
As I'm dying
Let the battered be

Hollywood & Sons
Take this soul
And set it free
What I'll never be
Lonesome guarantee
Patent eulogy
What a world to see
Wonders that agree
Hollywood and me


released July 26, 2019


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Mikel Rouse New York, New York

Mikel Rouse is a New York-based composer, director, performer and recording artist hailed as “a composer many believe to be the best of his generation.” (NY Times 2002) His works include 25 records, 7 films (including Funding and Music For Minorities), and a trilogy of media operas: Failing Kansas, Dennis Cleveland and The End Of Cinematics. ... more

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