Celluloid heroes

Everybody's a dreamer and everbody's star
And everybody's in movies, and it doesn't matter who you are
There are stars in every city
In every house and on every street
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete

Don't step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard
She looks so weak and fragile that's why she tried so hard
But they turned her into a princess
And they sat her on a throne
But she turned her back at stardom
Because she wanted to be alone

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize, some that you've never heard of
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some suffered in vain

Rudolph Valentino looks very much alive
And he looks up ladies dresses as they sadly pass him by
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
'Cause he's liable to turn and bite
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonley life

If you covered him with garbage
George Sanders would still have style
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn around and smile
But please don't tread on dearest Marilyn
'Cause she's not very tough
She should have been made of iron or steel
But she was only made from flesh and blood

Everybody's dreamer and everybody's star
And everyone's in show biz, it doesn't matter who you are
And those who are successfull
Be always on your guard
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show
A fanasy world of celluloid villains and heroes
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die 

The Kinks

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