Down in Hollywood (Ry Cooder)

Well, did you hear the good news ? There's gonna be some bad blues Somebody said they're playing all night long So go and fill your brown bag and put on all your clean rags Let's go downtown and see what's going on You take me down the Vine Street Stop when you hear the back beat And I'll sneak past the bounccer at the door Now I know that he ain't looking Not when the band is cooking Because he's watching the ladies dancing on the floor Going down in Hollywood You better hope that you don't run out of gas Down in Hollywood He'll drag you right out of your car and kick your ass Down in Hollywood They're standing on a corner waiting for a sucker like you Down in Hollywood Now, if you want to stay healthy just keep a-moving right on through Be careful, don't look back, keep moving, keep moving Well, the scotch has started flowing And some girls she is showing everything she's got Folks, it's a sight! Some men will give a week's pay if she would just dance down their way and say "Baby, I'm gonna take you home with me tonight" Outside the streets is shaking and I hear the windows breaking Some poor fool's gonna land in jail tonight Well, all those hookers trying to pull your coat and the pimps reach out to cut your throat Ain't no way out of here without a fight (What's that fool saying ?) Going down in Hollywood You better hope that you don't run out of gas Down in Hollywood He'll drag you right out of your car and kick your ass Down in Hollywood They're standing on a corner waiting for a sucker like you Down in Hollywood Now, if you want to stay healthy just keep a-moving right on through Be careful, don't look back, keep moving, keep moving Voice of gay male: "Hi. You know that you're going to get arrested the way that those pants fir around your thighs. Oh, come back honey! Don't leave now." Voice of pimp: "Hey, bud. Come here, let me talk to you for a second. Give me that" [Sounds of fists, a robbery] "Cops coming" Voice of policeman (Ry): "869 Victor." [radio code] "Jesus, this guy's a mess" Voice of other cop: "Well, he's just drunk. Come on, pick him up, put him in the car and take him downtown" Well, his mama told him not to go Little sister told him too But the poor boy just didn't listen Like he should have, that's too bad He hitchhiked all the way from Burbank Now, he's gonna end up in drunk tank Some old man say, "Yeah, well, that's just the way it goes down in Hollywood" Going down in Hollywood You better hope that you don't run out of gas Down in Hollywood He'll drag you right out of your car and kick your ass Down in Hollywood They're standing on a corner waiting for a sucker like you Down in Hollywood Now, if you want to stay healthy just keep a-moving right on through For truth! Man, I'm telling you Well, they'll do anything down in that low-down Hollywood He'll be in a world of trouble now Lord, have mercy Can I get a witness