Rough Stars (Radio Edit)

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Contains sample of Dick Powell's "Hooray for Hollywood"

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Crawling into a snake-skin jacket
Behind the fragmented Holly-weird denied access
Waiting around the table, one day she'll be an actress
Famous, glorious, innocent whore, the whole package
She powders her nose, and touches up her lipstick
She only wears designer clothes but won't drive a stick-shift
She's gonna be famous, gonna make her momma proud
Living life dangerous the only way she knows how

She bought herself a new belief system
Tried to turn a new leaf, like a new-born christian
She thought to herself "I'm on a god-sent mission
People need in their life like they need addiction!"
She can be vicious or cry on command
She's in the business of wishes in the city of demands
Her biggest aspiration's to get a star on the strip
So she can be walked over like bubble-gum and spit

Sewer-stench infected vallet parking attendant
Sniff away the septum, life of the party when it's ended
Pretend "darlings" and "how've you beens"
All the while itching to get out of her skin
A descending star bring the light before it burns out
Rules of gravity saying no turning back once you've turned south
The nightlife is buzzing like a hive of wasps
Stars look fuzzy and I can't hide my thoughts

Sleazy, easy, greasy, give me some too
She's on hippy-chic coffee house, spends thousand on shoes
Down to earth like the martian path finder
Face of an angel, dark heart of black china
It's bound to hurt, rip a chunk out of my flesh
Twist in the plot like your best friends death
She's on that hollywood star, buy a red car, drive it fast
Everyday's trick or treat, costumes and iron masks

They say "she'll be a star! prime time television"
They say "she'll be a star! god of their religion"
They say "she'll be a star! if she doesn't collapse"
They say "she'll be a star! as long as she lasts"

She's on the Mexican boarder trying to hock her watch for bus money
When she's nervous she talks a lot and laughs when things aren't funny
Smart money says she'll be dead in a month
Another hollywood star with a gun in her mouth
The shooting dart, hit the star, I watched the honey drip
Another crumbling hopefully on the sun-set-strip
Death to Dean! Cigarette pack in his chest
Glamorous champagne drunk, hollywood's depressed

Contradiction, concentrated friction
Burning orange on the still waters that glisten
Most of her friends tell her "slow down" when she's out
Another hollywood star with a gun in her mouth
The feather floats like my weathered boat
Because I use sugar tree wood instead of oak to row with
The ninja revisited shed shards of a poet
So I can live filthy like a street whore coke-head

Only buys organic, didn't cry at Titantic,
tattoo of a pierced heart, plus she speaks Spanish
Never tried a roller-coaster, didn't have them in the midwest
Seemed interesting til we talked about her ###########
Still it was ill, I thought I'd treat her like a princess
Even though it might have been under a false pretence
She went to hollywood and took the charcoal with her
It's understandable; cali's known for tough winters

They say "she'll be a star! prime time television"
They say "she'll be a star! god of their religion"
They say "she'll be a star! if she doesn't collapse"
They say "she'll be a star! as long as she lasts"

They say "she'll be a star! prime time television"
They say "she'll be a star! god of their religion"

credits

from Three Lives, released March 1, 2015
Created and mixed by Liam Maloney
Vocals by Innaspace

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