Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights Lyrics




She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast
He was a midwestern boy on his own
She looked at him with those soft eyes, so innocent and blue
He knew right then he was too far from home
He was too far from home

She took his hand and she led him along that golden beach
They watched the waves tumble over the sand
They drove for miles and miles
up those twisting turning roads
Higher and higher and higher they climbed

And those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
She was looking so right
In her diamonds and frills
All those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
She had all of the skills

He'd headed west 'cause he felt that a change
would do him good
See some old friends, good for the soul
She had been born with a face that would let her get her way
He saw that face and he lost all control
He had lost all control

Night after night, day after day, it went on and on
Then came that morning he woke up alone
He spent all night staring down at the lights of LA
Wondering if he could ever go home

And those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
She was looking so right
It was giving him chills
In those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
With a passion that kills

In those Hollywood nights
In those Hollywood hills
She was looking so right
In her diamonds and frills
All those big city nights
In those high rolling hills
Above all the lights
She had all of the skills





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  1. Connie Davis

    i saw bob seger in concert twice awesome. the greatest

  2. The Baby

    *Flies through Los Santos in my sports car with this song playing on the radio*

  3. palomo plomo

    Wonderfull season from 1978 when I was listening it on thye radio like if you are doing the same now...at 2019.....just today.

  4. John Kenneway

    Everything goes faster to this song, an amazing recording.

  5. Berlin Reptilien

    I´am 52, my son is 11 years old, and he says every day: please show me more music you hear 40 years ago.I´am very proud, that he have such a good taste....one of his favourits is for an example: Climax Blues Band: Couldn´t get right, and of course this song from bob seeger,....

  6. Mário JFK

    OMG I forgot how good this was.

  7. palomo plomo

    I was sixteen years old when I listened to this song at 1978 October 40 years ago in those spring nights when I walked around my home

  8. raythenation

    amazing, I love this song

  9. Aaron Volta

    GTA v!! Rules!!!

  10. HenryPlays 123

    FINALMENTE!! O GRANDE GOLPE!!!

  11. Peter Fuchs

    Der Held meiner Jugend.

  12. Bansky

    GTA brings good Musik to the youth .... u cant deny that

  13. Príncipe Supremo Bad Boy Do Jeito que O Diabo Gosta

    los santos rock

  14. ZE VURM

    Los Santos Nights

  15. costantino bellantuono

    La musica dei miei sogni più belli ....inimitabile.....grande artista.......👍👍👍👍👍

  16. Axael Lopez

    She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast
    He was a midwestern boy on his own
    She looked at him with those soft eyes, so innocent and blue
    He knew right then he was too far from home
    He was too far from home

    She took his hand and she led him along that golden beach
    They watched the waves tumble over the sand
    They drove for miles and miles
    up those twisting turning roads
    Higher and higher and higher they climbed

    And those Hollywood nights
    In those Hollywood hills
    She was looking so right
    In her diamonds and frills
    All those big city nights
    In those high rolling hills
    Above all the lights
    She had all of the skills

    He'd headed west 'cause he felt that a change
    would do him good
    See some old friends, good for the soul
    She had been born with a face that would let her get her way
    He saw that face and he lost all control
    He had lost all control

    Night after night, day after day, it went on and on
    Then came that morning he woke up alone
    He spent all night staring down at the lights of LA
    Wondering if he could ever go home

    And those Hollywood nights
    In those Hollywood hills
    She was looking so right
    It was giving him chills
    In those big city nights
    In those high rolling hills
    Above all the lights
    With a passion that kills

    In those Hollywood nights
    In those Hollywood hills
    She was looking so right
    In her diamonds and frills
    All those big city nights
    In those high rolling hills
    Above all the lights
    She had all of the skills

  17. idahoan dude

    There's nothing wrong with people coming here from GTA 5. It doesn't matter where you found the great music as long as you found the great music. Great song, though, happy my dad showed me awesome music as a kid

  18. Puzzlefan30

    According to Seger himself, Billy Payne (of Little Feat) helped out on this song by recording an entire set of drums and then overdubbing another entire set over the first one. When he was done, he asked for a copy of the recording to take home.

    The next morning, Seger got a call. It was Payne. Apparently, while Payne had been listening, he looked at the dashboard on his car and only then realized that he had been doing 100mph on the freeway.

  19. isabella

    i LOVE Seger!! Saw him 3 times Live!! Awesome!!

    Russ Xxx

    Isabella Grzymala he's amazing live !

  20. Bigirishball z

    gtav great music

    Rodolfo Fonseca

    GTA is culture too

  21. Luis García

    que pedo plebes

  22. Winter Blue

    Kim & Eddie

  23. Ghozie HW

    came here because victoria's secret. who else ?

  24. VDiBi76

    Honestly if you haven't even heard of Bob Seger before GTA V you must have your ears stuck under a rock or something; please go and listen to some more classic rock...

    Griffen Arsenault Music

    ItalianStallion76 rock on man, you are fantastic. the world needs more people like. think this is weird giving you all these compliments? you fucking deserve it.

  25. James Avant

    I was 19 in 78 in West Hollywood CA. Spent many Big City Nights in the Hollywood Hills. Classic Bob Seger.

    dorothysue1

    James Avant I remember one night driving up Mulholland Drive, and this song came on the radio!

  26. Burt472

    An American tale...Thanks

  27. brexiaowilly

    Es el tema que usan para cuando hay una persecucion con Michael??
    ademas de aparecer "Los Santos Rock Radio" ... excelente GTA V

    doreen steinhauser

    how bout sayin that in english.

  28. Super Franklin103

    Gta v too

  29. Jim Hupe

    The ten idiots that didn't like Bob Seager, must be rappers! He's outstanding!

    CeeDy6 Oficial

    Jim Hupe I’m a rapper and I like this song. How could that be? 🤔

  30. julian vargas

    I knew about seger and I listen to a lot of his music but gta introduced me to this song

  31. Ken Wood

    Down  by  the   sea   where  the  water melon  grow  that's  where  my  home  just  wanna  just  bee   the  north  is  cold  and  holly  is  the  right  kinda  Treee  . So  if  she  grows  no body  will  knows   down by  the  Bay  .....

  32. MrAthom88

    came here cause of umphreys fantastic cover tonight at red rocks, what a tune

  33. pecker101010

    anyone that gives a fuck why people are listening to this song are fucking stupid. Just enjoy the music and shut the fuck up lol

  34. Stefan Sieke

    I admit, I came here not because of GTA 5. ...

  35. Joe Cusumano

    Song used fantastically in Body Heat with Mickey Rourke.

  36. Elisa Martin

    A Classic ~ Happy Birthday Bob Seger ~

  37. CCONX

    I'll admit, I came here because of GTA 5, although I knew about it before hand, after realizing that that was the only good station in the game, all that music just stuck. However, I dont think its such a bad thing that people are coming here cause of GTA 5. Its getting younger generations into actually good music, which if you ask me is a good thing. I for one think more of this kind of music should be put into video games, then you'll have more people from younger generations (such as myself) listening to good music and not, for lack of a better term, crap.

    Marlon Labrie

    Channel X has also big punk artits like Black flag and Suicidal Tendencies

    Sander Gils

    CCONX im 14 and i dont like hip-hop 😅😅

    Felipe Vinhão

    Me too. A little different from these people posting " brought me here", I actually look for the soundtrack list to find out who is the artist behind the music I've already heard.


    (It wasn't the case of this music though. I've already knew Bob Seger.)

  38. Jerry Shaw

    Oh yea ...

  39. Nitfluad

    Ideal for drivin' an 18-wheeler!

  40. Matt Hougestol

    When music was music. A song told a story, not just about bangin hoes or smokin drugs or In The club. This is real
    Music and shall forever be superior to the crap they play nowadays. Amazing artist, amazing song, amazing album!!!

    Jason Larkin

    Totally Agree I feel sorry for the kids of this generation

    Piaseczno1

    I disagree with you because there is even more good music being produced currently than ever, it's just not Top 40 popular. Down tempo, for example, is thriving and tells many stories, and there are hundreds of known bands playing such music, which you may not like because it doesn't resemble traditional rock music. It's just not played on mainstream FM radio. Agreeably, however, most FM radio stations tend to play the same old goofy stuff I think you refer to.

    Fryingpan

    +Matt Hougestol yes and no, if you think they didnt sing about that a long time ago ur wrong.. yes this is real music, but real music is being made today to, look in the right places, same as there was shit made than.

    Burt472

    +Matt Hougestol Yessir....Thanks for your words... A greeting from Italy

    Jorge Pizarro

    100% agreed!

  41. Precious Wilson

    I was born 1978 and I love rockin out to this song and most of his music :)

  42. nigel betty

    One of the Greatest Albums and Created by easily a top 10 artist of all time, but he is so underrated it breaks my wittle heart

  43. Jadi Peperzak

    well, gta 5 really has influence on people ...

  44. SuperCrow50

    Such a unique and absolutely awesome voice!!!

  45. Silent Momentum2

    Dude, the intro of this song and the intro of the Rainbow Road theme in Mario Kart 64 sound very similar. Listen to both and compare to hear for yourself.

  46. Jordan Oatman

    Who else came because of Grand Theft Auto.

    Daniella Simonds

    jordan45561 me😂😂😂

    Rodolfo Fonseca

    Me too😅

    DIAMONDZ&SPARKL2020 Krusty-Krispy-Dershowitz

    I've been online posting this song for 20 years dude. I don't care if GTA brought u here...ok?

    The Baby

    Tbh I don’t care who or what brought you here, let’s just enjoy this masterpiece, guys 🤠😎

  47. Ma M

    Came out 1979 or something got it the day it came out! Great Album

  48. MC Square

    It has been said that for a while, Bob Seger was confused with singer Bruce Springsteen, because their singing voices are very similar, and both utilized saxophone players in their songs. 

    I am sorry but in my opinion they sound totally different and Bruce Springsteen is average but Bob Seger is an Absolute Legend!

    DBMScorchy

    Springsteen is pretty good, but Seger is better.

    Furthermore, Springsteen probably benefited from the confusion.  Nothing against him, love his music, but Seger > Springsteen.

    Robert Chandler

    @DBMScorchy
    You are CORRECT SIR! Both are local boys who made good,Segar from the declining Rust Belt ,Springsteen from the BosWash which contains a reported population of 44 million, or 16% of the population of the United States, and four of the world's fifty largest metropolitan areas,my point being that if EVERY PERSON in Michigan and Ohio bought a Segar 8track and only 30% of the Northeast bought Springsteen he still sells more ...Segar has said the "GIRL" in this song IS Hollywood/LA,and YES it is that intoxicating.

    White Devil

    @DBMScorchy Neither is better. Both are truly gifted song writers who's songs have stood the test of time.

    MC Square

    @Ben Dover Bob Seger is way better than Bruce Springsteen!

  49. Monika Rock

    My ultimate FAV LOVE YOU BOB

  50. [Username]

    I'm Here Because It's BOB Fucking SEGER. I'm from michigan, And there are so many people here who loves Seger. He is Underrated

  51. Gabe gottago

    Classic right here!!! who doesn't love this??

  52. Jason Blair

    Then ur a doucebag tamera

  53. Tamerqui

    I'm here because of Guitar Hero World Tour

  54. ManPunch900

    Sorry to hear that man. I hope you're doing better.

  55. hockeyjonny07

    This song relates to me perfectly.. she was from California too, I was there from England. Seduced and manipulated me. And one day, shes gone.

    Burt472

    Sorry to hear...I can feel you...Same ( not from Cali...From Brazil) happened to me.....A greeting from Italy

  56. Burt472

    Always beautiful.... I can feel ( as an European) some of that true American Spirit in this song.

  57. Mustard Z20

    how did you write this comment 8 months ago???

  58. Mario Georgiev

    I would never have thought that one single song and one single comment could completely fix my whole day. The exact same thing happened to me one and a half year ago, and I've been feeling like shit ever since.

    Thank you for making me realize that this kind of stuff has been going on since the dawn of time, and that most people get on with their life and some end up making exceptional songs like this :)

  59. snowsk8er42

    Forget turn the page or night moves. This is Bob Seger at his best. The local rock station plays this at about 5:30 on my drive home and it makes my day every time.

  60. ManPunch900

    The song is about a young man who goes to California because he feels like he needs change in his life. He gets in a relationship with a beautiful woman who seduces and manipulates him. Because he's living in a new town, where he knows essentially no one, he becomes emotionally dependent on her. Then she leaves him.

    Its biased because its from his perspective, but I think most people can relate. One person is your whole world, for better or for worse, and overnight they disappear.

  61. arkady714

    Working in a kitchen at age 15 and this song comes on the radio, my first time hearing it. 2am and I'm cleaning the place, dog tired and a mess. Heard the lyrics of this song and was absolutely dumbfounded. What a story!

    Decades later, fell for a woman who was the picture of this song. Dumbfounded again!

  62. mlklm5

    my favorite Seger song and that's saying something because he had a ton of good ones

  63. Burt472

    I love the energy emanating from it. Thanks.

  64. ghostryder0079

    But this is an awesome song.

  65. ghostryder0079

    I'm here because of GTAV

  66. engineer21261

    love the drum beat!

  67. fganiel

    what a great song