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this, below, from 1978, three years before this photographer moved here from bleak Rochester, New York, across Lake Ontario
from Toronto, after growing up the that dark steel and coal town, Pittsburgh.
and Music by Bob Seger
From Stranger in Town,
1978, Nine Tonight, 1980, and Greatest Hits, 1994
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 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 It 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
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
This is what
those high rolling hills look like in the cold light of day.
And with a view of the Wilshire District with the museums and the La Brea Tar Pits and all…
And sometimes a view of the Hollywood Freeway (the 101) and the city, or the seats at the Hollywood Bowl...
Houses in the Hollywood Hills for those who like to live dangerously here in earthquake county….
Stucco boxes ready to fall on one another….
And some are low end, but with great views….
Ah, there is Bob Seger, and there is the reality of the place….