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"Welcome to Hollywood" is the fifth track from the deluxe version of Beyoncé's second studio album B'Day.

Background Edit

The song was originaly recorded by Jay Z under the title "Hollywood" featuring Knowles, and released in January 2007. Beyoncé later recorded a solo version with a different title. All of Jay Z's rap verses were removed and replaced with her hook of the original song. Jay Z's outro verse was also re-recorded by Beyoncé as well. The chorus still features Jay Z in the background.

Lyrics Edit

It ain't for everybody
Welcome to Hollywood baby
Take my picture
You comin with?
Let's not even talk about it
Let's do it
Let's go
I see your jealousy as you're watching (I see you watching)
You're watching ( It's all good)
It's kinda sexy to me (I Love it)
How you're watching, you're watching
I see your face (i see your face)
You want to touch it (you want to touch it)
Come to my place (come to the crib)
And let's discuss it (let's chop it up)
Tonight you'll be (tonight you 'gon be a superstar baby)
A superstar
Come let me sign you up (let's get into it)
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Action! (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh)
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Satisfaction (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh c'mon)
Paparazzi spots me in the lobby of my high rise
I hide, behind my shades because the fame is blindin my eyes
My god, I know how Ozzy Oz must have felt when he was oz hot
As I have got, I have got to make this stop
People often warn me that the fame ain't for the faint of heart
It'll change those 'cause if they had love for you into strangers
When the fame starts, it's a chain reaction
Locomotion like when a train departs
Stranger things have happened
Rappin stackin platinum plaques
Born in Brooklyn, Got a place in Manhattan
Goin back to Brooklyn to escape the madness
When your friends is Chris & Gwyneth when your girl is more famous than Juventus
Then it's time to get all your windows tinted
Keep your eyes squinted it's gon flash any minute
The music biz is like musical chairs
It's about where you stand when the music stop spinnin...
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Action! (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh)
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Satisfaction (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh c'mon)
You got to get it (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Do you want it? (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
But you don't need it (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
'Til you do, 'til you do (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Hey Mister, page sixer
A-Lister, you're in the midst of
The ride of your life, but you gotta keep them hits up
Can't put your guard down, gotta keep your mits up
Take a sip sir, it's so intoxicating ain't it?
Try not to get jaded
Hollywood's been good to ya
Startin to feel like buzz to ya
Don't lie, go on fly, you're addicted to the light
Without the fame, how you gon' survive?
It's like bein on heroin, you so high
And everybody's warning you about it (I tried to told you)
And once you taste it you can't live without it (It's addicting)
Not 'cause you choose to not live without it (you sure you want this baby)
It's now a part of you, it's now a part of you (It's a part of you)
And everybod's warning you about it
And once you taste it you can't live
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Action! (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh)
Ooh it's the lights (you're blinded by the...)
Satisfaction (you need that...)
Hollywood (Uh Uh Uh Uh c'mon)
Wanna be seen now, groupies
Now you've become what you once despised
James Dean, John Belushi, blow your whole life trying to live in the lights
Heroin's following, Marijuane hopping over the edge
It's like Janis Joplin
River Pheonix, Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Morrison all of them ended by Hollywood
Thank God for Hollywood
Hollywood
You sure you want this baby?
Hollywood, it's the most addicting drug in the world
You want the fame
You want the lights