DCIM100MEDIA‘The Way It Is’ by Zoolon

Bored senseless, we roll the dice to see who gets to write the next line. Nothing better to do on the third day in a row of dark skies, Atlantic storms chasing each other through The Channel. Wet and windy. Windy and wet. Here’s what the dice gave us;


Blind eyes reading epitaphs

Or just graffiti on a wall?

Or maybe lovers and philosophers

All heading for a fall?


Somewhere in Oblivion

Sisters of Silence breaking bread

A fire raging in the forests of paradise

Hungry orphans left for dead


Dirty bombs and missiles

Every redcoat is fair game

Black or white or in-between

The privileged and the lame


Take my hand, I’ll lead you

To the Queen of Heart’s masked ball

Forget the sleepers sleeping rough tonight

We’ll stay out ‘till curtain call


No stilettos on the cobblestones

Just a refugee chasing fame

Hitching a ride to God knows where

Looking to change her passport and her name


I lost you to a circus clown

While the juggler was at prayer

And as the acrobats on tightropes laughed

At the two left-footed dancing bear


The jailbirds and the wise men

Playing poker in the dark

While in Camelot a jester sings

To a stray dog’s lonesome bark


Pegasus, the slaver’s ship

Amazing Grace, knew it well

Somewhere west of West Africa

In stormy waters, a living hell


Some believe in Arthur

Others in Batman or Robin Hood

The lost souls fed on fake news

Chasing dreams of a sacred Hollywood

Net result? I might have a new song. Weird and odd. I think I’m liking it. Needs playing around with. Needs a chorus. I always write my own stuff. Crap weather changed the rules this one time. A joint effort. Me and Mike Steeden (the old man; my dad) got together and let the dice decide who got to write the next line. He’s good at writing surreal. I gave it my best shot. He tells me when he’s finished what he’s finishing he’ll be back blogging.

Time for some music. Here’s my ‘One Man Band’ song. I have a lyric tailormade for it. The killer is I don’t sing ‘metal’ that well, or not at all. I’ll see how it all evolves. Hope you enjoy;

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50 thoughts on “SACRED HOLLYWOOD

    1. If the truth be told only about half of it was mine, the old man won a good few rolls of the dice setting me some difficult following lines. I’m glad you like it Lady Yasmin. Without a doubt this will be a song ~ Lord Zoolon

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    1. You’re probably right, Chris. I was going to make that the title then remembered it was written on my father’s roll of the dice. I got a bit selfish about it, by hey, a chorus has to come first! Thanks ~ Zoolon aka George

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    1. Thanks Jan. The funny thing about what you just wrote is that we were working with the Desolation Row melody when rolling the dice writing this one. Good spot and thanks again ~ George

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      1. Thanks. I’ve just got out of bed from a nights coughing instead of sleep – and I don’t even smoke. That cup of tea would go down a treat. Thanks again ~ George

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    1. That was a verse the old man mainly wrote as the dice were on his side. Only the last line is mine. It wasn’t until we’d finished that I asked him what the verse was all about. The thing is it has a story already. One I didn’t know. Apparently the bloke who wrote Amazing Grace was first mate on the Pegasus slave ship for decades. When he got old he said he’d seen and done some horrible things but all was good now because he’d found God and written the hymn Amazing Grace. I’m good with that to an extent but the old man isn’t. Oh no – you know what he’s like when it comes to injustice. He compares the composer to a guard in a Concentration Camp who no one would ever forgive him if he said that he’d found God and thinks if more Christians knew about the composer they’d ban the hymn. As you can imagine, it was good to know the history but given it was so long ago did I really need to know? Not sure. The story would make a great movie I think ~ George

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  1. Those lyrics are incredible. I understand the need for a chorus but perhaps you could evade having a lyrical chorus by implying it with a melodic hook that repeats as opposed to repeating lyrics. That is my thought.

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    1. I’m inclined to agree with you Ted. A different genre – a not their best song – Coldplay hit melody to chorus with A Sky Full of Stars. A bit overpowering but effective for pop genre. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject ~ George


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