The Hollywood Babylon EP

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released May 14, 2013

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VINTAGE QUIXOTIC resurrects the ghosts of Hollywood’s past. It is a TRIBUTE to OLD HOLLYWOOD, songs that tell stories - true, beloved, controversial – all plucked from the rich history of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Despite not emulating the sounds of a bygone era, Vintage Quixotic pays powerful homage via a contemporary mainstream edge sure to be embraced by movie and music fans of all ages. ... more

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Track Name: Hollywood Babylon
Behind the scenes
Bright hopes and dreams
Darken and fray

Olive Thomas,
Wally Reid
The first casualties

Fatty found
The laughter died
With Virginia Rappe

Gilbert and Bow
With the Talkie woe
Were promptly thrown away

Hollywood Babylon
Not for the Good
Just for the strong
You can feel the pain
And the shame
With all to gain
For the Fallen
Of Hollywood

Was it shame
Or conspiracy
That took Paul Bern away?

His Platinum Blonde
Survived to die
Mama’s Christianity

Bobby Driscoll
The child star
Found in a Paupers grave

Still they come
From afar
To the land of Pain
Track Name: Valentino feat. Cesili Williams
The poor town of Castellaneta never saw a change
Even after one of her sons achieved world acclaim
Rudolfo chased a common dream in ‘13
Soon after he became…

Valentino
Valentino
The Sheik
The World’s Greatest Lover

Would he find true love?

New York City had a wealth of slums
Ambition and dance helped the boy overcome the odds
Society scandals to the West he had fled
Cinema beckoned, and it said

Valentino
Valentino
The Sheik
The World’s Greatest Lover

Did he sell his love?

Natacsha’s grip so firm, the means to an end
Ridiculed by the press, he always had to fend
Off attacks and gossip and the likes of which galore
You had to know who all the fuss was for

Valentino
Valentino
The Sheik
The World’s Greatest Lover

Did he know true love?

In ‘26, the young man had succumbed
A riotous curiosity, the public showed it’s love
For the man so dear to me, forever I’d want him back
Always the reminder, I’m the Woman in Black
Track Name: My Fair Audrey
Got my popcorn
There’s some company
When the lights dim
She's alone with me

Don’t wanna think about
Drama of life
‘cause it’s not what I desire
Desire

Told by people,
“You’re so strange”
I just sigh
And slip away

That’s when I think about
A girl so far
‘cause she's my desire
Desire

You get me through
Thank you

I just want
Happy dreams
And Ovaltine
And no Red Scare

My Fair Audrey
Takes me there

Gary’s too old
And so is Astaire

Audrey Hepburn
We’re the perfect pair

Been workin’ hard
Since ‘52
Just lookin’ forward to my time with you

Met on a Roman Holiday,
Then again
at Tiffany’s
You always please
You get me through
Thank you

I love your Funny Face

He always dreamt of better days
Culture
Wine
Parisian getaways
He never missed a date
At the theater
for their rendezvous
Yet he understood
and he always knew
That was as far
As it could go
Track Name: A Song for Helen
This is a song
For someone I never knew
Who inspired me
Nonetheless

A lonely soul
Hid beneath the glamour
Of a shining star

When she passed
She was but forgotten
She deserved so much more

This is a song for Helen
I do believe it’s time
This is a song for Helen
To help recall her prime

I just want to honor her
The only way I can
With a song, a prayer, a voice
For Helen

When the lights when down in the theater hall
They met her
Was it Outward Bound or Dracula?
Remember…

This is a song for Helen
I do believe it’s time
This is a song for Helen
To help recall her prime
This is a song for Helen
From Broadway to Vine
Just a song for Helen
The Chandler in a rhyme

I just want to honor her
The only way I can
With a song, a prayer, a voice
For Helen
Track Name: Bela Lugosi's Alive
Born in
What’s now Romania
Became a thespian
On the run
Found his way to the US stage
Dracula was all the rage

Bela Lugosi’s alive in you
Bela Lugosi thrives on you

Bound to the horror scene
Talent lost to the obscene
Exploited by clowns and dope
Met his end with a "dash of Hope"

Bela Lugosi’s alive in you
Bela Lugosi thrives on you

Wrap him in
The cape divine
If he returns
Take heed
He never drinks wine

You wanna see the thrills
You long to feel the chills
You’ll always love the one
That scares -
Scares you to death!

Bela Lugosi’s alive in you
Bela Lugosi thrives on you
Bela Lugosi’s alive in you
Bela Lugosi survives thru you

He appears within your dreams
With blood curdling screams
You’re now under his spell
Your soul doomed to Hell
He appears within your dreams
With blood curdling screams
You’re now under his spell
Your soul doomed to Hell

You know blood is the life,
You gotta bite like a knife,
You love it you crave it,
Everlasting life

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