Song of the Day #5,286: ‘Hollywood Bass Player’ – Josh Rouse

I thought the Random iTunes Fairy might serve up a little holiday spirit on Christmas Eve, but she went with this charming little number by Josh Rouse instead.

It’s the tale of a young man who plays bass in New York, France, and eventually Los Angeles. More of a sketch than a tale, really.

At any rate, I hope it’s festive enough to put those of you who celebrate Christmas in a nice mood heading into the big day.

Let me tell you a little story of how I got my attitude
When I moved to Manhattan, I hadn’t even finished school
I was working so hard just to pay those bills and stay there
I had my own agenda, no one even really cared

Time was running out, I had to make a move
So I picked up the bass guitar and I played it cool
I played it cool
(That’s right)

In a couple years later, I’m living in Paris, France
Hanging out with DJs, following the latest fads
I was working so hard just to figure out the clothes and the hair
I tried so hard not to show it, I walked with my nose in the air

The French didn’t want me around, they didn’t like my groove
So I packed up my bass guitar and moved to Hollywood
I moved to Hollywood

I had one last chance
It was all there waiting for me, honey
So sunny
Hollywood

Let me tell you a little secret
I’ll tell you a little secret now
Let me tell you a little secret
I’ll tell you a little story now

Time, it was running out, I had to make a move
So I picked up my bass guitar and I played it cool
The French didn’t want me around, they didn’t like my groove
So I packed up my bass guitar and moved to Hollywood
And moved to Hollywood

Let me tell you a little secret
I’ll tell you a little story now
Let me tell you a little secret
I’ll tell you a little story now

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,286: ‘Hollywood Bass Player’ – Josh Rouse

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, I know he’s talking about the other “Hollywood,” but I find the song fitting for our family, especially our bass playing son.

    Merry Xmas Eve all!

  2. Peg says:

    Merry Christmas Eve 🎄to all!

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