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City of the Dead
Length: 2:53
Released: June 8, 2022
Writers: Charlie Scene, Danny,
J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: No Love for the Middle Child
Key: C minor
Tempo: 140 BPM
Album: Hotel Kalifornia
Last single: Wild in These Streets
Next single: Trap God
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City of the Dead is the third single from the band's eighth studio album, Hotel Kalifornia.

Background

Johnny 3 Tears talks about the track:

"City of the Dead is a darker anthem for the band, pulling back the glitz and glam of Los Angeles to show the seedier side of life in Tinsel Town. It is about the dichotomy of Los Angeles where you can accomplish your dreams, but also live your nightmare."

Official Lyrics

Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where we all wear crowns upon our head
Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where the lost are found, in peace we rest

J-Dog: She said there was a place
Where every single person had the same face
So she fled and I stayed
The life in her eyes seemed to fade away
She sold all her bones for the money
And I'm fucking stoned, ain't it lovely?
So why is my soul so hungry
For a broken heart?

Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where we all wear crowns upon our head
Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where the lost are found, in peace we rest

Charlie Scene: There goes the sun
I've come undone
There goes the sun
I've come undone

Johnny 3 Tears: Two empty eyes, that old reflection of mine
Pleading for a reason, I always leave 'em behind
But I don't think I'm gonna make it out, no, not this time
This rope's a little tight, my feet are scraping the skyline
Spitting up this blood again so I can bring back the flood again
Noah's Ark is sinking in, I'm thinking about the end, my friend
I never meant to hurt nobody, I just wanna be somebody
I'm here way down below, all you living look so lovely

Danny and Johnny 3 Tears: Welcome to the city of the dead
Danny: Where we all wear crowns upon our heads
Welcome to the city of the dead
Where the lost are found, in peace we rest

Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where we all wear crowns upon our head
Danny and Funny Man: Welcome to the city of the dead
All: (Of the dead!)
Danny: Where the lost are found, in peace we rest

Charlie Scene: There goes the sun
I've come undone
There goes the sun
I've come undone

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Other
  • No Love for the Middle Child - production
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