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Overnight Sensation

This song is by David Gates and appears on the album Goodbye Girl (1978).

Hollywood sure looked good to me when I first came
Made my vow, somehow everyone would know my name
Patiently, kept on waiting for my chance to come
Prideful me, there's no returning to where I came from

But she went back, the lovely lady who come west with me
She could not wait, now she's married, living happily
But I still say a superstar is just a break away
And I must try, it's do or die 'til I hear the people say

You made it, you made it
Our local boy has made it good
You made it, you made it
Overnight sensation in Hollywood

Back again, make the rounds and go from door to door
Sorry friend, you're just not quite what we were looking for
A letter comes, she still writes to you from time to time
You'd like to call, but she's too happy and, besides, you need the dime

Then, at last, someone's calling with a role to play
It concerns a man who's lost his lover when she went away
A star is born, no one's ever seen it played so well
It almost seems the tears are real but it's just too hard to tell

You made it, you made it
Found the price and paid it, I knew you would
You made it, you made it
Overnight sensation in Hollywood, yes sir
You made it, you made it
Our local boy has made it good
You made it, you made it
Overnight sensation in Hollywood, yes sir
You made it, you made it
Found the price and paid it, I knew you would
You made it, you made it
Overnight sensation in Hollywood, yes sir

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