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Key Entity Extraction II:
Holly Wood The Cracked
HOLLYWOOD THE CRACKED.jpg
Appears On The Afterman: Ascension
Track 6
Length 3:27
Written By Claudio Sanchez
Produced By Coheed And Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By "Goodnight, Fair Lady"
Followed By "Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher"

Key Entity Extraction II: Holly Wood the Cracked is the sixth song on the 2012 album The Afterman: Ascension.

Lyrics

Pick a number
Wait in line
There's no medicine
That can fix that mind.

Holly Wood, Holly Wood
Oh, watch out! Here she comes
Holly Wood, Holly Wood
Fucking a loaded gun.

Message, panicked
Naked Waste
There's no help to give this one
To Keep her sane.

Holly Wood, Holly Wood
Oh, watch out! Here she comes
Holly Wood, Holly Wood
Fucking a loaded gun.

(Look out, boy)

She's a few cards short of a full deck
A joker in the game, oh
She's got a bullet with your name on it
No doubt she's a mental case, oh
Better keep that girl away.

Poor Holly Wood
She is bad goods.
Poor Holly Wood

This may be the last time I say
This may be the last time I say

Oh, Poor Holly Wood
She is cracked goods.
Oh, Poor Holly Wood

She's cracked, she's cracked
And where she's gone
There is no coming back.
Watch her fingers, she's gonna pull the trigger
Then the party's over.
Holly Wood, Holly Wood
Oh, watch out! Here she comes
Holly Wood, Holly Wood

Fucking a loaded gun.

Meaning

In the coffee-table book published with some of the Special Editions, Claudio gave insight into how he came up with each track on the album. For this track, he wrote: 

"As Coheed's presence has increased in the world of music, along with the open door policy the internet gives into people's lives, you have to be prepared for a certain level of your personal life to be public. I try to be pretty transparent; especially where fans are concerned, because I feel like it's a great way to get to know the individuals who give so much of themselves to this band. We make ourselves available at conventions or after shows, in an attempt to show our appreciation for the dedicated people who enjoy our art and it's almost always a really awesome experience. Sadly, over the last few years, there were a couple of cases of fans who crossed the line from interest into threatening situations and harassment, to the point where it was scary, and I know most people in the public eye experience this. I began to think a lot about how emotion can turn so quickly in the mind of an unstable person; how admiration can change to hate overnight, and be directed toward someone they might think they know well because they follow them on Twitter or follow closely the art they create."