My Marilyn Monroe

Well I was headed west chasing that sunset

Bound for anywhere but where I’ve been

I wouldn’t mind getting Rocky Mountain high

Going California crazy watching waves roll in

My wheels died outside of Oklahoma

Stuck out my thumb tried to bum a ride

A ’57 ‘Vet rolled up beside me

And a drop-dead starlet said hop inside

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It was just like an old black and white movie

We were bigger than life on that silver screen

Down those back roads we was Hollywood beautiful

My Marilyn Monroe, I was her James Dean

My Marilyn Monroe, I was her James Dean

We drove down to the Cimarron River

Left a trail of clothes and jumped on in

You couldn’t write a script any better

Wish I could rewind and do it all again

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Bridge:

Black and white gave way to Technicolor

Kissed her goodbye, hopped a ride back east

And as the credits roll I know I’ll remember

That summer of love and my sweet Norma Jean

Repeat chorus

© 2015 John Cirillo/Casey Smalley/Chip Martin