The Fontainebleau building in Las Vegas, taken by the author from the West side by the CVS Pharmacy.

Saving The Fontainebleau         (Part 2 of my Sin City Trilogy)

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

A relyric of the song “Standing on Higher Ground” by The Alan Parsons Project

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

Or maybe even read along to my Sad Singing Attempt.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Music Sample - Intro

 

VERSE 1

Music Sample - Verses 1 and 2

Something is wrong

 

An urban plight

 

But fact is we don’t have long

 

The Fontainebleau building in Las Vegas taken by the author from the entrance of the SLS Resort Las Vegas.

To move to make it right.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

I must confess.

 

It makes me sad

 

That down from the S L S

 

Is waste that’ll drive you mad.

 

 

CHORUS 1

Music Sample - Chorus 1

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can re-deem.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau*.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a re-theme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau*.

 

 

VERSES 3

Music Sample - Verses 3 and 4

 

What if each floor,

 

Had A sports team?!?        (note:  use long 'A')

A photo of the Fontainebleau building in Las Vegas taken by the author from the southeast, along Paradise Road, but probably North of The Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

With players that we a-dore.

 

Just like in "Field of Dreams".

 

 

VERSE 4

 

There as we walk

 

On astro turf.

 

With champions we could talk.

 

Learn how much your cards are worth.

 

 

CHORUS 3

Music Sample - Chorus 2

 

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can re-deem.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a re-theme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau*.

 

 

VERSES 5

Music Sample - Verses 3 and 4

 

Some say that we

 

Should stay with blue.

 

It’s just like the sky and sea.

 

But that would not rescue.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

To show some flair,

 

Let’s go with plaid.

 

Imagine it from the air,

 

A blind man would know it’s rad!

 

 

 

CHORUS 3

Music Sample - Chorus 2

 

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can re-deem.

 

Join together now,

 

Pic of the Fontainebleau building on Las Vegas Boulevard from the North side featuring the STOP sign.

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a re-theme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau*.

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

Music Sample - Bridge

 

CLOSE

Music Sample - Close

 

Join together now!

 

Join together now!

 

Time to have some fun,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

 

Join together now!

 

Join together now!

 

Pic of the Fontainebleau Resort structure as taken by the author from southwest of the structure on Las Vegas Blvd.

Time to have some fun,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

 

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can re-deem.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a re-theme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau*.

 

 

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can redeem.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a  retheme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

 

In Vegas town.

 

There’s a beauty we can redeem.

 

Photo of the Fontainebleau Resort building structure in Las Vegas taken from Paradise Road just South of the SLS Resort Casino, taken by the author in April 2015.

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

Why bring her down?

 

They could even do a retheme.

 

Join together now,

 

Saving the Fontainebleau.

 

 

Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro taken on Northwest Highway in Grapevine in the Autumn of 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Fontainebleau building on Las Vegas Blvd taken from the North side in April 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key works:  Poetry about las vegas resorts, poems about the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, Poetry about sports memorabilia, Las Vegas song lyrics, the Fontainebleau Miami, FL, Fountain Blue, Fontainebleau building demolition, Las Vegas Strip casino resorts, Carl Icahn Enterprises, Fontainebleau poésie.