Movie Star

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lyrics

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Don’t have to be a movie star
For me to like you as you are
Don’t have to buy me diamond rings
I’ll be satisfied with anything

Shine that spotlight over here
Lend me all your pretty ears because
Soon this show will end

If they say hurry, or take it slow
It don’t matter cuz you know where to go
Left down the avenue, right up the street
Even hot pavement will be cool to your feet

Don’t have to be a movie star
For me to like you as you are
Don’t have to buy me diamond rings
I’ll be satisfied with anything

Set lights flash from hidden towers
Lines that last for hours and hours
But this time they want you

A few weeks later, the film is complete
Now the whole nation wants a box office seat
Who would have guessed you had the golden touch?
The greatest sensation since Starsky and Hutch

Don’t have to be a movie star
For me to like you as you are
Don’t have to buy me diamond rings
I’ll be satisfied with anything

Send that fan mail to the ghetto
Sing that alto in falsetto
Then let me shake your hand

Roll the red carpet, make sure you’re in view
A standing ovation is sure to ensue
Pose for the cameras and wave when you laugh
Cuz someone might want your autograph

Don’t have to be a movie star
For me to like you as you are
Don’t have to buy me diamond rings
I’ll be satisfied with anything

You may need a long vacation
To mend this weary situation
And shades to hide your eyes

There ain’t no ticket to get on this train
The ride comes free with fortune and fame
Conductor don’t carry no aces or spades
He already knows that your dues have been paid

credits

from We Sink Ships, released April 22, 2012
Christen Napier ~ lead vocals, banjo, ankle bells, bass drum, chimes
Jessie Shaffer ~ supporting vocals, violin, ankle bells, tiller, cymbal
Heidi Harris ~ supporting vocals, clarinet, ankle bells, glockenspiel, harmonica, hand drum with knitting needles

Written by, Christen Napier

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Cutleri Brooklyn, New York

An eclectic, avant-garde approach to traditional folk, combining three-part harmony with unconventional instrumentation accented by otherworldly, abrasive violin licks and slippery, psychedelic clarinet lines, all underpinned by a banjo sound that can be melodious and soothing one moment and percussive and arrhythmic the next.

Fork: Jessie Shaffer
Knife: Heidi Harris
Spoon: Christen Napier
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