"The Actress" as written by and Joe Melson Roy Orbison....
We recognize she's from in the movies
A moving picture, forget your real life and disappear
The regular showing has just begun
Please tend to your seating with everyone

We see the actress defy the dangerous
Our stomach in knots, the edge of our seats as we watch
The regular showing has just begun
Please tend to your seating as everyone is slowly quieting

When it's all over we will talk and return to our cars
Just for one night, you are my only
Just for one night, I won't be lonely
You are my life
Your star burns bright


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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AMAZING!!!

    I think its about having a crush on a movie star. He's obsessed with her, even thoguh he knows its hopeless.

    Secret & whisper are the best new band out there!
    LiverShiveron September 02, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a long stretch, but I do know Secret and Whisper is a Christian band.

    We all fill into church and follow standard procedure there. We listen intently to the preacher, then when he finishes, we get up, gossip, and return to our everyday sinful lives. If you think of it this way, it's a sad song.
    jfs87on September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Actress is about going to the movies, and the nature of escapism from reality. This is the interpretation the band gave for the song and I agree. Secret and Whisper has powerful, sometimes cryptic lyrics. Amazing band.
    vasinaaon September 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about the rest of you, but when I go to the movies I get sucked into the plot, characters, everything so easily.

    "We recognize she's from in the movies
    A moving picture, forget your real life and disappear"

    That's what thse lines mean to me. That and the fact that those people up there are just like us, even though they seem so... different. They don't seem like People sometimes, like you and me.

    "We see the actress defy the dangerous
    Our stomach in knots, the edge of our seats as we watch"

    Once again, these people seem so sureal to us. They go through impossible things, and we just sit there in awe and entertainment.


    "When it's all over we will talk and return to our cars
    Just for one night, you are my only
    Just for one night, I won't be lonely"

    Again, losing oneself in another person's life, almost filling the void with that which is, in actuallity, just a show.

    It can all be taken figuritivly. That would not surprise me with this band.

    And yeah, I think that the church intrpretation is likely as well. Or the obsession one.


    EveryEmotionon January 21, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningHe says that it's simply about going to the movies XP.

    listenin.org/interviews/archive/artists/Secret+And+Whisper/…
    EveryEmotionon January 21, 2010   Link

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