"O Stella" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Stella Marie you're my star

Stella Marie you're my star
Stand on ground look up at her
Just hanging in gold stone
Just hanging there, face froze

But I think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Go
Go
Go
Go, go

Stella Marie you're my star
In your blue blue tavern, you light my lantern
O Stella's large
Pink on her face
It's glowing this place

A place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Go
Go
Go
Go, go, go, go

Stella Marie you're my star
I pin you to my chest
Sell you to the rest
I kiss her gown
Send those angels down to woo me now

I think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Go
Go
Go
Go, go

Go
Go
Go
Go, go

Go
Go
Go
Go, go


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"O Stella" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General CommentStella Maria has some catholic releavnce (I'm not sure about the full story behind it) but from this song it seems Stella Maria was meant to be a saint of something, hence the gold wall hanging, and something PJ can pin to her chest (cameo). Stella Maria is latin for 'star of the sea' or 'star of mary'.
    amberbreathon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's believe it's "pink almond face".
    and it's quite obviously "i face my heroes only".

    not sure about the meaning. it appears to be a typical bar ballad. a fun song. probably some religious signifigance in the name as well, as was already noted.
    SWRJoneson March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgosh, how stupid of me:

    on second thought... this song must be about a PAINTING that is hanging in a blue blue tavern.
    my mistake.
    SWRJoneson March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy friend's name is Maria Stella, but she likes to be called Stella. I always say this song is about her, but she hates it. How anyone could hate PJ Harvey, I don't know, but she's weird.

    Obviously about an icon hanging somewhere, probably in a church or something.
    cityondown78on November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs it not Stella Maris? Stella Maris is Latin for star of the sea and a title for the virgin Mary.
    rollingstonedmagazineon July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo Stella

    Thou gazest on the stars, my star!
    Ah! would that I might be
    Myself those skies with myriad eyes,
    That I might gaze on thee.

    Plato
    mschopmon December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentShe has a kind of fake tone to her voice when praising Stella so it might be talking about people who just fake religion and still hope to be sent angels.
    lilswaggy93on August 02, 2011   Link
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    General Comment'stella marie you're my star' is a line from 'streetcar named desire', it was repeated by the main character few times.
    seamoneyon August 17, 2011   Link

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