I love to waltz with a man in a dark linen suit
All alone at a party with someone I knew
From a time gone by turned into stone

You could be Garbo or even Marlena
You could be Marilyn
Or you could forget

I play the part but then all of us do
And I do it so well as I do it to you
In this town full of strangers
In this town full of fools

Venus doesn't glitter when she stands next to you
When you're waltzing through stardom
You miss what you lose

Lose yourself in a silvery dress
For you think you must do what you feel you do best
And you mustn't give it up for you're still but a guest

You could be Garbo or even Marlena
Or you could forget

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"Garbo" as written by Nicks

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    General CommentStevie wrote this song after the photo shoot for the infamous Buckingham/Nicks album cover. She appeared topless, standing behind Lindsey..barely covering herself..Of course that album was dropped from the label, and never re-released and then she joined Fleetwood Mac and that's all she wrote..
    But she said this song was about having to do things in the business u dont like or want to do.. She said she had just spent her "last $200" on a beautiful blouse, and hadn't eaten for days to look great in it...and they wanted her to be topless..she was devastated--but did it...

    SHe thought of Greta Garbo, and how she probly had to do lots of stuff she didnt want to do.,.and the other ladies in Hollywood.
    BlueCrystalMirroron October 05, 2004   Link

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