"Silent Film Star" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
Your delicate condition
As any fool can tell
The camera wouldn't tell a fib
You're making love to no one else

You're fragile and you're difficult
An artist in every sense
It's the dialogue I can live without
Hurry up, my place or his

You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty little trap shut
You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty trap shut

Everybody sees you coming
You're as subtle as a battering ram
The foreign press is watching you undress
Just like a paid program

You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty little trap shut
You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty little trap shut

You're power drunk with passion
A fact I can't ignore
We don't dare ask for your photograph
You couldn't bear lying in some drawer

You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty little trap shut
You ought to be a silent film star
Keep that pretty little trap shut


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"Silent Film Star" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General Commenthm interesting song. My guess is it's about a girl who wants to get famous, like see her name in hollywood lights, so she starts posing nude to get ahead. I think the guy singing the song is also an artist of some sort who also wants fame, but isn't willing to sellout for it. I think he's trying to tell the girl, if she gets famous like this, no one will ever take her seriously, she's only a pretty face
    serenity23on August 01, 2008   Link

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