Okay, let’s start with how much I love this song, and just how integral it was to me deciding to record this album. I had just written a rather boing song (which I decided to exclude from album) and was a little bummed. It had been a few weeks without any new good material. Late one evening, St. Brian the guitarist asked me to meet him at a little bar nearby to hear a cover band he really liked. It was something like Heatwave or Heart Attack or Heat Stroke. Who can remember.

I arrive and they are doing a very good version of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.” Then they move on to another song  and up pops this blonde who decides that she is now the star of the show. She’s got a short skirt, low cut top, and cowboy boots. All eyes in the place are now fixated on her… and she’s loving it. For a few fleeting moments she was a star.

I went home. By the time Brian woke up, I had already sent him an email with the link to the first demo. He writes back “hey, I think I know who this is about…”

Well, at least somewhat. I think the combination of the near exhibitionist woman and the song “Cinnamon Girl” on my mind was enough to get me down the road to “Star Girl.”

The song features a slightly unique chord progression. For those who write and play, you’ll hear the subtle changes that give the song a singular texture.

The hook guitar is passable, but I think the slide on the chorus and then the sort of answer back melody reminiscent of Harrison’s “It’s All Too Much” horns (Yellow Submarine soundtrack) pull everything together. 

The video presents a theme similar to the easy interpretation of a “Star Girl,” but in reality it is a slightly insulting term. Correct usage: “Yeah, she’s a real star girl.” Get it?


She was never in this world.
I saw her bouncing and she floats away.
Well, she was lost
But often found
somewhere else along the way.

Well, she’s a Star Girl. Star Girl.
Oh, wind her up, there she goes.

She told me she could save this world
with just a smile and a high-cut skirt.
Above her knees.
For all to see
when she gave the girls a twirl.

Well, she’s a Star Girl. Star Girl.
Oh, she was born to steal the show.
Star Girl. Star Girl.
Wind her up, there she goes.

I tried to hold her next to me
but she was pixie dust and ecstasy.
She’d take a chance
if you could dance
or hum along faithfully.

Well, she’s a Star Girl. Star Girl.
She was born to steal the show.
Star Girl. Star Girl.
Wind her up, there she goes.


Adam Bloom: vocals, guitars, bass and keys.

Production Notes

Mix and Mastering: Garageband

Recordings used a presonus preamp.

Drums were achieved by a programmed pattern.

All guitars are acoustic, with different emulation plugins.