Stargirl

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


The last song (song 6) on the "Starjob" EP is "Stargirl". It was written on September 27, 1994. It was a relatively new song when it was recorded on December 4, 1994 upstairs at Billy Corgan's house. It is a song about a girl star I knew, know, who I ran into at The Empty Bottle in Chicago, Illinois. She had not expected to see me there and my friend told me of her man she was there with. The song details the shine, sparkle and glimmer had come off the girl star and the lyrics reflect this :<br&>

Lyrics


The sky don't need you anymore<br&> And neither do I<br&> Stargirl you must go<br&>

You used to joke about the dark<br&> But now you've fallen too<br&>

Stargirl the sun is out<br&> And stargirl you won't be seen<br&> Stargirl a dream's a dream<br&> And Stargirl you've had your dream<br&>

I used to clap when you would shine<br&> But now that I am bored<br&> Stargirl you must go<br&>

Notes


"Stargirl" is one of only 4 songs that I use a capo on the guitar neck on. "Isn't It Funny" and "Whisper" use a capo on the 2nd fret, "The Longing Goes Away" uses a capo on the 5th fret and "Stargirl" uses a capo on the 9th fret.<br&>

The song is in the key of D b minor and with the capo on the 9th fret, here are the actual fingered chords for the verses : E minor / E minor Augmented / A 7 (B b in bass) / C Major Sus 2 / D minor 6 / E minor. The chorus chords are : A Major / A Sus 2 / A Major / A Sus 4 / A Major / A Sus 2 / G b minor / G b minor Sus 2 / G b minor / G b minor 7 Sus 4 / G b minor / G b minor Sus 2 / A Major / A Sus 2 / A Major / A Sus 4 / A Major / A Sus 2 / G b minor / G b minor Sus 2 / G b minor / D minor 6.<br&>

The track "Stargirl" consists of myself on vocals and acoustic guitar (1 take), Billy Corgan on keyboards and electric guitar solo and Dennis and Billy on backup vocals.<br&>

Off the top of my head some of the girl stars I enjoy are : Joni Mitchell, Deborah Harry, Patti Smith, Lena Lovich, Chrissie Hynde, Lulu, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Grace Slick, Melanie, Janis Joplin, The Spice Girls and the ABBA women.<br&>