Movie Star

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Up-tempo country rock. Foot-stomping riches-to-rags honky tonk-ish apologue replete with slide guitar and an outro reminiscent of The Allman Brothers Band.

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MOVIE STAR
Yesterday I was hanging off of moon beams
Feeling like a wild thing
Driving in a car
I was a red hot, sweet pet, sure bet, movie star!
Yesterday I was playing Greta Garbo,
Mickey Rooney, Harpo
Natalie Wood
Anything to pull a crowd, get a laugh, let 'em saw me right in half
Man, I was good
Today I'm an old man hammer
Hitting nails, cursing hard, got my dogs in the yard
Today I'm dud firecracker
Half ­used in the wrapper, and I can't find a spark
I can’t find a spark
Yesterday I was dancing the calypso
Argentine tango
Salsa and jive
I did the quick step, fox trot, hustle and robot
Man, I was live
Yesterday I was eating at a four star
Lobster, steak, and caviar
Champagne and wine
I had a door man, m​aître d',​everybody look at me
Yes, I was fine
Today I'm a sad dog digger
With my nose to the ground
And I'm sniffing around
Today I'm a grab bag lady
Got a spot on the subway, more lost than found
I'm more lost than found
Everywhere I go
I've got a feeling there is someone I should know
And I don't know if I'll find him
And the life I left behind is looking sweeter all the time
Yesterday I was hanging off of moon beams
Feeling like a wild thing
Driving in a car
I was a red hot, sweet pet, sure bet, movie star
Door man, m​aître d',​everybody look at me
Anything to get a laugh, let 'em saw me right in half
Today I'm an old man hammer
Hitting nails, cursing hard, got my dogs in the yard
Today I'm dud firecracker
Half ­used in the wrapper, and I can't find a spark
I can’t find a spark

credits

from Roses and Victory, track released February 5, 2016
Honor Finnegan - vocals
Aviv Roth - guitars
Pete Donovan - bass
Eric Puente - drums
Catherine Miles - harmony vocals

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Honor Finnegan New York, New York

Honor Finnegan is the Susan Boyle of quirky indie folk, only hotter.Her songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies that soar. Based in New York City, she has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene with her original songs and ukulele playing. Combining elements of musical theatre, comedy, traditional folk, and poetry, Honor is cooler than the other side of the pillow. ... more

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