Perhaps even more unexpected was the lyrical content of the song. Paris played queen of the party girls in her tabloid persona; here, she was vulnerable, raw, relationship-seeking. She kicks off the chorus:
Even though the gods are crazy
Even though the stars are blind
If you show me real love, baby,
I'll show you mine
Intimacy goes beyond carnal craving for the rest of the song, though it's not ignored in lines like, "I can make it nice and naughty / Be the devil and angel, too / Got a heart and soul and body." Paris is critical of these desires, hinting at being fooled in the past: "Some people never get beyond their stupid pride / But you can see the real me inside."
Hilton breathes her way through the song, delivering the lyrics with a lackadaisical sex-kitten vocal performance -- one directly echoing the baby-talk voice she used while acting on The Simple Life, the "that's hot" inflections that made her famous. In 2006, critics saw it as a tactic to hide the fact that Paris couldn't actually sing instead of what it actually was: acting on behalf of her brand on every level to keep the sound alive. Funny enough, the breathy quality of "Stars Are Blind" and most of Paris as a whole influenced future records from Lana Del Rey and her ilk. The music video, too, feels like Tumblr culture a decade early -- it's shot entirely in black and white and in slow motion, as if Paris is posing for GIFs.