"Stargazer" as written by and Paul Williams....
Been thinking how to escape?
This strait-jacket of constraint
Been thinking what can be wrong?
With feelings that long to belong
Stargazing me
In an upside down sea
So weary this strait-jacket dreamer
So resigned to continue to suffer
But you've learnt that as you grow weaker
There's less hurt because there's much less to hurt
Stargazing me
In a tumbling sea
Up in the galaxy
Staring down on me
Stargazer reach out to touch
With your mind that frees you so much
Stargazer kissing your kismet
With bright jewel encrusted scars
Stargazing me
In tranquility
Up in the galaxy
Staring down on me


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"Stargazer" as written by The Banshees Siouxsie

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    General CommentThis is probably my favourite SatB song. To me, it is about the longing to escape from one's emotional difficulty, while at the same time appreciating the obscure beauty of the situation, the tragic and unique loveliness of one's own suffering.

    "So weary this strait-jacket dreamer
    So resigned to continue to suffer
    But you've learnt that as you grow weaker
    There's less hurt because there's much less to hurt"

    Though the person is weary of suffering, she can still appreciate the security her suffering brings. So much is being taken from her, so there is little left for her to lose. There is safety in her depression, as it is familiar. She is afraid to be happy or "normal" because has never known either.

    "Stargazer reach out to touch
    With your mind that frees you so much
    Stargazer kissing your kismet
    With bright jewel encrusted scars"

    Though the person's mind is suffering, it is her only escape from reality, thus her "mind that frees" her so much. The mention of the scars reminds me, on a personal note, of self-injury. But in terms of the theme of the song, it goes well. Though the scars are reminders of her sadness and inability to escape, they are, in their own strange way, beautiful (jewel encrusted).
    katherowenon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is without a doubt one of the best Siouxsie & The Banshees tune.
    I love everything about it: the thought-provoking lyrics, the music, everything.
    Major Valoron September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. I think Stargazer is someone, and they are stargazing her. Meaning they are staring at her for a long period of time. As if she was the stars, and it makes her feel uncomfortable. I also thought she was saying stay down on me. Love this song.
    kelbyon January 08, 2009   Link

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