"Pretty Things" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Pretty things, so what if I like pretty things
Pretty lies, so what if I like pretty lies

From where you are
To where I am now
I need these pretty things
Around the planets of my face
Everything's a sign of my astrology

From where you are
To where I am now
Is its own galaxy

Be a star and fall down somewhere next to me
And make it past your color TV
This time will pass and with it will me
And all these pretty things
And don't say you don't notice them

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"Pretty Things" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General Commentfavorite line:

    Be a star and fall down somewhere next to me...
    Bowieon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so pretty. And I agree with Bowie, favourite line is most definately "Be a star and fall down somewhere next to me".
    YourPerfectVerseon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's "around the planets of my face"

    and, god, this song is so beautiful.
    sethbrownon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou dont even have to relate or understand the song. you can just melt into it. its so delicate, but he really means what he is saying. "Dont say you don't notice them."

    but yeah "be a star and fall down somewhere next to me" thats beautiful.
    thesearetheruleson February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom his website: "I figured this one out listening to Cole Porter. The song is really important because I want to keep the modern lieder aspect of solo voice and piano alive. I want it to be one of the foundations of my career. I’m very influenced by Schubert. Someone said there’s more beauty and expression in two bars of a Schubert lieder than in a four-hour opera. At any rate, we definitely need a break at that point in the record."
    pauluniverseon March 16, 2005   Link

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