"Stars and Sons" as written by and Kevin Drew Justin Peroff....
Then when you let it
You asked for nothing
Why don't you share it?
All of the time you live
There's something out there

Just want to know, how far to live on
This one will ever know in this town
And in the red room
At a distance

How would you know it?
You're the same when you're living
I don't know it
It won't be this

Just want to know, how far to live on
Just want to know, how far to I've on

All of the time you wait, there's someone out there
And no one can find all the red

How would you show it?
You can see through the red
I don't know it
It won't be this time


Lyrics submitted by sexautomata, edited by Pandetech

"Stars and Sons" as written by Charles Spearin Brendan Canning

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, ARTS & CRAFTS MUSIC INC DBA GALLERYAC MUSIC

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  • +11
    General Commentthis song has the sweetest bassline in the history of bass guitar
    bamargeroon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthose lyrics are totally fucking wrong. they're cryptic because they make no sense grammatically.
    WhiteTideon March 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song even if it reminds me of the person i fell in love with that im not with anymore... how we were pulling out of a gas station, how this song was playing in his radio and how he looked over at me and clapped along with this song, to make me smile.
    tinyflowerson May 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFollow-up:
    The repetitive claps in the song might possibly involve the theme of 'synchronization' (people clapping hands together) -- continuous attempts by this guy/girl to 'synchronize' the real personality of his/her ex and the emulated personality of the 'persona'.
    Such attempts at synchronization could partly comprise the effort of extrapolating this 'persona' of his/her ex from past memories of him/her, as well as the effort of integrating the 'persona' into new personal experiences.
    These efforts could ensure the survival of the 'persona' as a semi-living entity rather than a dead (inanimate) memory.

    The monotony and precise rhythm of the clapping could (but I am not sure) possibly be a depiction of the synthetic/mechanical/unnatural nature of these attempts to create a semi-living thing (the 'persona') from past (semi-dead) memories of the ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

    The song title itself, "stars and sons", might be a reference to the above idea of 'creation', which is similar to the creation of stars from disparate matter, or the creation of children from disparate biological matter.

    The fluid and wave-like 'in-out' melody of the bass line might be a reference to intercourse and procreation.
    Interestingly, the song seems to refer not just to actual intercourse and procreation, but seems to extrapolate these processes onto psychology (intermixing/conjoining of ideological substances/artifacts; creation of personas).
    Thus, it seems to mirror the necessity of physiological and cosmological sexuality (involving the physical body and the physical matter of stellar material) with a similar level of necessity for metaphysical and psychological sexuality (involving the mind, vis the creation of the hypothetical 'persona' from the raw material of information/memories/thoughts/feelings).
    vvvxtttu92065on February 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWell, BSS is my favorite band and I've listened to them and this song hundreds of times and I always felt the explanation was simple~
    You don't know where life is taking you or where you're supposed to go. You always wonder if the right person has already come and gone out of your life or if they're the next one you meet. Red is passion, sin, life, action, excitement. You feel like it hasn't happened, but the road to it is in fact the red room all along and the people you meet and love don't have the answer, you do.

    Basically: Life is not an equation or problem to be figured out. Life is a confusing journey full of realizations and changes. Nothing is definite except death (and that is unpredictable)
    kentuckygentlemanon April 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me want to clap.... I Like it! I'm not sure what the meaning of it is, yet. Something about seeing the red; Very metaphoric, and a feeling unknown.
    blacktigermusic.comon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree the bassline is very addictive. this is the song that turned me on to broken social scene. its great. i especially like the vocals on this song.

    i don't think people are supposed to figure out this song, it's very vague.
    thats the punchlineon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're damn right, this has to be the sweetest bassline ever.
    this is a song about life and is very accordingly vague, just like life is. One of the greatest songs I've ever heard.
    Canadian Guyon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe clapping is the coolest thing in the world
    sweetadelineon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, Oh God, it's one of the best songs i've heard in my life , the base line is sooo damn catchy!
    and that solo is crazy i've never heard anything like it ... almost crimes is another good song from BSS.
    i can totally interpret this song with my relationship, specially the first verse, but that's just me!
    kasra333on December 25, 2004   Link

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