"Death to Death" as written by and Evan Cranley Amy Millan....
Wide-eyed, grinning in the darkened room
Sipping cactus brandy from a china spoon
Coming in the morning in the afternoon, forgetting
So tired waiting for the end to come
Fully dead already but forever young
Hello, my dearest father
It's your favourite son
There's some things that I'm regretting

I am destroyer
I am lover
I am destroyer
I am lover
I love one thing destroy the other
I am destroyer
I am lover

A gypsy told my fortune then I told her hers
I said: "You'll die high in the moutains wrapped in silver furs
You'll be looking for your lover in the midnight sun
And you'll perish for your lover when the frost has begun"
I have a way of seeing and it's nearly gone
And nobody was listening so I wrote this song
And when you know the chorus you can sing along
You destroy the thing you love
Even though you know it's wrong

I am destroyer
I am lover
I am destroyer
I am lover
Why love one thing and not the other?
I am destroyer
I am lover
And when I kiss I like to smother
I am destroyer I am lover


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"Death to Death" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Stars song ever.
    oh_doctor_doctoron December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, "DEATH TO DEATH" !!!!
    pragmaticon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI
    CouncilOfOneon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song soo much.
    monsterhospitalon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta gypsy told my fortune then i told her hers
    i said: "you'll die high in the mountains wrapped in silver furs
    you'll be looking for your lover in the midnight sun
    and you'll perish for your lover when the frost has begun"
    i have a way of seeing and it's nearly gone
    and nobody was listening so i wrote this song
    and when you know the chorus you can sing along
    you destroy the thing you love
    even though you know it's wrong

    lovely!
    but what, exactly, is cactus brandy?
    girlmontagon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove destroys us.
    in a good and bad way.
    golly_gee_willakerson February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a father who loves one child more than the other. "Hello, my dearest father, It's your favourite son" the father favours one of them and it "destroys" the other one.
    or maybe he doesn't love one of his kids at all "Why love one thing and not the other?".

    oh and Cactus Brandy is made up: "Like cactus brandy, I'm not even sure it exists, it just sounded like something a vampire would drink." - Torq.
    I'm not sure what that vampire reference had to do with anything, but i guess its just the imagery that he wanted to create.

    i just always felt like this song was about a family, and thats all.
    dustybreezeon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think the vampire thing makes sense. "Fully dead already but forever young" Is a pretty good description of a vampire. Also the line before that, "So tired waiting for the end to come," could be the perspective of a vampire.. since he's/she's immortal and all. "And when I kiss I like to smother".. maybe a "vampire's kiss?" =D I'm not so sure if the 2nd verse is even related to the first, but somehow with the mention of vampires this song makes a little sense, lol.
    mechadollieon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol it actually does! :)
    "wide eyed grinning in a darkened room" could kind of relate to a vampire. and vampires are also very romantic (they lure women in with their eyes, and have a 'kiss of death') so i could definitely see Stars writing a song about this.
    i have no idea how a vampire could relate to my family idea unless they are using the vampire metaphorically such as the father is sucking the life out of his son by loving the other one more... lol idk!
    dustybreezeon May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, and I agree with the vampire idea, it fits. My only problem with the song is "And nobody was listening so I wrote this song/And when you know the chorus you can sing along."
    nightmarehippiegirlon September 28, 2008   Link

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