you looked real calm as we made our way up the walk
there were lazy kisses, hands brushing and small talk
the moon was high, your smooth face was dry, and the kudzu grew
and the stars fell on alabama
and your eyes filled up with light
and the stars fell on alabama

the warm earth underneath us gave way
dry grass crinkled like paper as a breeze came in across the bay
cold clean water nearby, glimmered in your eyes
and your pistol glistened.

and the stars fell on alabama
and your eyes filled up with light
and the stars fell on alabama

but if you think i'll take a bullet for you - you're dreaming.


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Stars Fell on Alabama song meanings
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    General CommentWhen ever I buy a new TMG ablum, I try to listen attentively, but with the
    "but if you think i'll take a bullet for you - you're dreaming"

    I bursted out laughing and almost drove off the road.
    RedLeafon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI want to know what is going on that the song is describing. Also, is it pistol, or pistil?
    SittingOnAFenceon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is an allusion/anthesis to the famous jazz standard "Stars Fell on Alabama" (look it up on Youtube, here are the lyrics: songmeanings.net/songs/view/… ).

    You can see it in the "lazy kisses, hand brushing" or in the brilliant juxtaposition of "cold clean water nearby, glimmered in your eyes
    and your pistol glistened" and "I can't forget the glamor, your eyes held a tender light". There's also a possible juxtapostion between the dry grass/warm earth and the field of white, if it means snow in the jazz song.
    Cithaeronon September 09, 2012   Link
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    General Commentfirst song I heard by the mountain goats, I was hooked ever since.
    think tankon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe last line makes the song. i get sick of all the bull shit love songs, this just seems a little more real to me.
    cfontson January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl who tricked her guy into walking out onto a deserted field for a romantic day of relaxation only to pull a gun on him.
    Aquarius121on August 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPS: Also, I agree with cfonts.
    Cithaeronon September 09, 2012   Link

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