"Stars & Boulevards" as written by and Daniel/palomar Layus....
Wait, dear
White horse is walking down my
Street here
Your words are creeping at my feet
I fear
That sunrise will come too soon and you'll
Disappear
To the haze of a city and yourself
Oh no

Look out
They're coming after us with big guns
They're only going to tell you all the bad things I've done
Even if the words they say aren't true
They've won
Now I'm left here dying in the sun

Whoa
Seem like I'm only coming
Seem like I'm never coming
Seem like in my eyes I'm at
I bet all the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you

Late nights
Won't do me justice
When I drink I
Just get so damn depressed
And it's, it's not like
I ain't trying to get over you
It's just hard to look at all the seasons pass me all the time
And I said

Whoa
Seem like I'm only coming
Seem like I'm never coming
Seem like in my eyes I'm at
I bet all the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you

One last
Phone call from you
It wouldn't hurt much
I just like to hear your voice
And pretend to touch
Any inch of you that hasn't said it all or read it all
I sung my life away
And I say

Whoa
Seem like I'm only coming
Seem like I'm never coming
Seem like in my eyes I'm at
All the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you (seem like I'm only coming)
All the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you (seem like I'm never coming)
All the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you (seem like I'm only coming)
All the stars and boulevards
Aren't close enough to you


Lyrics submitted by insomniac328, edited by frerhrolf, sXe LEXXI, adngai

"Stars and Boulevards" as written by Jared Palomar Daniel Layus

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    General Commenti think "all the stars and boulevards ain't close enough for you" means that he's in love with a girl who's never happy, no matter what. although they tried really hard to make it work, he could just never be what she wanted. and in the end it hurt, which is what the rest of the song is about...
    xoamoureauxoxon April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta beautiful song.

    saw them with the fray at a concert and fell in love.

    ninaluvsallon August 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It’s not like I ain’t trying to get over you, it’s just hard to look at all the seasons pass me over too..."

    My favorite line in the song, everytime i hear it i feel like my hearts melting. Wow.....Wonderful job Augustana..

    DrowningInTheDoubton July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else think that by stars he's not talking about the ones in the sky, but like hollywood stars and hollywood boulevard? I think this song is about how he always has to leave his girlfriend because he's so focused on his singing and career, hence "sung my life away" and "seems like i'm always coming home". eventually he loses her and now he really misses her and wants her back
    serenity23on September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who has left his hometown and someone he cared about to pursue life in the big city (most likely LA). "Stars and boulevards" is definitely a reference to the walk of fame on hollywood blvd, at least in my mind. He has moved to LA and got caught up in the life there--"they're only gonna tell you all the bad things i've done", "late nights won't do me justice", etc. He now feels isolated and has lost himself, and is far away from the person he loves.

    "one last phone call from you" refers to him attempting to connect with her in a last-ditch effort to find himself and what he had before that he now feels he has lost.
    wimpy_shrimpyon March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese guys are going to blow up big... i love the sound of t his song but i've had trouble trying to find a meaning for it. Any help?
    insomniac328on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy guess is that this song concerns an old relationship and aspirations for a new one. When they sing the lines:
    "Look out
    They’re coming after us with big guns
    They’re only gonna tell you all the bad things I’ve done
    Even if the words they say aren’t true,
    They’ve won
    Now I’m left here dying in the sun",
    i think these lines are talking about how people and enemies are chasing after a guy and his girl making up lies or twisting truths so that she leaves him, which she ultimately does, evident by the "they've won, now i'm left here dying in the sun."
    Then, he talks about how he is moving on with these lines:
    "Late nights
    Won’t do me justice
    ‘cause when I drink I
    Just get so damn depressed and it’s
    it’s not like I ain’t trying to get over you
    it’s just hard to look at all the seasons pass me over too"
    The guy has been stuck on her, drinking and not sleeping, but he ultimately sees time wasting away (seasons) and decides he is sick of it and needs to move on.
    The last unique stanza leaves me with the impression that he still needs some closure to finally move on, and also he wants to still be friends with the girl.
    "One last
    Phone call from you
    It wouldn’t hurt much
    Just like to hear your voice
    And pretend to touch
    Any inch of you that hasn’t said it all or read it all
    I sung my life away"
    He wants some closing words from her to know it's over, but he also is lovesick. The line "just like to pretend to touch any part of you that hasn't said it all or read it all," i believe he wants to find a fresh part of her that resembles her when they were together, but he realizes that he can only pretend, which is why he sings for relief.

    As for the chorus, it still puzzles me. The title and repeated line "all the stars & boulevards aren't close enough to you" sounds to me like that guy in the song is lost (the reference to stars, like he is lost in space with no direction) and needs direction (boulevards) to her, whether it be a new girl or the old one. And by saying they aren't close enough to her, he could mean that he can't get far enough away from her, but also that he can't find his way back to her heart. The pieces of the chorus that say "I'm all eyes on that home, seem like i'm never coming home" maybe mean something like he sees what he wants, but he can't get it, for reasons i don't kno yet.
    Sorry for typos, please tell me what you think
    insomniac328on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took "all the stars and boulevards aren’t close enough to you" to mean celebrity stars and like hollywood boulevard and that she is involved in that world and he can't seem to reach her there.
    "And you’ll disappear
    To the haze of the city and yourself"
    that's just what I thought the first time i heard it.
    breezybay11on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentclever, breezybay. I like that.
    insomniac328on June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm still waiting for official lyrics (from the band) on this, but I clearly hear the chorus as...

    seems like I'm always on my own
    seems like I'm never coming home
    seems like I'm always on my own
    stars and boulevards ain't close enough for you

    maybe a bit debatable just before "stars..." but I've seen a lot of "all eyes" and "alright" out on unofficial lyrics sites, and I'm going to disagree.

    and I'm leaning more towards breezy's interpretation. I get a very serious vibe of a guy whose girl doesn't like his popularity, and how fame has destroyed their relationship. crazy-good song, for sure. love to blast it with the windows down.
    TwinSigmaon July 11, 2005   Link

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