Little children snuggle under soft black stars
And if you look into their eyes soft black stars
Deliver them from the book and the letter and the word
And let them read the silence bathed in soft black stars
Let them trace the raindrops under soft black stars
Let them follow whispers and scare away the night
Let them kiss the featherbreath of soft black stars
And let them ride their horses licked by the wind and the snow
And tip-toe into twilight where we all one day will go
Caressed with tendrils and with no fear at all
Their faces shining river gold washed by soft black stars
And angels' wings shall soothe their cares
And all the birds shall sing at dawn
Blessed and wet with joy
You and i will meet one day
Under the night sky lit by soft black stars

Lyrics submitted by ilse

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    My InterpretationTo me this is one of the saddest songs ever written. Children in all their innocence, magic and beauty are dying or being sent to their death (into the twilight where we all one day will go; tendrils; angels). The song is about the death of not just one child but many, which to me brings to mind images of the Holocaust (the children tip-toe to their death). Soft *black* stars is a chilling image in itself. So sad, but beautifully poetic.
    sangalongon February 24, 2017   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful lullaby. I really like this song.
    Tyler2004durdenon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with myself. :-D A beautiful yet haunting lullaby. I think it’s about children dying, going on there final journey. Sad and poetic.
    Tyler2004durdenon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery good current 93 cover.
    ilseon February 14, 2006   Link

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