On a tear
Under siege, under oath
Anna Lee, won't you come?
Strap yourself to my side

With our will in disguise
We've got more lives
Than I ever dreamed
You could own at one time

There's a shake with the shock
And a gift off with them
They carry the dust of the failing wisdom
For you, there's not any warning
For you, there's not any warning
And love is five in the morning
For you, there's not any warning

On a tear
Cautiously we advance
Anna Lee, won't you come?
Pass the torch, bring your hands

Yes and no
There's no right, but we have no
Better light to see through
To our star bodies go

There's a shake with the shock
And a gift off with them
They carry the dust of the failing wisdom
For you, there's not any warning
For you, there's not any warning
And love is five in the morning
For you, there's not any warning

Now take me to where your sister lives
Take me to where your sister lives
Take me to where your sister lives
Take me to where your sister lives

On a tear
Far from home by a thread
Anna Lee, what's been said?
Has to say between us

Call me over
I trust we lay here
Until we must make our break
To our star bodies go

There's a shake with the shock
And a gift off with them
They carry the dust of the failing wisdom
For you, there's not any warning
For you, there's not any warning
And love is five in the morning
For you, there's not any warning

Until we skip through the towns
To the bright sweet past on
And bury the dust of the failing wisdom
For you, there's not any warning
For you, there's not any warning
And love is five in the morning
For you, there's not any warning

Now take me to where your sister lives
Take me to where your sister lives



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Star Bodies song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentWHY they never play it live, i'll never know.
    cityclasson April 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's having an affair with Anna Lee. I think her sister is his actual girlfriend.

    "On a tear far from home by a thread
    Anna Lee, what's been said has to say between us "

    Surlyglamrockon December 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe they are talking about going into a dream-like state - " ...make our break to our star bodies go..."

    Star bodies are who they are in this magical place, where they can act on impulse, not thinking of all the things they've been told to do, and leaving those people who have told them to do those things - "There's a shake with the shock
    and a gift off with them
    they carry the dust of the failing wisdom "

    And your sister's there in this dreamland too.

    Ahh! I don't know. The New Pornographers are just too amazing to figure out. I love the whimsical imagery of this song.
    Lost the Ploton June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song can be interpreted as purely about sex.
    thetownhaloon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I think this song can be interpreted as purely about sex. "
    With Anna Lee
    Bustedon August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep. Definitely about sex. Could be about a threesome too. Involving Anna Lee's sister?
    JerrBearon March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYesss sex. "Won't you come strap yourself to my side?" Completely agreed. And love IS five in the morning. Is "we have star bodies babe, why don't we do something about it?" an appropriate pickup line?
    raiseyourvoiceon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so underrated.
    cityclasson April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCome on, there is no meaning. All New Pornos songs are just stream of consciousness gibberish that they pick to fit the tune of the song. Don't read into it too much, just enjoy.
    mikaelmmmon October 07, 2015   Link

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