If you be my star I'll be your sky
You can hide underneath me and come out at night
When I turn jet black and you show off your light
I live to let you shine
I live to let you shine

But you can skyrocket away from me
And never come back if you find another galaxy
Far from here with more room to fly
Just leave me your stardust to remember you by

If you be my boat I'll be your sea
A depth of pure blue just to probe curiosity
Ebbing and flowing and pushed by a breeze
I live to make you free
I live to make you free

But you can set sail to the west if you want to
And past the horizon till I can't even see you
Far from here where the beaches are wide
Just leave me your wake to remember you by

If you be my star I'll be your sky
You can hide underneath me and come out at night
When I turn jet black and you show off your light
I live to let you shine
I live to let you shine

But you can skyrocket away from me
And never come back if you find another galaxy
Far from here with more room to fly
Just leave me your stardust to remember you by

Stardust to remember you by


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Boats and Birds song meanings
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  • +3
    My InterpretationI see this as being about a parent's feelings for their child. I find it to be very comforting, almost maternal. Here is my interpretation.

    "If you be my star I'll be your sky
    You can hide underneath me and come out at night"

    I will protect you and keep you safe.

    "When I turn jet black and you show off your light
    I live to let you shine
    I live to let you shine"

    When I step back and let you go off on your own (or at the very least, start to explore the world on your own), I want you to be who you are, and be independent and stand on your own two feet.

    "But you can skyrocket away from me
    And never come back if you find another galaxy
    Far from here with more room to fly
    Just leave me your stardust to remember you by"

    You can go off on your own, if you want to. Just make sure we can stay connected. Last line there can also mean, make sure you make an impact on me that I can remember you by.

    "If you be my boat I'll be your sea
    A depth of pure blue just to probe curiosity
    Ebbing and flowing and pushed by a breeze"

    Another statement of the desire to protect and nurture. For me, this line of the song makes me feel very safe, like I am wrapped up in someone's arms, trusting them completely (Like a mother)

    "I live to make you free
    I live to make you free"

    Again, even though I love you, I want you to grow and be independent.

    "But you can set sail to the west if you want to
    And past the horizon till I can't even see you
    Far from here where the beaches are wide
    Just leave me your wake to remember you by"

    As stated above, you can be on your own, separate from me, if you want to.

    If you be my star I'll be your sky
    You can hide underneath me and come out at night
    When I turn jet black and you show off your light
    I live to let you shine
    I live to let you shine

    But you can skyrocket away from me
    And never come back if you find another galaxy
    Far from here with more room to fly
    Just leave me your stardust to remember you by

    Stardust to remember you by
    icemanof92on January 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song so much its one of my favorites.
    i use to sing this song to a dear dear friend of mine who passed a few years back. and it wasn't until i heard it after his funeral that the meaning of this great song changed completely for me. i felt connected to it on a more personal level. to me, now, this song is talking about finally accepting the loss of a close friend or family member. always loving them for who they were but knowing that they are in a more beautiful peace world, and living on... for them... knowing that that is what they would want for you.
    redundant123on March 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy friend ordered their album from them. I can't believe they're not signed.

    I think this song is about being completely devoted to someone but knowing that he/she doesn't care for you that much and knowing he/she is going to leave you some day.
    nervous ticon December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about..liking/loving/caring about someone so much, that you would do anything for them, even if it means making yourself look bad..or to just be willing enough to do so..or whatever.. and even if they dont want to be with you, and if they leave you, your willing to let them go, because as long as they are happy, you will be happy. and the memory you have of them will still be there for you to remember and be happy that you are able to have those memories of them..if that makes sense? idunno..its kinda obvious really, what the meaning is.. great song :)
    juliecantswimon April 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy girlfriend was uhm.
    She was having a bad day.
    So I called her, and sang her this song.
    And she says she thinks of that now whenever she hears it.

    She also calls me her star :]

    Though secretly she is mine.

    And basically I interpret it as, I'm her's.
    I live to make her happy, to make her talents stand out, and to try and help her do everything she ever dreamed of.

    But if she finds someone better.
    And she decides that they're better for her than I am, and that they would make her happier than I could.
    Then if she leaves me for them, I would understand.

    Because I can't honestly expect her to stay with someone like me.
    When she's someone like her.

    Well uhm, that's my interpretation, molded in to my life.
    heh n__n;
    BirdsandBoatson October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with redundant123. My boyfriend passed away on 1-11-11 and an ex of mine had me listen to this song and I teared up so bad that I couldn't speak. It's a beatiful song and I believe its about loving someone so much, and accepting and being happy that they're in a better place. Rest in peace Sean. <3 :')
    wickedandwonderfulon June 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I really think this song is about letting her lover go because she thinks he can do better than her, even though she loves him dearly. She thinks he deserves better than her.
    rizzoyon September 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I live to let you shine
    But you can skyrocket away from me
    And never come back if you find another galaxy
    Far from here with more room to fly"

    I feel that this song talks about how you would do anything for that one special person that you love, but if that person wanted to leave you and end the relationship for something better, then you'd at least want their friendship and the memories to cherish. Aka "Just leave me your stardust to remember you by." That's what I feel it means. Thank Y'all and have a great day...
    Mucicalone28on October 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentbest song ever.
    xmonikaxon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcutest song i've heard in a while.
    on impotenceon December 20, 2005   Link

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