"Different Stars" as written by and Anna-lynne Williams....
So you'd sing a lullaby to get me to sleep
So it's no surprise my eyes are never heavy
For I've not seen you in the flesh for so long
That I'm not sure we would know each other at all

Oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
And I know you don't think twice wherever you are
Oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
And I know you don't think twice wherever you are

So I will hum alone, too far from you
All that I say now is nothing to you
We will lie under different stars
I am where I am, and you're where you are
You're where you are

Oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
And I know you don't think twice wherever you are
And I'd ask if you're alright wherever you are
And do you think of me, you might, wherever you are


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"Different Stars" as written by Anna-lynne Williams

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    General CommentTo me, this song is the ultimate song about unrequited love. The person singing is, after all this time, still yearning for that loved one, even though he or she does not feel the same way or no longer does.

    "the weight it must be light wherever you are." Unlike you, that person feels no burden, has no heavy heart over all of this, while you suffer the burden of still loving he/she regardless. At this time, things have either gone so bad or you have waited so long that all that you say now is nothing to that person. In the end, you are left to hum this sad tune by yourself, in utter resignation. In the end, you accept that you two are simply on different paths, under different stars.

    Despite the fact that listening to this song is like sticking a hot poker into an open wound for me, I cant help but listen to it repeatedly. Besides the awesome lyrics, the mellow yet solemn tone of the singer's voice is just absolutely captivating. Definitely one of the best if the THE best song by them.
    dark_eyeson February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think I have heard a song better capture the absolute feeling of heart ache one feels when they realize that the person they love most in the world doesn't even care for them. It is something that I'm experiencing right now and despite the fact that this is one of the saddest songs I have ever heard, it makes me feel a little better to know someone else knows what it is like to suffer like this. There is no worse pain than being in love with someone who doesn't feel the same.
    pogueson November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of those songs that no matter how happy you are, when you hear it, you automatically feel sad. So powerful and heartbreaking.
    off_by-hearton January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And i know you don't think twice wherever you are" those words kill. They are so heartbreakining to me. I love this song however. I love trespassers william so much, every song is amazing.
    Balidollon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think I have heard a song better capture the absolute feeling of heart ache one feels when they realize that the person they love most in the world doesn't even care for them. It is something that I'm experiencing right now and despite the fact that this is one of the saddest songs I have ever heard, it makes me feel a little better to know someone else knows what it is like to suffer like this. There is no worse pain than being in love with someone who doesn't feel the same.
    pogueson November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song may be about a loved one who has died. not a lover, but maybe a parent; because of this:

    "So you'd sing a lullaby to get me to sleep
    So it's no surprise my eyes are never heavy
    For I've not seen you in the flesh for so long
    That I'm not sure we would know each other at all"

    like a parent might sing lullabys. this person has obviously been gone for a long time.

    "Oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
    And I know you don't think twice wherever you are"

    might indicate this person is in heaven, with no more cares or worries.

    "So I will hum alone, too far from you
    All that I say now is nothing to you"

    because they can't hear her where they are and earthly concerns are no longer of consequence.

    "We will lie under different stars
    I am where I am, and you're where you are
    You're where you are"

    it hints at a different circumstance of existence. as in the two cannot be together for physical reasons, like being on two different existential planes, rather than emotional reasons.
    zratedon May 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy goodness...my goodness.
    slinkstersarson March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsad song.. yep i agree unrequited love all the way..makes me sad :(
    hello13on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit is about unrequited love. but its an unrequited love that used to be requited.

    I think its similar to yeahyeahyeah's "maps" or postal service's "such great heights" which are songs about long distance relationships caused by touring.

    i think its about a failed long distance relationship.
    darkeyes had it right using the word "captivating" this song just takes my breath away.
    quietgreyeyeson November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song, it means so much to me. This whole 'different stars' album is amazing. She has such an amazing voice, yet, heartbreaking.
    chetta6on June 07, 2007   Link

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