"Vein of Stars" as written by Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne....
Who knows?
Maybe there isn't a vein of stars calling out my name
No glow from above our heads
Nothing there to see you down on your knees, umm hmm

Twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven (twenty years in the future)
Off in the future maybe there ain't no heaven
It's just you and me and maybe it's just as well
And if there ain't no heaven maybe there ain't no hell?

Who knows?
Maybe there isn't
A vein of stars calling out my name
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Calling out my name (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Calling out my name


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"Vein of Stars" as written by Steven Gregory Drozd Wayne Michael Coyne

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    General Commentit made me think the first time i heard it, that, i and we, need to treasure what we have..if we don't enjoy what there is now, we'll never be able to enjoy anything. theres so much beauty in the world. a vein of stars..that makes me think of a river of starlight, guiding you. maybe we need to make our own river of stars. our own beaten path to dreamland, because heaven is right here and now.
    armsaimedatthe_sunon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems like the vein of stars is referring to constellations, and that its using astrology to talk about superstition in general. Its considering the concept that maybe life isnt predetermined, despite your horoscopic astrological sign, and maybe neither is death. 25, 26, 27 could be just numerology and more superstition, or it could very well be wayne has hidden some treasure somewhere and these are the coordinates. I wouldnt put it past him.

    Do you live for death, or do you live for life? Should you be a good person because you are scared what will happen to you when you die, or should you do it for another, maybe less self-centered, reason. Maybe you might not need to worry about it anymore then?
    shmortisborgon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Nothing there to see you down on your knees" = "No god listening to your prayers.

    Meh. I think that if you can accept death as the END, then that can make you a strong and happy person.

    I think "25, 26, 26," is just the writer lying on his back counting stars in the night.
    Lionboyon July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe there isnt?
    FurryPlaneton March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVein of stars, I'm guessing this is referring to a higher being? To fit in context with the rest of the album...fear of death, maybe this is asking do we fear death because of a higher being?
    Yanakuon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me sad. "And if there ain't no heaven, maybe there ain't no hell" ok then so what's the point? There's just nothing after this life? That thought makes me sad. Is that what he's saying, that this is it, there's nothing more than this life? I can't fathom that. It would just seem like such a waste.
    amc175on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHumans need reason. We weren't meant to understand everything, but it still tortures me that if we need reason, then why can't we have it? Maybe it's about finding comfort even if there isn't heaven or hell. In "The Spark that Bled", it suggests that religion might just be a form of comfort.
    rockandrollprinceon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHuman beings, as we are now, can never really understand the afterlife or our place in the universe so to try and figure it out or judge it is just bogus. At least that's what I think it means.
    Bonehead XLon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone have the tabs for this song? ultimate-guitar has some, but it's in some strange f6 tuning that i've never heard of. anyone have simpler tabs?
    Synergisticon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmc- if there ain't no heaven, then that means there probably ain't no hell... which is a GOOD thing, since according to the doctrine of the Abrahamic religions, if there was a hell, most of us would go there. So look forward that all that's going to happen when you die is that you're going to rot, and not burn in hellfire for ETERNITY. I happen to think it more comforting that life ends when it ends, it is the end of all joy, true, but it also is the end of all suffering. Life isn't a waste, you just have to make the most of what you have while you're here. Maybe you'd survive after your death but in a different fashion- maybe leave behind a legacy or something to that effect. Anyway, I wish this song was there for me a couple years ago when I started questioning my own faith. I think it would have comforted and eased my transition into atheism, but who knows?
    billvmc2000on December 22, 2006   Link

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