"The Stars" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
I saw, I saw the stars tonight
Mama, I saw the stars tonight

Mama, I saw the stars tonight
Orion, the plow, are burning bright
Cannot recall of where I drove
An empty lane, the lonely road
Home

I saw, I saw my star tonight
Mama, the stars are burning bright
And it came clear, that the light years
Are here at last

At left, at right.
The death, the life
As all unseen
Came into sight
The pull, the scales
The dark, the light
Mama, Papa, voila! The night!

The night...

So now to the one with the never ending invisible scars,
Look up. Look up! The stars!


Lyrics submitted by MaritheGreat

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    General CommentThis song is fantastically gorgeous. Not quite sure about the meaning, but it makes me love Patrick even more than I did before (and I didn't think that was possible!)
    turnstileblueson October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, I know what you mean!

    This song is probably my hands-down favorite of his for some reason. It's such a simple song. It's not very long, that many of those allusions and poetic lines that Patrick is so famous for, but it's still one of the most memorable.

    I think it's because of the emotion he has in his words. Just the exhiliration in his tone; especially when he sings the final line: "Look up. Look up! The stars!" It's so simple, and the lines are all so short, but the way they fit together give this song a strange and inexplicable beauty.
    MaritheGreaton October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou know;
    i hear:
    "and now to the one with the never ending invisible scars: look up..."

    this sng is beuatiful!!!
    slinkstersarson December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i remember getting lost on the way back from the last show, somewhere in the south of england, stepping off the tour bus in the middle of nowhere, thinking 'what are we doing here? i want to see my family, my friends,' and, exasperated, i lifted my face to the night sky and for the first time in months, i saw the stars. you know when you've been so busy, just keeping your eyes fixed on the road in front of you and suddenly it stops? it's my family's favourite, but for people listening it is different. they have their own moments. when i played 'stars' to my mum, she thought it was about the time when we were six - or at least, i was six, she wasn't - and we were out in the countryside and saw a shooting star. and that's my mum. people who don't know me at all will place different virtues and memories on things that i write."
    playedinstereoon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*sigh* ^^^^^^^

    How can one person hold so much talent?
    MrBlondeIsDeadon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a wonderful song and it's so pretty

    can't really argue with the meaning since its posted in patricks on words up above innit
    planetsoutoflineon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. So simple yet so compelling. There are some sounds there at the end of the song that remind me of Bjork. It would be awesome if they cooperate one day.
    redshoeson March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the meaning of this song is straightforward. But it is just so incredibly beautiful.

    I think sometimes artists put way too much effort in writing verse after verse of rhyming, meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics and fail when really they will never write a song as beautiful, meaningful and thoughtful as this one.

    I love Patrick so much, it is worrying.
    xXlastgoodbyeXxon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the "The Magic Position" album sleeve there's a bit in the lyrics for The Stars that isn't actually in the song, it says, "Now can't you see Grandma up there? Smiling down on us? And can you see grandpa up there? His wheelbarrow gold with rust? We're telling you..."

    So i guess it might also be to do with family that he's lost.
    annie_bishipon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the "The Magic Position" album sleeve there's a bit in the lyrics for The Stars that isn't actually in the song, it says, "Now can't you see Grandma up there? Smiling down on us? And can you see grandpa up there? His wheelbarrow gold with rust? We're telling you..."

    So i guess it might also be to do with family that he's lost.
    annie_bishipon April 21, 2007   Link

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