"The Night Starts Here" as written by and Torquil Campbell Christopher Seligman....
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear

The pleasure pot, the after thought
The missing stone in the graveyard
The time we had, the task at hand
The love it takes to become a man

The dust at dawn is rained upon
Attaches itself to everyone
No one is spared, no one is clean
It travels places you've never been or seen before

The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear

You drop a coin into the sea
And shout out please come back to me
You name your child after your fear
And tell them I have brought you here

The pleasure pot, the after shock
The moment that it takes to fall apart
The time we have, the task at hand
The love it takes to destroy a man

The ecstasy, the being free
A big black cloud over you and me
And after that, the upwards fall
And worry angels after all

I don't know, I don't know

The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear

You drop a coin into the sea
And shout out please come back to me
You name your child after your fear
And tell them I have brought you here

The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear

You drop a coin into the sea
And shout out please come back to me
You name your child after your fear
And tell them I have brought you here

The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear
The night starts here, the night starts here
Forget your name, forget your fear

You drop a coin into the sea
And shout out please come back to me
You name your child after your fear
And tell them I have brought you here



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"The Night Starts Here" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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  • +4
    General CommentStars are notorious for sneaking dual meanings into their songs, most notably through the use of male and female vocalists (most apparent in "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead").

    Here it appears that the male is attempting to leave the relationship, with child being quite an apt metaphor for the new situation. The death of the relationship is the birth of new beginnings. The time we had, the task at hand, the love it takes to destroy a man, the ecstasy of being free all allude to his desire to leave.

    For the female character however it's almost as though she's saying how the male brought this situation on himself. YOU name YOUR child after YOUR fear and tell them I have brought YOU here" -almost as if she feels blamed for the breakup.

    Dropping a coin into a sea is throwing away something valuable which will never return, but also alludes to something like a wishing well. Quite a beautiful reference in my opinion.

    The male character wants out, the female wants him back ("forget your fear"), but realizes that it'll never happen.
    Were we angels after all? I don't know.
    mr-numbon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't believe people keep acting like this is some stars style they've never heard before. it sounds just like everything they've alwyas done
    Hot Summeron July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    Blueberry_pieon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really pretty but not like the Stars I know.
    theALLYnesson July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds very Stars-like to me. Whispery lyrics with a great beat is very Stars.
    popbaby1on July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I guess since it's a new album it doesn't sound familiar...oh, I don't know.
    theALLYnesson July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell regardless of how the song sounds, I think the meaning is something along the lines of accidental pregnancy.

    You name your child
    After your fear
    And tell them,
    "I have brought you here."

    The pleasure part
    The after shock
    The moment that
    It takes the fall apart

    Even the verse:
    You drop a coin
    Into the sea
    And shout out,
    "Please come back to me!"

    Can refer to sperm (coin) swimming along and meeting an egg in the "sea" and wishing it'd come back and had never done that 'cause now there's a baby growin'.
    Silent-ton July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell? How is this not Stars?

    Stars is notorious for their instrumentals, for their soft spoken lyrics, that reinforce a message throughout the entire song, the fact that they can captivate you with an entire song.

    This song is a beautiful way to start an album honestly.

    To go off what Silent-t said, I think it might be. Especially with the album title, and the opening lines that repeat "the night is here / forget your name / forget your fears" kind of allude to this sense of urgency. A "the time is now or never". They might have had sex the night before he left for the war; but I don't think the worry is so much in never seeing her lover again--

    but with bringing a child in the middle of the war.

    "I have brought you here."
    dayloveon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm can anyone who has the whole album downloaded PLEASE send it to me!? miss_jane15@hotmail.com
    mrs-mojo-risinon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favourtie stars songs
    zubbie2000on August 12, 2007   Link

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