"All My Stars Aligned" as written by and Anne Erin Clark....
I got all my stars aligned
My amulets, my charms
I set all my false alarms
So I'll be someone
Who won't be forgotten
I've got a question
And you've got the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real

I check my palms
The cracks in teh sidewalk
My visions and my dreams
I cross all my fingers
That you'll be someone
That won't be forgotten
What was your question
I've got the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real

There are no signs
There are no stars aligned
No amulets not a charm
To bring you back to my arms
There's just this human heart
That's built with this human flaw
What was your question
Love is the answer

I do a dance to make the rain come
Smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
Collect the love that I've been given
Build a nest for us to sleep in here
You know it's real


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"All My Stars Aligned" as written by Anne Erin Clark

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this song has many different layers of meaning to it. In order to properly convey what I believe the meaning to be (that is, in my own person opinion) it requires a breakdown of the lyrics.
    The beginning is fairly straightforward. Someone else pointed out something about superstition, and for the most part that is correct. Amulets and charms are generally indication of superstition, in this case, small items that hold some meaning to her - hopes that they will have an effect on the outcome of some situation. The part about false alarms is confusing, most likely it ties back into lyrics further into the song about being human. We all have expectations, distrusting nature. False alarms is a good way of putting it.
    The chorus is purely beautiful. She dances to make the rain come, I.E. she acts a certain way to get what she needs. She smiles to keep everything from falling apart. She takes what she can get as far as love goes, and uses it to keep herself going by telling her that love is the real deal.
    The second part of the song is extremely straightforward, with the exception of the last part. She says she hopes they won't be forgotten, but she already has a hard time staying focused on their needs. "What was your question?"
    And the very last part of the bulk of the song reflects that nothing physical, or superstitious, can correct human nature. Our tendencies of selfishness and illusion ruin a beautiful thing, the only thing that can keep people together for the purpose of this song. Love.

    Then ending chorus, I imagine, is her reflection of the past as she is now alone. Scraping up what love she can find in the rest of the world.
    It might be difficult to handle! But I imagine she doesn't mean just one person. If any of her other songs are an indication (with slight parody aside) she is a fickle lover.
    Loteriaon January 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwell, this site called "song MEANINGS"
    matkojebcaon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fav song so far. so for me to try and explain would probably ruin the song since its so beautiful
    Rachondalooseon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song but i believe the song says "human flaw" not, "human fault"
    fallfancyon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song but i believe the song says "human flaw" not, "human fault"
    fallfancyon December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a bit of a throwback to another era almost, with a modern twist that St. Vincent get's right on the spot everytime.
    Soaron January 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthearing this makes me wonder what person inspired it. the lyrics are heartbreaking, yet classy. beautiful =)
    gababble9008on May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe things we do for love... this song reminds me of myself.
    politicson June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about her having lost someone she loves, and is being silly and superstitious hoping to somehow get that person back, but she realizes that she has to take real action if she wants that to happen.
    bpzon August 15, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about her having lost someone she loves, and is being silly and superstitious hoping to somehow get that person back, but she realizes that she has to take real action if she wants that to happen.
    bpzon August 15, 2009   Link

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