As a child I knew
that the stars could only get brighter
then we would get closer
get closer
mmm mmm

As a child I knew
that the stars could only get brighter
then we could get closer
leaving this darkness
behind

Now that I'm older
the stars shed light upon my face
but when I found myself alone
find myself alone

Now that I'm older
the stars shed light upon my face
but when I found myself alone
I feel like I, I am blind

Feeling
Feeling
Feeling
Feeling
like I am blind

I wish the stars could shine now
For they are closer, they are near
But they will not present my presence
they will not present my presence

I wish the light could shine now
For it is closer, it is near
But it will not present my presence
And it makes my past and future painfully clear

To hear you now
To see you now
I can look outside myself
I must examine my breath
I look inside
ooooh

To see you now
To hear you now
I can look outside myself
I must examine my breath
and look inside
Because I feel blind
Because I feel blind

Feeling
Feeling
Feeling
Feeling
like I am blind


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    General CommentI love this song. Full stop.
    nineandninetyon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Truly.

    Not to mention that the band is amazing. :D
    Technophobiaon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is absolutely great. not sure what exactly it means... but it works!
    idle threaton September 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is absolutely great. not sure what exactly it means... but it works!
    idle threaton September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDo you guys know if this might have a christian meaning to it at all....I was really hoping they were talking about God in this one...
    bmwx11on January 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is my jam
    kidfortoday70on June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAntony Hegarty sings disco?
    Never would have thought it
    Bloody love it though, wicked song
    ziggyplayedguitaron August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is trully one of the most beautiful.
    the song was written by andy butler and he has stated that it was about being gay when he was a teenager and the advice he would give to himself. its also intresting to note that almost if not all members of the band are openly gay. clearly its a song of hope "the stars could only get brighter". though i think its a song that allows you to take your own message and meaning from the lyrics.
    clarabowon August 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBe still my heart! I adooooore this song. It's dancey, has a soothing rhythm, and of course–the lyrics!

    Everything is about perception and naturally, most listeners and readers will have their own interpretation of the lyrics. That's the beauty and sometimes danger, of music. In the end, only the writer/writers really know the story behind the lyrics–if there was one to begin with.

    Initially, this song was a heartbreak-type song that involved that final stage where you're finally over your ex lover. For whatever reason, things just didn't work out. You're at that point where you finally realize that it's truly over, a painful truth that can be hard to face and a lonely process, at that. That's how my brain processed this song at first.

    But then, I REALLY listened to every word and after reading about its real meaning to the writer himself, it made almost perfect sense! Very introspective song.

    It's about being queer in this society. From a very young age, he had high hopes that things would make more sense–that one day, he'd be able to finally shed light and fully embrace his differentness in order to make existence more enjoyable.

    I don't know, my head is analyzing this song so hard right now! I will have to continue my thoughts in writing at a later time. For now, I shall listen to this song on repeat. Cheers!
    ItsNotMsRon June 01, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationAndy Butler said this song is about growing up being gay. The gay folklore promises young gay kids that when they grow up, move to a big liberal city or school, they will find love, peace, acceptance, a community, and pride instead of the misery ("darkness") they experience now. These are the "stars", that are getting closer.

    I'm pretty sure it's not "present my presence" but "present my present". The stars didn't give this "present". Instead, many gay people are still tormented and broken by their sometimes incredibly traumatizing experiences of bullying, self-loathing and not being accepted, and the gay meccas aren't all that they're cracked up to be. So, you need to look inside yourself.
    Wormsieon January 20, 2016   Link

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