"Star" as written by and Rachel Zeffira....
So they've made you a star
Now your head's in a cloud
And you're walkin' down the street
With your feet are off the ground

They read in the press all about your success
They believe every word they've been told
After all you've been through tell what will you do
When you find yourself out in the cold
Ah, tell me Ah, tell me

When you appear on the stage
There's a standing ovation
You really live out your performance
You're the biggest sensation

You breeze through the door and when you take the floor
You expect to have it all to yourself
After all you've been through tell me what will you do
When you find yourself back on the shelf
Ah, tell me Ah, tell me

You breeze though the door and when you take the floor
You expect to have it all to yourself
After all you've been through tell me what will you do
When you find yourself back on the shelf
Ah, tell me Ah, tell me


Lyrics submitted by law4

"Star" as written by Rachel Anne Santesso Rachel Zeffira

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    General CommentI think the meaning is pretty obvious; it's a cautionary tale about fame. The lyrics begin by saying, "they made you a star," showing that it's the mood of the crowd that decides who's a star, not the person's talent or innate qualities. It goes from there to remind the person that fame is passing, and one day they'll be forgotten ("back on the shelf," "out in the cold"), so they better have a plan for the inevitable falling of their star.

    As in all Gerry Rafferty's work, the tune and the words work together well to portray the feelings in the lyrics. This is a song you can listen to over and over without getting tired of it.
    law4on March 14, 2009   Link

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