"Higher Than the Stars" as written by and Kurt Feldman Peggy Wang....
Shitfaced, fumbling in a dark place, drinking in the last days
This street looks just like the next street, bumblefuck on repeat
This time you should have stopped but where’s the fun?
The outcome, the only friend you ever had is setting off with a rich son
So sure she was like a brother ’til you dropped another
So sure you kept it under covers, until you knew you loved her
Now you can’t think straight, because you’re not straight
In the back of her mothers car
No secret’s too safe, and how you can’t stay
In the back of her mother’s car
No secret’s too safe, and how you can’t stay
Higher than the stars.


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"Higher Than The Stars" as written by Kip Berman Alexander Arthur Naidus

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    My InterpretationI always thought that the song was about a teenage girl discovering that she loves her best friend and coming to terms with being gay, the friend leaves for college and gets a boyfriend.
    opulenceon October 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyric "because you're not straight" is referring to his state of mind (or sobriety) rather than his sexual orientation. I think this song is about a kid who's been best friends with a girl since a very young age, and then experiences puberty ("'til you dropped another"), leaving him with feelings for her. He then suppresses these feelings ("so sure, you kept it under covers"), until one drunken night (in the back of her mother's car).
    drdoeon July 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about being Sad and Gay, and the pain of keeping those Sad Gay Feelings secret.
    yergieon September 29, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"In the back of her mother's car" Just love that line and that whole part of this song in particular... :D
    Music_Is_Emotionon November 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. It really just captures the essence of a drunken teen angst state, where everything just doesn't make sense anymore, but you want to love on someone.
    KEEPLIVINGITon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who usually sees himself as gay but realises he's in love with his best friend who is a women
    Moongooseson February 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with drdoe. However, I think the line "'til you dropped another" possibly refers to ecstasy or some other drug. I feel that the song is about love and drugs as the title and lyric "Higher Than the Stars" alludes to. Perhaps, he doesn't really think he loves her unless he's on drinking and on drugs. He's probably in a very confused state from the chemicals.
    Cool Cozon March 04, 2011   Link

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