"Starry Eyed" as written by Jonny Lattimer and Elena Jane Goulding....
Oh, oh, starry eyed (starry)
Starry eyed

Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit me with lightning
Handle bars, and then I let go, let go for anyone
Take me in, and throw out my heart and get a new one

Next thing we're touching
You look at me it's like you hit me with lightning
Ah

Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And everybody goes
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And my body goes
Whoa oh oh ah ah
Whoa oh oh ah ah
Whoa oh oh

So we burst into colors, colors and carousels
Fall head first like paper planes in playground games

Next thing we're touching
You look at me it's like you hit me with lightning
Ah

Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And everybody goes
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And my body goes
Whoa oh oh ah ah
Whoa oh oh ah ah
Whoa oh oh

Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching
Next thing we're touching

Hit me with lightning
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And everybody goes
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And my body goes oh
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And everybody goes
Oh, everybody's starry eyed
And my body goes
Whoa oh oh ah ah
Whoa oh oh ah ah
(And my body goes)
Whoa oh oh ah ah


Lyrics submitted by mamamadeline, edited by janeaparis1

"Starry Eyed" as written by Jonny Lattimer Ellie Goulding

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Ellie Goulding songs, love it!!


    As to what it's about, I read an interview with Ellie the other day and she said this:

    "It's about letting go. As opposed to all the sad and depressing things I write about, I decided to write something about the joining together of people in some kind of euphoric state - be it at a festival, at a show or in a club. I wanted a song that would reach out to people of every background and every enjoyment, whether you enjoy a natural high, taking drugs, drinking or whatever. Because I'm essentially a pop artist I wanted to write a song that everyone can relate to."
    Rowenaaon January 02, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI can't help but to dance this everytime it comes on. I'm laying on my side in my bed trying to move my hips and my brother just walked in and was like, "What are you doing???"
    Gabriellaella23on February 23, 2011   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningShe went from childhood ("handle bars") to falling in and out of "love" -- and then she meets him. And everything else was nothing, because when they touch, there are fireworks in the sky and it's like lightning has hit her.

    I think this pretty accurately depicts true first love that transforms your whole world. You see everything with rose-tinted glasses ("everybody's starry eyed") and you've got that love energy making you glow ("my body glows").

    This is what people talk about when they say "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all," except after you've had a love like this, you're not sure you agree, because it's been five years and sometimes you still think about them, even though you're over them and have moved on.
    rrrrrrruneson March 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah sounds like a bunch of people rolling on E at a dance party, why else would people be "starry eyed"?
    Awhislyleon February 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrilliant song. she's going to be sooo big this year.
    suckmychodeon January 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is actually about physical attraction to the opposite sex, noting to do will love just physical attraction. She said this in an interview that you can find on her vevo page on youtube.
    soupie16on May 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about having sex or some type of intimate encounter with someone you're really really into. I wouldn't say the relationship is serious, but based more in the moment and that "love at first sight" physical attraction.

    It's really catchy though. Ellie Goulding is going to be the next big indie thing.
    lilyloveson September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "everybody glows", not "everybody goes".

    Anyway, brilliant song. Love it.
    silvercrescenton January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMI'M pretty sure this bout th feects of e not only is the video trippy but eveybody is starry eyed n bursting with colors etc great song while rolling n watching da music video as well
    crzyjen319on January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShould listen to Jakwob remix of this song! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

    Ellie Goulding's great, she's gonna hit it! Indie <3
    0KeepTheDreamTight0on February 14, 2010   Link

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