"Wishes and Stars" as written by Harper James Simon and Ben Okri....
Everyone seems so certain
Everyone knows who they are
Everyone's got a mother and a father
They all seem so sure they're going far
They all got more friends than they can use

Except me 'cause I'm a fool
I'm as simple as a bee
As a melody in C
But it don't matter
There are more wishes than stars

Every guest
So pleased with themselves
They're brimming with success
Their whole life's been blessed
But it doesn't matter

Everyone's been on a holiday in the sun
Or they just got back from one
All they do is just have fun
They all got more friends than they can use

Except me 'cause I'm a fool
I'm as simple as a bee
As a melody in C
But it don't matter
There are more wishes than stars

I'm not too certain about many things
I'm not too sure who I am
I ain't got no mother and I ain't got no father
I ain't got no girlfriend to hold my hand

I'm slow like the trees when they grow
I'm sluggish like the ocean when it moves
I'm plain like water or like rain
But I shouldn't complain 'cause it don't matter

There are more wishes than stars
More wishes than stars


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"Wishes and Stars" as written by Harper James Simon Ben Okri

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about how everyone thinks that their problems are worse than everyone else's. In reality though, every has their own wishes and dreams, but their aren't enough "stars" to go around. Harper Simon sings about how everyone else has so many friends, "more than they can use", and they all "just have fun". In the end he accepts that his life is good on the scale of things, and he is willing to accept that everyone has their problems, and wishes can't be granted to everyone. He has to just accept what he is given.
    berkeleyGon August 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA lovely song about perceptions...external and internal and about how on one hand he feels life has passed him by or that his lucky stars has eluded him. In the end he realizes "they" are just like him at the core and that their "complicated (and materailistic) " life is challenging his simple life (unsuccessfully).
    DCdougon April 02, 2014   Link

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