"Stars" as written by Theresa Becker-wayman, Emily Camille Kokal, Jennifer Lee Lindberg and Shannon M. Sossamon....
Oh wonderful one why are you like that?
Oh wonderful one why are you like that?
Glow in the darkness, that's how we do it
Glow in the darkness, that's how we do it
Just like the stars upon your ceiling that
Put you to sleep after

Oh wonderful one why are you like that?
Oh wonderful one why are you like that?
Glow in the darkness, that's how we do it
Glow in the darkness, that's how we do it
Just like the stars upon your ceiling that
Put you to sleep after
Just like the stars upon your ceiling that
Put you to sleep after
Put you to sleep after
Put you to sleep after

Close the blind the darkness of your room
In your room
In your room
There's your headache explain it at your talk-talk-talk
Hanging with your feet-feet-feet
Hanging with your feet
Cause here
We are
Apart but not
Again
And again
Again
And again
That doesn't make sense
So put away your tools

Let me show
Let me show
Let me show

And in the end they ask you for
Your reply
Don't you tell them
What you found out
There's time


Lyrics submitted by troublemecca, edited by turninto

"Stars" as written by Jennifer Lee Lindberg Emily Camille Kokal

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    General CommentOh wonderful one
    why are you like that?
    Oh wonderful one
    why are you like that?

    Glow in the darkness
    that how we do it
    Glow in the darkness
    that how we do it

    Just like the stars
    upon your ceiling that,
    put you to sleep afterrrrr.

    Oh wonderful one
    why are you like that?
    Oh wonderful one
    why are you like that?

    Glow in the darkness
    that how we do it
    Glow in the darkness
    that how we do it

    Just like the stars
    up on your ceiling bed,
    put you to sleep after.

    Just like the stars
    up on your ceiling bed,
    put you to sleep afterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Put you to sleep afterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Put you to sleep after

    I'm surrounded in darkness of the room
    in the room
    in your room

    where your head is
    bandaged from the top [echoes] top top top
    clinging with your feet
    clinging with your tears fears

    We are apart
    but not again, and again
    again and again

    Nothing makes us
    So put away your jewels, now
    I'll be
    at your drowning
    at your libation [sung as if to mean LIE -bation]
    you cannnnnn

    and in the end they ask you for....your reply
    don't you tell them....what you found out
    this time

    A guy is confiding in to his best childhood friend/former girlfriend w/benefits
    He's getting married and wants her approval/opinion
    She can't tell him how she really feels
    hence the lines "at your drowning"
    "at your libation" referring to the expected drunkenness to follow the after wedding ceremony

    She knows something about her but can't tell him cause he wouldn't believe her
    that is what the last verse is about
    She knows everyone would think she was just being a past jealous/jilted lover
    It is sung from this place of sadness....
    LateNiteCrawleron July 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy has no one commented yet?!
    I don't know what it's about, but it's a lovely song. :)
    Lihlaaon October 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all, what a wonderful song :)

    I think this song is about a girl, who has a casual relationship with a guy, but she is already secretly in love with him. She is not contented since they can’t be more than what they are now (maybe the guy is permanently with another girl). She is deeply hurt, but still chooses to live like this because it’s the only way she could be with the one she loves.

    Their relationship is compared to the glow in the dark stars on the ceiling. The girl thinks that her desire is unreachable, just like those stars. However, to the guy, their affair is just like the habitual gesture of looking at those stars before going to sleep.

    I’m really not sure about the meaning, but this is how I see it.
    ks09on December 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits pretty chill
    fortunecracker111589on February 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song creates the image of those glow in the dark stars that every little kid ever has on their walls and ceilings; i mean they glow, they're on a ceiling, and they put kids to sleep. I didnt realize there were so few lyrics when listening to it, great song writing!
    DannyG505on February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first line always make me think of twinkle twinkle little star but maybe that's just me...
    irateon February 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this probably doesn't make sense at all, but I feel like they are talking about fake people surrounding you, and how you're a cool person and should try to remain real.

    or maybe its just the drugs talking.
    lemonbobon May 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about an affair
    cce-matin-laon July 28, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI think some of these interpretations are correct in stating that this is about a clandestine romance, but they're wrong about what kind of clandestine romance. This is a song about being queer and closeted and in a relationship.

    "Glow in the darkness, that's how we do it
    Just like the stars upon your ceiling that
    Put you to sleep after"

    "Glow" as in that kind of glow when people get in relationships. They are not allowed to "glow" in the "light", or in the public eye. They can only glow in the dark, where they're hidden. The stars that "put you to sleep after", I'm assuming are putting the partner to sleep after sex. This line sort of indicates that they're in a serious enough relationship to be sleeping next to each other or having sex or both.

    "Oh wonderful one why are you like that?"
    Perhaps the vocalist is asking her girlfriend why she's not being open about their relationship, perhaps indicative of a desire to be open with their friends and family about their relationship.

    "Cause here
    We are
    Apart but not
    Again
    And again"
    They're together in a relationship, in love, but they're apart in front of their family and friends. They're apart in public. They can't openly show love to each other.

    "Let me show"
    Basically, "let me be open about us"

    "And in the end they ask you for
    Your reply
    Don't you tell them
    What you found out
    There's time"
    Perhaps a family member or friend asking the partner in this scenario "are you gay/bi/etc.?" They want her reply. "Don't you tell them what you found out. There's time." She can stay closeted if she chooses, even though she's found at that she's into women. But if she lets it out in the open, then there's no turning back.
    cattnaton February 25, 2014   Link

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