"Under The Stars" as written by Chad Thomas, Benjamin Giddings, Andrew Hayes, Stephen Sparrow and Phil Titus....
You know you look so tired
You're gonna stay up late
Tonight
Under the stars
Oh I'll put you in pride of place

I'm gonna set my sights
I'm gonna set your soul
Alight
Under the stars
Under the stars

So let the street lights shine away
To the breaking of the day
In the morning you'll decay
A little
We've let a lifetime come undone
Staring straight into the sun
Like the barrel of a gun
Under the stars
Under the stars

Been waiting my whole life
For you to come and waste a while
In the dark
In the emptiness of time and space

Been going out my mind
I gotta bring you back
To life
You and your heart
You and your healthy heart

So let the street lights shine away
To the breaking of the day
In the morning you'll decay
A little
We've let a lifetime come undone
Staring straight into the sun
Like the barrel of a gun
Under the stars
Under the stars

You know you look so tired
You're gonna stay up late
Tonight
Under the stars

Under the stars
Under the stars
Under the stars
Under the stars

So let the street lights shine away
To the breaking of the day
For tonight, I love a saint,
A sinner
Yeah I can feel it coming up
Like an ocean filling up
Like a ship through our blood
Under the stars
Under the stars
Under the stars


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    My InterpretationI'm first out on this song appearently!

    I think this song is about a person "rehabbing someone" from drugs or something else that's bad. A lot of lines point to the fact that he or she is helping someone:
    "I'm gonna set your soul
    Alight"

    and

    "To the breaking of the day
    In the morning you'll decay
    A little"

    People that go to rehab often say that it's the hardest in the morning, because that's usually when you used to take your first dose of drugs.

    "We've let a lifetime come undone
    Staring straight into the sun
    Like the barrel of a gun
    Under the stars"

    It says that they've been wrong for a long time (doing drugs) and that's it's really dangerous and a near death-experience (staring straight into the sun, the barrel of a gun).

    "Been waiting my whole life
    For you to come and waste a while
    In the dark
    In the emptiness of time and space"

    I don't really understand this but I think it could be that you've been waiting for a while for this person to take the step and actually stop using drugs.

    "Been going out my mind
    I gotta bring you back
    To life
    You and your heart
    You and your healthy heart"

    This is the part that really points out that someone is helping another person over his drug addictions, 'gotta bring you back to life' and also that although the person used drugs, he's still got a healthy heart.

    "You know you look so tired
    You're gonna stay up late
    Tonight
    Under the stars"

    That someone looks tired and worn-out from the drugs, and that you'll probably have a fucked up sleeping schedule that makes you stay up late.

    I think Under The Stars is a fictional place and that the person who wrote it only pictures this in their head, it's not going to happen for real because the person that's using drugs doesn't want to get help or is just simply too far down the wrong road to get help.
    marylinnxon May 08, 2012   Link

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