When you are lost
You climb to the firing range
Without a lantern in your life
But the star of the age

And in the bright flash
An emptiness burns away
You trade the darkness of your mind
For the star of the age

Surging away from the tower's embrace
You race like a tiger
Relentlessly lashing the days
And leave, in the wake of our wandering lives
The signs we are aging
The houses we drowned in the lake

While a shining world
Believes that, inside of days
All the darkness of our lives
will meet the star of the age

While the buildings fall
In silence and reverie
Among the islands of our minds
Among the stars of the age

Oh shining world!
Where nothing is happening
But what is in our minds
The swelling stars of the age

But still my love
the only relieving light
In the spinning darkness of our lives
Is when I see you again
In the moonlight
In the starlight
In the sunlight
And I believe it again

Lyrics submitted by marabou22, edited by inverarity

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  • +3
    General CommentLove every line in the song. Few songs can make me feel this way...
    ArcAlexon October 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy are there NO COMMENTS ON THIS SONG?
    Shyvanon June 05, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is my personal interpretation, and I don't think this was intended at all by Jonathan Meiburg when he wrote it, but this song reminds me of the Star card in tarot. Common inferences for The Star include hope, healing, inspiration, generosity, serenity, positive thinking... yo, this is inspiring me to make a Major Arcana playlist. Shearwater, you are awesome.
    Surainon September 27, 2016   Link
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    General Commentwhat are the stars of our age?
    brandonjpjon March 04, 2016   Link

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