I lit a fire with the love you left behind
It burned wild and crept up the mountainside
I followed your ashes into outer space
I can't look out the window
I can't look at this place

I can't look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars
Up on heaven's boulevard
And if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
So I, I can't look at the stars

All those times we looked up at the sky
Looking out so far we felt like we could fly
Now I'm all alone in the dark of night
The moon is shining
But I can't see the light

And I can't look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars
Up on heaven's boulevard
And if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
So I, I can't look at the stars

Stars
Stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars
Up on heaven's boulevard
And if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
So I can't look at the stars


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    General CommentGrace, on a recent VH1 Storytellers, tells the meaning behind this song. She said it started as a song she was just writing about loss, but halfway through it she realized she was writing about a friend of hers. Her touching description was that her friend was out of control and compared it to a balloon you would lose as a kid, where you try to go up on a step, or a ladder to try and catch it before it was lost. That's where the lyric "if I know you at all, I know you've gone too far" comes from.

    This to me is about loss and taking that loss very hard, to the point where one can't "look at the stars" because it's too painful.

    This song is beautiful and simple, and Grace playing it on the piano is so beautiful!
    chemsamon November 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely gorgeous song. Shows that young artists can write and sing beautiful songs. To me, the song is about remembering a loved one, who is lost to death, Alzheimer's, alcohol, drug, or otherwise.
    trainwreck2000on November 22, 2012   Link

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