"Staring at the Stars" as written by and Michael David Rosenberg....
Tobacco stains our yellow teeth
And all our fingers and underneath
Our fingernails, that clasp on sheets
As we try desperately to sleep

Hearts are sad and eyes are tired
And all this Red Bull keeps us wired
Gives us wings
It gives us rings around our eyes

We put three sugars in our tea
Sit to watch too much day time TV
And laugh at mums
Who don't know who the father is

And all our girlfriends are long gone
We watch too much internet porn
Who needs love
When you've got silicone and strap ons

And beer bloats our spoiled guts
And shit jobs keep us in ruts
And keep us eying up
The what's and ifs and buts and maybes

And falling over in the street
Is just a part of every week
And we lie drunkenly
Just staring at the stars

Remember when they were in reach
And all the teachers used to teach
You can do anything
If you put your mind to it

We put our minds to it all
But disappointment crashed the ball
We could have done anything
But we just never quite knew it

So tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night
Tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night

And tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night
And tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night

Oh oh, so tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night
And tie your scarf on tight
It's to be a cold night


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"Staring at the Stars" as written by Michael David Rosenberg

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    My InterpretationPersonally I think it's saying that his teachers told him he could do anything if he applied himself to it (And all the teachers used to teach
    You can do anything if you put your mind to it). He tried his hardest, but expected things to happen right away and quit (We put our minds to it all
    But disappointment crashed the ball). He let it go and things started turning out kind of poorly for him. He ended up regretting having not waited (We could've done anything We just never quite knew it). So it's kind of a sad song about his regrets in life. Or at least the regrets of the person's point of view that Passenger was writing from.
    Littleredfox16on September 27, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first I thought this song was about some ordinary life and a critical about nowadays lives. But then, this kind of life seems to be this way because of the disappointments of it, like the things he tried but couldn't get and the dreams he used to have.
    TheTallestFanon November 24, 2014   Link

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