"When the Stars Go Blue" as written by and R Adams....
Dancin' where the stars go blue
Dancin' where the evening fell
Dancin' in your wooden shoes
In a wedding gown

Dancin' out on 7th street
Dancin' through the underground
Dancin' little marionette
Are you happy now?

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover's tongue
In a lullaby

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue
The stars go blue, stars go blue

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"When the Stars Go Blue" as written by R Adams


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  • +5
    Song MeaningThe stars going blue refers to the shift of the light of the stars. When the stars are moving away from us, the light appears red and the universe is expanding. When the stars go blue, the universe would be collapsing back in on itself. Thus when her universe collapses in on itself and her relationship is failing, he'll be there for her. Pretty clever stuff!
    crowscallon January 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'm really not sure what it means, but I absolutly love it to death!
    marmarthecarebearon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the corrs and bono covered this....am i right?
    Mandyon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTim McGraw also did a cover of this, and it was actually the first version that I heard. Now that I've heard Ryan Adams' version, I love it to death. I just can't get over the amount of emotion he puts into his songs that most artists these days leave behind.

    But if you haven't heard Tim McGraw's version, I would highly recommend looking into it. It's different, but I honestly think it's nearly just as good as the original.

    Anyway, I really wish I knew for sure what the meaning behind this song, cause it's just so damn beautiful.
    BasketOfFishon February 14, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationAs someone said, this is about a woman who got married but is unhappy. The first two verses point to that. She's dancing in her wedding gown, she's a marionette and he almost sarcastically poses the question to her if she's happy.

    He is still in love with her and wants her to know he'll always be there for her,

    "laughing with your pretty mouth, laughing with your broken eyes, laughing with your lover's tongue
    in a lullabye"

    She's faking happiness.
    cubbyblueson April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that when you're feelin really lonely, there's always that certain someone that you can go to for comfort.
    Molon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commento. i LOVE this song. i think the lyrics mean that you love someone and you never want them to be lonely. and i think "when the stars go blue" means that when the bright sparkly things turn cold and hard... i'll follow you and help you w/out the sparkles. haha... no sparkles.
    pomegranatesROCKon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDid they? That would be an interesting combination... ;)
    Lilac Wineon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit was 0.o;; especially that part where they were dancing while that girl jammed on the violin/fiddle/whatever.... 0.o;;
    painting with musicon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh god. that cover is AWFUL. the ruined it. ryan adams is a genious when he plays this song... but god, bono and the corrs really know how tom ruin a truly great song.
    pomegranatesROCKon May 25, 2002   Link

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