"Stars All Seem To Weep" as written by and Beth Orton....
Stayed true to the things I knew when I was younger
And food and love was all but left to hunger.
'Cause when I stray from my truth as I grow older
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger.

I think about you on a moonlit night
And the stars all seem to weep.
When there's so much to lose
There's never any time for sleep.

Look at me doing all these things without you.
We always left a new world untrue.
Where was it we tried hard not to go to?
I think that's how I finally came through.

All the things we took for granted
The words still live on in my head
All the times I took for granted
All the words I never said.

I think about you in the moonlit night,
And the stars all seem to weep.
When there's so much love to give,
There's never any time for sleep, yeah.

So I stayed true to the things I knew when I was younger
And human life was all but left to hunger,
'Cause when I stray from the truth as I grow older
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger.
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger.

Living without you
Living without you.
Living without you, oh.


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"Stars All Seem to Weep" as written by Elizabeth Caroline Orton

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  • +1
    General Commenthow come nobody has bothered to comment on Beth Orton?

    she's brilliant! she brings to mind PJ Harvey on Prozac.

    i adore this song. her most 'trip-hop'sounding one to date. it's about loss.
    roger wilcoon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant, as are most Beth Orton's songs. Ace lyrics, ace voice. Woo Woo. Matt xx
    MattBGon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, she's got a great way way in writing ...and music..and the voice is *more or less* unusual to hear, dont you think ? thatz why I like her.
    AgathaKavkaon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think she's an important artist because unlike pj harvey and liz phair (both to varying extents, certainly not absolutes) she's not afraid to be exposed for a woman. Sometimes PJ Harvey seems like she feels the need to be independent whereas Beth Orton embraces intimacy and longing as a woman...she doesn't treat it as a sign of weakness but an element of being human.
    lunchboxthegoaton October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song it began my love affair with Beth's music.
    mia713on April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourites, just beautiful...as for the meaning...mourning, looking back on a past love.
    missmeon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is how i feel when i grieve for my mother
    straightlineson August 27, 2008   Link

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