"Star" as written by Bryan Adams, Robert Lange and Michael Kamen....
What cha wanna be, when you grow up
What cha gonna do, when your time is up
What cha gonna say, when things go wrong
What cha wanna do, when you're on your own

There's a road, long and winding
The lights are blindin', but it gets there
Don't give up, don't look back
There's a silver linin', it's out there somewhere
Everybody wants an answer, everybody needs a friend
We all need a shinin' star on which we can depend
N' so tonight we're gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before (to find what you're looking for)
There'll be times, in your life
Ya when you' be dancin' n' shit, but you ain't gettin it
But don't get disillusioned, no, don't expect too much
'Cause if what you have is all you can get just keep on
Tryin', it just ain't happened yet
Everybody wants to be winner, everybody has a dream
We all need a shinin' star when things ain't what they seem
So tonight we're gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before (gotta get where you're headed for)

Everybody wants some kindness, everybody needs a break
We all need a shinin' star when things get hard to take
So tonight we're gonna wish upon a star
We never wished upon before


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by karinaespinoza

"Star" as written by Robert Lange Michael Kamen

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Memoryyes i also do believe this is a very beautiful song i was in the hospital room nearby my great grandpas side when he passed away and i was listening to this song but what rele gets me is that he gave me a little coin that says shoot for the moon and even if u miss you'll land among the stars so to me this song is about friendship or that special someone who will help u along the journey thru life and all the obstacles youll over come.and i dropd out of school to take care of him so to me this song says that the road ahead is gunna be hard and not to give up and its time for me to grow up and finish my life and he will be ther by my side like i was there always by his.and he is my hero and my shinning star!!!
    JoshuaAnneon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA great song about growing up and learning how to find yourself. It is about that special friend that helps you along the way, the one who holds you up when you fall and holds a mirror when you can't see yourself anymore. They help us lift our heads just enough to find that star to wish upon.
    Nickyon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis would be a good grad song!
    CherryLoveron September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav bryan adams songs. definitely about growing up, facing challenges, dealing with consequences, and hoping for great things.
    ScottyTon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song about encouragement and not giving up, and people will always be there to guide you throug life.

    My favourite song of all time. I have ellected it as my funeral song.
    koenigseggon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is wonderful, i think, as you mentioned, it's about finding yourself and friends and stuff, and as a matter of fact, it means a lot to me as in many situations, i wouldn't have known what to do without friends... and this song kinda reminds me of it, i dunno.... anyway, the song is really beautiful and has a great meaning to me, these word really mean something, i wanna say- it's not just like_ oooh, baby, i love, and stuff... not that i wouldn't love these songs as well,:-D, but i think sometimes the meanigful songs are more helpful or special, it depends on my moods and stuff...... :-D
    BAfanon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song ever since I heard it on the movie Jack. :) I don't remember what made me look him up, cause I haven't listened to him in like five years at least, but yeah, I love the oldies.. this reminds me of being a kid.. :/
    daintyfacade___xon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. I like thinking it is about frienship and everything already mentioned, but I also listen to it and it makes me think of a funeral and celebrating the life of a lost loved one. Someone very special to everyone, now they'll wish on that person, that star. It's an odd why of looking at it I suppose - but I like all interpretations of the song.
    splendiditon April 14, 2009   Link

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