"Written in the Stars" as written by Elton John and Bernard J.p. Taupin....
I am here to tell you we can never meet again
Simple really, isn't it, a word or two and then?
A lifetime of not knowing where or how or why or when
You think of me or speak of me or wonder what befell
The someone you once loved, so long ago, so well

Never wonder what I'll feel as living shuffles by
You don't have to ask me and I need not reply
Every moment of my life from now until I die
I will think or dream of you and fail to understand
How a perfect love can be confounded out of hand

Is it written in the stars, are we paying for some crime?
Is that all that we are good for, just a stretch of mortal time?
Is this God's experiment in which we had no say?
In which we're given paradise but only for a day?

Nothing can be altered, oh, there is nothing to decide
No escape, no change of heart, nor any place to hide
You are all I'll ever want, but this I am denied
Sometimes in my darkest thoughts, I wish I'd never learned
What it is to be in love and have that love returned

Is it written in the stars, are we paying for some crime?
Is that all that we are good for, just a stretch of mortal time?
Is this God's experiment in which we had no say?
In which we're given paradise but only for a day?

(Is it written in the stars, are we paying for some crime?)
(Is that all that we are good for, just a stretch of mortal time?)
Is this God's experiment in which we have no say?
In which we're given paradise but only for a day?


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"Written in the Stars" as written by Tim Rice Elton John

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    General CommentThis is also song in the musical Aida. I cried so much when Ramedes and Aida were singing this.
    not_that_valleyon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch a wonderful song. I really love it. Can't understand why nobody has replied?
    I love the idea of it, how love is maybe a God's experiment, in which we're given paradise, bu only for a day. And then we suffer all our life.
    Makes you wonder how small and unimportant you and your feelings are in this endless universe.
    rumion January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about how unfair life can be when you lose smeone who died too young.
    lostcleeon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy guess and opinion? The first verse speak about, forbidden love between two star crossed lovers by long distance relationship. or even they have decided to break off because they can't live in a world of lie and broken relationship.

    Second is how and why does a relationship will be broken even though they are soul mate and perfect for each other. She's pray and hope for everlasting love but thwart by unknown fate (case of Aida that is both empire fighting against each other).

    The chorus translate as fate thwart their relationship as the crime might be refer to belief, religion or even race. As love is god's experiment means god controlling the time and fate of human being hence they were never to meant with each other even though they are a perfect match. Paradise for a day? Self explanatory: Their love never meant to be forever.

    Fate? Nothing can be altered and nothing to decide, means this will never be an everlasting love for this star-cross lovers.
    All that I denied is either one of them have decided to break off because of the difficulties of their relationship have to be end.
    What it is to be in love and have that love returned somehow suggested that it was their first love and usually when it related to first love it is usually attached with love at the first sight, hence the first impression is a soul mate and glimpse of eternal love since this were their first love and hoping for both people to have the love return!
    TheRioton March 02, 2011   Link

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