Outside looking down on me
Outside the view is so much more

How could I be
Better late than dead

I am more than a noise to be
Stepping through
Moving past collectively

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"Star" as written by Peter Cunnah

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  • +1
    General CommentI get the impression the song is about looking past religion and realizing there is much more out there. I don't really understand the third verse. I like this song becuase it's different from every single Project 86 song that's out there so far. Can't wait to here the new album when it comes out.
    killpopon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA somewhat confusing song, as we have almost no lyrics to work with, but here goes:
    "Outside looking down on me
    Outside the view is so much more"
    How we simply cannot understand God's plan for our lives?
    "I am more than a noise to be
    Stepping through, moving past
    About the infinite worth of an individual?
    "Better late than dead"
    Better to come to God late in life than not at all?

    In conclusion, I think it is about someone who spent their entire life in disbelief because of all of the suffering in the world (see Sad Machines), and as they were dying saw the truth: God's plan is more than we could ever imagine. And so, they came to Christ; better late then eternally dead.
    OneArmedMan86on February 12, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard and nobody's posted a comment?
    AlphaOmegaRXon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about peoples perception of Andrew. Outside people see this awesome writer and performer, but he feels that he is so much less than that
    retardedcorndogon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti ask andrew at a show once what it ment and her acted like he didnt know and told me to ask randy cuz it was "his song" well then i ask randy what it was abotu and he said he didnt really know that andrew just wroet it for him ... fe wyear slater andrew wrote his book ist all down hill from here and in the book he quotes "better late then dead" while talking about how radny was always late and the band was always late for shows... that what i come up with
    sxedanthemanon September 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that the third verse means (if this is referring to Christianity) that he knows he's more than just part of the noise and wants to be more than just "another Christian," and when he steps through and moves past collectively, he's moving past the collective... Or the group of those luke-warm Christians. He knows that God can use him for more. I dunno. Wild guesses.
    knocloo27on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe its about how god is always watching
    xBleedBlackxon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm glad other people see something in this song. It is one of my favorite songs and unique in that I like it mostly for the emotion conveyed and not so much for the lyrics specifically.

    btw I always thought he was saying "stepping through a moving past" as if a person was living life with the attitude that it is all going to be the past.
    collider85on June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty cool. really unique... even for Project 86... the vocals don't sound like Andrew though... I don't know if it's him or not.
    Jonfoolon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a side note, Randy has just a wonderful singing voice. This song makes me tear up a little every time.
    OneArmedMan86on February 12, 2020   Link

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