"Theme from the Stars" as written by and John T. Williams....
Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to, do you know?
Do you get what you're hoping for?
When you look behind you there's no open door.
What are you hoping for, do you know?

Once we were standing still in time,
Chasing the fantasies that filled our minds.
And you knew how I loved you but my spirit was free,
Laughing at the questions that you once asked of me.
Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to, do you know?

Now looking back at all we planned,
We let so many dreams just slip through our hands.
Why must we wait so long before we see
How sad the answers to those questions can be?

Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to, do you know?
Do you get what you're hoping for?
When you look behind you there's no open door.


Lyrics submitted by Airyca

"Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme from Mahogany)" as written by Michael Masser Gerry Goffin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commentwe carried on. i love it. just keep moving.
    rocklandderekon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwe carried on. i love it. just keep moving.
    rocklandderekon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what this means?
    iamsorryon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song means to give thanks to the stars, or someone looking out for you because you are not alone and when the stars are gone, just carry on and be strong because you have someone who has your back (who is watching out for you).

    "I saw the sun again
    And I was happy to be there with my one true friend" means to be happy to be with that person because they will brighten up your day.

    correct me if i'm wrong!
    iamsorryon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It has that abstract/metaphorical thing to it as with "Ageless Beauty." It's beautiful.

    I think it's about a couple going camping. They stay up gazing at the stars. Then the stars disappear in the cold light of morning. But then they watch the sun rise. Before they finally sleep that night they bid goodnight to the stars [the cosmic universe/God?] and think of the people before them [angels, or perhaps other campers]. The song is also cyclical, "watch the stars descend"......... It's a song brimming with hope, love, wonder and beauty. I think this song is truly Stars' signature song. Calme, luxe, volupte is their motto after all.
    pragmaticon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentumm does anyone know where i can hear this song?
    nikpon January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's on the "a lot of little lies for the sake of one big truth" ep. i can send you a copy of the whole ep or just the song if you give me your email.
    mrs-mojo-risinon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think his is just very simply about the passage of time, and no matter what, the world will keep moving and we all jsut have to carry on. The first verse he's saying the stars are beautiful, but they'll be gone in the monrning. The second verse the next day comes and goes, and he's happy he was with his loved one that day. The last verse he's telling his love to say goodnight to the ones taht have been here before, or all the people in teh world who have passed on up in teh stars, and then watch the stars come back out and start all over. After each verse he says "we'll carry on" becuase as time goes by, taht's all you can do, jsut keep going.

    I love this song s much =)
    kimitalaon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song is about death. The message is: Spend as much time with those you love, doing even mundane things, such as staring at the stars, because one day they'll be gone, and all you can do it carry on. :)
    HarlequinChaoson February 19, 2011   Link

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