"Starlight" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Far away
The ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

The starlight
I will be chasing a starlight
Until the end of my life
I don't know if it's worth it anymore

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Let's conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

Now I'll never let you go
If you promised not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

Far away
The ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

And I'll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms
I just wanted to hold


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"Starlight" as written by Matthew James Bellamy Matt Bellamy

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    MemoryI just wanted to share a recent experience with this song, and what it means to me. My fiancee died Easter 2011, and the past year was really horrible for me. Lately, though I've been doing a bit better, I've been afraid to move on with my life, because I don't want to leave behind our connection and everything we had together.

    Last weekend, a friend of ours had a dream in which she was having a party. All our friends were there, except me, because I was depressed and didn't feel like being around people. At one point, she noticed someone in her computer room, and when she went in, it was my boyfriend. He sat her down in front of the computer, and asked her to tell me something for him. He started playing a video of this song, with the lyrics. At one point, he pointed to the screen and said "This is very important". As he touched the screen, the words began to glow. The line was "I'll never let you go, if you promise not to fade away. Never fade away."

    This experience has helped me so incredibly much, and the song has so many levels of meaning for me. I know he was telling me how much he always loved me, and still does, and that he'll always be with me, that in moving forward I won't lose him. I also feel like, in the part that says "Let's conspire to alight all the souls that would die just to feel alive" he was telling me that I make a difference in the world, just by being who I am, and that I still have a reason for being here, even though he's not. He doesn't want me to stop being myself, because of feeling sad without him. He always said he loved my passion for life and my charisma, I know he wouldn't want me to go through life all dulled down and depressed.

    I'd heard this song before, but never paid much attention to the lyrics. To me, this is what the lyrics mean. It's talking about someone who's dying, but he wants his girlfriend to know that she was what was really important to him in this life, and that he'll always be there, loving her, and that she should go on shining her own unique light in the world, just like always, because maybe she could make a difference in someone else's life. "Black holes and revelations" describe to me what someone goes through when they lose the person they love, and all the "hopes and expectations" they had together are gone. But it's a message of hope, more than loss. It's the missing piece that helps me go forward now, and is a song that reminds me of him without making me feel sad, like all the others do.
    bohemianbansheeon February 09, 2012   Link

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