"Stars" as written by and Minogue/stannard/peake/harris....
Is it asking too much to be given time
to know these songs and to sing them
Is it asking too much of my vacant smile
and my laugh and lies that bring them

But as the stars are going out
and this stage is full of nothing
and the friends have all but gone
for my life my god I'm singing

We'll take our hearts outside
Leave our lives behind
I'll watch the stars go out

Is it asking too much of my favorite friends
to take these songs for real
Is it asking too much of my partner's hands
to take these songs real

Is it asking too much
Is it asking too much

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"Stars" as written by Steve Hillier

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  • +1
    General CommentLacuna Coil have done a great cover of this.
    Iscarioton July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song that evokes such specific thoughts. To me, the song is of the end of the world. I imagine that nuclear war has started and the singer in the verses is saying "is it to much to ask to have a little more time to do the things I wanted to do with my life". But of course, she knows in her heart that it is too late and that everything she has known will be destroyed as the bombs fall. So, she says to her companion, let's go outside and watch it happen..... Wait for the end. When I listen to her sing, I can really put myself in that situation, where it's all coming to a stop and there's nothing to do except be frustrated at what might have been and done, and wait for the inevitable. Read "The Forge of God" by Greg Bear, or watch "Miracle Mile" and you'll capture the sentiment the song conveys exactly. A beautiful and sad song.
    shufflefarmon September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat an amazing song - it's beautiful and i love it!!
    sazchopson February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is an amazing acoustic version of this song on the UK CD2 of No More Talk (also includes acoustic versions of Elevator Song and Not Once Not Ever) or email me if you want to hear them.
    Onlineon October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs that the version sung to an orchestra, with sound effects of a thunderstorm at the beginning? I love both versions.
    Urban Cannibalon September 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about understanding or her need from her friends, fans, and lover to understand her. It is quite obvious.
    "Is it asking too much to be given time/ to know these songs and to sing them" Here she emphasizes the fact that the time is short, and all that she wants is to do the thing that she loves most, to have time to write a song, to learn the stanzas and to sing them for the public. She wants to share this simple, but in the same time, majestic feeling with everyone.
    "Is it asking too much of my vacant smile/ and my laugh and lies that bring them" These 2 lines, I figured she is not completely sure of her genuine feeling toward what she wants to share with the others, because she already knows that many people don't understand her, and they come at her concerts for fun. And like she says further - 'Is it asking too much of my favorite friends/ to take these songs for real' / 'Is it asking too much of my partner's hands/ to take these songs real' - it is too much to ask them for understanding? so she finds another way to be happy, and she brings us the key for happiness, and that consists in the fact that we should be listening more to our hearts, we have to have a collective awareness of the universe, and aiming for the stars is a step forward to beatitude. Just like she says below.
    "We'll take our hearts outside/ Leave our lives behind/ I'll watch the stars go out"
    I hope you like my review!
    Ana-Maryaon March 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me this is about death and saying goodbye. And hoping that everyone understands the meaning of the songs at her funeral.

    I find it really moving.
    PlatoSayson January 01, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentcool........ i love it...... i wanna break free!
    tigresson March 13, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think its an all right song, i personally think that the Lacuna Coil cover is 100 times better.
    RhettBon April 13, 2009   Link

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