For The Stars (song)

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The stars were so much brighter then
They dim and die
So why pretend the sky goes on forever

But if they fade as science teaches
Poets lose the power of speech
Waste paper, ink and feather

If I'd taken up the trumpet as I should have done
Then I wouldn't be always losing sleep
While I'm trying to make this rhyme

For the stars were so much
They were so much brighter then
If I couldn't put a price on your head
What's the use of me trying for the stars?

The morning comes, the days are just
The time between until the dusk
When we can be together

If I'd taken up the drums and I could play in time
If I had the power, would I be wondering how
I'm ever going to write this down

For the stars were so much
They were so much brighter then
If I couldn't put a price on your head
Then what's the use of me trying for the stars?

For The Stars
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byAnne Sofie von Otter meets Elvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
Arranged byElvis Costello & the Ensemble
MusiciansAnne Sofie von Otter - vocal
Elvis Costello - vocal, Hofner bass
Steve Nieve - piano
Mats Schubert - piano
Johan Lindström - acoustic guitar
Ola Gustafsson - acoustic guitar
Svante Henryson - double bass
Magnus Persson - drums
Michael Blair - percussion
RecordedFebruary 2000-January 2001, Atlantis Grammophon AB, Stockholm and/or Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin and/or Westside Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 19, 2001
AlbumsFor The Stars, 2001
Various Artists collectionsCMJ New Music Vol 93, 2001
Pure Classics, 2003
Relaxing - The Most Beautiful Voices, 2005
Ai Chikyu-haku Presents Love The Earth, 2005
PromosAnne Sofie Von Otter Meets Elvis Costello : For The Stars (Single), 2001 -
Cafe Music Network: Selects - Blends 2001 Vol. 13, 2001
Spiegel - Schöner Hören Vol 07, 2001
Length2:46

First known performance:
June 6, 2001, New York, NY
Last known performance:
June 25, 2014, New York, NY
     (10 known performances)


For The StarsFTS album cover 333.jpg

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Anne Sofie von Otter For The Stars 2001 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk

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