Lost In The Stars

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Before Lord God made the sea and the land
He held all the stars in the palm of his hand
And they ran through his fingers like grains of sand
And one little star fell alone

Then the Lord God hunted through the wild night air
For the little dark star in the wind down there
And he stated and promised he'd take special care
So it wouldn't get lost again

Now, man don't mind if the stars grow dim
And the clouds blow over and darken him
So long as the Lord God's watching over him
Keeping track how it all goes on

But I've been walking through the night and the day
Till my eyes get weary and my hair turns grey
And sometimes it seems maybe God's gone away
Forgetting the promise that we heard him say

And we're lost out here in the stars
Little stars, big stars
Blowing through the night
And we're lost out here in the stars
Little stars, big stars
Blowing through the night
And we're lost out here in the stars

Lost In The Stars
Words byMaxwell Anderson
Music byKurt Weill
Performed byElvis Costello with The Brodsky Quartet
Produced byHal Willner, Elvis Costello & Brodsky String Quartet
Arranged byMichael Thomas
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedJanuary 20, 1994, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto
ReleasedAugust 1997
AlbumsThe Juliet Letters (Rhino reissue), 2006
SoundtracksSeptember Songs: The Music Of Kurt Weill, 1997
Length3:56

First known performance:
February 22, 1993, Glasgow, Scotland
Last known performance:
April 27, 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
     (14 known performances)


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