David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Lyrics

David Bowie The Next Day cover art
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Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

We live closer to the earth
Never to the heavens
The stars are never far away
Stars are out tonight

They watch us from behind their shades
Brigitte, Jack and Kate and Brad
From behind their tinted window stretch
Gleaming like blackened sunshine

Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

Waiting for the first move
Satyrs and their child wives
Waiting for the last move
Soaking up our primitive world

Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

Their jealousy's spilling down
The stars must stick together
We will never be rid of these stars
But I hope they live forever

And they know just what we do
That we toss and turn at night
They're waiting to make their moves
For the stars are out tonight

Here they are upon the stairs
Sexless and unaroused
They are the stars, they're dying for you
But I hope they live forever

They burn you with their radiant smiles
Trap you with their beautiful eyes
They're broke and shamed or drunk or scared
But I hope they live forever

Their jealousy's spilling down
The stars must stick together
We will never be rid of these stars
But I hope they live forever

And they know just what we do
That we toss and turn at night
They're waiting to make their moves on us
But the stars are out tonight

The stars are out tonight
The stars are out tonight
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Next Day
  • 2 Dirty Boys
  • 3 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
  • 4 Love Is Lost
  • 5 Where Are We Now?
  • 6 Valentine’s Day
  • 7 If You Can See Me
  • 8 I’d Rather Be High
  • 9 Boss of Me
  • 10 Dancing Out in Space
  • 11 How Does the Grass Grow?
  • 12 (You Will) Set the World on Fire
  • 13 You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
  • 14 Heat
  • 15 So She
  • 16 Plan
  • 17 I’ll Take You There


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, TINTORETTO MUSIC
    writers: David Bowie
    album: Track 3 in album The Next Day
    release date: 2013-3-8
    popularity : 166 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Krautrock
    length: 3:57
    producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
    vocal: David Bowie
    mixer: Tony Visconti
    engineer: Tony Visconti and Mario J. McNulty
    guitar: David Torn and Gerry Leonard
    acoustic guitar: David Bowie
    choir vocals: Janice Pendarvis and Gail Ann Dorsey
    recorder: Tony Visconti
    strings: Maxim Moston, Antoine Silverman, Hiroko Taguchi and Anja Wood
    strings arranger: Tony Visconti and David Bowie
    baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
    drumset: Zachary Alford
    bass guitar: Gail Ann Dorsey
    assistant engineer: Brian Thorn and Kabir Hermon
    contrabass clarinet: Steve Elson
    lyricist: David Bowie
    composer: David Bowie
    Album Information
    label: ISO Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 887654747426
    script: Latin