The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Henry Tizzard, Richard James Parkhouse, Nicole Dash Jones, Cheryl Ann Cole, Daniel Spencer
album: Track 4 in album The Next Day
release date: 2013-3-8
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length: 3:57
assistant engineer: Kabir Hermon, Brian Thorn
engineer: Tony Visconti, Mario J. McNulty
guitar: David Torn, Gerry Leonard
bass guitar: Gail Ann Dorsey
drumset: Zachary Alford
strings: Antoine Silverman, Maxim Moston, Hiroko Taguchi, Anja Wood
baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
acoustic guitar: David Bowie
contrabass clarinet: Steve Elson
recorder: Tony Visconti
strings arranger: David Bowie, Tony Visconti
mix: Tony Visconti
producer: David Bowie, Tony Visconti
choir vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey, Janice Pendarvis
vocal: David Bowie

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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

  • 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