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Astronomy

lyrics by Jeremy Kidd, music by Hal Lewis



(riff)

Take the things that you're dreaming of
Fit them to the scheme of the stars above
Do it right and it might and it might show you ways
To read between the lines of what your baby says

The lights that light the end of the evening
Mark the edge between waking and dreaming
And electric-fingered light dislocates the night
When will the sky grow clear?

Katy told a story but Katy lied
She trusted in a future on the other side
And Katy had a mother used to sit her on her knee
And sing la-de-la-de-la-de-la-de-la, la-de-la-de-la

(8 bar break)

Oh - looking for adventure with the living dead
And "Pull the curtains tight" were the words she said
And let me run my fingers through your short dark hair
Send shudders down your backbone, shivers through the air

The lights that light the end of the evening
Mark the edge between waking and dreaming
And electric fingered light dislocates the night
When will the sky grow clear?

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The Plough, the Pole star and the Plaeides
Dance around their handbags, singularities
Let me run my fingers through your short dark hair
Read between the lines of what your baby said

The lights that light the end of the evening
Mark the edge between waking and dreaming
And electric fingered light dislocates the night
When will the sky grow clear?

The lights that light the end of the evening
Mark the edge between waking and dreaming
And electric-fingered light dislocates the night
When will the sky grow clear?



 

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The - for us - somewhat complicated chord changes in the choruses came from messing around with the buttons on an old accordion.   Hal

The truth is like an onion; it has many layers and can make you weep.   Jeremy

"Starlight" - not the real title, but I always think of it as this. I remember the four of us doing the backing vocals at Fairview and making an almighty mess of it. Still love the lyric, with lines such as "and electric-fingered light dislocates the night."   Matt

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