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Song about a Star

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He cut your strings so that 
A
he could float - lit by lights, lifted by 
E
alcohol
  
over acres of 
Bm
loving coast, far away from your 
D
lonely ghost. 
E
  
Now he’s 
A
cool and all, floating anchorless. 
E
Ports of call:
  
where it’s fabulous, 
Bm
after all of this watching him
D
self just crawl. 
E
Chorus:
F♯m
Think 
A
you 
D
see 
A
him? 
E
He’s not there, that’s just 
Bm
light that’s not yet 
D
dead.
F♯m
Wait 
A
two 
D
ho
A
urs and 
Bm
watch what’ll be there in
F♯m
stead.
  
Was he 
A
small and cold, like a ring you call 
E
up from home,
  
held so tightly his 
Bm
limbs went numb, worn away between your 
D
finger and 
E
thumb?
  
Well, now he’s 
A
bought and sold. Cry his call number 
E
down the phone,
  
he can’t hear you - he’s 
Bm
on his float, waving down to the 
D
folks at 
E
home.
F♯m
Think 
A
you 
D
see 
A
him? 
E
He’s not there, that’s just 
Bm
light that’s not yet 
D
dead.
F♯m
Wait 
A
two 
D
ho
A
urs and 
Bm
watch what’ll be there in
F♯m
stead.
A
As the cameras love 
Bm
all of his faces,
  
they 
F♯m
hide all the traces of 
Bm
you in his 
D
heart.
A
Stand in line to hold 
Bm
forth on his grace,
  
but you 
F♯m
won’t even get a head-
Bm
start,
  
get a 
D
head-start.
instrumental - like the verse
  
As his 
A
close-up comes cascading down from 
E
bove,
  
the eyes of a nation in 
Bm
love are looking on all of their 
D
hopes held 
E
up.
  
And the 
A
words that some screenwriter counted and 
E
chose,
  
and then set in their sequence and 
Bm
froze,
  
unfreeze on his tongue as he 
D
speaks for all 
E
of us
  
but 
A
one. And honey, he’s 
E
gone.
  
And baby, he’s 
Bm
everyone’s. In the 
D
dark sky 
E
tonight,
  
cast your 
A
eyes on the dim 
E
light
  
that he will 
Bm
become. You’re like 
D
every
E
one
  
who 
F♯m
thinks 
A
they 
D
see 
A
him.
E
He’s not there, that’s just 
Bm
light that’s not yet 
D
dead.
F♯m
Wait 
A
two 
D
ho
A
urs
  
and 
Bm
watch what’ll be there 
F♯m
instead.
F♯m Bm A
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