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Stars — Look Up
Album: Heart
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6.7

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Released: 2003
Length: 4:18
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Your friends hold the lullabies
They watch the way the night lies
Soft sounds, heads like a radio
Hearts wrapped in blankets laying low
Hearts wrapped in blankets laying low

You're cold, maybe you just missed the sun
You fall, feeling like it's just begun
So far, keeping it together's been enough
Look up, rain is falling, looks like love

Your boy is like a memory
Some sense of touch and a melody
Your girl, she's a renegade
A hurricane that keeps you there, safe
Hurricane that keeps you there, safe

You're cold, maybe you just missed the sun
You fall, feeling like it's just begun
So far, keeping it together's been enough
Look up, rain is falling, looks like love


You're cold, maybe you just missed the sun
You fall, feeling like it's just begun
So far, keeping it together's been enough
Look up, rain is falling, looks like love

You're cold, maybe you just missed the sun
You fall, feeling like it's just begun
So far, keeping it together's been enough
Look up, rain is falling, looks like love

Rain is falling, looks like love
Rain is falling, looks like love
Rain is falling, looks like love...
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 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Meanders all over the place without going anywhere
 
So do I; I guess that's why I like it.

You're cold, maybe you just missed the sun
You fall, feeling like it's just begun
So far, keeping it together's been enough
Look up, rain is falling, looks like love . . .
I like the Symphonie Fantastique quote!
This feels very Imogen Heap to me.
Stars fell off my radar many years ago, and this song surprises me, it's good
Wow. One of the few Stars tunes I really don't like. How about Fixed, Changes, or even Wasted Daylight? 
A little too dancey for me. (Lazarus will like it, I suspect!!)
Fusion only adds to the con-Fusion.
Stars on 45.

If stars look up, was'sup?


 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Meanders all over the place without going anywhere

 
Where is it supposed to go?  Music isn't required to have a "destination".  Formula is the enemy of creativity.
Time to put this one to sleep.
Like driving west to setting sun and looking in the review mirror seeing her's town vanishing into a distance.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Meanders all over the place without going anywhere
 
True, but I've always loved this little shrug of a song.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Meanders all over the place without going anywhere
 
if you're not in a hurry to get somewhere, it's quite pleasant. like a cup of tea on a rainy sunday morning.

Meanders all over the place without going anywhere

First impression was: Boring.

Seceond impression now is: Boring.


I'll be shocked if this song has never been used on Grey's Anatomy.


Nice
I woke up with this song in my head this morning, but I didn't know the name of it... and was hoping Bill would play it today!  Thanks Bill for being a psychic DJ!  {#Sleep}
{#Meditate}{#Jump}{#Music}
 linz_bobinz wrote:
Yeah! One of my favourite bands!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing Stars Bill & Rebecca!
 

One of my favorites, too!!!  Makes me want to take off my shoes and dance on my desk!  {#Dancingbanana}{#Bounce}
Thanks for playing this..  I was going through a pretty rough time a few years ago, and a friend of mine sent me this cd and it was exactly what I needed at the time.  First time since that I've heard it.. brought me back.

Thought this was Ingrid Michaelson for a sec...
Ethereal...nice...pretty....
Yeah! One of my favourite bands!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing Stars Bill & Rebecca!
Wow...this one is quite nice, I have never heard it before...I love hearing new things that are good. Once again, thanks B and R...
dlaumor wrote:
Je suis bien d'accord
Oye me pendejo. ¿Por qué usted no puede fijar en inglés?
Echinoderme wrote:
Vraiment beau, une belle ballade.
Je suis bien d'accord
This one warms me up...I love it :umbrella: :sunny: :arrowu: LOOK UP
..." Amy Millan 's gorgeous voice is the group's greatest strength — on the bouncy, propulsive "Elevator Love Letter," for example. It's not surprising that Millan has contributed to movie soundtracks ..." xkolibuul wrote:
Dude, get with it, it IS just one chick. Her name is Roz, she's got an apartment above the studio and moonlights with all the bands. I can't believe you didn't know that. :headache:
Echinoderme wrote:
Vraiment beau, une belle ballade.
Mais non, c'est trop barbant. :snooty:
Dude, get with it, it IS just one chick. Her name is Roz, she's got an apartment above the studio and moonlights with all the bands. I can't believe you didn't know that. :headache: jimoore wrote:
Hey - :sleep: :stupid: :stupid: Why do all these chicks sound the same ????
Vraiment beau, une belle ballade.
Hey - :sleep: :stupid: :stupid: Why do all these chicks sound the same ????
bindi wrote:
Wow - not very often do you hear an oboe used in a song. Last one I remember was Peter and the Wolf - like a gajillion years ago. . . .
Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy, but maybe it was an English Horn? :think:
DavidOHilbert wrote:
Quite a cool little song
:yes:
Wow - not very often do you hear an oboe used in a song. Last one I remember was Peter and the Wolf - like a gajillion years ago. . . .
celadonstone wrote:
The background noise sample sounds like music from a movie or TV show in the 50s (here in the States)...wonder what the story is there?
Doubt it made it to the US ( too whimsical ) but I am reminded of a TV show of my youth called Noggin the Nog. The show opened with a similar horn sound... In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale... And those tales they tell are the stories of a kind and wise king and his people; they are the Sagas of Noggin the Nog. Welcome to Northlands, a tribute to Noggin, King of the Nogs and the People of the Northlands.
The "Horn" in question here is an English Horn - i.e. an Alto Oboe in F. That's what Berlioz wrote for - not sure if what is playing here is an English Horn, sounds like an Oboe to me - but close enough!
:meditate:
It's an oboe. The original from Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique is a duet between the cor anglais (hence the horn reference) and the oboe. This uses just the oboe bit. Quite a cool little song
... take heart :pray: look up at the stars!
Freedonia wrote:
I'm an oboist myself, and that's certainly what it sounds like.
eggzaktly! look up 2 the stars!
tnt_thomas wrote:
Any of you older Canucks here that old TV ad for those nature spots in the intro to this tune!!? Gets me every time! What's the instrument, BTW...? :dancingbanana:
Hinterland's Who's Who? I went to grade school with Amy Millan. Everyone used to think we looked like sisters. That shot in the billboard looks like it's her when she was a kid. We look nothing alike now, though!
DigitalJer wrote:
hahah!! I *thought* it sounded familiar!!...and I think it's an oboe.
I am not a Canadian, but Wikipedia says the following: "The track "Look Up" uses a horn solo from the beginning of the third movement of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz." The track "The Woods" contains quotes from the movie "Grey Gardens", the famed cult-classic documentary from 1975.
DigitalJer wrote:
hahah!! I *thought* it sounded familiar!! ...and I think it's an oboe.
I'm an oboist myself, and that's certainly what it sounds like.
tnt_thomas wrote:
Any of you older Canucks here that old TV ad for those nature spots in the intro to this tune!!? Gets me every time! What's the instrument, BTW...?
hahah!! I *thought* it sounded familiar!! ...and I think it's an oboe.
The background noise sample sounds like music from a movie or TV show in the 50s (here in the States)...wonder what the story is there?
tnt_thomas wrote:
Any of you older Canucks here that old TV ad for those nature spots in the intro to this tune!!? Gets me every time! What's the instrument, BTW...?
You're hearing oboe and violins, I'm guessing. Some French horns toward the end. The way her voice is processed reminds me slightly of some of the stuff Imogen Heap does.
A wonderful song in the most genuine sense of the word. :notworthy:
Any of you older Canucks here that old TV ad for those nature spots in the intro to this tune!!? Gets me every time! What's the instrument, BTW...? :dancingbanana:
killer song....
Great tune!
I don't know what the musical term is but I love the flat harmonies or whatever it is.
I f'ing love this song
Rockyinmyradio wrote:
I have one of Kristy's albums.... I guess I need to be brought up to speed with her... what happened? By the sounds of it, not good, eh?
Kristy MacColl Killed In Boating Accident
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Yes. What a tragic loss.
I have one of Kristy's albums.... I guess I need to be brought up to speed with her... what happened? By the sounds of it, not good, eh?
That drum-machine-like hi hat and the horn sound reminds me of Cake.
Also good.
coloradojohn wrote:
Only on RP... Man, hook me up, to the ground of my being! Yeah, Bill. You da teacher, man. Hail, hail! to Bill, King of the digiStreams! :crown:
MCKY wrote:
I like the Stars, and this song brings a welcome reminder of dear Kristy MacColl.
Yes. What a tragic loss.
nick_valensi wrote:
sadly overplayed
I only hear this song RP and I'm not sick of it yet. Actually quite the opposite, I'm liking it more every time I hear it.
I like the Stars, and this song brings a welcome reminder of dear Kristy MacColl.
keemun wrote:
so many times I'll be listening to RP and this really cool song will come on, and I go to find the title and it's this. it gets played a lot, but I'm still surprised and delighted with it every time, so I don't mind. :-)
me too! the more I hear this song the more I like it.
so many times I'll be listening to RP and this really cool song will come on, and I go to find the title and it's this. it gets played a lot, but I'm still surprised and delighted with it every time, so I don't mind. :-)
sadly overplayed
I like it
coloradojohn wrote:
Only on RP... Man, hook me up, to the ground of my being! Yeah, Bill. You da teacher, man. Hail, hail! to Bill, King of the digiStreams! :crown:
How bout I hook ya up to the ground o my house current? Bill you da electrician man!
Only on RP... Man, hook me up, to the ground of my being! Yeah, Bill. You da teacher, man. Hail, hail! to Bill, King of the digiStreams! :crown:
Yea, reminiscent of countless breathy females singing sensitive lyrics, so many that they start to all sound the same after awhile. Too bad I love the genre so much and could listen to it ad infinitum... Speaking of copy cats, Sia just came on; is she Jewel's voice clone? Here we go again... :roflol:
Hmm, the first 3 seconds it started as King Crimson, but then:( Average primitive song
Detlaps wrote:
I don't know if it was intentional, but the opening and recurring instrumentals in this are a direct quote from the Engish Horn solo that opens the third movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. :ask:
I thought it was the from Saga of Noggin the Nog, < Peace be upon him > from the ubiquious TV show of the same name?
cptbuz wrote:
or ivy...sheryl crow...etc..etc... cookie cutter / assembly line music here...nothing special...the lyrics are ho-hum, the canned music awful, I give it a 2.
This from the guy who gave "Thunder Road" a 1...maybe you should tell me what else you think sucks, I think we're on opposite rating scales here or something.
blackpebble wrote:
Sarah Harmer?Hem?Frou Frou? Suzanne Vega?Edie Freakin' Brickell? What are you people smoking? Maybe reminiscent of Kirsty MacColl, though ...
or ivy...sheryl crow...etc..etc... cookie cutter / assembly line music here...nothing special...the lyrics are ho-hum, the canned music awful, I give it a 2.
So is the woodwind I hear there an english horn? Nice.
GOD i see we have the good ol RPlaylist kickin
blackpebble wrote:
Sarah Harmer? Hem? Frou Frou? Suzanne Vega? Edie Freakin' Brickell? What are you people smoking? Maybe reminiscent of Kirsty MacColl, though ... What about Ami Mann??
Sarah Harmer? Hem? Frou Frou? Suzanne Vega? Edie Freakin' Brickell? What are you people smoking? Maybe reminiscent of Kirsty MacColl, though ...
dogpound wrote:
I just bought set yourself on fire, maybe I'll get this next
Me too.
Why do I constantly hear this annoying tune? Not that big of a fan, 5/10.
On tour now
tony620d wrote:
ill thank you to play some NEW music please!
was just thinking that it would be cool to bring back the RP playlist from X month, Y years ago & use it for a week now. (where X, Y is sufficiently long enough ago to be very different from Dec, 2005).
Play it enough, and it will grow on me.
ill thank you to play some NEW music please!
bkrontz wrote:
Maybe I'm crazy, but she kinda sounds exactly like Edie Brickell?
Edie Brickell? Hmmmmm, what about Suzanne Vega?
Detlaps wrote:
I don't know if it was intentional, but the opening and recurring instrumentals in this are a direct quote from the Engish Horn solo that opens the third movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. :ask:
THANK YOU!!!! It was killing me not being able to remember that quote! --LittleMike
Maybe Hem? bkrontz wrote:
Maybe I'm crazy, but she kinda sounds exactly like Edie Brickell?
I just bought set yourself on fire, maybe I'll get this next
this is a cute little song. :)
Maybe I'm crazy, but she kinda sounds exactly like Edie Brickell?
I just love this song!
Darlington wrote:
Based on this and another song heard on RP, this is my next "new" band to explore. Any suggestions?
Both of their albums, "Heart" and "Set Yourself on Fire" are worth buying. From the first, Elevator Love Letter and Death to Death are my picks, along with Ageless Beauty, Sleep Tonight and Set Yourself on Fire from the album Set Yourself on Fire.
Based on this and another song heard on RP, this is my next "new" band to explore. Any suggestions?
Sounds a lot like Sarah Harmer. That's not a bad thing.
Real beautiful voice, as well as an excellent sound coming across the instruments.
PatrickL wrote:
please play more from this band.
Two tunes are being reviewed on the LRC right now - Elevator Love Letter 63% and Soft Revolution 79%. Read in a Toronto newspaper that Amy Milan, one of the two lead singers, has a solo project due out in the next little while. Promises to be great...
I first heard this group on the Alias program in Season 2. "Going, Going, Gone" was a great song and I bought the CD. Also love "This Charming Man" cover (by Morrisey?). Great CD to mellow out to.
jlind wrote:
This isn't Frou Frou?
No, but Bill has blended this one into "Let Go" on several occasions...perhaps that's what you're thinking? Nice tune, not incredible, but not bad either. Certainly pretty good.
please play more from this band.
This isn't Frou Frou?
Really interesting voice - sounds like it has a lot of different colours. Liked it.
Detlaps wrote:
I don't know if it was intentional, but the opening and recurring instrumentals in this are a direct quote from the Engish Horn solo that opens of the third movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. :?
thats what it is. Not sure I like it much, but that quote was bugging me. edit: Cor Anglaise
I don't know if it was intentional, but the opening and recurring instrumentals in this are a direct quote from the Engish Horn solo that opens the third movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. :ask:
I find the album cover, jarring. :fight.gif:
SCprof wrote:
Yuck. Boring.
Oh, I find it serene. I like the underlying gritty timbre of her voice. My standard today is -- can I write to it? Yes I can. So I liked it.
Yuck. Boring.
What does her voice remind me of... :-k Just can't think of it, but I'm going to start the song off with an 8.
Just discovered Stars, love them, and thought they'd be at home at RP so I uploaded this and Your Ex-Lover Is Dead. Interesting lyrics, rockin grooves, pretty melodies. I dig it.
Wasn't expecting this today! Very very good. But then, I'm a sucker for 3/4.