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Rachael Yamagata — Starlight
Album: Chesapeake
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6.7

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Total ratings: 965









Released: 2011
Length: 4:38
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I couldn't see a thing tonight, not one star
Not one star shone for you
I couldn't see a thing tonight, not one star
Not one star shone for you
I couldn't see a thing tonight, not one star
Not one star shone for you
I couldn't see a thing tonight, not one star
Not one star shone for you
I add a little candlelight to get through
Oh, I couldn't see the moon tonight, not one wave
Not one wave was out for you
No, I couldn't see the pale moonlight, not one part
Not one wave was coming through
And I'm terrified to look outside 'cause I need you

Starlight makes it all the same
Low light and I feel the pain
Starlight makes it all a game with you, baby
Starlight and I feel the same
This flight on this aeroplane
I'd jump from a moving train just to keep you
Would you do it for me?

Oh, I couldn't see the sky tonight, not one star
Not one star shone for you
Yeah, I had a real hard time tonight, I still feel your breath
All my love I hold for you
And I think that I've been holding out to hold on to
And I'm terrified to look outisde 'cause I need you

Something about you is like drinking a cold glass of water
Everyone needs a place to go to sometimes
Something about you is like going against Mother Nature
And we'll decide to face her every time

Starlight makes it all the same
Low light and I feel the pain
Starlight makes it all a game with you, baby
Starlight and I feel the same
This flight on this aeroplane
I'd jump from a moving train just to keep you
Would you do it for me?

As I watch you walk across the street
I keep wondering why I can't leave
All the heralds are against me and you
Do you even know a thing 'bout me?
Do you even think about my needs?
'Cause I need you

I couldn't see a thing tonight, not one star
Not one star was out for you
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Some recycling of The Wallflowers' "One Headlight" in the percussion and synth there?
 aspicer wrote:
I think I'm liking this, only I get distracted b/c her voice sounds a bit "over affected" and therefore a bit inauthentic. Know what I'm saying?

 
Yes.  But all the great bits overwhelm anything that resembles 'over affected'.

P.S.  Lots of brave stuff in this piece.  8 out of the gate.  
Wow. 
Great Artist!



Yumm yumm Yamamamma  : P
I like the way she reminds me of Chrissie Hynde
Rock solid.
This gal is good,...and the song ain't too bad either!  An 8 right out of the box.
Love Rachel Yamagata. This song? No. Zzzzz.
The refrain .. da da da "starlight" ... is maddeningy beautiful. 
I can't answer that question ,....here......{#Hearteyes}.....mmmmmmmmyummy.....{#Dance}
 aspicer wrote:
I think I'm liking this, only I get distracted b/c her voice sounds a bit "over affected" and therefore a bit inauthentic. Know what I'm saying?
 
yep. she wants to sound rrrrreally sensual... I'm not buying it... But guys usually dig it.
 aspicer wrote:
I think I'm liking this, only I get distracted b/c her voice sounds a bit "over affected" and therefore a bit inauthentic. Know what I'm saying?
 
what?   she's for real!    listen again............
 socalhol wrote:
amoreena wrote:
              Me likey!

 
Centabor wrote:
  MeTwoeey !!
 
Me Three-eeey!
 



..me catorce-!..
9  yamagata is sooooo good!
amoreena wrote:
              Me likey!

 
Centabor wrote:
  MeTwoeey !!
 
Me Three-eeey!
 aspicer wrote:
I think I'm liking this, only I get distracted b/c her voice sounds a bit "over affected" and therefore a bit inauthentic. Know what I'm saying?
 
Yup. {#Yes}
I think I'm liking this, only I get distracted b/c her voice sounds a bit "over affected" and therefore a bit inauthentic. Know what I'm saying?
This video makes me want to be a very bad boy ...
Check it out - boys. Or girls, too, I guess. (Have to be careful.)
Agreed on the influence of Johnette N of Concrete Blonde.  Speaking of...

 nevar23 wrote:

Agreed. I do like what I've heard from her (here on RP, mostly), but part of me keeps waiting for her to cut loose vocally.

 

MMhmm, I suspect she could give Florence a run for her money.
I keep hearing "She Bop" in the background music.
 rabbi_phil wrote:
similar to, but less gutsy than, johnette napolitano but still fairly listenable,even though the song kinda wimps out in places.
 
Agreed. I do like what I've heard from her (here on RP, mostly), but part of me keeps waiting for her to cut loose vocally.

similar to, but less gutsy than, johnette napolitano but still fairly listenable,even though the song kinda wimps out in places.


So she has a guitar, so what!

Liking this less and less the more it's played. 7 → 3


Hmmm.  Different sound for Rachael.. I like it...
caught my attention...
 amoreena wrote:
Me likey!
 
  MeTwoeey !!

Me likey!
I'm liking it. Interesting voice.

Can't believe that this isn't Fionna Apple. 
Her other songs sound almost exactly like Fionna... 

Sounds great to me...


I like it.
Pretty