Thursday, November 20, 2014

The night the Stars came out

"We're the Stars, we come out at night!"  That's what Torquil Campbell said as the Stars took the stage at the Loft, in Atlanta, Saturday night, November 15, 2014.

Some of the memorable songs of the night, at least to me, many of which I hadn't heard before.  These are the songs that touched me.


"Stars - Turn It Up"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UJU6grLq9g

Lyrics, from AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stars/turnitup.html


This next song is amazing.  I had never heard it before.  And it blew me away when they played it live.  Just blew me away.

"Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6sjlZdGCpw

Lyrics, from AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stars/holdonwhenyougetloveandletgowhenyougiveit.html
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it... give it... give it.
Reminds me of this quote:
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."  - Lao Tzu
THESE lyrics in THIS song are what I'm talking about, why I love music.  The songs I really like are the ones that express some emotion, maybe some emotion that I'd have trouble expressing in other ways.
The world won't listen to this song
And the radio won't play it
But if you like it sing along
Sing 'cause you don't know how to say it

"Stars - Look Away (Live)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhAHi6wF_Hw

Lyrics, from AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stars/lookaway.html


"Stars - Dead Hearts"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQT2HVfxJu4

Lyrics, from AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stars/deadhearts.html


And then two classics from 2004's Set Yourself on Fire:

"One More Night - Stars"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hZ7fgT0CBU


For this next one they did explicitly acknowledge that they knew what their fans came to hear.  This one is a classic.
"Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Or6-HOveg


And the encore:

"What Is to Be Done?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTrvHVRf0Q

Lyrics, from AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stars/whatistobedone.html
What do we do about that?