Perfect Songs: St. Vincent – “All My Stars Aligned”

Wow, this song is beautiful.  My friend Kyle pointed this out to me a few years ago, and when going back and listening after reading this great piece, I remembered just how perfect this song really is.  With piano flourishes, background vocals from a lost opera, James Bond strings, and a voice that has enough heartbreak in it for both sides of the relationship, Annie Clark delivers a gem that grows with every listen. A long lost letter to a forlorn lover and a beacon of hope for people placed in the same situation, “All My Stars Aligned” is amazing and awe-inspiring with a deep message within.  I don’t want to write any more or I might ruin it.  Just close your eyes and listen…

St. Vincent – All My Stars Aligned

Now read the lyrics and go to the myspaces for goodies!

i read the signs
i got all my stars aligned
my amulets, my charms
i set all my false alarms
so i’ll be someone
who won’t be forgotten
i’ve got a question
and you’ve got the answer

i do a dance to make the rain come
smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
collect the love that i’ve been given
build a nest for us to sleep in here
you know it’s real

i check my palms
the cracks in the sidewalk
my visions and my dreams
i cross all my fingers
that you’ll be someone
that won’t be forgotten
what was your question
i’ve got the answer

i do a dance to make the rain come
smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
collect the love that i’ve been given
build a nest for us to sleep in here
you know it’s real

there are no signs
there are no stars aligned
no amulets no charms
to bring you back to my arms
there’s just this human heart
that’s built with this human flaw
what was your question
love is the answer

i do a dance to make the rain come
smile to keep the sky from falling down down down down
collect the love that i’ve been given
build a nest for us to sleep in here
you know it’s real

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