Stars and Rocks

from by Collapsing Opposites

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You thought you could be a star. Now you know you’re a rock.
It’s the same, just smaller and less hot.

A star is just a great big rock.
It gets so big that it gets hot,
and it goes out, out into space,
so we can see it every day.

And the sun is just a star that’s near, and
it fills up our atmosphere,
and we can feel its heat on us
and see its light ‘til it turns dusk.

And night time’s when the stars come out,
if the sky is clear and there’s no clouds.
And night time’s when the rock show’s on;
we’ll rock all night and dance ‘til dawn.

And if all of us are grains of sand,
we’re dust, we’re pebbles, boulders and
I hope that I can be a rock
and good days, then I’ll get hot.

You thought you could be a star. Now you know you’re a rock.
It’s the same, just smaller and less hot.

Up in the mountains a fire is burning
while down in the valley, the people are learning
that there’s a volcano, look at how high the flames go.
They’re directly connected with the size of your ego.
And your expections and how high you set them
will directly determine where the lava is heading.
And out in the islands, I had a vision:
we don’t need the mainland for us to keep living.
And out in the islands, I had a vision:
we don’t need the mainland for us to keep living.
Out in the islands, I had a vision:
we don’t need the mainland for us to keep living.
You thought you could be a star. Now you know you’re a rock.
It’s the same, just smaller and less hot.

credits

from In Time, released January 29, 2010
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sings and plays guitar.
Laura Hatfield plays drums.
Jarrett Evan Samson plays bass and sings.
Jessica Wilkin plays keyboard.
Produced by Mike Gittens and Collapsing Opposites at The Hive, Burnaby BC, 2008-2009.
Mastering by Stuart McKillop.

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