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Liner Notes: 

Because of the science and space angle on a love song I asked @dsweidel if I could put these lyrics to music and she graciously agreed.


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Lyrics by Deanne Sweidel
Baritone guitar tuning down a fourth BEADF#B
Guitar chords : B(E) - o221oo; C#(F#) - 244322; D#addb3b6(G#addb3b6) - 4665oo; D6(G6) - 3554oo; C#add11(F#add11) - 2443oo; Cmaj7addb5(Fmaj7addb5) - 1332oo; A(D) - xxo232; G(C) - x32o1o; F#/E(B/A) - xo444o; E(A) - xo222o;

[B(E)] Billions of stars
Held together
By [C#(F#)] gravitational

Shining their light
Always together
Nothing causes
A distraction

[D#addb3b6(G#addb3b6)] Like the stars in a galaxy
[D6(G6)] To each other we gravitate
[C#add11(F#add11)] And our toxic love shines
[Cmaj7addb5(Fmaj7addb5)] Bright like the sun radiates

Billions of moments
Held together
By a gravitational

In the black hole
Dust and dark matter
Pulling each other down
Into beyond


[A(D)] We’re headed for
Our personal Big Bang
Our [G(C)] universe collapsing
No amnesty

[F#/E(B/A)] The lies poisonous
Pulling us apart
Destroying [E(A)] our love
Our galaxy


Billions of stars
Letting go
It’s time they
Drift apart

Billions of stars
Float away
Like the pieces
Of our hearts

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


tcelliott's picture

I like the lyric, it has that big picture feel reinforced by the grand images. It's a very good angle to write from. And I like the downward chord progression and the finger picked guitar. It seems to work well with the nearly spoken vocal.

billwhite51's picture

i wish i had had you as a singing science professor. you would make it so easy to memorize the facts.

fresh spotless youth's picture

That picking along with the spoken word vocal create an almost hypnotic effect. I didn't expect this to be a song about toxic love. That's a great image and metaphor--this notion that we're pulled by the forces of physics, for good and for ill, I suppose. I like the idea that there can be radiance even in toxic love. I think you've really nailed the idea that a relationship hangs together in a delicate gravitational balance which can, of course, be disrupted, sending everything flying apart

TheTau's picture

Wow! what an ending.
Beatnik whaoooes... on a universal subject
Expansive, unimaginable, and then...
Bam... "like the pieces of our hearts"
Beautifully done... Great Collab

Chip Withrow's picture

Interesting and unexpected turn the lyric takes. I like the directness of the words.
The music makes total sense for the words - ethereal, melancholy. Sounds like someone singing and playing under the night sky.