Starlight cover
Starlight cover

Starlight Lyrics Meanings
by The Wailin' Jennys

Singer/Songwriter
2006
379

Starlight Lyrics

I have come back to you broken
Take me home
And my body bears this trouble
Take me home
Take me back to my beginning
Before the hell of night set in
And I came to this border
Take me home

I have toured the endless starlight
Take me home
I have shattered under midnight
Take me home
There are no vultures in this clearing
Except the ones who brought me here
And I'll no longer feed them
Take me home

Kingdom come, their will was done
And now the earth is far away
From any kind of heaven
Hallowed be these frozen fields
And every single one of us
Still left in want of mercy
Take us home Now the bells stand still and hollow
Take me home
And no one has come to mourn me
Take me home
Find me where I close my eyes
Beneath this sky of power lines
And let me see us clearly
Take me home

Kingdom come, their will was done
And now the earth is far away
From any kind of heaven
Hallowed be these frozen fields
And every single one of us
Still left in want of mercy
Take us home

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

What's Your Interpretation?

Attach an image to this thought

Drag image here or click to upload image

Thoughts & Meanings

I saw the performance of this song at the Strand in Rockland, Maine. It is about Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths." These deaths were caused by members of the Saskatoon Police Service, officers of which arrested Aboriginal men (usually for drunkenness and/or disorderly behavior), drove them out of the city in the dead of winter, and abandoned them there. The practice was known as taking Aboriginal people for "starlight tours."

End of content

That's all we got for #

Lyrics Discussions

Hot Tracks

by Lil Donald

0

4