One Bright Star

One Bright Star

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So I haven't done a skirmish yet only because logistically it just hasn't worked out. So I have a little time this afternoon and caught the 3:00pm skirmish and the prompt, "Bright Star" and thought I'd give it a shot...I added to the prompt a bit.

Lyrics: 

One Bright Star

It’s 2:00am
Why can’t I sleep
I look up thru the skylight
See a world above me

It’s like a greeting
In the thick of night
When the moon and planets
Say hello, it’s alright

[ch]
Oh, one bright star
Is all it takes
Makes me wonder
What’s real, what’s fake
Oh, bright star
I’m not a kid anymore
But shine your light on
What life is for

It seems so simple
Just live and love
But my heart gets so tired
Everyone’s in a rush

Old friends I see
Haven’t changed that much
And old lovers I think of
And how we all lost touch

[ch]
Oh, one bright star
Is all it takes
Makes me wonder
What’s real, what’s fake
Oh, bright star
I’m not a kid anymore
But shine your light on
What life is for

[br]
Even without answers I’ll persevere
It’s a lonely road but I’m not the only one here
I try to remember I really do
All the different windows we’re looking through

[ch]
Oh, one bright star
Is all it takes
Makes me wonder
What’s real, what’s fake
Oh, bright star
I’m not a kid anymore
But shine your light on
What life is for

©2020 Kristi McKeever



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

I love the sweetness and sincerity in this! Just beautiful in every way!

coolparadiso's picture

Very nice write, don't forget to post in the actual skirmish so others know its here.

dzd's picture

Oh this is great! especially love the first verse.........moon and planets saying hello! it's alright!
amazing line in the bridge too about trying to remember all the windows we're looking through
great skirmish!

splittybooms's picture

Not until this skirmish did I realize the emotional impact just READING LYRICS has on me when it comes to stars.
This touches on a lot of things I feel when I see a star in the night sky. I no longer can see them from my bed, but I used to be able to - and sometimes it gave me that same peaceful wonder and reflection you write about here, and I was able to drift off to sleep.
This also touches on how the stars affect us as kids, and still even into adulthood.
Effective write for this reader.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very beautiful, relatable lyrics Kristi. I like the story unfolding and the thoughts you are sharing. Amazing writing.

artyredsocks's picture

Again, am in awe where a title takes people!!

Jyllian's picture

Have to agree with spittybooms. Even just as a lyric these words are powerful.

johnstaples's picture

What a wonderful set of lyrics this is! I really love what you did with this prompt! Such a well structured and ready-to-sing song! Your lyrics are touching and deep. My favorite line refers to "All the different windows we’re looking through"! Ain't that the truth? Nice work!!!

AndyGetch's picture

I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then I read this and experience a perfect resonation with my internal vibes right now Smile .

corinne54's picture

Your bright star illuminated, and reminded you of the past, while looking towards the future. Nicely done!

Marilisa's picture

Your lyrics have some lovely imagery in them - I really felt that pang of looking up at the stars and realising you're no longer a child!