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Mel Tormé - Stars



[Chorus]
Stars, they come and go
They come fast or slow
They go like the last light of the sun
All in a blaze
And all you see is glory
Hey, but it gets lonely there
When there's no one here to share
We can shake it away
If you'll hear a story

[Instrumental break]

[Verse 1]
People lust for fame
Like athletes in a game
We break our collarbones and come up swinging
Some of us are downed
Some of us are crowned
And some are lost and never found
But most have seen it all
They live their lives in sad cafes and music halls
They always come up singing

[Chorus]
Stars, they come and go
They come fast or slow
They go like the last light of the sun
All in a blaze
And all you see is glory
But most have seen it all
They live their lives in sad cafes and music halls
They always have a story
[Instrumental break]

[Verse 2]
Some make it when they're young
Before the world has done its dirty job
And later on, someone will say
"You've had your day
You must make way"
But they'll never know the pain
Of living with a name you've never owned
Or the many years forgetting what you know too well
Some make it when they're old
Perhaps they have a soul they're not afraid to bare
Or perhaps there's nothing there

[Instrumental break]

[Chorus]
Stars, they come and go
They come fast, they come slow
They go like the last light of the sun
All in a blaze
And all you see is glory
But most have seen it all
They live their lives in sad cafes and music halls
They always have a story