So I was listening to XM satellite radio today and they played the song Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World and it was the perfect song for one of the things that is causing drama in my life. The song Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World is not only exactly what I’m thinking now, but it means a lot because of the way I interpret the song.
The person singing the song talks about some of the guys that she has dated and why she dated them or didn’t date them or broke up with them. Some of them were rich and retired by thirty. They would buy her a huge diamond ring and go cruising on his yacht. Unfortunately for him he couldn’t buy her the one thing that she wanted, the Moon. He did get her stars at his parties all over Europe, but the stars she wanted were ones that were out of his reach. On the other hand she met a guy that was poor but could give her love and devotion. The problem is that what she may not have realized is that even though he could love her, what she thought she wanted was more.
What she never realized was that even though he couldn’t afford the expensive gifts and lifestyle, what he could give her was love and that love is the stars and the moon. The things you cannot reach or touch or own. They are sort of emotions and love because just like love, you can’t own it but you can feel it, want to reach out to it and love it….like the moon where you can see it, want it and love it, but know you can’t have it. So what do you do, go with the money and the guy you like, or the one who is broke but can give you love. What she realized is that she went for money not knowing that he could give her everything but the moon. The guy who was poor is the one who couldn’t give her the expensive gifts and yachts, but what he could do is give her the stars and the moon.
Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World is one of my favorite showtunes to sing a long to and also one that makes me think and sort of sad. Right now I am making the same decision. Date a rich guy who can buy me what I want, even though I support myself and love him for who he is, or do I go for the less well off guy who loves me, but I have to do more and he cannot do what I like to do and can afford.
Anyways, here’s Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World. There are great versions by Betty Buckley and other singers on youtube, but for some reason they didn’t impress me as much as the other singers who aren’t well known. Here is one of the random unknown singers performing Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World. Feel free to share your favorite version below in the comments section.