Starlight

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"Starlight"
Starlight cover
B-side by Weezer
Album Hash Pipe
Released May 15, 2001
Format CD
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 3:20
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 549
COR# 241
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"eb/Gb/Cb/Bb"
(RC# 548)
"Starlight"
(RC# 549)
"Castles in the Sand"
(RC# 550)
Hash Pipe (Int. retail CD single) track listing
"I Do"
(2)
"Starlight"
(3)
"Hash Pipe" (Jimmy Pop Remix)
(4)
Hash Pipe (UK retail CD single) track listing
"Hash Pipe"
(1)
"Starlight"
(2)
"Hash Pipe" (Jimmy Pop Remix)
(3)
Island in the Sun (JP retail CD single) track listing
"Teenage Victory Song"
(2)
"Starlight"
(3)
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Alternate Cover
UK Hash Pipe single
UK Hash Pipe single

"Starlight" is a Green Album outtake that was released as a b-side.

Appearances

Overview

"Starlight" was one of the fourteen Green sessions tracks that was leaked prior to the album's release, and was a contender to make the album's final cut. Like all the other songs from the early MP3 leak, "Starlight" appeared in unmastered and unedited form with a total length of 3:28. The officially released B-Side version on various Hash Pipe singles was edited down to 3:20, omitting the "Whoa, that's not enough" section after the final chorus.

In July 2011, after over 10 years, an Argentinian promo CD from Universal Music (Argentina) including the early edit of the song, fully mastered, was found on eBay by a Weezer fan and shared on Allthingsweezer.com. At the time, it was thought to be the only known official and physical release of any of the early edits of the Green Album songs. However, this early edit can also be found on a German 5-track Green Album promo sampler by Motor Music.

These promo releases may also indicates that all the songs may have been edited after the mastering process. So odds are that lossless and mastered versions of the early edits indeed exist and were possibly used for other promo releases.

Zed cover

The song was covered a year later by the New Zealand-based band Zed, whose version was released on the soundtrack to the Rob Schneider vehicle The Hot Chick and as a CD single. Rivers Cuomo was apparently flattered, calling Zed's arrangement an improvement.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

That's alright
That's OK
I'll keep holding on today
'Cause I'm waiting for the starlight in your eyes

No more faith
No more hope
All that I can do is grope
For a shred of loving care from my girl

The pain you felt has burdened you
You can't feel loved
I'm glad that I have been with you
But that's not enough

In your arms I would be
Overjoyed as any boy
Holding on to what he loves
Oh-so-much

Feel your touch every night
When I dreamed to be alright
There you are in front of me
With your smile

The pain you felt has burdened you
You can't feel loved
I'm glad that I have been with you
But that's not enough
Whoa, that's not enough

The pain you felt has burdened you
You can't feel loved
I'm glad that I have been with you
But that's not enough

In your arms I would be
Overjoyed as any boy
Holding on to what he loves
Oh-so-much
Holding on to what he loves
Oh-so-much
Holding on to what he loves
Oh-so-much

See also