Startled By Stars

by The Burning Glass

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The second single from out forthcoming album 'Happiness Is Egg Shaped"


Startled by Stars

I've been in love a few times I've had toothache twice 25 pairs of glasses
Through which I have made several observations
Number 1 there's a shit-ton of everything you cannot hope to take it in
Like glimpses of the weaving wings of starlings murmurating
2 the world is wider than the travel agents would have you believe
Through a glass darkly we see mostly what we expect to see
3 the journey is within you
4 you’ll never arrive
5 do what makes you happy
6 look up at the skyline

It's startled by stars look up at the sky line it's startled by stars

I don't need to make great works of art I am content to be a part of other people's stories -I don't need undying glory
I've never backpacked round the world or padded barefoot through the Taj Mahal
But I was there in Frensham ponds when 100000 frogs born
We didn't know where to put our feet and we didn't know where to our feet and we didn't know where to put our feet
So look up at the sky line it startled by stars
I've been in love a few times and I bet I could have bathed a bison in my tears
I dipped my thimble in the deep bidet 40000 years of human knowledge
I've been to six form college and though I'm thick as porridge
I've made several observations.

It's not what you do it's what it does to you.


released August 4, 2017
Written by Edwin Brooks, arranged by The Burning Glass, Kizzy Brooks, Nina Harries, Joseph Trudgeon, Edwin Brooks. Recorded and produced by Peter Miles.



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The Burning Glass London, Ohio

Edwin Brooks writes songs that tell stories and make people laugh, jiggle about and even occasionally cry. The band use tuned percussion, ukulele, fiddle, drums and lots of singing to bring these songs to life in their own distinctive style of acoustic pop. They will be performing their debut recording ‘Things that Happened and Other Stories’ on the festival circuit in 2014. ... more


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