I forgot how amazing this band was at telling stories. I was listening to "One more night" and enjoying the story between two lovers and their last night of lust. Then I remembered "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" which is a story about two past lovers meeting again. When I thought I had listened to all my favourite story-telling Stars songs, I remembered (I think I would say this is my favourite Stars song) "Life 2: The Unhappy Ending". I want to post the lyrics to all three of these songs but I think that would be a little too much. So here is my favourite Stars song, lyrics included.
Stars - Life 2: The Unhappy Ending
Scene one: Late at night interior, we find ourselves inside the car
Our hero has just gone too far, his lover bleeding in the back
He removes the Lucky from the pack, he knows now that he can't turn back
Cut to: the cherry lights in the rearview
He realizes that he's through
Whispers, "Darling, let's have fun"
Hits the exit doing 91, drives until he's in the woods
If he loses them he's gone for good
Life was supposed to be a film, was supposed to be a thriller, was supposed to end in tears
But life, could be nothing but a joke, could be nothing but a con
Where's my unhappy ending gone? Where's my unhappy ending?
Her: Here is the part where you save me, here is the scene where you save the day
Why can't the ending be happy?
Why must it always resolve this way?
Fade in: A cabin in the woods somewhere,
Our hero strokes his lover's hair
Says, "Don't worry love we're almost done"
Says, "I could have really been someone"
Outside, they surround the house with pistols drawn,
It's a waiting game until the dawn
Sergeant says, "He can't go on, we know now that he can't go on..."
Life was supposed to be a film, was supposed to be a thriller, was supposed to end in fire
But life, turns out it's nothing but a dream,
and that I'll miss it when it's gone,
I want the story to go on and on and on
(But it can't go on...)