City of Stars Lyrics & Meaning

city of stars lyrics
city of stars lyrics

About the Song “City of Stars”

Written By: Justin Hurwitz, Justin Paul & Benj Pasek
Release Date: December 9, 2016
Samples: City of Stars (Pier) by Ryan Gosling
Cover By: City of Stars by Scott Bradlee
Medley: City Of Stars / Audition by John Legend
City of Stars by Puddles Pity Party
City Of Stars – Cover by Mimi Bay
City of Stars – (La La Land) by Bely Basarte
City of Stars – by Aidan Gallagher and Trinity Rose
City Of Stars – by Maddie Wilson (Ft. The Piano Gal)
City Of Stars by Bailey Rushlow
Remixed By: City of Stars (Humming) by Justin Hurwitz (Ft. Emma Stone)

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About the Song

City of Stars” is a Song from Damien Chazelle’s 2016 element film La La Land. The track is sung by the film’s lead on-screen characters, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. First heard in the motion picture’s underlying trailer, this became La Land’s mark tune, and it won numerous honors, for example, Best Original Song at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

Artists View (Justing Hurwitz)

I was simply creating it from a passionate spot and considering the tone. I would state the song is cheerful, yet despairing simultaneously. What’s more, it sort of goes to and fro between cadencing in major and cadencing in minor, since I feel that is somewhat what the melody is about. You have these incredible minutes and afterward, you have these less extraordinary minutes throughout everyday life and in Los Angeles and we witness it in the story.

City of Stars Lyrics Meaning

city of stars lyrics
city of stars lyrics

The “City of Stars” song actually plays twice in the film: As a result, there are two interpretations.

First Instance of the song “City of Stars”

The first time it plays is when Sebastian and Mia are in the bar and Mia gets an audition. Sebastian, then, offers to take her to see “Rebel without a cause”.

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?

This could be an analogy to Lady Luck shining on Sebastian, referring to his improved romantic prospects ( finding a girl who likes jazz) or the improving situation of jazz itself.

City of stars
There so much that I cant see

Refers to his current unpredictable situation – It could either go uphill or downhill from here

Who knows,
Is this the start of something wonderful and new?
Or one more dream,
That I cannot make true.

He expresses optimism and skepticism about the turn of events in his life. He wonders if this would be the dawn of a new day for him while harboring doubts about his ability to make Mia happy and worrying if his past will impact him.

Second Instance of the song “City of Stars”

The second time is when Mia and Sebastian sing it together

Sebastian’s Verse:

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true

This para is mainly about Sebastian’s exultation. In context, it refers to his happy situation, wherein he is currently dating Mia and is in a sweet spot in his life.

Mia’s Verse:

Just one thing everybody wants
There in the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants
It’s love
Yes, all we’re looking for is love from someone else
A rush
A glance
A touch
A dance

Here, Mia proclaims her love for Sebastian and is happy to finally have a partner with whom she experiences happiness and can take along in the journey of life.

[Duet: Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone]

A look in somebody’s eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send it reeling
A voice that says, I’ll be here
And you’ll be alright

I don’t care if I know
Just where I will go
‘Cause all that I need is this crazy feeling
A rat-tat-tat on my heart

Both of them express cautious optimism about the future. They thank the “stars” [That’s why it’s called “City of Stars”] that they have a partner with whom they can enjoy life and turn to for solace, in tougher times.

[Outro: Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone]

Think I want it to stay
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
You never shined so brightly

The song concludes on a happy note, with both people expressing the delight in their current situation and are hopeful for the future.

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