Falling Stars

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Mickey Hart, Ben Vonas, Crystal Monee Hall, Dave Schools

Sung by Crystal Monee Hall with the Mickey Hart Band, usually segueing out of Heartbeat of the Sun.

So many falling stars
Can't find the one I dropped
It slipped out of my fingers
And fell into the sky

Can't tell one from another (note 1)
A tiny streak of light
Each exactly like its brother
Winks out inside the night

An angel might have caught it
And put it in her pocket
Or wore it as a locket
That falling star of mine

So many shooting stars
For dreams to ride upon
Don't have too many wishes
Just to stay awake till dawn

Go looking in the meadow
For the star that I call mine
I can tell it by the color
I can tell it by the shine

An angel might have caught it
And put it in her pocket
Or wore it as a locket
That falling star of mine

This one looks just like it (note 2)
Except the shade of blue
A little dark for mine, that's why
I'm giving it to you

I found someone else's star (note 2)
Mistook it for my own
Dreamed it for a little while
Then sent it packing home

So many falling stars (note 2)
Can hardly see the sky
Everybody’s got one
You do, and so have i

Careful how you treat them (note 2)
One day they’ll be gone
A shooting star is born to fall
And not live on and on
. . .and on and on and on

An angel might have caught it (note 2)
Put it in her pocket
Or wore it as a locket
That falling star of mine

It's our little secret
Find it where you seek it
Angels don't have falling stars
But go ahead and keep it

Take it back on up with you
Where it first fell from
Under its own power
Right on out of kingdom come

I know an angel caught it
Put it in her pockey
I know an angel caught it
That falling star of mine

Falling star of mine
That falling star of mine
Falling star of mine
That falling star of mine
Notes
(1) Sometimes sung as "Each one just like the other"
(2) These verses are not included in the version on the album "Superorganism. I'm not sure if they've been included in live versions

Mickey Hart Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Superorganism Mickey Hart Band

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