Stars, they come & go
They come fast or slow
They go like the last light
of the sun, all in a blaze
and all you see is glory
But it gets lonely there
when there’s no one to share
We can shake it away
if you’ll hear a story

Some make it when they’re young
before the world has
done it’s dirty job
and later on, someone will say
“you’ve had your day
You must make way”
But they’ll never know the pain
of living with a name you never own
or the many years forgetting
what you know too well

So if you don’t lose patience
with my fumbling around
I’ll come up singing for you
even when I’m down

Janis Ian