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Starstruck
Santigold Lyrics


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Do it again
And I'll see you tomorrow
I want to get it
You've got something to borrow

Can't make it feel right on my own
That's when I turn you on again
I buy it but it don't measure up
What is the missed ingredient?

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

Under the skin
It's not so easy to swallow
Don't reel me in
To find my dreams are so hollow
What is it you got I don't get?
I watch you fumbling again
Look dreamy behind your cigarette
Know it ain't true now

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

Ooh wee
Ooh wee, ooh

We all find you easy so amuse us
Don't get too heady you might abuse luck
You're starstruck

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

I, I see you fade
I, I see you fade away

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Santigold's "Starstruck" describe the feeling of being entranced by someone who seems to have something that you don't. The singer is enamored with this person and feels like they need to keep coming back to them in order to satisfy this feeling of inadequacy. The line "Can't make it feel right on my own" reflects this sentiment, as the singer can't seem to achieve satisfaction without this person. However, the singer is also aware that this person is not as perfect as they seem, with lines like "Look dreamy behind your cigarette, Know it ain't true now" indicating that the singer sees through the façade.


As the song progresses, the singer begins to question what it is about this person that they're so drawn to. The line "What is the missed ingredient?" suggests that there's something missing in the singer's life that they're hoping to find in this person. Despite this, the singer is also weary of getting too caught up in their infatuation, with lines like "Don't get too heady you might abuse luck" and "You're starstruck" warning against putting too much stock in this person.


Overall, "Starstruck" is a song about the complex nature of desire and infatuation. It's about the ways in which we can become enamored with someone even as we know they're flawed, and the appeal of someone who seems to have something we're missing.


Line by Line Meaning

Do it again
Request to repeat an action


And I'll see you tomorrow
Promise to meet again after the action is repeated


I want to get it
Desire to attain something


You've got something to borrow
Acknowledgment of another person possessing a desirable quality


Can't make it feel right on my own
Unable to achieve satisfaction independently


That's when I turn you on again
Seeking external influence to enhance satisfaction


I buy it but it don't measure up
Purchased item does not meet expectations


What is the missed ingredient?
Questioning what is lacking in the current situation


I, I see you fade
Noticing someone losing their allure


I, I see you fade away
Observing someone lose their charm completely


Under the skin
Beyond surface appearances


It's not so easy to swallow
Difficult to accept or comprehend


Don't reel me in
Warning against manipulative behavior


To find my dreams are so hollow
Discovering that one's aspirations are unfulfilling


What is it you got I don't get?
Questioning someone's seemingly superior qualities


I watch you fumbling again
Observing someone struggle or falter


Look dreamy behind your cigarette
Putting on a facade of glamour or mystique


Know it ain't true now
Realization that something is not authentic


Ooh wee
Exclamation of excitement


We all find you easy so amuse us
Demanding entertainment from someone viewed as expendable


Don't get too heady you might abuse luck
Warning against becoming overconfident and taking advantage of good fortune


You're starstruck
Accusation of being enamored with fame or status




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Santi White, John Hill, Wesley Pentz

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@RodneyDavisJr-fc4kg

Do it again
And I'll see you tomorrow
I want to get it
You've got something to borrow

Can't make it feel right on my own
That's when I turn you on again
I buy it, but it don't measure up
What is the missed ingredient?

I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade aw-way
I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade away

Under the skin
It's not so easy to swallow
Don't reel me in
To find my dreams are so hollow

What is it you got I don't get?
I watch you fumbling again
Look dreamy behind your cigarette
Know it ain't true now

I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade aw-way
I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade aw-way

We all find you easy, so amuse us
Don't get too heady you might abuse luck
You're starstruck

I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade aw-way
I, I see you fade a-
I, I see you fade aw-way



All comments from YouTube:

@tollenpuig6521

Santigold’s music was way ahead of its time

@BigDictator5335

In 200 years they'll be listening to this at the bar on Tycho Station.

@ADHD55

This album was at least 15yrs ahead of its time, truly futuristic

@Blackopsrap82

It is I thought this was dropped now

@goldofarkansas

swear

@brendanr1525

@@Blackopsrap82 🤦‍♂

@hardstylewill1

First time I heard this, I was in a record store in Dublin, Ireland. Bought the album on the spot.

@jcmoney4125

Just heard this today this song is fire 🔥

@zexnynex777

This song is retarded powerful.

@stepon222

Are you from Ireland? Because my pants are Dublin in size 😆 🤣

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