Stardust
Lester Young Lyrics


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And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by.

Sometimes I wonder, how I spend
The lonely nights
Dreaming of a song
The melody
Haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
And now my consolation is in the stardust of a song

Besides the garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale
Tells his fairytale
Of paradise, where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain




My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain.

Overall Meaning

Lester Young's Stardust is a beautiful song that evokes emotions of nostalgia, loneliness and love. The opening line of the song "And now the purple dusk of twilight time, steals across the meadows of my heart" creates an image of a person feeling melancholic as the sun sets. The beautiful twilight time brings back memories of a love that has been lost. The singer reminisces about a time when they were with their lover, but now they are apart. The little stars remind the singer that they are no longer with their beloved, and the stardust of yesterday has become the music of the years gone by.


The second paragraph of the song "Sometimes I wonder, how I spend the lonely nights, dreaming of a song, the melody haunts my reverie, and I am once again with you" illustrates the longing for love in the singer's heart. The singer remembers the time when their love was new and each kiss inspired them. However, time has passed, and their beloved is no longer with them. Now, they find comfort in the stardust of a song which is the memory of love's refrain. The final paragraph of the song "Besides the garden wall, when stars are bright, you are in my arms, the nightingale tells his fairytale of paradise, where roses grew" describes a person who is lost in their thoughts and dreaming of their lover. The memory of their lover is so vivid that they can imagine holding them in their arms.


Line by Line Meaning

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
As the sun sets, the sadness in my heart deepens.


Steals across the meadows of my heart
It spreads and fills my entire being.


High up in the sky the little stars climb
The scene is set, and the stars are the only witnesses.


Always reminding me that we're apart
A reminder of our distance apart, lonely and missing each other.


You wander down the lane and far away
You have moved away, leaving me behind.


Leaving me a song that will not die
But you have left behind a love song, which echoes in my heart forever.


Love is now the stardust of yesterday
Our love has become a distant and precious memory.


The music of the years gone by.
A musical journey back in time when our love was young and vibrant.


Sometimes I wonder, how I spend
I often ponder, how do I pass?


The lonely nights
The long, despairing and lonely nights.


Dreaming of a song
Just dreaming of that one particular song.


The melody
That tune that once gave pure joy.


Haunts my reverie
It haunts and consumes me, making it hard to move on.


And I am once again with you
In that moment, I feel as though you're here right beside me.


When our love was new
Back when our love was fresh, and everything was new and exciting.


And each kiss an inspiration
Each kiss felt exhilarating, igniting more passion.


But that was long ago
Time has gone on, and it feels like an age ago.


And now my consolation is in the stardust of a song
My solace is in that one song, a reminder of what once was.


Besides the garden wall, when stars are bright
A beautiful memory, walking by the garden wall, under the bright stars.


You are in my arms
A blissful moment that will last forever.


The nightingale
A fitting background of nature's melodies.


Tells his fairytale
A background of a story that already feels like a fantasy.


Of paradise, where roses grew
The place where nothing could go wrong.


Though I dream in vain
The memory might not be real, but the love is genuine.


In my heart it will remain
A love that will forever be embedded in my heart.


My stardust melody
The song that holds all these memories and expresses them best.


The memory of love's refrain.
The sweet reminder of the love we once shared and hold forever.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: CHRISTOPHER GENTRY, JOHN HUTCHINSON DEAN, MATTHEW EVERITT, SIMON IAN WHITE, STUART BLACK

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