Sara

Album: Knee Deep In The Hoopla (1986)
Charted: 66 1

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by the Austrian composer and producer Peter Wolf together with his wife Ina (their marriage was later annulled). Peter Wolf (not the former singer of the J. Geils Band) was born in Vienna. He has had multiple Grammy nominations and has received his birthplace's highest honor, the "Great Honor Cross of the Republic of Austria for Art and Culture."
  • The song was named after the wife (at the time) of Starship's vocalist Mickey Thomas, who sang lead on the track. Thomas also sang on the Elvin Bishop Group's 1979 chart hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."
  • The video, directed by Francis Delia, features Mickey Thomas and actress Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business). The storyline is about a farm devastated by a tornado.

Comments: 17

  • Michelle With Style from UsaTo "the mutt from Houston"- Do u honestly think that anyone is going to believe you wrote this song...SERIOUSLY? You can't even construct a sentence properly, or so that it makes sense, (i.e.):
    "And I am from Houston, Texas and not sure of the meaning of so many people taking so much pride and dishonesty in claiming they wrote songs that I wrote and cowrote."

    You don't start a sentence with "And."
    What is "the meaning of so many people taking so much pride and dishonesty" supposed to convey? How does a person take pride and dishonesty? YOU certainly are not the writer of this song, nor, most likely, any other known songs in this world. Don't try to take credit where it's not due. THAT is DISHONESTY!
  • Tony4832 from CincinnatiAnyone know where the farm is which was used to film this video?
  • The "mutt" from HoustonI am the Peter Wolf pseudonym who wrote Sara and sings some backup on the song. Esskayess from Dallas hits close to home what the song is about. And I am from Houston, Texas and not sure of the meaning of so many people taking so much pride and dishonesty in claiming they wrote songs that I wrote and cowrote. I am the songwriter for Sara.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenJeffrey, that isn't Grace Slick singing. It's Mickey Thomas.
  • Jeffrey from Kingston, NyA truly sad song and a fave of mine; I'm often disappointed and bewildered which songs are listed as "sad' by random people in online forums--as tho they have not had very much expose to music.
    I always found it very unusual that Grace Slick ended up singing on a song such as this, however.
    This song was written by an outside writer (Peter Wolf); however, it is common practice of hit-making artists who are required to continue with a record label. Heart, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and all of the biggest recording artists in the world use outside writers and previously published material.
  • Jay from CaFor me, this beautifully sad song sounds like a man grieving after a breakup with a woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, as evidenced by the intensity of the unstable relationship and her deep-rooted anger (“Storms are brewing in your eyes”) that could sometimes result in abuse.
    This is a song about a true love that was doomed by meaningless yet painful conflicts of mysterious origin.
  • Patti from WisconsinThe original origin of this song was not written by any band member of starship.. Yes, they recorded it, made it a hit but they did not write it. How do I know? I know exactly who first wrote it, have known him all my life, but that is a private matter for now. Just wish he would have gotten credit for this amazing song.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenWhen I was dumped by a girl who had turned into the "ice," I played this song so many times (with the volume turned up high) that I wore it out. Didn’t make me one bit less angry or bitter, but it saved my voice by doing the shouting for me.
  • Henry from Sanford, Florida, UsaThere is something to be said for great vocals and Mickey Thomas in the lead with Grace Slick backing him is an awesome 1-2 combination. This is the best of the three No. 1 Starship songs. Besides, my wife's name is Sera (yes, with an 'e').
  • Beck from Boca Raton, FlLove this song
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrReally LOVE the song; just sometimes can't get over the "slapback" echo on the drums IMHO, maybe mixed a little too heavy ??
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxBeautiful, powerful and haunting. Always seems like a dirge to me, for the demise of love and a musical finger pointed at the one who killed it.
  • G. from Newport News, VaBased on the date of its release, the song may refer to Sarah Jane Smith, played by Lis Sladen, who had recently resigned her role on TV's Doctor Who. References to time, fire and ice, etc. seem to be clues.
  • Jessica from Tulsa, OkI love this song AND the video. It's so sweet. And I couldn't quite tell if that was Rebecca de mornay in the video until someone previously mentioned her in one of the comments.
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaPeter Wolf also played keyboards on Sheik Yerbouti and Joe's Garage.
  • Jayson from Wilkes-barre, United StatesIna Wolf (Former Wife) of Peter Wolf teamed up in 1987 and formed the Group "Vienna" made the album called "Guess What?" and delivered the most heart felt album I ever heard. Track 10 on the CD is called "July" you have got to hear her beautiful voice...It gives you the goosebumps all over..
  • Art from Valencia, CaVery haunting, beautiful video, about love lost....
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