Counting Stars

Album: Native (2013)
Charted: 1 2
  • Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming about the things that we could be
    But baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be counting stars
    Yeah, we'll be counting stars

    I see this life
    Like a swinging vine
    Swing my heart across the line
    In my faces flashing signs
    Seek it out and ye shall find
    The old, but I'm not that old
    Young, but I'm not that bold
    And I don't think the world is sold
    I'm just doing what we're told
    I, feel something so right
    Doing the wrong thing
    I, feel something so wrong
    But doing the right thing
    I could lie, could lie, could lie
    Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be
    Baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be counting stars
    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be
    But baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be, we'll be counting stars

    I feel the love
    And I feel it burn
    Down this river every turn
    Hope is a four letter word
    Make that money
    Watch it burn
    Old, but I'm not that old
    Young, but I'm not that bold
    And I don't think the world is sold
    I'm just doing what we're told
    I, feel something so wrong
    But doing the right thing
    I could lie, could lie, could lie
    Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be counting stars
    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be
    But baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be, we'll be counting stars

    Take that money and watch it burn
    Sink in the river the lessons I learned

    Take that money and watch it burn
    Sink in the river the lessons I learned

    Take that money and watch it burn
    Sink in the river the lessons I learned

    Take that money and watch it burn
    Sink in the river the lessons I learned

    Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be
    Baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be counting stars
    Lately I been, I been losing sleep
    Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be
    Baby I been, I been prayin' hard
    Said no more counting dollars
    We'll be, we'll be counting stars

    (Take that money and watch it burn)
    (Sink in the river the lessons I learned)

    (Take that money and watch it burn)
    (Sink in the river the lessons I learned)

    (Take that money and watch it burn)
    (Sink in the river the lessons I learned)

    (Take that money and watch it burn)
    (Sink in the river the lessons I learned) Writer/s: RYAN TEDDER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Tielle from CaliforniaI may be wrong, but I feel that the lyric is or should be "And I don't think the world is sold ON just doing what we're told"
    (ON instead of I'm). If you are feeling good about doing things society says you shouldn't, then you are your own person, taking the path less traveled.
  • Maria from Philadelphia, PaRyan was a mentor on last season's The Voice, and he talked about how this song came about. He wanted to pursue music full-time, but he and his wife were struggling financially, working all sorts of jobs to pay the bills. He told her that one day, he would be successful in the music business and they would have money to burn, hence the line "make that money, watch it burn."
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