Stars And The Moon
Jason Robert Brown
I can't promise it's in the same key as Jason wrote it, as I don't have the sheet music a piano. But I wanted to play it so I've been singing with these chords and I really the sound. It's perfect in the lower soprano range as I have it tabbed here. Hopefully you'll like it, too! D Am I met a man without a dollar to his name C D who had no traits of any value but his smile D Am I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame C D who was content to let life pass him for a while Am Em and I was sure that all I ever wanted C Am was a life like the movie stars led Em A and he kissed me right here, and he said D "I'll give you stars and the moon and a soul to guide you G and a promise I'll never go. D I'll give you hope to bring out all the life inside you G and the strength that will help you grow. D I'll give you truth and a future that's twenty times better G A than any Hollywood plot." A D And I thought, 'You know, I'd rather have a yacht.' D Am I met a man who lived his life out on the road C D who left a wife and kids in Portland on a whim D Am I met a man whose fire and passion always showed C D who asked if I could spare a week to ride with him Am Em but I was sure that all I'd ever wanted C Am was a life that was scripted and planned Em A And he said, "But you don't understand... D I'll give you stars and the moon and the open highway G and a river beneath your feet. D I'll give you days full of dreams if you travel my way G and a summer you can't repeat. D I'll give you nights full of passion and days of adventure, G A No strings, just warm summer rain." A D And I thought, 'You know, I'd rather have champagne.' D Am I met a man who had a fortune in the bank C D who had retired at age thirty, set for life. D Am I met a man and didn't know which stars to thank, C D and then he asked one day if I would be his wife. Am Em And I looked up, and all I could think of C Am was the life I had dreamt I would live. Em A And I said to him, 'What will you give?' D "I'll give you cars and a townhouse in Turtle Bay, G and a fur and a diamond ring. D And we'll be married in Spain on my yacht today G and we'll honeymoon in Beijing. D And you'll meet stars at the parties I throw at my villas G A in Nice and Paris in June." A and I thought, "Okay." C And I took a breath, A and I got my yacht, C and the years went by, Am and it never changed, Em and it never grew, Am and I never dreamed... Em And I woke one day, C and I looked around, A and I thought, 'My God.... D I'll never have the moon.'