Counting Stars

OneRepublic

Score: 373
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Played: 8314

Album:

Native

Released: 28 Nov 2013

Wiki:

"Counting Stars" is a song by American pop rock band OneRepublic from their third studio album, Native (2013). The song was written by lead singer Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder and Noel Zancanella. Musically, it is a pop and folk song. It was released as the album's third single on June 14, 2013 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The song has been one of the band's most successful singles. It has currently peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first top five hit since their highest charting debut single Apologize, and their third US top-ten hit. It has also topped the charts in the United Kingdom for two non-consecutive weeks and charted within the top ten in 20 countries, including attaining top five placements in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. The song's accompanying music video, directed by James Lees, features the band performing in a basement beneath an ongoing church congregation. "Counting Stars" was promoted on The Voice with contestant Michelle Chamuel in June 2013.

Lyrics:

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[Chorus] Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars Yeah, we'll be counting stars [Verse 1] I see this life, like a swinging vine Swing my heart across the line And in my face is flashing signs Seek it out and ye' shall find Old, but I'm not that old Young, but I'm not that bold And I don't think the world is sold On just doing what we're told [Pre-Chorus] I feel something so right doing the wrong thing I feel something so wrong doing the right thing I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie Everything that kills me makes me feel alive [Chorus] Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be, we'll be counting stars [Verse 2] I feel your love and I feel it burn Down this river, every turn Hope is our 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 On just doing what we're told [Pre-Chorus] I feel something so wrong doing the right thing I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly [Chorus] Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be, we'll be counting stars [Bridge] Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I learned [Pre-Chorus] Everything that kills me makes me feel alive [Chorus] Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said no more counting dollars, we'll be, we'll be counting stars [Outro] Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I've learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I've learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I've learned Take that money, watch it burn Sink in the river the lessons I've learned