Vein Of Stars

Wayne's Notes from the Album:

"I picked up a guitar that Steven had tuned to an odd open chord (F 6/9) and, without thinking, strummed it a couple of times and immediately sang (off the top of my head) the first line into the tape recorder, 'Who knows, maybe there isn't a vein of stars calling out my name.' My intention was to sing something cosmic about how humans have (as science reveals more and more about the nature of time and space) been abandoned by the stars... But I believe, once we finished it (the song and its production), it seemed to convey just the opposite... That almost despite science we are connected to the stars... Because we love to look at them, we hope maybe they love to look at us..."


Who knows, maybe there isn't
A vein of stars calling out my name
No glow from above our heads
Nothing there to see you down on your knees

Twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven
Off in the future maybe there ain't no heaven
It's just you and me, and maybe it's just as well
And if there ain't no heaven, maybe there ain't no hell

Who knows, maybe there isn't
A vein of stars calling out my name
Who knows, maybe there isn't
A vein of stars calling out my name

Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Calling out my name (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Who knows? (calling out my name)
Calling out my name

Live

"Vein Of Stars" debuted in April 2006 and has been played at nearly every Flaming Lips show since. Starting in August 2006, it has been given a live coda of Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite Finale." Starting in New York in September 2006, shows featuring laser pointers have had a climactic moment midway through "Vein Of Stars," during which the video screen instructs the audience to all point their lasers at Wayne while he holds up a large mirror. This was done to amazing effect at Bonnaroo 2007, where the dust in the air made approximately 10,000 laser beams show up extremely well.

 

Live Performances

04/19/2006 Edinburgh Scotland Usher Hall
The Brain has documented 137 Performances
The Brain has documented 28 Live Downloads available
10/02/2010 Oakland CA USA Fox Theater Download Available
04/22/2010 Bloomington IN USA Indiana University Auditorium Little 500 Download Available
04/18/2010 Ithaca NY USA Barton Hall At Cornell University  
03/12/2010 Austin TX USA Austin Music Hall  
12/31/2009 Oklahoma City OK USA Cox Center New Year's Eve  
11/11/2009 London England The Troxy Download Available
11/10/2009 London England The Troxy  
11/01/2009 New Orleans LA USA New Orleans City Park Voodoo Music Experience  
10/18/2009 San Francisco CA USA Treasure Island Treasure Island Music Festival  
09/18/2009 Columbus OH USA Lifestyle Communities Pavilion  

 

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New Year's Eve
Cox Center
Oklahoma City OK - USA
Fox Theater
Pomona CA - USA
Fox Theater
Pomona CA - USA
Del Mar Race Track
Del Mar CA - USA
Steven Drozd - NYE 2008
New Year's Eve
Cox Center
Oklahoma City OK - USA
Kliph Scurlock - Las Vegas NV 2007
Poolside At The Palm's Hotel
Las Vegas NV - USA
Kliph Scurlock - Madison WI 2007
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Kliph Scurlock - SoCo Music Experience - Madison, WI
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Michael Ivins - Bend OR 2006
Les Schwab Ampitheater
Bend OR - USA
Wayne Coyne - Sasquatch! 2006
Sasquatch! Festival
The Gorge
George WA - USA
Wayne Coyne - Sasquatch 2006
Sasquatch! Festival
The Gorge
Quincy WA - USA

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