Stevie Nicks Starshine

Starshine

Playing with fire was wrong

Starshine
Oh, you used to be silver
Loveline, love affair
Well, you used to make me shiver

He said, “Whoa, this is the price we’ve finally paid”
I said, “I don’t believe you
I need you…I need you to stay”
She said, “Baby, we’ve been together for such a long time”
And I said, ooh I said,
“Playing with fire was wrong!”

She used to be silver
Loveline, love affair
You used to make me shiver
Whoa, this is the price that I’ve finally paid

I said, “Well, I don’t believe you
well, I need you…I need you to stay”
She said, “But we’ve been together for.”
And I said, “Playing with fire was..
Playing with fire was..
This is the price that we’ve finally”

Starshine
Well, you used to be silver
Ooh, now you used to be silver
Loveline, love affair
Well, you used to make me shiver
He said, “Baby, this is the price that we have finally paid”
I said, “I don’t believe you
And I need you
And I need you to stay”

She said, “But we’ve been together for, for so long”
Well, I said…I said
“Playing with fire was wrong”
Used to be silver
Long, long, run away on down
You used to make me shiver

Run away, run away
Won’t you run away, my baby
Well, I told you what to do with your life
But you did not save me
I told you what to do with your life
But you did not save me
Starshine

(Stevie Nicks) © 2014 Welsh Witch Music (BMI). Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

About the Song

“Starshine” is Track 1 on 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault (2014), Stevie’s eighth solo album. The song dates back to a 1980 demo that Stevie rehearsed with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for her first solo album Bella Donna (1981).

Stevie Nicks - Starshine (iTunes Rock Songs chart 9/16/14)
“Starshine” on iTunes Rock Songs chart 9/16/14

On Monday, June 2, 2014, producer Dave Stewart shared (via Facebook) a 15-second clip of Stevie and her production team working on “Starshine” in the studio. On Monday, September 15, Stevie shared (via Facebook) a 15-second clip of  the completed “Starshine.”

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Reprise Records released “Starshine” on iTunes and Amazon.com as the album’s third digital single, following “The Dealer” and “Lady”. Upon its digital release, the track topped the US iTunes Rock Songs chart.

At shows on Stevie’s 2016-2017 24 Karat Gold Tour, Stevie shared the story behind the recording of “Starshine.”

Full Length Song

Official Lyric Video

Original Demo

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold 2014 album cover
24 Karat Gold Archives

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