Elvis Costello - "For The Stars" lyrics

The stars were so much brighter then,
So why pretend
they dim and die
the sky goes on forever.

But if they fade as science teaches,
Poets lose the power of speech

as I should have done
waste paper, ink and feather
If I'd taken up the trumpet
Then I wouldn't be
always losing sleep
while I'm trying to make this rhyme
they were so much brighter then
For the stars were so much

If I couldn't put a price on your head
What's the use of me trying

The morning comes
for the stars'
the days are just the time between
until the dusk
when we can be together

If I'd taken up the drums
and I could play in time.
If I had the power
Would I be wondering how
I'm ever going to be write this down.
They were so much brighter then
For the stars wree so much

If I couldn't put a price on your head
Then what's the use of me trying
for the stars