A Star Is Born

A star that bright
Had never been seen at night
Let alone, they say
During the day
As if figurative
... or literal
Let it roll
Encompass all
The brightest star
By far
The brightest star
And forever more
The brightest tail
The brightest tale
Shinning down
To the ground
Shine on
Given from heaven
To the Earth
The birth
You are
The brightest star

The Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where "wise men from the East" are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem. "For we have seen His star in the East [or at its rising] and have come to worship Him."

There they meet King Herod of Judea, and tell him they are heading to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn king of the Jews. Herod calls his scribes and priests who confirm to him that a verse from the Book of Micah interpreted as a prophecy, states that the Jewish Messiah would be born in Bethlehem to the south of Jerusalem. Secretly intending to find and kill the Messiah in order to preserve his own kingship, Herod invites the wise men to return to him on their way home.

Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive Folk
Chords: Em; 68 BPM to 88 to 97 Slow Ballad
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Instrumentation: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

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