“City of Stars” lyrics by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

City of Stars lyrics by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

“City of Stars” is a song from the 2016 musical film “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The song was written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and it was performed by Stone and Gosling in the film. The song reflects on the characters’ aspirations and dreams as they pursue their careers in Hollywood. The lyrics express the idea that fame and success in the entertainment industry can be fleeting, and that true happiness can only be found in the company of someone you love. The song has a romantic and nostalgic feel, with a melody that evokes the glamour and allure of Hollywood. The song received an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song.

“City of Stars” by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – Song Credentials

Song TitleCity of Stars
Released2016
ArtistEmma Stone & Ryan Gosling
Genre Jazz
LanguageEnglish
MovieLa la land
Music LabelInterscope Records

“City of Stars” by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Lyrics

[Sebastian:]
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you

[Mia:]
That now our dreams may finally come true

City of stars
Just one thing everybody wants
There in the bars
And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants
It’s love
Yes, all we’re looking for is love from someone else

[Sebastian:]
A rush
[Mia:]
A glance
[Sebastian:]
A touch
[Mia:]
A dance

[Both:]
A look in somebody’s eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send it reeling
A voice that says, I’ll be here
And you’ll be alright

I don’t care if I know
Just where I will go
‘Cause all that I need’s this crazy feeling
A rat-tat-tat on my heart

[Sebastian:]
Think I want it to stay

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars

[Mia:]
You never shined so brightly

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