OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (2023)

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (1)

OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" Lyrics Meaning

Sometimes, the path to our dreams seems like an impossible journey—one that takes forever to travel and presents a million obstacles. What's worse than feeling like your dreams are unreachable? Maybe getting lost or sidetracked along the journey by your feet or heart. "Counting Stars" describes how addiction can get the better of someone, sinking their life in a river of failed hopes and dreams.

"Counting Stars": Themes of Disappointment, Failure, and Possibly Addiction

As some rumors suggest, OneRepublic could have intended "Counting Stars" to describe a couple struggling desperately to survive or stay financially afloat. It's true that "Counting Stars" could describe a man's desire to provide for his love, achieve all his personal goals/dreams, and achieve enough wealth to be able to relax and "count stars" instead of struggling to thrive.

However, it's more probable that "Counting Stars" describes an addict's struggle with drug abuse, failing to quit his usage of such substances for his loved one, and chasing his loved one away as a result of his failure.

"Counting Stars" is a song about promises of better things to come, whether gaining wealth or ceasing to use drugs. However, the loss of sleep described by OneRepublic in this song infers that all those promises are not being kept or fulfilled; either bad thoughts about failing to provide or failing to stop abusing drugs for his significant other are keeping this character awake at night.

Keeping these suggested themes in mind, the lyrics of "Counting Stars" suggest an underlying theme of disappointment, failure, and even regret. It's possible that "Counting Stars" is the individual's way of describing coming to grips with the grim reality of his situation: a drug addiction (separating them from their loved one) or poverty (making them feel like an unfit provider for their loved one).

As anyone could understand, a struggle to thrive, whether financially, mentally, physically, or emotionally, is never a dream come true.

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (2)

Analysis of the Lyrics and Music

"Lately, I been, I been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be," certainly says it all. The individual that "Counting Stars" describes is torn up about not being able to obtain his goals in life and keep his promises to his loved one. Hence, the reference in "Counting Stars" to praying hard for dreams of wealth or quitting the usage of drugs to come true.

"Counting Stars" is about longing to have a better life but knowing any attempts to change one's life would be in vain. Although there may be many interpretations of "Counting Stars," lyrics like "make that money, watch it burn, sink in the river the lesson's I learned," suggest that OneRepublic was trying to describe the life of an addict who is torn between his only love and his favorite drug(s).

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (3)

The lyrics "In my face is flashing signs, seek it out, and ye shall find," suggests that the person struggling believes that there are obvious signs that their drug addiction is harmful and the signs that they need to stop are everywhere, but the individual is unable/refuses to see the obvious signs.

The melancholy melody of the song's introduction suggests the person's disappointment with the grim direction of their life. "Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars," suggests the yet-to-obtain promise that one day the individual will stop his addictions to regain the trust of his loved one.

This concept of failure to keep promises is also highlighted with the lyrics "hope is a four-letter word, make that money, watch it burn," which hints towards the fact that both members of the party are well aware that they can only hope for change in vain. Again, these lyrics build credibility that the song is about finding an opportunity to discover one's dreams, and in this case, the dream is to make a positive change for one's self and one's love.

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (4)

"I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing," and "I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing," suggests that the individual knows that their actions will eventually have harsh consequences to deal with, but they are unable to quench their addiction.

"I could lie, could lie, could lie, everything that kills me makes me feel alive," hints at the idea that the individual is trying to justify their struggle with drugs, by using "coming clean" with their loved one and admitting to their addiction as an excuse to continue.

Likewise, "And I don't think the world is sold, on just doing what we're told" is also an excuse to continue the use of drugs; basically, this lyric proposes the "everyone else is doing it" excuse as a justification to do it too. Both of these lyrics highlight the individual's struggle, as addiction has the ability to bring out the worst characteristics in a person, even if the worst was never the individual's intention. Perhaps the individual has been hiding the way they feel from their loved one for a very long time, as they struggled with trying to conquer their addictions in silence, and only now has the individual finally sought an outside force for intervention.

Considering these lyrics, although the song describes the individual's desire to quit drugs, the melancholy lyrics of "Counting Stars" suggest that the individual might have lost hope or sight of them. Hence, the "I been prayin' hard" lyric reference, which is merely an expression for "I desperately need help." An addiction can consume someone, causing them to count out every dollar they have to their name to feed the addiction, only to increase the desire for an eternal supply.

Unfortunately, more often than not, once an addict, always an addict. As a result, addictions usually call for a direct intervention from an external source to suffocate the madness, as suggested by the lyrics of "Counting Stars," which describes a desperate cry for help with a long-time struggle. In other words, sometimes, when you're knee-deep in failure and consequences, the only one that can save you is someone else.

"Counting Stars" Official Lyrics

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 1]
I see this life
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
In my face is flashing signs
Seek it out, and ye shall find

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 2]
I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

And I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Official Music Video)

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Outro 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned


Oof on May 11, 2020:

I love this song, it’s amazing.

Yeet man on August 24, 2019:

Hello i am doing this song for an english assignment is this a good website

Taylor on March 14, 2019:

i love counting stars by them

Songwriter Love on September 28, 2018:

It feels like the counting stars is not the struggle. They are secure so they can enjoy life and the bigger purpose they feel their part. Money is not an issue. It is a clear confession that they done something wrong to enjoy this happiness but it felt so right because they don't have to struggle. They can keep their minds on simple things like each other. That the world is their own and material things is not a dream it's an everyday thing that now they take for granted. Because how they achieve the money was sinner the lessons to other not to be greed over money. Take that money watch it burn cause they're spending it fast but they could be losing their soul. The whole world is not sold on tons of money but the world forces us to need money for everything. You don't want a lot to go to hell or lead to sin. They do need enough to live comfortably.

RoyalMount on June 28, 2018:

You have to understand his background to understand the song. He grew up in the church.

Counting Stars is a direct reference to Abraham, who laid awake at night counting... stars. The symbolism in this song and video is very specific, and very direct.

The song also directly parallels Romans 7... I don't do the things I should do, and I find myself wanting to do the bad things I know shouldn't do.Still, I battle the feelings inside me to try to do the good things I should, and there is a war inside my body to discern what's really right. All the while, the devil is prowling around, ready to deceive you.

The song is about not putting your faith in the things of the world - money, but putting your faith in the promises of God (the story of Abraham, counting the stars [read the story if you don't know it], and the struggle to keep God's laws, which is our side of partnering with God and his promises....

Gypsytorah on July 20, 2017:

There is no definitive meaning, other than what resonates within each individual and their experiences with the world. That's the wonder and beauty of music, poetry -- ART. How someone interprets their own emotional worlds is a subjective reality. Asking us to dive into our emotions and seek fluidity, healing and cleansing is "primitive" in human conditioning.

NoOne on August 16, 2016:

I think the true meaning of the song is to poke fun at a young woman who is an aspiring writer who got roofied and as the guy who roofied her is waiting for her to loose awareness of what is going on around her so he can take her somewhere and assault her, she starts spewing all of the really creative and random ideas she has had for books and movies. He and his rich buddies spend the next almost decade making fun of her publicly and reminding her of that horrible night by using her ideas to get richer off of so she can't even listen to the radio or watch TV without something that was taken from her being shoved in her face. He got away with raping her by claiming she was a drug addict. Just my opinion.

Lucy on June 16, 2016:

Ryan tedder the guy that wrote this song with his own words during an interview said that his songs for one republic had Christian faith meaning. He said he copied u2. I guess the author of ut was Christian too. But anyway the alligator represents Satan of the bible. The only thing I got wrong in last paragraph was counting stars which represents wrongs and rights. But this song is a secular song with a hidden allegory meaning about his faith as a Christian and that came out of the songwriters mouth during an interview. This is not my opinion.

Lucy on June 14, 2016:

I am a Christian, and so is the guy that wrote this song. He was raised in a Christian church. So I know exactly what he is saying. It is an allegory. Basically what he is saying is we are all are following the herd. We are influenced by the media,society,rumors.(I'm just doing what I'm told) Influenced by wealth and keeping up with the jones(Take that money and watch it burn) love and hope is a 4 letter word(Mankind is more important then wealth) Doing the right thing feels right doing the wrongthing feels right(When he tries to do right, he's chastised by society and societys beliefs)Seek and you shall find(Jesus actually said this. Basically what it means-Seek and you shall find. Seek out whats really true don't follow the herd or society. Signs before his face(Christians do not see with their eyes but by faith. I see signs too. Sink in the river the lessons been learned(Listen to your parents, grandparents, the bible that you been taught, listen to the wise lessons you been taught all your life) Counting stars (Blessings. Joseph in the bible saw stars in dreams) life like a swinging vine swing my heart across the line(Basically the vine symbolizes religion,Church, beliefs(basically his heart is forced to believe like everyone elses. It swings across the line. Basically he can't believe in God. His heart crosses the line with how he really feels). What kills me makes me feel alive(When he chooses to go against the herd. he gets chastised but he believes what he's supposed to so that brings salvation)What drowns him makes him want to fly(Everything in this world that suffocates him makes him want to be lifted up to a higher level or soar). If you see the churchlike setting the guy has a box in his hand. That's not a bible its a box. So it's definitely not a Christian setting. but its almost Pentecostal. basically what he is saying is heretical beliefs that influence people. The alligator symbolized the devil. In the bible. the devil is seen as the dragon, snake, serpent,

Johnny Boy on July 22, 2015:

Old, but not that old, young but not that bold, yup, middle age- typically mid/late 30's to the 60's (ie 40's and 50's or close to it), thinking about lessons learned "losing sleep dreaming about the things we could be", "no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars"- dreams, dreams not fulfilled younger in life, which is why approaching middle age, realizing how they were in life, feel so wrong doing the right thing, but it's not having fun earlier, and how different life would be had they been that way younger.

Danny Cabaniss from Shawnee, Oklahoma on July 20, 2015:

Brilliant writing! I am a high school English teacher who uses music videos just about every day of class. My colleague and I have used this song and compared with The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. You gave me more food for thought. Thank you so much!

Rongsen on March 27, 2015:

Ryan is an incredible writer.His songs can be taken from many different perspective. So it depends on how you're inspired! ;-)

Mrzebra on March 22, 2015:

if you take the song litterally....he does want a better world but not one for us...for the illuminati......there is a depopulation agenda as in illuminati cards..... flashing eye, fingers and triangles more counting dollars...literal death of the dollar....doing what we're told..we're being the secret illuminati falling through floor alligators --illuminati card game...the card is tape runs out.....sadly it's a catchy song but i have a bad feeling counting stars has something to do with a permanent sleep

gdfgdf on March 22, 2015:

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Lyrics)


monfi on September 17, 2014:

song gooooooooooooooooooooood

ismaila on September 17, 2014:

song gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

finxist on May 25, 2014:

I think this song is about a guy who is making ways to make their (his and his wife’s) lives better or happier but then he gets sidetracked in using drugs. One can focus more on the financial struggles or on drug addiction but I’d just like to interpret it as it is.

Let’s not overanalyze and just listen to the words.

“Lately I been, I been losing sleep,

Dreaming about the things that we could be.”

~Motivated by their dream, to be rich, to have a better life, or just to be happy, he worked so hard to the point of losing sleep yet it’s still not enough

“But baby I been, I been praying' hard.

Said no more counting dollars.”

~He is literally praying hard, as a result of desperation since overworking is not enough, so that they will be in a point where they don’t need to worry about money (debts, expenses, bills, etc)

“We'll be counting stars.

Yeah, we'll be counting stars”

~This is like an affirmation or him stating it as a fact that they will definitely have a better life.

“I see this life

Like a swinging vine.”

~One must push himself up in order to swing a vine. So just like life, when you’re down you need to make an effort to push yourself up. However, the word “swinging” implies that there’s always change in our life. We can be happy/rich/high at one time or sad/poor/down the next time.

“Swing my heart across the line

In my faces flashing signs

Seek it out and ye shall find”

~Make me feel like I have something to be happy for. Good things happen to me too. I just have to know where to look and I’ll find it (refers to the things that make him happy).

“Old, but I'm not that old

Young, but I'm not that bold”

~I have aged but I’m not weak or senile. I’m still young, though, I’m not confident/aggressive/bold.

“And I don't think the world is sold.

I'm just doing what we're told”

~The word “sold” implies something is bought. Hence, he says not everything (like happiness) can be bought. But on the second line, “I’m just doing what we’re told” means he has bought or used something (like drugs)that makes him experience a glimpse of happiness and happiness is something he strives for to achieve.

“I, feel something so right

But doing the wrong thing

I, feel something so wrong

But doing the right thing”

(Video) [1 HOUR LOOP] OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Lyrics)

~Using drugs gives him a taste of complete happiness hence he feels it’s right but in the eyes of other people (the norms) it’s considered wrong.

“I could lie, could lie, could lie”

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”

~He is confused about it, thinking how can something (drugs) destroy him when it makes him feel better.

“I feel the love

And I feel it burn”

“Down this river every turn

Hope is a four letter word”

~People who love him show their concern, maybe urging him to stop using drugs but then “down this river every turn”-may mean that almost everyone in that area where he lives are using drugs. And hope is the only thing they could easily do.

“Make that money

Watch it burn”

~He may mean that people work so hard for money yet it could just easily be spent.

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

“Everything that stresses him, hinders him or binds him (like laws, rules, responsibilities or the obligation to fulfil a promise of making a better life for him and his wife) just makes him want to break free.

“Take that money and watch it burn

Sink in the river the lessons I learned”

~rephrase: The lessons I learned sink in the river. He has ignored whatever it is that people had told him, or he has not learned from any lesson in using drugs because he doesn’t consider it as a mistake.

HA on May 06, 2014:

ths is my favourite song cause it is my favourite band.

Benny Hinn on May 03, 2014:

I definitely think there are addictive insuinuations in this video. However, I believe that the meaning of this video is delusion. Specifically the middle aged person at least in this video. The song can be interpreted many ways.

If you look at the context of the video, it is set in a "faith healer" sort of setting. The thing about faith healers is that they give you hope when you have none, in exchange for reality. Hence, delusion as blissful, addicting, and enticing it is (similar to a drug).

The person the song represents, is probably

1. On the poor side thus, "count dollars". Think penny pinch and worry about each dollar.

2. Middle aged. "Old, but not that old, Young but not that bold". Teenagers and young adults are typically bold, since they have more life ahead of them. Middle aged are old, but not THAT old.

3. The person did not do well in life. Thus "dreaming of all the things that we can be"

4. The person is in a middle aged rut. "Lately I've been...praying hard/losing sleep" Thinks/hopes/prays that they can get out of this rut. They aren't seeking a "realistic" measure, but a desperate flail at life.

5. "Sink in the river the lessons I've learned" which basically means that they are giving up their wisdom, experience, money and knowledge for a "quick fix" that the faith healer can give them.

Thus, they sell their logic and attend an inspirational faith healing session. Everything is fun, they are forgetting themselves (this is similar to a drug high, for all those that say this is about drugs) and they are becoming empowered. However, at the end of the song, reality hits, and after they've "burned" all their money and logic, reality collapses in on them. The guy literally falls through a hole.

I believe the alligator is there to represent the reptilian brain, but I"m not sure. Reptilian brain can be compulsive and I believe its main feature is to protect you, but it can be "wrong". Such as when you see a hose and think it is a snake. Thus, delusion.

Kc on April 28, 2014:

Sounds to me like he has sold his soul to the devil and now he's on top , no more counting dollars now they are counting stars. The struggle to to be a star but if you don't sell your soul you are no one in the music industry. He knows is wrong but it feels right. That the price famous people have to paid to be rich and famous. They become puppets.

Edgar on March 19, 2014:

This song has been a reminder for me of a tough time I have been going through. I've been stagnant in my life and my goals and this song reminds me of what can be and to let go of what might seem 'right' and do the 'wrong' thing. I see the meaning of the song as intended... But I also know what it means to me.

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Lyrics)

Luciana on March 13, 2014:

Well, the truth is that the song's lyrics has a lot of meanings, it depends on the person, each one choose its definition because you can to convert the words in another one, adapt it to the context and be metaphoric, i said before, the lyrics depends on each one.

anon on March 10, 2014:

I agree with Void on this one. "I don't think the world is sold, I'm just doin' what we're told," sounds to me like someone hoping that the world can be a better place underneath all the crap that social norms have forced upon it. "I feel something so right doing the wrong thing, I feel something so wrong doing the right thing," sounds like a person struggling with how what the world says is 'right' always seems like the 'wrong' thing to do. Then again, everyone can have their own interpretation, and that's one of the things I love about music in general.

Void on March 04, 2014:

For me is Anarchism song!

"Take that money

Watch it burn

Sink in the river

The lessons I learned"

World without money

"I feel something so right

Doing the wrong thing

I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing"

a fight against the social norms

anonymous on March 03, 2014:

i love this song

Devon on January 29, 2014:

Love dis song

christina on January 17, 2014:

I I think this song means there's a Man in love with a woman but he's married and when he's with her it feels so right doing the wrong thing. He's a man of God so he can't leave his wife so staying feels so wrong doing the right thing. where he's at he's struggling with money but when he's with his love money doesn't matter. They would be happy just counting stars. He's losing sleep dreaming of the life he could have.

lighthope on December 23, 2013:

This song is so deep and meaningful like no other song this year most songs are a bunch of crap that means nothing you can tell they put a lot of thought into this

Zack Love on December 20, 2013:

I found this hub very useful because I was interested in the meaning of this song.

me on December 17, 2013:

I think this songs can mean many things to many people it just depends on where one is in their life.

john on December 12, 2013:

I interpret more so as a man having to decide on either keeping a well paying job and being distanced from his lover. Making it so the only way to find happiness and love being the uncertainty of living a life with a low paying job.

Jodi on November 23, 2013:

I think weather your in young love or addicited to drugs the song still will help one feel better about them self. I am a recovering drug addict. To me the song is about over coming addiction. And that you don't need drugs to make you feel good. Watch the Video. It does not show a man loving a woman. It shows ppl in a room like a meeting for recovery. An when they hear the song they feel better start getting up to dance. I know it always makes me feel better :-) great song love it

LOVEVOtm on November 07, 2013:

Love this song LOVEVO approved

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars [Lyrics]

Kelly on October 14, 2013:

I think the true meaning of counting stars is about this guy who loves a girl but the parents don't approve of them so he's trying to tell her not to care that they can do what the feel is right even if it seems wrong.

in the first line it says lately I've been I've been losing sleep dreaming about the things that we could be, he's trying to say that he can't sleep at night because he's fallen in love with her and wanting them to stay together. then line 2 says but baby I've been I've been praying hard said no more counting dollars well be counting stars, here he's tell her he hopes she'll stay with him and they won't have to worry about money but have fun.


What is the context of Counting Stars? ›

The meaning behind “Counting Stars” is basically that money can't buy happiness. Ryan Tedder told Official Charts Company that when he was writing the song, “I had the idea for 'Counting Stars' originally in the summer of 2012 when I was in the Hamptons.

What does swinging vine means? ›

Metaphorically, it means that life has its own ups and downs. Think about it visually, a vine wings from side to side and it doesn't stop swinging. This implies that life has its own challenges that needed to be overcome.

Why is there an alligator in Counting Stars? ›

It is basically a song speaking against the greedy desires of us humans. In various cultures, crocodiles are regarded as the symbol of greed in the same way they consider lions for bravery and foxes for cunningness.

What is the meaning of I ain't worried? ›

The meaning of the song lyrics, in a few words...

Singer has a positive attitude and is confident, so he doesn't worry about the passage of time, problems or obstacles; instead, he enjoys life and lives in the moment.

Can you count the stars answer? ›

Actually you can count stars. But its impossible to count ALL of them, because there are infinite stars in the universe. The difficulty in star counting lies in : their difference in inherent brightness rather than their distance.

What is the meaning of OneRepublic Counting Stars video? ›

This song is about Ryan's financial problems that he had before he got married to Genevieve. Since he couldn't afford to pay bills so therefore, this song has a beautiful meaning that counting money, doesn't really make your life any better. Your life should be quality over quantity.

What did the vine symbolize? ›

Symbolism of the Vineyard and the Vine

In the book of John, the Savior used the grapevine as a metaphor to explain the nature of His relationship with those who would be His disciples. Prior to leaving for Gethsemane, the Savior taught the Apostles how they must live if they were to continue to be His disciples.

What does the true vine symbolize? ›

The True Vine (Greek: ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινή hē ampelos hē alēthinē) is an allegory or parable given by Jesus in the New Testament. Found in John 15:1–17, it describes Jesus' disciples as branches of himself, who is described as the "true vine", and God the Father the "husbandman".

What does swinging mean in slang? ›

slang. the practice of swapping sexual partners in a group, esp habitually.

Why do alligators spin you? ›

Crocodilians, including the alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), perform a spinning maneuver to subdue and dismember prey. The spinning maneuver, which is referred to as the ;death roll', involves rapid rotation about the longitudinal axis of the body.

Why do birds follow alligators? ›

Birds nesting above the gators get protection from nest predators and the alligators below snack on chicks that fall out of the trees, according to a recent study in PLOS One.

Why do birds sit on alligators? ›

Standing on the back of the biggest alligator in a wetland would provide a good vantage point for surveying one's surroundings. The bird could readily escape before the alligator could turn its head around. Further, a close association with the dominant force in the wetland assures no other predator will be a threat.

Is Ain't a curse word? ›

The word ain't is considered by many to be incorrect or "bad" English but it is common in the very informal speech of some people. It can be used to mean am not, are not, is not, have not, and has not.

Is it OK to use the word Ain t? ›

Ain't is a perfectly valid word, but today, ain't is considered nonstandard. At worst, it gets stigmatized for being “ignorant” or “low-class.” At best, it's considered a no-no in formal writing.

What does ain't mean in slang? ›

In slang, ain't is the contraction of "is not", "are not", or "have not". In standard English, isn't, aren't, and haven't are preferred.

Do all the stars in the sky move explain Question Answer? ›

Stars in the sky appear to be moving because of the rotation of earth on its axis. Earth moves from west to east. Therefore, it appears as if stars are rising in the west and as day dawns they set in the west. So, stars are relatively in motion with respect to the roation of Earth.

How many stars are in the Bible? ›

Meaning of the Twelve Stars of Revelation.

What is the exact number of stars? ›

There are approximately 200 billion trillion stars in the universe. Or, to put it another way, 200 sextillion. That's 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000! The number is so big, it's hard to imagine.

What do the stars on songs mean? ›

Ideally, a star icon is generally assigned to songs based on their performance. This essentially has to do with how popular the track is and if it is the most track from an album. Earlier, the company used to have star ratings for the tracks, where users also had the ability to rate their favourite songs.

Why was the song All Star made? ›

Smash Mouth's guitarist, Greg Camp, once explained that 'All Star' had actually been written as an uplifting song for Smash Mouth fans who were being bullied. He said: “When we were on tour for the first record, it was still when people were writing fan mail in the form of paper and pencils and typewriters and stuff.

How many nights did it take to count the stars? ›

Counting at a rate of 5 per second, this would take you around…10²² seconds, which is around 5.8 thousand billion years. On the other hand, to count all of the stars in the total universe, you would need an infinite time.

What did Jesus say about vines? ›

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.

What does the Bible say about grape vines? ›

I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you.

What does the vine tattoo mean in Christianity? ›

The passion vine is strongly associated with Jesus. Dark inner flower markings are said to recall Christ's passion; this singular meaning is emblematic in itself, really.

Where in the Bible does it say bear good fruit? ›

Matthew 7:17 in Other Translations

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.

What does it mean to bear fruit in John 15? ›

the vine draws nourishment from the root and pumps that nourishment into the. branches so they can bear fruit. This means that the spiritual life is not our work; and. the fruit we bear is not ours either. It's God's work in us.

What does it mean to abide in Jesus? ›

To “abide” is a verb. It is active. Abiding in Christ is not a feeling or a belief, but something we do. It means to “remain” or “stay” and entails far more than the idea of continued belief in the Savior. John 15:5 further illustrates this abiding relationship with a parallel relationship of a vine and a branch.

What does swinging mean Mormon? ›

You may have heard other terms like polyamory, polygamy, non-monogamy, etc. But swinging doesn't necessarily relate to those terms; it's an act that couples usually partake in together, regardless of whether they are monogamous during the rest of their time together.

Why do humans like swinging? ›

Swinging is a calming motion, especially for children who are prone to meltdown and high anxiety. Swinging releases endorphins into the body, which makes children feel happier and more focused.

What does big swig mean? ›

ˈswig. Synonyms of swig. : a quantity drunk at one time.

What do alligators fear? ›

Alligators have a natural fear of humans, and usually begin a quick retreat when approached by people. If you have a close encounter with an alligator a few yards away, back away slowly.

What to do if an alligator follows you? ›

Experts from the University of Florida say to run in a straight line if an alligator is chasing you. If an alligator attacks, experts say to poke at its eyes and punch and kick it around the head.

What happens when you flip an alligator on its back? ›

If you roll an alligator on its back and hold it there, it will exhibit a strange behavior. After 15 or 20 seconds, the alligator will go limp and become unresponsive. It's called tonic immobility and, for a phenomenon so widespread in the animal kingdom, we know surprisingly little about it.

Do alligators see humans as prey? ›

Despite their manifest ability to kill prey similar to or larger than humans in size and their commonness in an area of dense human settlement (the southeastern United States, especially Florida), American alligators rarely prey upon humans.

Do alligators let birds clean their teeth? ›

When a crocodile feels the need for a good tooth cleaning it will sit with its mouth wide open. The Egyptian Plover bird recognizes this invitation, and if one is nearby it will fly into the mouth of the crocodile, eat the food stuck in its teeth, and fly away.

Why do alligators eat their own? ›

Cannibalism is often a last resort in dire conditions, with animals like hedgehogs (and alligators!) eating their own babies in environments such as droughts or when food is scarce. This is a survival instinct, they prioritise their own life which allows them to produce more offspring in the future.

Can alligators feel anger? ›

The most common emotions seen in reptiles are fear and aggression. These are basic emotions that contribute to the fight or flight response.

What does it mean when an alligator has its mouth open? ›

It's similar to a dog panting to cool down. Crocodilians have evolved to maximize heat gain and minimize water loss. Basically, they can't sweat like we do to cool down. They evolved other methods of cooling, by opening their mouths and essentially sweating through their mouths.

Why do crocodiles sleep with mouth open? ›

Crocs and gators hang around with their mouths open as a way to avoid overheating. Keeping cool may be the primary purpose, but for some species there's a secondary gain from the behavior.

Is Gooder a actual word? ›

'Gooder' is not a word. Some people may use the term 'gooder' as a slang word meaning 'more good,' but it is not actually a word. 'Gooder' comes from the root word 'good,' which is an irregular adjective.

Is YEET in the dictionary? ›

to hurl or move forcefully: Somebody just yeeted a water bottle into the crowd.

Is the word Y all proper English? ›

Y'all, which originates in the U.S. and is common in many regions of the country, is a contraction of you and all. Although the word is generally considered out of place in formal writing, writers from regions that use the contraction sometimes use it in writing to affect a folksy or very informal tone.

Is funner a word 2022? ›

And they also agree that…the answer to “is funner a word?” is yes. If you want to consider “fun,” as an adjective, a word, then “funner” is indeed a word, as is “funnest,” per normal rules of adjective formation.

What does innit mean? ›

/ˈɪn.ɪt/ short form of isn't it. Used at the end of a statement for emphasis: "It's wrong, innit?"

Is Ain't a Southern word? ›

Ain't is in common usage of educated Southerners. In the South, the use of ain't can be used as a marker to separate cultured speakers from those who lack confidence in their social standing and thus avoid its use entirely.

What does pull a blinder mean? ›

To "pull a blinder" involves achieving something difficult faultlessly and skilfully. The phrase is most commonly used when the individual has been lucky and the person saying it is in disbelief that the first person has managed to pull it off.

What are 10 slang words? ›

Common American Slang Words
  • Awesome (Adjective)
  • Cool (Adjective)
  • Sure (Adjective)
  • Beat (Adjective)
  • Whatever (Noun)
  • Wheels (Noun)
  • Amped (Adjective)
  • Babe (Noun)
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What does how is it going mean? ›

| Usage. Grammarist. The idiom how's it going is another way to say how are you, how are things progressing, or what's up. The it can refer to life in general, a project, or your day. It should be noted that this idiom is said in many countries with the answer expected to be fine or good.

When did Counting Stars become popular? ›

"Counting Stars" debuted at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 6, 2013. The song peaked at number two on January 18, 2014, and stayed there for two weeks behind "Timber" by Pitbull, featuring Kesha.

Who was the first person to count all the stars? ›

William Herschel was the first astronomer to attempt to determine the distribution of stars in the sky. During the 1780s, he established a series of gauges in 600 directions and counted the stars observed along each line of sight.

How do you count stars? ›

To count the number of stars in the night sky that are visible to the naked eye, you will use a small cardboard tube. The center tube of a roll of toilet paper is ideal. On a clear, dark, moonless night, hold the tube up to your eye then count and record the number of stars that you can see through the tube.

Who is the oldest woman to have a number-one hit? ›

Kate's 1985 song has shot to the top of the charts after featuring in Netflix's Stranger Things, and at 63-years-old, Kate beat Cher's record of being the oldest female chart-topper as she was just 52 when 1998's Believe hit the top spot.

Who has had a number 1 in every decade? ›

Cher's career as a recording artist spans seven decades and she is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.

What artist has spent the most time at number 1? ›

Elvis Presley (67 weeks)

Notes: Presley spent more weeks at No. 1 than any other solo artist and more than any other American artist. (Swift is runner-up on both counts.)

What happens when a star dies? ›

After the star's outer layer has escaped, the much smaller inner layer collapses into a white dwarf. This star, which is hotter and brighter than the red giant it came from, illuminates and warms the escaped gas, until the gas starts glowing by itself – and we see a planetary nebula.

Do stars move in the sky? ›

The stars seem so fixed that ancient sky-gazers mentally connected the stars into figures (constellations) that we can still make out today. But in reality, the stars are constantly moving. They are just so far away that the naked eye cannot detect their movement. But sensitive instruments can detect their movement.

What is the purpose of stars? ›

The reason why stars are so important is because they have helped humans navigate through Earth . When it was dark these stars would light up the sky giving people light . In addition stars are very important because they make life on Earth.

How much do the stars move each night? ›

The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. This results in a star appearing to move 1-degree every 4 minutes to the west. 15-degrees each hour. Telescopes that track the stars must be driven at that speed, 15-degrees per hour to the west.

How far are the night stars from Earth? ›

So, how bright a star appears in the night sky depends on its size as well as how far away from us it is. The closest star is about 25,300,000,000,000 miles (39,900,000,000,000 kilometers) away, while the farthest stars are billions of times farther than that.

What is the number of a star? ›

A star number is a centered figurate number, a centered hexagram (six-pointed star), such as the Star of David, or the board Chinese checkers is played on. First four star numbers, by color.

How many stars are there how many? ›

Averaging out the types of stars within our galaxy, this would produce an answer of about 100 billion stars in the galaxy.

How long would it take to count every star? ›

That means it would take us all about 10,000 billion billion stars ------------------------------ = 333 billion seconds to count all the stars. 30 billion stars/second There are 60 seconds/minute, 60 minutes/hour, 24 hours/day, and about 365 days/year.


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