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And I knew, the fire and the ashes of his grace…

Courtney Love might be a controversial person but she is a woman full of experience. Love knows what she knows and definitely she knows a thing or two about love. And she loves to express it using her powerful voice.

In 1998 she and her band Hole released an album called Celebrity Skin. Robert Cherry of the Alternative Press described Celebrity Skin‘s sound as „meticulously orchestrated guitars, multilayered vocal harmonies, quantized drums and sheeny studio magic“ and said the songs „hit nerve centers like a thousand AM classics“.

There is a very special song in that album – Northern star. Love said that it was created for about 15 minutes.

Northern star is a sad love song, an unique one. Once you hear this song, you will never forget it. Ever. Its the greatest thing to listen to when you’re depressed and feeling left alone.

This song is amazing on so many levels and like all good art, it can mean different things to different people. That is the beauty of good art.

The song sounds like the crying of an empath tangled in a relationship with a narcissist. When you hear the „he’s so cold, he will ruin the world tonight“ part, it definitely you will understand why.

In a disproportionate number of cases empaths will find themselves involved with a narcissist, and as impossible their attraction seems, these completely opposite personalities are drawn to each other like moths to the flame, their collision being fatal and inevitable — for the empath.

Read the lyrics, hear the song and judge by yourself.

NORTHERN STAR

And I cry and no one can hear
Inhale
The blinded eyes that see
The chaos
Bring the pitiful to me
Even though I’m wide-awake, I will

And blackest night and I wait for you
It’s cold in here there’s no one left

And I wait for you
And nothing stops it happening
And I knew, I’d cherish all my misery alone

And I wait, staring at the Northern Star
I’m afraid it won’t lead me anywhere
He’s so cold he will ruin the world tonight
All the angels kneel into the Northern Lights
Kneel into the frozen lights

And they paid, I cry and cry for you
Ghosts that haunt you with their sorrow
I cried ’cause you were doomed
Praying to the wound that swallows
All that’s cold and cruel
Can you see the trees, charity and gratitude
They run to the pines

It’s black in here blot out the sun
And run to the pines
Our misery runs wild and free
And I knew, the fire and the ashes of his grace…

And I wait, staring at the Northern Star
I’m afraid it won’t lead you very far
He’s so cold he will win the world tonight
All the angels kneel into the frozen lights
Feel their hearts they’re cold and white

And I want you
And blessed are the broken
And I beg you
No loneliness, no misery is worth you
Oh tear his heart out cold as ice it’s mine

And I wait, praying to the Northern Star
I’m afraid it won’t lead you anywhere
He’s so cold raining on the world tonight
All the angels kneeling to the Northern Lights

And I pray begging to the Northern Star
I’m afraid it won’t lead you anywhere
He’s so cold he will rule the world tonight

All the angels kneeling to the Northern Lights
Kneeling to the frozen lights
Feel their hearts they’re cold as ice