‘Catch a Falling Star’

This song has to be one of the most romantic yet simple renditions emphasizing the importance of feelings and happy moments in relationships and life in general. Credits for this old hit single must go to its songwriters Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss.

I first came across this song while watching the movie Everybody’s Fine (2009) starring Robert De Niro. The movie is a ‘must watch’ for all age groups, teens and elders likewise, since it portrays the warmth of family relationships and its intricate expectations in a moving yet beautiful saga.

The vocals by the great Perry Como are excellent, in fact he went on to receive a Grammy award for the song in 1959. It has also been used as background score in other movies like The Princess Diaries (2001) and Love Actually (2003), and in the super-hit TV series Lost (2004-2010).

Here is a tribute to Perry Como and the song he helped immortalize –

“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
Just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
And just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For when your troubles start multiplyin’
And they just might
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’
With just a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

Save it for a rainy day”

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2 thoughts on “‘Catch a Falling Star’

  1. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket…
    Save it for a rainy day…

    Very meaningful sentence ..,

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