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Why the song "Catch a Falling Star"? by Jennifer

As you probably noticed during “Sundown” when the group of people being led away from the temple by the Man in Black are pictured during the final scene, the usual Michael Giachinno score is replaced with a very creepy rendition of “Catch a Falling Star.”

We’ve heard a lot about the song “Catch a Falling Star” since the beginning of Lost. The song is first mentioned when Claire tells the people who want to adopt Aaron that they should sing it to him just like her father (Christian Shephard) sang it to her.

If every book and every picture in the background of every scene of Lost generally means something, I'm wondering why no one has bothered to ask, "Does 'Catch a Falling Star' mean something?" Of the thousands of songs that the producers could have chosen as a recurring theme, why that one?

Here's my theory...

Any Bible scholar will tell you that something very specific comes immediately to mind when they hear the phrase “falling star.”

“And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell … upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood (or bitterness). And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” –Revelation 8:10

If you read any commentary on these verses, you’ll learn that in the original Greek the “great star” does not mean a literal star, but rather, a celestial being that apparently fell from heaven. The star is said to be “burning as it were a torch.” The name given to Satan in the Bible is Lucifer or “light bearer” from the translation into Latin. The Hebrew word Lucifer, more precisely, means “shining one.”

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! … For thou hast said in thine heart…I will exalt my throne above the stars of God…” –Isaiah 14:12

“And [after the war in heaven] the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” –Revelation 12:19

“And he [Jesus] replied [to the disciples], ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’” –Luke 10:18

Apparently Wormwood, the falling star, is Satan himself.

Notice another part of that same verse in Revelations.

“…And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” –Revelation 8:10

Scholars always make a distinction that the “water” infected by Wormwood as described in the original text only consists of fresh water sources. Men infected by this water then became part of “bitterness” or part of Wormwood himself.

Remind you of anything with Sayid in the temple?

Here’s a little more Wormwood trivia for you. We all know Darlton and crew love Stephen King, so it should come as no surprise that Stephen King references Wormwood in a few of his books.
• In The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, a preacher makes reference to the “Star Wormwood” while talking about Satan.
• In the book Under the Dome, Stephen King quotes from the aforementioned verse in Revelation when talking about Wormwood.
• The Star Wormwood is also discussed in his short story The Mist.

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