It's hard to find a specific meaning. At least, that's what I think. It makes stars sound so far away, so distant and unimportant. But strong. Surviving through an empty universe, only to die when sighted. It's great, it makes me think of how, when we see the light of a star that's likely billions of light years away, it could already be dead. We're seeing what's left of it, that little remnant of light left in space.