Rewrite the Stars - Zac and Zendaya (From The Greatest Showman) HD
“Rewrite the Stars” was the third promotional song to be released before The Greatest Showman premiered. It is the eighth song overall on the soundtrack.
The song is an aerial duet between two of the characters, Philip Carlyle – a rich, white man – and Anne Wheeler – a poor, african-american girl – who are in love, but destiny seems to keep pulling them away from each other.
Lyrically the song takes on the subject of controlling their own fate and not letting the “stars” (other people) tell them otherwise. While Philip takes on a more optimistic tone, noting that they could “rewrite the stars” and change their destiny, Anne takes on a more realistic approach, believing that even though they love each other, no one can rewrite the stars, meaning do the impossible.