Music Monday: “Satellites” by Mew

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Satellites”
Artist: Mew
Album: +- (2015)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
Swimming fast
Hone in on the buzz in ways you could not
I like you real silver-like
Oh see them fast, take off a last
And we get better

I wanna breathe in a sunlight beam
I wanna be with a girl like she

[Verse 2]
Step out fast
Hone in on the buzz in ways you could not
Know, my own electricity
You did this to me
I want someone to carry me
Oh, ill-advised, you desire
Tulip bell

[Chorus]
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone

[Verse 3]
Remember when
It was then we sealed to unlock never again
The way we might on movie night
(Suspend disbelief)
And this is much better
(I can see you crying)
None of these remedies, I feel
Could make things matter that much
It’s only right on movie night
(Solemn summer)

[Chorus]
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone
Picking up the phone
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone

[Verse 4]
Eleven past
I love all the things that are wrong with you
Know my own electricity
You did this to me
I like you real silver-like
Oh see them fast, take off at last
And we get better

[Chorus]
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone
And I’d rather be a satellite
And I’m picking up the phone
Picking up the phone

[Bridge]
My life is my own
And now I’m always home
My life is my own
And now I’m always home

[Outro]
That’s where I spend my time
What, do you think I’m up all night?
That’s where I spend my time
What, you think I’m up all night?

“Satellites”, by Danish band Mew, takes the massive of stadium and alternative rock from the last 30 years and combines it with thoughtful lyrics and pop music sensibilities. Delayed guitars evoke the better songs of U2 and venues packed to the wings with adoring fans. The choruses are anthemic with a consistent kick-drum driving the pace throughout. Singer Jonas Bjerre’s high voice layers atop and brings in another unique element to the band’s sound. The lyrics speak to the idealism of a love shared and the pursuit of one’s goals, even when they leave the stratosphere.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
Website
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Facebook

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