"Planet Earth" as written by James Dearness Hogarth, Sacha Skarbek and James Blount....
Only came outside to watch the nightfall with the rain
I heard you making patterns rhyme
Like some new romantic looking for the TV sound
You'll see I'm right some other time

Look now, look all around, there's no sign of life
Voices, another sound, can you hear me now?
This is planet earth you're looking at planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth

My head is stuck on something precious, let me know
If you're coming down to land
Is there anybody out there trying to get through?
My eyes are so cloudy I can't see you

Look now, look all around
There's no sign of life
Voices, another sound
Can you hear me now?
This is planet earth, you're looking at planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth

Look now, look all around
There's no sign of life
Voices, another sound
Can you hear me now?
This is planet earth, you're looking at planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop calling planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop looking at planet earth
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth


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"Planet Earth" as written by Nick Rhodes Simon Le Bon

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    General CommentThis is about the threat of Nuclear War, I think. It's a great song. Very New Romantic-like.
    Canadaon March 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is obviously about SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence).

    Only came outside to watch the night fall with the rain: Radio telescopes used in SETI research do not require a clear sky and can be used in rainy weather.

    I heard you're making patterns rhyme: Using pattern recognition to identify alien radio transmissions.

    Like some new romantic looking for the tv sound: Unable to decrypt an alien signal just yet, but...

    You'll see I'm right some other time: Given enough time, an alien signal will be identified.

    The remaining lyrics are pretty self explanatory...

    ;-)
    YouKnowsIton October 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir best song in my opinion.
    *sings*
    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth
    rara.avison May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt kind of sounds like he's all alone on the planet.
    "There's no sign of life," maybe he was the only survivor after a nuclear war.

    "my eyes are so cloudy i can't see you" it's probably the smoke from the bombs.

    "Is there anybody out there trying to get through?"
    He's alone waiting to see if someone will come to possibly create life all over again, it's very hopeful.
    PERHAPSon June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBefore they were ultra-famous. Orange hair, yellow hair, baggy knickers. AWESOME song!!!
    monster36604on January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You'll see I'm right some other time"...this has to be a favorite.
    Thia007on November 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis isn't meant to be depressing at all. It's about a new generation, who are saying that they are as much part of this life as the older generation. It's a proclamation saying that a new generation has arrived and is here to stay, so it's up to those who are either unable or unwilling to connect with the new generation to come down to earth [let me know if you're coming down to land] so they can live together, the way it should be.
    mrKLMon December 01, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis might sound insane and perverse, but I think this song could (also, alternatively) be about sexual intercourse/pregnancy/birth control (one or all of them). I'm not trolling.

    "Only came outside to watch the nightfall with the rain"--This is the most Freudian of all lines in the song. "Came outside" is the crudest form of contraception that doesn't involve bloodletting...it's pulling out. The "rain" could be the spilling of one's seed and the "nightfall" could be the fact that the interaction could be happening at night or just in the dark.

    "Making patterns rhyme" could be the rhythm of bodies in lovemaking.

    "You'll see I'm right some other time" could be the speaker's conviction that it's best for both him and his partner not to conceive at this time in their lives.

    "There's no sign of life"--There's no conception, no new life to be born from the mother.

    "Another sound"--Ultrasound. Enough said.

    "This is Planet Earth"--This is the way "adult" humans act in the real world: they make love, then move on.

    "My head is stuck on something precious"--His "head" (manhood) is probing the partner's virginity.

    "If you're coming down to land"--Is the partner going to climax?

    "Is there anybody out there trying to get through"--Is his partner with child; does she have "someone to come through" the birth canal in time?

    "My eyes so cloudy I can't see you"--A male's sexual organ has an eye (opening); the discharge is cloudy. Not sure what the "seeing" is, but it might simply be that the speaker does not know if his partner has conceived.

    Good songs are written for a variety of interpretations; there may well be more than one meaning one takes. I like the nuclear apocalypse and outer space ideas mentioned also here. I think on the whole, though, that this song's lyrics have some sexual overtones that cannot be ignored.
    pabulum28on July 29, 2014   Link

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