"Apollo" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere and Matt Talbott....
I'm thinking of a number between everything and two
She said you can find a space between my arms if you will stay
Like if we ignore the system they'll just blink out and quickly
Go away

She said I'll keep all the signals that you send home to me
And I'll meet you back here on the ground
It's lift off, lift off again
She's pissed off, pissed off again

Moonlight brings me back again to stay
And I know if she had a way I'd always be through
Tethered to a glass ring she keeps beside the phone
And never ever stepping out into

Blankness and darkness, like underneath a leaf, have settled on
Me here and
Scraped away the sound
She said you can find a place inside my heart if you can stay

And I need you back here on the ground
It's lift off, lift off again
She's pissed off, pissed off again
Moonlight brings me back again to stay

And I know if she had a way I'd always be through
Tethered to a glass ring she keeps beside the phone
And never ever stepping out into
I'm thinking of a number between everything and two

Moonlight brings me back again to stay
And I know if she had a way I'd always be through
Tethered to a glass ring she keeps beside the phone
And never ever stepping out into

Moonlight brings me back again this day
And I don't feel a thing here anymore
Strings of information slowing to a stop
The tether's end is slipping from its knot

I'm stretching out in two
I'm thinking of a number between everything and two
And it's molecules of you


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"Apollo" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    General CommentI've got a Hum bootleg of a show on the Downward is Heavenward tour and Matt speaks a little before this song and says that's it about how much he misses his wife when he goes on tour but he used the metaphor of an astronaut going into space to show how far away he felt.
    Little_Baby_Nothingon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song to drive home to. right at the end of your drive. when you're about 6 minutes away from home. just pop this on and everything will be perfect. i promise.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, i used it in an interactive art piece for my senior project class at college. the opening guitar is perfect... Hum is too cool for school.
    Palladianon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthum's lyrics always stand out in my mind. this song just makes me weak. brilliant and beautiful.
    allelsefailedon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's pissed off again, because he is leaving to do his job. She would have him tethered to a ring by the phone, but the tether is slipping.
    bugzcaron August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song... i took my screename from this song
    moleculesofuon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah.. they use alot of astrological/ austronaut metaphores. And They all kind of look like geeks.

    I was always wondering if any of them enjoyed science? I'm too lazy to read through countless articles though. At least during now.
    punkrockntunaon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwsome song, love it so much
    Gubur69on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most gorgeous song ever, I can't even explain what this song means to me along with so many other Hum songs.
    zombehon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album has a great shelf life, songs still sound great after countless listens (the production helps, yeah).

    This song in particular stands out (along with Ms. Lazarus) as one of the best. When I first heard it I thought it just sounded like one of the cliche slow songs on so many 90's bands albums... boy was I wrong.

    This song has racked up an easy 100+ plays on my ipod. The lyrics are fantastic and delivered by the cucumber-cool calmness of Matt Talbot.

    "like if we ignore the systems they'll just blink out and quickly go away"

    Gotta make money, got to have a job. Matt's gotta chase his dream of being in a rock band... still has to pay the bills though. Such brutal "adult not fully realizing his dream" feelings.. such a bummer.

    "never ever stepping out into.." - and then the light 'chinese crash hit, floors me everytime.
    acorm88on March 26, 2008   Link

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