"Satellites And Astronauts" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Since the day of my departure
I've been stumbling through reality
I play my symphony in reverse
In search for that special path

Be gentle to the tear in this I
Lonesome arms, lost its wings again

Buy me a trip to the moon
So I can laugh at my mistakes
I can see the end from here
From this perspective it looks kind of silly
Satellites and astronauts
Tell me there are greater things ahead

Make me feel like a man
A silent cry from the middle of hell
I - the irony - I promise, I'll be mature
So please, invite me to your shelter again

Been hiding since I heard "never"
Take me back to yesterday, I need to grow

Steal my mask and make me pay
I need a new skin
I'm going insane


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"Satellites and Astronauts" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentThe only way I can explain my views on this lyric is to break it down entirely (and due to the lengthiness of this explanation, I've excluded the second half, so ask me if you want the rest):

    'Since the day of my departure, I've been stumbling through reality.' His departure is the point in his life when he starts to contemplate the purpose of it all. His dissatisfaction with himself and the world is starting to get to him. 'I play my symphony in reverse, in search of that special path.' He's more than likely wondering what to make out of it, and whether or not there even is, or ever was, a route worth taking.

    'Be gentle to the tear in this eye. Lonesome arms lost its wings again.' "Again" is what stands out. He's dying (mentally and so forth) a little bit each day, resulting from his inability to feel secure and wanted, and that his "immature," or otherwise frail side, is in need of compassion.

    Now my favorite part; the chorus. This part of the song branches off into a million different ideas, but here is my preferred take on it:

    'Buy me a trip to the moon, so I can laugh at my mistakes.' Obviously, taken from a literal viewpoint, you really wouldn't have a care in the world if you were drifting thousands of miles away from it. The best way to "laugh" at your mistakes is to leave them all far behind. 'You see, I can see the end from here.' This line tells you that looking at the big picture, so to speak, lets you get in touch with your own mortality. From there he can clearly "see" his "end" drawing near.

    'From this perspective, it looks kind of silly. Satellites and astronauts; tell me there are greater things ahead.' Hear me out on this one. Now that he's seeing Earth from the moon, he's amused at how meaningless and trivial everything is. Therefor, he pleads to the "Satellites and Astronauts" to tell him there are greater things coming. (He more or less is asking a wiser entity, perhaps even God, if there's any meaning at all to the world before him.)
    ionicon February 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it's just me, but does anybody see the sexual undertones of this song?
    "In search for that special path."
    "Make me feel like a man."
    "Invite me to your shelter again."
    "Been hiding since I heard 'never'"

    To me, I sort of understand this as him having a chance to score a girl, but he screwed it up, now he wants to get another chance, because he "needs to grow".

    Somebody back me up here.
    TartarusIon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being frustrated and just having to get away from the world and just watch it pass by.But it also refers to one day having to come back and face all of these problems at some point.
    VivaHate95on March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, it doesnt need to be about sex really, but maybe about relationships (like lots of other parts of Clayman). He was dumped because of him being immature, and now he wants a second chance.
    nemuuon April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can definitely understand that second chance part, right on man
    gofigure000on June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa I agree as well, definitely about a past relationship that he hasn't gotten over, and is trying to get back together.
    SDMFBLSon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably not at all relevant but by Anders biography on their website he sounds like a funny guy :o)

    I don't really get many, if any, of their songs but I just thought I would say that! I think it's great how, atleast when I saw them for the first time recently, they wear like ties and things rather than silly masks :o)

    In Flames rock :o)! I'll shush now and read some more comments..
    markieon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! It shows how theres nothing to worry about on this earth because theres much better things that are to come. Pretty positive message till he goes on about how its getting the best of him "I need a new skin I'm going insane"
    afflicted4lifeon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! It shows how theres nothing to worry about on this earth because theres much better things that are to come. Pretty positive message till he goes on about how its getting the best of him "I need a new skin I'm going insane"
    afflicted4lifeon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think its focused on being mature enough to take a step back and instead of hating a situation you screwed up, saying "yeah, that was stupid", learning from it, and then letting it stop being a sore spot. This is mostly from the chorus
    and howon December 04, 2004   Link

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