"Down To Earth" as written by and Peter Gabriel Thomas Newman....
Did you think that your feet had been bound
By what gravity brings to the ground?
Did you feel you were tricked
By the future you picked?
Well, come on down

All these rules don't apply
When you're high in the sky
So come on down
Come on down

We're coming down to the ground
There's no better place to go
We've got snow up on the mountains
We've got rivers down below

We're coming down to the ground
To hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We send the seeds out in the breeze

Did you think you'd escaped from routine
By changing the script and the scene?
Despite all you made of it
You're always afraid of the change

You've got a lot on your chest
Well, you can come as my guest
So come on down
Come on down

We're coming down to the ground
There's no better place to go
We've got snow up on the mountains
We've got rivers down below

We're coming down to the ground
We'll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We send the seeds out in the breeze

Like the fish in the ocean
We felt at home in the sea
We learned to live off the good land
We learned to climb up a tree

Then we got up on two legs
But we wanted to fly
Oh, when we messed up our homeland
And set sail for the sky

We're coming down to the ground
There's no better place to go
We've got snow upon the mountains
We got rivers down below

We're coming down to the ground
We'll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We send the seeds out in the breeze

We're coming down
Comin' down to earth
Like babies at birth
Comin' down to earth
Redefine your priorities
These are extraordinary qualities

We're coming down to the ground
There's no better place to go
We've got snow upon the mountains
We've got rivers down below

We're coming down to the ground
We'll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We send the seeds out in the breeze

We're coming down to the ground
There's no better place to go
We've got snow upon the mountains
We've got rivers down below

We're coming down to the ground
We'll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We send the seeds out in the breeze

Redefine your priorities
These are extraordinary qualities
To find on earth

Comin' down, comin' down
Comin' down, comin' down
Comin' down, comin' down
Comin' down, comin' down


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"Down to Earth, song" as written by Thomas Montgomery Newman Peter Brian Gabriel

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentMy thoughts are pretty much the same as all of y'alls, but I had an amazing thought. Wouldn't it be cool to go skydiving while listening to this song?
    buzzard129on June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, and so appropriate in its context!
    Saynaon July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwas this made for wall e?
    tritexxwhoreon July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, it was made for wall-e
    erbylikewhoaon July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, it fits the context perfectly, I love it.
    Maddolison September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing how Disney hires top-notch folks like this for their tunes. It started with "When You Wish Upon a Star" and hasn't stopped.

    Well, to qualify a bit, remember this is pretty much Pixar, funded by Disney, with I suppose some staffing by Disney.

    Anyway, it's a fine lyric that strikes a good balance. It alludes to the movie's main theme about humankind finding itself after being Lost in Two Spaces--the spacial and virtual--and this could make for a cold lyric. Yet Gabriel manages to keep it spiritual, and that's great.

    I did a quick check on the IMDb, and the composer, Thomas Newman, is who I thought it was; a guy with a very impressive resume; some of my (and no doubt your) fave movie music of all time (check him out at imdb.com/name/nm0002353/ , and be sure to eyeball his impressive filmography). He seems to specialize in a kind of light, pop polymodalism that gives the films a "hip" modern sound. I have a particular fondness for his turn in The Player. His music helps give the films a mythic feel, while not upstaging. You leave the theatre with a sense of having seen something grander and bigger, perhaps not realizing that the music leant some of that feel.

    Anyway, it's cool to think of him and Gabriel sitting around working up this tune. Or maybe they did it remotely from each other; it's possible, eh?
    razajacon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this!

    Very much true, does fit the film perfectly.

    I hope everyone will realize how bad we are doing to our Earth, and not wait until it's too late.
    bear_hug20on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this!

    Very much true, does fit the film perfectly.

    I hope everyone will realize how bad we are doing to our Earth, and not wait until it's too late.
    bear_hug20on April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes me cry :(
    bear_hug20on April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI know that the song is in reference to the movie, I'm just curious if it is referring to drugs, or more so, stopping the use of drugs??
    peach'son August 07, 2015   Link

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