"Satellite Call" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
This one's for the lonely child
Broken hearted
Running wild
This was written for the one to blame
For the one who believes they are the cause of chaos in everything

You may find yourself in the dead of night
Lost somewhere out there in the great big beautiful sky
We're all just perfect little satellites
Spinning round and round this broken earthly life

This is so you know the sound
Of someone who loves you from the ground
Tonight you're not alone at all
This is me sending out my satellite call

This is so you'll know the sound
Of someone who loves you
From the ground
Tonight you're not alone at all
This is me sending out my
Satellite call


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"Satellite Call" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    General CommentThis one drives me wild.

    The effects and the otherworldly tone stretch open the bounds one has of the song, forcing recall of the vast reaches of space. Inside that mindset, one pictures “perfect little satellites” gathered round a misshapen globe called Earth. Inside that mindset, there runs a crooning “satellite call.” What else?

    Here’s where it gets interesting. It has struck me in the past that sometimes, Sara’s songs seem directed at herself, like the songs are reenactments of thoughts that pass through her mind. Besides a message sent out to fans who would like to hear that she loves them, what else can it mean that she wants “you [to] know the sound / Of someone who loves you from the ground?” I propose that she is attempting a metaphysical reshaping of the space between singer and song, where a song possesses a life of its own as a ‘someone.’ The song is the act of her calling out; it is her love. She is interacting with the entity that is her own love, giving herself comfort “in the dead of night.” The idea of creating life through thought is, through the motions made inside space, brought closer to reality, be it surreal or ethereal.
    azneel128on August 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAnything and Everything I could possibly say regarding this song is captured in the most hauntingly beautiful way by Sara. So powerful, so breathtaking, so precious and a reminder that in that moment when you just want to let go that someone somewhere just wont let you go
    muriukion July 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think of a girl I love very much. She is so beautiful, so kind, so giving and yet most of the time so sad. She gets so wrapped up in her despair. I reach out to her and let her know I am always here for her. She'll tell me she knows and thanks me but says she'll be fine. It is times like these that I send out my 'Satellite Call' to her so she knows someone loves her always.
    trubador09on January 31, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningThe metaphor refers to satellites, which circle across the night sky through the cold and darkness of space all alone. "Satellite call" is a radio sequence sent from Earth to communicate with the satellite, like a beacon saying "We're still here". When she hums the melody, I think she's making her own "beacon" sound sequence which she similarly sends out to people who are in a cold and dark place in their own lives. A brilliant song.
    luckydreameron March 06, 2015   Link

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