"Cecilia And The Satellite" as written by and Anders Grahn James Flannigan....
I lock myself in a hotel room
Been waiting all night for the walls to move
I've loved some girls that I barely knew
I've made some friends, and I've lost some too
Crashed my car, I was 17
My mother in the seat riding next to me
The things I've learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear
Through all the things my eyes have seen
The best by far is you

If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'd keep you safe
I'd keep you dry
Don't be afraid Cecilia
I'm the satellite
And you're the sky

I've cafe crawled through Amsterdam
I've been around the world with a punk rock band
And I've seen London, and I've played Japan
I've been knocked down, I got up again
For all the places I have been
I'm no place without you

If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'd keep you safe
I'd keep you dry
Don't be afraid Cecilia
I'm the satellite
And you're the sky

I'm the satellite
And you're the sky

For all the things my hands have held
The best by far is you

If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'd keep you safe
I'd keep you dry
Don't be afraid Cecilia
I'm the satellite
And you're the sky

And you're the sky

I'm the satellite
And you're the sky

And you're the sky


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"Cecilia and the Satellite" as written by James Flannigan Anders Grahn

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is for his daughter!
    ilustrisimo08on April 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIt's very seldom that I hear a song once and am intrigued enough to actually track it down from that.

    This one made me smile. I really like the piano at the end.
    42 stepson March 30, 2015   Link
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    General Comment"As a song it encapsulate so much living against the back drop of a new life. Cecilia was written with the knowledge that my wife and I would soon meet our first child. With the hope of avoiding territory this type of song often treads, I tried to create a road map of the life I had lived leading up to that moment. One my daughter might look back on some day. A strange life of constant motion, spent traveling in the pursuit of music. A life I’ve nearly lost on more than one occasion and one which I am thankful for, now more than ever. Deep down this song is about more than me and where I’ve been, it’s about more than my daughter and what I want for her. It’s about being proud of where you come from and wanting the most for the people you share your world with."

    andrewmcmahon.com/words/news/cecilia-and-the-satellite/
    ilustrisimo08on October 30, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSo the guy killed his mom in a car crash and e swears he will do anything to keep his daughter safe.

    "I made some friends and I've lost some too": maybe he's accidentally killed more people (or purposely)

    Oh ya he's also in a punk rock band
    kpeepsazon April 26, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis seems to be basically a love song that simultaneously laments the promiscuous and questionable events in the life of the person speaking and expresses his love for the one girl better than everything to him. Ostensibly as a result of his fame, he has used drugged, slept with women he didn't even know, and traveled the world and all of this was instigated by the way his life changed after seeing his mother's face during the car crash. Throughout the song he compares all his life events to this girl (Cecilia), and how she is better to him than his life of glamour and fame. He calls himself her satellite because she is his world and he revolves around her keeping her safe because she is implied to be the best thing that has ever happened to him.
    Orionmcnallyon December 05, 2015   Link

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