"77 Satellites" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
It's alright to be held back by retro-man.
It's far fetched fun when you're the one.
The prize.
I knew you would come through.
I thought I could be right, number one,
But it's a lie.
It's televised in forest green.
It's been brought back by retro-man.
Hold your thoughts in.
It ain't yet over.
You won't slide under me.
The prize.
I knew you would come through.
I thought I could be right, number one,
But it's a lie.


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"77 Satellites [*]" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General Commentepisode IV is sung by tom, thats why
    JustinEatWorldon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif i took long enough to think about it maybe i could figure it our, but does any one already know what its about? what & who on earth is retro-man?
    honestyormysteryon May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont know
    emo_theoryon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdont know
    emo_theoryon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha, these could be the lamest lyrics I've ever read in my life. I think Jimmy Eat World just wrote things that would sort of go with the music. Oh well, this song is definitely from a time when JEW lyrics meant absolutely nothing. Plus Jim's voice sounds really weird in this song. Comparable maybe to Episode IV but even a little more weird than that...
    jarboffon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI see it as referring to a battle for first place and the unevitable loss of the songwriter to his/her opponent. "Televised" could be saying that many people know about the battle and "in green" could refer to the the prize (money, possibly). I don't know, all in all a very general song.
    PunkInLightBlueon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it means working in the music industry isn't all about the fortune and frame. This song referred to a person .. saying s/he recognizes that and that it is just for the fun. Don't be so tied up to working that it helds you back from enjoying what it truely is.. instead of it becoming just a thing to you.

    Ehh.. this fits well into other careers too.
    AstralBlaze2012on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis has to be the worst jimmy eat world song.

    good thing it's their early work.

    retro man. haha
    davidprevailson September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"retro-man" sounds a lot like "rich old men" to me.
    mattrmon July 20, 2010   Link

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