Satellite's gone
Up to the skies
Thing like that drive me
Out of my mind

I watched it for a little while
I like to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

Satellite's gone
Way up to Mars
Soon it will be filled
With parking cars

I watch it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

I've been told that you've been bold
With Harry, Mark and John
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Thursday
With Harry, Mark and John

Satellite's gone
Up to the skies
Thing like that drive me
Out of my mind

I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love



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"Satellite of Love" as written by Lou Reed

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    General Comment:Good looking woman are always surrounded by guys, these guys are sometimes referred to as Satellites.

    I think he probably was jealous of either them (Harry, Mark and John) or the attention she got.

    As for the whole TV aspect, I think that was a metaphor. I think like most artists, he's an observer rather than someone who takes part. He could just mean that he was observing life and for him it's like watching TV.
    d9930380on October 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I lost my virginity to this song... well half of it.
    whateveryouwantittobeon July 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I like the Jealousy angle for this song. The whole Lyric gives me the feeling of a man who is dealing with the letting go/holding on phase of a breakup. "I watched it for a little while, I like to watch things on TV" is my favorite line because of it's simplicity. It's like sure, nobody wants to see their girl with another dude, but we still go on facebook to see what she's up to and who she's hanging out with. We indulge and even feed our jealousy in a masochistic rage. I'm surprised that nobody commented on the latently sexual nature of "soon it will be filled with park and cars". I mean I think this song really captures that voyeuristic, and stakerish aspect of jealousy. It's like the worst kind of agony, and the lyrics are humorous and poignant which makes it funny but also more agonizing at the same time. That last lyric reminds me of this stand up comic who I can't remember. He was talking about an ex-girlfriend and breaking up. He was all like, and I'm paraphrasing: 'You know how your girl likes to take your big fat load on her face, and you think your special? You think it's just YOUR load that she loves so much. No, your girl likes loads. Not just yours. She's out there right now with another man doing it the EXACT same way she did it with you.' I think this song is supposed to evoke that sensation of okay someone is banging my girl, the girl who used to be all mine, and there's not a damn thing I can do about it.
    izaacon February 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This was in Velvet Goldmine, wasn't it..?
    itsatsixon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah
    pretencious_snobon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:knives to this song....makes me so damn happy
    pretentiouson June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:who are Harry, Mark and John?
    paranoidandroid83on May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Probably I'm so dumb, but I don't understand much of this lyric. What has this satellite of love got to do with the three people quoted? and what is this satellite? the moon, the earth's satellite? or a TV satellite (I like watching TV he says)? or is it something else? and why OF LOVE? be it the moon, it could be; if it's a tv satellite, why "of love" then? please tell me what you think - I'm not a native English speaker, so I may miss something (everything). Bye!
    thestampon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I once saw a documentary that dealt with the whole album in general and each song in particular. According to Lou himself he often write songs and don't realize what they're about untill years later. He said in the interview that he'd just recently understood what this song was about - jealousy
    HateSaikoon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:beutiful. hey hatesaiko! where did you see this thing? i wanna see it!
    fuckedupdogon March 27, 2005   Link

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