"Looking for Satellites" as written by and Reeves Gabrels David Bowie....
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop
Where do we go from here?
There's something in the sky
Shining in the light
Spinning and far away
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, Boy's own
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop, (Satellite)
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, (Satellite), Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop, (Satellite)
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, (Satellite), Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop
Looking for satellites
Looking for satellites
Where do we go to now?
There's nothing in our eyes
As lonely as a moon
Misty and far away
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop, (Satellite)
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, (Satellite), Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop, (Satellite)
Nowhere, Shampoo, TV, Combat, (Satellite), Boyzone
Slim tie, Showdown, Can't stop
Looking for satellites
Looking for satellites
Satellite, Satellite, Satellite, Satellite
Looking satellites
Looking satellites
Where do we go from here?


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"Looking for Satellites" as written by Mark Plati David Bowie

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    General Commenti think boyzone is cool
    kestral666on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWelcome to the space age - looking for satellites or looking for Major Tom, it's grasping hold of the future either way and moving on.

    The repetative chorus is basically referring to what are now the current generations "Icons" and major beliefs. Also the stuff you get on Satellite TV more often than now.
    Koncordeon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is saying how tv has turned very zombi-ish. The chorus just seems like a bunch of brainwashed kids by Satellite TV.
    scimitar_255on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthm...

    Shining in the light... they are making us feel important, but still - we are the same as everybody else in the crown. so it doesn't matter that you shine, when you are already 'in the light'.
    There's nothing in our eyes... for them, we are 'empty' - well, if you would appear in the TV, and they could make money out of you, you wouldn't be 'empty' anymore ;-)

    As lonely as a moon... still we shine, but we are just reflecting the 'light', we are trying to be like those guys on the tv... 'trying to be perfect'

    Looking for satellites... Looking for friends, love, support... looking the way to find ourselves.
    zsispanovicson December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd here I thought the line was "spinning and falling". Which would make it more auspicious what with preceding many of the themes played out in the rest of the album, even the next song "The Letter(Battle for Britain).

    But yes, "far away" are "satellites" which in this case are other internet users (which was what the whole of this album is essentially about).
    ++++++___See my interpretation of "The Letter(Battle for Britain)" which has along with it an interpretation of the whole of the "Earthling" album, as well.___+++++
    envelopeon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo recent comments. Does that means no one is listening? Or just nothing to say?
    I love this song. I love this whole album! And I think everyone's comments are quite valid. After all, we all interpret the world through our own filters, and each of us is a composite of all we've ever seen, heard, said, or done. So, while I can see the references pointing to internet use, I also see what I consider to be typical Bowie ambiguity. Maybe it's because I belong to the same generation.
    But I remember a time before the internet (gasp! blasphemy!) when we used to lie out under the stars at night and try to pick out which ones were artificial. We'd watch the launches on tv, and then try to track them, like Telstar, for instance. The sky wasn't so full of our junk back then, and the man-made satellites moved differently than the stars and planets. Although sometimes we saw things we couldn't identify....
    As as artist, I know that we don't always create with our conscious minds. Once someone asked me about the symbolism in one of my works, and I was surprised to see it myself. It was obvious, but unconscious when I was doing it. So probably Bowie's meanings are as veiled to him as they are to us. Or maybe he just enjoys watching us monkeys trying to puzzle out what goes on is his superior mind.
    Whatever he meant, I'm glad he created it, and I wish there were more like it.
    kerrylee69on May 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone staring into their bright computer screen("There's something...
    Shining in the light") , web-surfing through effluvium and random sites ("can't stop"; "where do we go from here"; "there's something in the sky"), and looking for signs of life, other people ("looking for satellites").

    envelopeon December 14, 2008   Link

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