"Satellite" as written by and Jewel Kilcher....
Babies on beach blankets headed for Mars
Cute guys in crew cuts with the day goes to bars
There's a pretty lady in a bikini
Her eyes are bright
But her teeth look like smashed out window panes
She's trying to fix her dreams
With sushi and facials and carrot juice

[Chorus]
There's a wide wall
That she can't see over now
But that's OK
Because mistakes are allowed when you're a
Satellite

Yoga classes so you can look good
At a singles bar
California is sure lovely
It's the home of the stars
And everybody's got a great body, but souls
Are like shadows
Cause everybody's so shriveled up inside
They're trying to hide behind
Volleyball and Valium and Power Bars

[Chorus]

We understand a lot of things
About modern technology but not about dreams
Our hearts are on the shelves
We can't fix ourselves
But we can fix a satellite

Cause in Hollywood the heroes
Are strung out on grace
And half-skinned gypsies
They're crying to leave this place

[Chorus]

We can fix a Satellite

The Pope can't fix my broken heart
Rock and Roll can't fix my broken Heart
Valium can't fix my broken heart
Miss Cleo can't fix my broken heart
But will you

Fix my broken heart [Repeat: x4]
Satellite
Satellite
Fix my broken heart
Fix my broken heart


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"Satellite" as written by Jewel Kilcher

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    General Commentthese lyrics are all messed up...
    starpatrolleron May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBabies on beach blankets headed for Mars
    Cute boys with crew cuts and day glow surfboards
    There's a pretty lady in a bikini, her eyes are bright
    But her teeth look like smashed out window panes
    She's trying to fix her dreams
    With sushi and facials and carrot juice

    CHORUS: There's a white wall that we can't see over now
    But that's okay, we're still learning
    Mistakes, they are allowed
    If you're a satellite, oh, oh, oh...

    Yoga classes so you can look good in your singles bar
    California's sure lovely;
    It's the home of the stars
    And everybody is a nice body
    But souls are like shadows, hollow inside, choked
    And hiding behind volley balls and valium and power bars

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE: We understand a lot of things
    About modern techonology
    But not about dreams
    Our hearts are on the shelves
    We can't fix ourselves
    But we can fix a satellite
    Because in Hollywood
    The heroes are strung out on grace
    And half-skinned gypsies are crying to leave this place

    The pope can't fix my broken heart
    Rock 'n' roll can't fix my broken heart
    Valium can't fix my broken heart
    Miss Cleo can't fix my broken heart
    But will you fix my broken heart?
    Cause I'm gonna give you a satellite
    Fix my broken heart
    starpatrolleron May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOdd that she chose "Satellites" I wonder what that means to her.
    SisKittenon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe girl in the beginning with the smashed out teeth is very similar to the girl in the poem that Jewel wrote about in her first album. Remember?
    SisKittenon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess jewel thinks a satellite is a person that need another one to whirl around to, as a planet. That can not go his own way, can not have his own life. People that exist to be used by another. Sad but true...
    Alatristeon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Does anyone know what the "white wall" refers to? Possibly meaning the purity that material things represent to people until they find out their true meaning. Just my thoughts.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this song alot. and actually the term "satellite" is used to refrence a person who "follows and/or serves another" right out of the dictionary! so hope that clears up the whole question of what she means by satellite. And as far as the "white wall" reference I always thought it was "wide wall" but my bad. So I have no idea there...But great, great song!
    cjk16on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song alot. and actually the term "satellite" is used to refrence a person who "follows and/or serves another" right out of the dictionary! so hope that clears up the whole question of what she means by satellite. And as far as the "white wall" reference I always thought it was "wide wall" but my bad. So I have no idea there...But great, great song!
    cjk16on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is a very powerful message about life in the 21st century. The setting is maybe Malibu? The opening scene is a beach. "babies on beach blankets heading to Mars" is the young teen girls who are suntanning on the beach, a million miles away in their own little world. Their entire future is ahead of them, and they ponder the possibilities of what lies ahead..Mars maybe? "cute boys in crewcuts, dayglow surfboards" ..self explanatory. The pretty lady in a bikini with bright eyes and smashed out window pane teeth, is obviously a reference to herself. She's right there with the Babies and cute boys, trying to fix her dreams with all the latest fads and trends..

    The refrain brings in a whole new concept, and begins to define the message of the song. I believe the actual lyric is "there's a WIDE wall, we can't see over now..." We can't see over it because it is wide. Even if we jump or climb to the top of the wall, we can't see over it, the wall is too wide. But it's okay because we are "still learning" and "mistakes are allowed" when you are a "satellite." When you think of a satellite, it orbits around something... in this case, it is the life experience we are all orbiting around, not fully understanding why we are here, what we are to do, what is the meaning and purpose... we are just revolving around life, like a satellite.

    In the meantime... here we are, trying to be "perfect" for who? what? why? The song goes on to challenge those with "hollow souls" ...choked from their natural spiritual requirements and caught up in the latest trends and fads. Then it finally rests on an interesting plea to someone (or something) to fix her broken heart. I believe she is saying we (as satellites) tend to revolve around whomever provides facilitation of our wants, needs, desires in life. It is a very interesting song on so many levels.
    bshowson June 29, 2011   Link

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