"Satellite" as written by and Robert Peckman Johnny Daye....
Satellite in my eyes
Like a diamond in the sky
How I wonder
Satellite strung from the moon
And the world your balloon
Peeping Tom for the mother station

Winter's cold spring erases
And the calm away by the storm is chasing
Everything good needs replacing
Look up, look down all around, hey satellite

Satellite headlines read
Someone's secrets you've seen
Eyes and ears have been
Satellite dish in my yard
Tell me more, tell me more
Who's the king of your satellite castle?

Winter's cold spring erases
And the calm away by the storm is chasing
Everything good needs replacing
Look up, look down all around, hey satellite
Rest high above the clouds; no restriction
Television we bounce 'round the world
And while I spend these hours
Five senses reeling
I laugh about the weatherman's satellite eyes

Satellite in my eyes
Like a diamond in the sky
How I wonder
Satellite strung from the moon
And the world your balloon
Peeping Tom for the mother station

Winter's cold spring erases
And the calm away the storm is chasing
Everything good needs replacing
Look up, look down all around, hey satellite

Rest high above the clouds; no restriction
Television we bounce 'round the world
And while I spend these hours
Five Senses Reeling
I laugh about the weatherman's satellite eyes


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"Satellite" as written by Robert Peckman Johnny Daye

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  • +2
    General Commenti think its about a girl whose very distnat and she has been burned in a relationship once so she tries to distant herself from others because she doesnt want it happening again

    Winter's cold
    Spring erases
    And the calm
    Away by the storm is chasen

    i think hes saying here that she should move on and that he can help her

    Everything good needs replacing
    Look up, look down
    All around
    Hey,

    this part also supports ny theory
    elysia05on May 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYes indeed - this is Dave's "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
    Let's have a look.

    "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" = Satellite
    "How I Wonder What You Area = "How I wonder"
    "Up above the world so high" = "Rest high above the cloud"
    "Like a diamond in the sky" = "Like a diamond In the sky"
    aharmon April 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always thought this song
    was about a relationship.

    satellite could represent a girl
    and the guy is talking about how he likes her for her.
    the different seasons could be talking about how everything is changing in their relationship.

    i don't know, its just my interpretation of it.
    lights*on December 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite DMB song. The music fills me with happiness no matter what mood I am in. This song was probably written while they were high as a kite and wondering what it would be like to be a satellite high in the sky. This is how they would view the world if they were in the sky looking up and down and all around earth. No matter what it means I love the song.
    jackie311on March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is about how people are often very involved in other peoples business. People are always so concerned with others instead of just minding their own business. He talks about peeping toms, he says "Headlines read Someone's secrets You've seen", and "eyes and ears have satelite dish in my yard" which all refer to people knowing other peoples lives. But at the end he says "i laugh about this weathermans satelite eyes" which is the the songs final meaning i think. Weathermen are often wrong about the weather for the week which we can all relate to. Just as the weathermen are wrong, peoples judgements of other can be wrong.
    tryinggg10on November 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI've decided this song has two meanings. One the one hand, I agree with everyone who's said it's an updated version of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", because the phrases "how I wonder" and "like a diamond in the sky" are direct quotes from it. Also, the album name, Under the Table and Dreaming, makes me think of being a little kid crawling around between people's legs at a big family dinner like the table is your fortress. Plus the swing ride on the cover. It's all a childhood fantasy revisited.

    But also, I feel like it's a love story between the narrator and a girl, except he never explicitly names either himself or her. She's just the "satellite", someone who it seems has been in his "orbit" or on his radar for a while. "Everything good needs replacing", so she should give up her solitary roaming, which is not of itself bad, and instead be with him. He wants to know if she feels the same way, so he asks "Who is the king of your satellite castle?" And all the while he compares her to things like "diamonds in his eyes" and laughs at himself, the "weatherman", for how childishly infatuated he is.
    sXe LEXXIon December 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpersonally i think this song is about technology and how the government has control through it. computers, cell phones, tv... etc... everything good needs replacing look up look down satellites everywhere.
    dianadoeshairon April 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about how a relationship between two people can lift you above everything. Above the rain and above the cold.
    wiseoneon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I really can't believe there's only one other comment for this song. Satellite is definitely my personal favorite DMB song, and it's definitely one of the more ellusive ones as far as meanings. Beautiful song, but I'm not sure what it means. Any ideas?
    SweetestSirenon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song evolved from After Her- I think I read somewhere it is the same music, but I am not sure since I have never heard "After Her." The whole winter's cold part has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the song, Dave just really like that part so he kept it in there. Thats what I've heard anyways...
    LizzieBon April 27, 2002   Link

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