"Strange News from Another Star" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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Strange News from Another Star song meanings
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    General CommentIt's like they took every song from Ziggy Stardust and rolled 'em into one.
    Masked Mouseon January 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationMuch like beetlebum from the same album, I think this is another song about Damon's stint in the late 90s as a heroin user. To me it seems like an abstract insight into why he did it and the way it made him feel. "Give me all your stuff, until I can't get up. Watch the whole world freeze, counting tin cans in our sleep" confirms it for me in a literal sense, though I think from the beginning there's a very woozy, opiate theme - "all I want to be, is washed up by the sea". Maybe the Death Star is a symbol of his responsibilities and struggles in life be it his identity as a pop star, and he just wants to escape from... Or possibly the Death Star is heroin itself.
    Joshualionelon December 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful and mysterious, great lyrics. Very Radioheadish.
    letmebeon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenttheres a line missing by the way. after "Countig tin can in our sleep" there should be "submarines are diveing deep"
    Darth_woodyon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is probebrly my favorite song ever. i couldnt tell you exactly what the lyrics mean, but when i listen to the song it congers up an image of the future, where the surface of the earth if inhospitable due to a huge war or something. watch the muse-'Sing for Absolution' vidio, abit like that.
    Darth_woodyon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsee when i read that first impressions the guy is really down and he's had a kick in the teeth and he wants to find somewhere where there's no hurt and everyone likes you. and that place is another star
    Norfolk Girlon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of Bowie's "Starman" both great songs
    42ozon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInteresting that no one has taken into account the short story this song is named after, Strange News from Another Star (by Hermann Hesse).
    Damon has mentioned before being a fan of Hesse, and it seems it could be heavily tied into the themes of the story.
    (for a summary of the story: gss.ucsb.edu/projects/hesse/works/…)
    ConnorBon July 05, 2016   Link

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