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Another Satellite
XTC Lyrics


My heart is taken it's not lost in space
And I don't want to see your mooney mooney face
I say why on earth do you revolve around me
Aren't you aware of the gravity
Don't need another satellite

I'm happy standing on my feet of clay
I have no wish to swim your Milky Milky Way
I say why on earth do you send your letters 'round here
Only to gum up the atmosphere
Don't need another satellite

So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away

Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite

Abort your mission let's just say you tried
Before you glimpse I have a darker darker side
I say why in Heaven's name do you come on these trips
Only to freeze in a total eclipse
Don't need another satellite

So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away
Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite [don't need another satellite]

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Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

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Steve Ruzicka

My heart is taken it's not lost in space
And I don't want to see your mooney mooney face
I say why on earth do you revolve around me
Aren't you aware of the gravity
Don't need another satellite


I'm happy standing on my feet of clay
I have no wish to swim your Milky Milky Way
I say why on earth do you send your letters 'round here
Only to gum up the atmosphere
Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away


Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite


Abort your mission let's just say you tried
Before you glimpse I have a darker darker side
I say why in Heaven's name do you come on these trips
Only to freeze in a total eclipse
Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away
Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite [don't need another satellite]



All comments from YouTube:

Overthought Musik

This song has the greatest key modulations in history. I'd be willing to bet that was result of composing it with the guitar sample.

Overthought Musik

@BassByTheBay wouldn't suprise me one bit. regardless, this is probably my favorite all time Partridge composition

BassByTheBay

Possibly, but Andy had already shown his mastery of interesting key changes and dissonance by this point, so I wouldn't give much credit to the machine 😊.

lyonslaforet

Probably so. According to Colin Moulding, during the recording of Skylarking, it was the first time they used a computer.

Steve Ruzicka

My heart is taken it's not lost in space
And I don't want to see your mooney mooney face
I say why on earth do you revolve around me
Aren't you aware of the gravity
Don't need another satellite


I'm happy standing on my feet of clay
I have no wish to swim your Milky Milky Way
I say why on earth do you send your letters 'round here
Only to gum up the atmosphere
Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away


Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite


Abort your mission let's just say you tried
Before you glimpse I have a darker darker side
I say why in Heaven's name do you come on these trips
Only to freeze in a total eclipse
Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away
Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite [don't need another satellite]

not me

1:27 gives me a tears for fears vibe and 2:01 gives me a simon and garfunkel vibe. what a great song. what a great album.

Reperception

I'm getting some Sparks (Whippings and. Apologies) vibes around 03:25

Maul Haggiss

So many great XTC songs, but this is one of my favorites.

Dennis Mennis

For real. So weirdly melodic.

Chuck E. Weiss

I never cease to be absolutely and totally amazed by Andy Partridge. Love on a Farmboy's Wages, Chalkhills and Children, Mayor of Simpleton, etc. and on and on. It's almost scary how high you have to place this guy on the list of all time songwriters, and 95% of the world has never even heard of him. He has stated that at this particular time he was listening to a lot of "artsy phase" Beach Boy's albums. I'm assuming a lot of post "Pet Sounds" records like Wild Honey, Friends, Sunflower, Surf's Up, etc. You can definitely hear a lot of that influence in this song. I was so pleased to hear that he appreciated that kind of music. The Beach Boys while no longer suffering all the trappings of trying to sell #1 singles.

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