To the Moon and Back
Savage Garden Lyrics


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She's takin' her time makin' up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside, guess she knows
From the smiles and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory 'bout the bitter one, they're sayin'

"Mama never loved her much and
Daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection", but
Somewhere in a private place
She packs her bag for outer space
And now she's waitin' for the right kind of pilot to come

And she'll say to him (she's sayin')

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?
(Ooh-mm, mm)

She can't remember a time when she felt needed
If love was red then she was color-blind
All her friends, well, they've been trialed for treason
And crimes that were never defined

She's sayin', but love is like a barren place
And reachin' out for human faith is
Is like a journey I just don't have a map for
So, baby gonna take a dive and push the shift to overdrive
And send a signal that she's hangin' all her hopes on the stars

What a pleasant dream (just sayin')

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?
Hold on (five, four), hold (three, two) on (one)

Mama never loved her much and daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bag for outer space
And now she's waitin' for the right kind of pilot to come

And she'll say to him (just sayin')

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong




So would you be my baby?
Ooh-do

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Savage Garden’s song “To the Moon and Back” are about a woman who has been hurt and rejected in her life, causing her to be hesitant to open herself up to love and affection. She is searching for a love that will take her away from the pain and hurt of her past, and she believes that this love could be found in outer space. The lyrics take the listener through the woman’s thought process as she considers the reasons for her pain and the possibility of a different life.


In the first verse, the woman considers the reasons for her hurt and the negative opinions of those around her. She is trying to justify the pain she feels inside but is unsure of how to do so. She feels that she can’t find comfort in human affection and is searching for something more. In the chorus, she reaches out to a potential partner, asking if they will be the one to take her away from her pain and to a world where they belong. In the second verse, she reflects on the rejection and betrayal she has experienced from her friends and the struggles she has faced in finding love. She acknowledges that she doesn’t know how to navigate the journey towards love and that it feels like a journey without a map. Despite this, she is willing to take a leap of faith and rely on the stars to guide her towards a better life.


Line by Line Meaning

She's takin' her time makin' up the reasons
She is meticulously crafting an explanation


To justify all the hurt inside, guess she knows
To validate the pain she feels internally


From the smiles and the look in their eyes
Based on the nonverbal cues she observes


Everyone's got a theory 'bout the bitter one, they're sayin'
People share their perspectives on the unhappy person


"Mama never loved her much and
A commentary on the relationship with her mother


Daddy never keeps in touch
A commentary on the relationship with her father


That's why she shies away from human affection", but
Justification for her aversion to emotional connections


Somewhere in a private place
In an undisclosed location


She packs her bag for outer space
She prepares to embark on a cosmic journey


And now she's waitin' for the right kind of pilot to come
She patiently awaits a suitable navigator


And she'll say to him (she's sayin')
She will express to him


I would fly you to the moon and back
I will travel any distance for you


If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
If you will be my love interest


I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
I possess a means of entering a community that welcomes us


So would you be my baby?
Would you reciprocate my feelings?


She can't remember a time when she felt needed
She strains to recall when she had significance


If love was red then she was color-blind
She was incapable of recognizing or distinguishing love


All her friends, well, they've been trialed for treason
Her peers have betrayed or been disloyal to her


And crimes that were never defined
Illegal acts that remain unknown


She's sayin', but love is like a barren place
She suggests love is desolate, unproductive ground


And reachin' out for human faith is
Seeking belief, trust, and confidence in others symbolizes


Is like a journey I just don't have a map for
The expedition is daunting and perplexing for her


So, baby gonna take a dive and push the shift to overdrive
To overcome this obstacle, she will take a big risk and go all in


And send a signal that she's hangin' all her hopes on the stars
She will dispatch a message, placing all her expectations in the cosmos


What a pleasant dream (just sayin')
It would be an enjoyable fantasy


Hold on (five, four), hold (three, two) on (one)
A countdown to blast off




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Daniel Jones, Darren Hayes

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@user-mm4cl1xy1c

She’s taking her time
making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows from the smiles
And the look in their eyes
Everyone’s got a theory about the bitter one

They’re saying

Mama never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That’s why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she’s waiting for
The right kind of pilot to come
(and she’ll say to him)

She’s saying

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you’ll be, if you’ll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world
where we belong
So, would you be my baby?

Ooh-ooh
She can’t remember a time
When she felt needed
If love was red then she was color-blind
All her friends they’ve been trialed for treason
And crimes that were never defined

But she’s saying

Love is like a barren place
And reaching out for human faith
Is like a journey I just don’t have a map for
So baby gonna take a dive and
push the shift to overdrive
Send a signal that she’s hanging all her hopes on the stars

(What a pleasant dream) just saying

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you’ll be, if you’ll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world
where we belong
So, would you be my baby?

Mama never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That’s why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she’s waiting for
The right kind of pilot to come
(and she’ll say to him)

She’s saying

I would fly you to the moon and back
If you’ll be, if you’ll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world
where we belong
So, would you be my baby?

yeah



@justmeonthebeach

She's taking her time making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside, guess she knows
From the smiles and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one, they're saying
Mama never loved her much and
Daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection, but
Somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come
And she'll say to him (she's saying)
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?
She can't remember a time when she felt needed
If love was red then she was color-blind
All her friends, they've been tried for treason
And crimes that were never defined
She's saying, love is like a barren place
And reaching out for human faith is
Is like a journey I just don't have a map for
So baby gonna take a dive and push the shift to overdrive
Send a signal that she's hanging all her hopes on the stars
What a pleasant dream (just saying)
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?
Mama never loved her much and daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come
And she'll say to him (just saying)
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby
I've got a ticket for a world where we belong
So would you be my baby?


Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Daniel Jones / Darren Hayes



@jackmann6814

Lyrics
She's taking her time making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows from the smiles and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one
They're saying
Mama never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot
To come (and she'll say to him)
She's saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
She can't remember a time
When she felt needed
If love was red then she was colour-blind
All her friends they've been tried for treason
And crimes that were never defined
She's saying
Love is like a barren place
And reaching out for human faith is
Is like a journey I just don't have a map for
So baby gonna take a dive and push the shift to overdrive
Send a signal that she's hanging all her hopes on the stars
(What a pleasant dream) just saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
Mamma never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot
To come (and she'll say to him)
She's saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Daniel Jones / Darren Hayes
To the Moon & Back lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing/savage Garden



@gems1717

"To The Moon And Back"

She's taking her time making up
the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows from the smile
and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory about the
bitter one
They're saying, "Mamma never loved
her much"
And, "Daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from
human affection"
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right
kind of pilot to come
And she'll say to him
She's saying

[chorus:]
I would fly to the moon & back if
you'll be...
If you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where we
belong
So would you be my baby?

She can't remember a time when she
felt needed
If love was red then she was colour
blind
All her friends they've been tried for
treason
And crimes that were never defined
She's saying, "Love is like a barren
place,
And reaching out for human faith is
Is like a journey I just don't have a
map for"
So baby's gonna take a dive and
Push the shift to overdrive
Send a signal that she's hanging
All her hopes on the stars
What a pleasant dream
Just saying

[chorus]

(hold on... hold on...)

Mamma never loved her much
And Daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from
human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right
kind of pilot to come
And she'll say to him
Just saying

[chorus twice]



@nickybhai

She's taking her time making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows from the smiles and the look in their eyes
Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one
They're saying
Mama never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot
To come (and she'll say to him)
She's saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
She can't remember a time
When she felt needed
If love was red then she was colour-blind
All her friends they've been tried for treason
And crimes that were never defined
She's saying
Love is like a barren place
And reaching out for human faith is
Is like a journey I just don't have a map for
So baby gonna take a dive and push the shift to overdrive
Send a signal that she's hanging all her hopes on the stars
(What a pleasant dream) just saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
Mamma never loved her much
And daddy never keeps in touch
That's why she shies away from human affection
But somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space
And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot
To come (and she'll say to him)
She's saying
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh
I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where
We belong
So would you be my baby
Ooh-ooh



@NataliDali

To the Moon and Back – lyrics:

She's taking time making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside.
Guess she knows from the smiles
And the look in their eyes:
Everyone's got a theory 'bout the bitter one.


They're saying:
Mama never loved her much and
Daddy never keeps in touch,
That's why she shies away
From human affection but

Somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space.
And now she's waiting
For the right kind of pilot to come. (And she'll say to him)
She's saying:


I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby.
I've got a ticket for a world
Where we belong.
So would you be my baby?


She can't remember a time
When she felt needed.
If love was red then she was color-blind.
All her friends, they have been tried for treason
And crimes that were never defined.


She's saying:
Love is like a barren place and
Reaching out for human faith is,
Is like a journey
I just don't have a map for.

So, baby gonna take a dive and
Push the shift to overdrive and
Send a signal that she's hanging
All her hopes on the stars. (What a pleasant dream)
Just saying:


I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby.
I've got a ticket for a world
Where we belong.
So would you be my baby?

Hold on…
Hold on…


Mama never loved her much and
Daddy never keeps in touch,
That's why she shies away
From human affection but

Somewhere in a private place
She packs her bags for outer space.
And now she's waiting
For the right kind of pilot to come. (And she'll say to him)
She's saying:


I would fly you to the moon and back
If you'll be, if you'll be my baby.
I've got a ticket for a world
Where we belong.
So would you be my baby? Yeah!



All comments from YouTube:

@kendallanderson5253

2024 anyone???

@user-zp7pu7es2y

Я слухаю.Привіт з України!❤

@visoldanh5455

I’m here

@evelinerodrigues6095

Yes, I'm here in Brazil loving this music ❤❤❤

@HsudhHdhdh

Yes, Brussels. To nostalgic song type, it gives bad blues.

@nataleenriosgonzalez6687

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I knew

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Well I made it this far

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