Jewel — “Satellite” Lyrics


(I usually only transcribe lyrics that aren’t already posted somewhere else, but I did this on a request from Heather, who said all of the ones out there now are wrong. Here, then, are the correct lyrics. “Satellite” appears on Jewel’s album “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.”)

Satellite

Babies on beach blankets headed for Mars,
Cute boys in crew cuts, day-glo surf 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.

There’s a wide wall we can’t see over now.
That’s OK, we’re still learning.
Mistakes, they are allowed if you’re a satellite.

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
Volleyballs and Valium and Power Bars.

There’s a wide wall we can’t see over now.
That’s OK, we’re still learning.
Mistakes, they are allowed if you’re a satellite.

We understand a lot of things
About modern technology,
But not about dreams.
Our hearts are on shelves.
We can’t fix ourselves.
But we can fix satellites.

‘Cause in Hollywood the heroes are strung out on grace.
And half-skinned gypsies are crying, ‘Leave this place.’

There’s a wide wall
That we can’t see over now.
But that’s OK, we’re still learning.
Mistakes, they are allowed if you’re a satellite.
We can fix a satellite.

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?
Will you fix my broken heart?

‘Cause I’m going to give you a satellite.
Satellite, a satellite, a satellite.
Satellite, satellite, satellite.
A satellite tonight.

Fix my broken heart.
Fix my broken heart.

A satelitte.
Satellite, satellite.

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