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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Cecilia And The Satellite lyrics

I locked myself in a hotel room
I waited all night for the walls to move
I loved some girls that I barely knew
I've made some friends and I've lost some too

Crashed my car; I was seventeen
My mother in the seat right next to me
The things I've learned from a broken mirror
How a face can change when a heart knows fear


Through all the things my eyes have seen
The best by far is you


If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'll keep you safe; I'll keep you dry
Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite
And you are the sky


I've cafe crawled through Amsterdam
Been around the world with a punk-rock band
And I've seen London, and I've played Japan
I've been knocked down, I got up again

Through all the places I have been
I'm no place without you

If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'll keep you safe; I'll keep you dry
Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite
And you are the sky

I'm the satellite
And we will fly

Through all the things my hands have held
The best by far is you

If I could fly
Then I would know
What life looks like from up above and down below
I'll keep you safe; I'll keep you dry
Don't be afraid, Cecilia, I'm the satellite
And you are the sky

And you're the sky
I'm the satellite
And you're the sky
And you're the sky



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    This song is a true chance to say thanks. Hi Andrew my name is Cecilia I'm a single mom of 2 college boys and I have recently taken garden ship of my schizophrenia father how the world comes full circle.
    My Father name me after the other two Cecilia song. This is only the third Cecilia song in one hundred years St Cecilia of Music is Irish and so am I.
    Thank you.
    Cecilia Kennedy.
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    Well, the song is pretty self explanatory; in the first verse, the singer describes some of the many things he's seen and none of them compare to seeing her (Cecilia, I assume), and the second describes places he's been but no place is like a place he's been to with her before. As for the chorus, the last two lines have a lot of meaning. When he says I'm the satellite, I think it means he will inform her about things, because satellites are used to take photos in space and project data to objects on earth. And as for her being the sky, satellites are usually located in the sky, so I'm gonna take it as her holding him (?).
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