Song Lyric Sunday – Drops of Jupiter by Train

So, I decided to go with the very first song I thought of when I came up with the theme, but I just did a search for these types of songs and I almost changed my mind.  Bad Moon Rising by Credence is one of my all time favorite songs; however, I’m sure it will get picked, so I will “stay in my lane” and stick with more current songs.  Although, “more current” is relative these days, since this song was released in 2001.  Holy cow, has it really been that long?

I saw Train, Maroon 5 and Matchbox 20 in concert way back before Maroon 5 was even known (they were actually the opening act), and I still remember it as one of my favorite concerts.  It’s just hard to believe it was over fifteen years ago!

I just listened to this song again, and I’m now wondering if it isn’t a bit snarky.  The singer is perhaps a little bugged that someone they love decided to “go find themselves”, but that isn’t how I originally thought of the song.  It was just a fun song that made me think of spreading my wings and getting away.  Perhaps I’m that annoying person that has always been trying to find myself, but hey, why not join me rather than sitting around being hurt that I’m off in the milky way somewhere?

I still love the song though.  Train has always been hit and miss, but this one was always a hit.  I hope you enjoy!

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s time to change, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Now that she’s back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey
Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
I’m afraid that she might think of me as plain ol’ Jane
Told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the milky way
And tell me, did Venus blow your mind
Was it everything you wanted to find
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone
Conversation
The best soy latte that you ever had, and me
Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back toward the Milky Way
And are you lonely looking for yourself out there?
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there
Songwriters: Charles Colin  / James W Stafford / Pat Monahan / Robert S Hotchkiss / Scott Michael Underwood
Drops of Jupiter lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was outer space.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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17 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Drops of Jupiter by Train

    • Wouldn’t it be, though? I was thinking that the lyrics were so great, but there really is an undertone of snark and I feel it takes away from the idea of exploring the mysteries of space and/or the mysteries of self. 😏

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