Atmosphere…Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) – #40

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 for 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

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is Atmosphere. I immediately thought of Drops Of Jupiter, by Train. (side note – some of the comments on the YouTube page are pretty funny. A lot of people saying the song reminds them of their childhood…it came out in 2001!) A good video of the meaning behind the song can be found here. Basically the lead singer of Train had the first part of the song come to him in a dream. The song is about his mother who passed away, and how maybe we all come back – just in another form.

I always thought this was one of the best songs from the modern era of rock/pop music. I think this one will stand the test of time. And the line “Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken” – seriously. That rocks. :)

Photo credits:
GirlLavinia Marin
Atmosphere 1Leonardini
Atmosphere 2Agata Urbaniak
StarsManu Mohan


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