Train's Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)

Before their  hit song Hey, Soul Sister and If Its Love, there was Drops of Jupiter. The song was nominated for 5 Grammy back in 2002, and won two awards, one for best arrangement and the other for best rock song.

The song according to the lead vocalist Patrick Monahan was inspired by the death of his mother that came to him by a dream which was later turned into a love song.

And if you are wondering if there are more astrological terms in the song, there are plenty. Venus, Milky Way, shooting star, sun etc. Poetically, the use of references to planets, stars, and galaxies gives an ethereal feel to the music, contributing to its popularity. The lyrics propose a lost lover who has 'found a shooting star', explored the Universe, but comes home.

Personally I view this as a jab at those poeple who get so caught up in temporary, superficial things that they lose sight of what's really important at the end of the day.

There are two music videos for this song, the first one shows the band performing it on a stage, with a large banner reading "TRAIN" in the green-lit background.The second video shows Pat Monahan performing the song on a stage, backed by the band and a strings group. As the video progresses, people come in to watch the song being performed.

"She acts like summer and walks like rain, reminds me that theres time to change"♩ ♪ ♫ ♩ 
Here's the music.

 No one ever really dies or go away, their just waiting for you up in the skies. : )


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