CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'White Satellite'. See what you think. 

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CHAMPS appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio programme, which brings you the best of new, British music. To find out more about CHAMPS and to listen to more of their music, have a look at their websiteMusic and lyrics by Michael & David Champion (cc).

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Elsa007 12 March, 2015 - 08:01

Hi Joanna,
Thank you for the nice comment! I like your interpretation! It makes more sense to think that 'white satellite' is the singer who's singing disconsolately. Sad as may sound, but I think 'satellite' is not so bad. Some may see it is out of reach of the planet, while others may think satellites and a planet are a mass. They are already together! I heard scientists said the Saturn is the most beautiful planet in the solar system.
Lovely song! By the way, which would you like to be, the planet or the satellite? :-)
I'm looking forward to music lessons like this, keep up the good job!

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Jo - Coordinator 12 March, 2015 - 08:30

Thanks Elsa007! :) They are already together! I love it. I'd be the planet, every time. What does everyone else think? I'm looking forward to reading more opinions about these songs and what they mean to people.
Joanna
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Elsa007 9 March, 2015 - 11:56

Looks like the word 'down' is often studded in Champs' songs, doesn't it? That's what makes it sound like somewhere melancholy or sad… What does 'White satellite' mean by the way?

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Jo - Coordinator 10 March, 2015 - 12:13

Hi Elsa007,
Wow, you're completely right about the word 'down'! That hadn't occured to me - thanks for sharing that. I'm afraid I don't really know what 'white satellite' means in this song either. At first I imagined he was talking about a lost love, who circles around him in his thoughts like a satellite, always out of reach. Now you've got me thinking about it though, maybe the singer is the satellite; under the influence of another person, magnetically attracted to them, but destined never to actually be with them.
What do you think? Do you think either of these interpretations work? Or do you have different ideas?
Joanna
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