Train – the American pop rock band from San Francisco, that is. They were at it, playing on a set-up stage for a street party crowd here in downtown Denver. I stopped outside for a while, thinking I might hear them play ‘Drops of Jupiter’, but no luck. It was late and I was tired. Play the song on your iPad before you go to sleep, I thought.
Here are some of my favorite lyrics from the song, about someone traveling very very far away, and the other person (a lover?) missing her.
From ‘Drops of Jupiter’ (2001) by Train
But 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, hey (mmm)
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey, hey (yeah)