Old song, but great!
Train have shared their live performed “Drops of Jupiter”
“Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was the lead single from Train’s second studio album, Drops of Jupiter, released in 2001. Taking the music industry by storm, the song catapulted Train from obscurity to rock superstardom, winning the Grammy for the “Best Rock Song” in 2002.
Though this song can be interpreted in a number of different ways, Train’s lead singer Pat Monahan explained in a VH-1 interview that the song was inspired by the death of his mother, who battled lung cancer for many years.
“[My mother] died of cancer ‘cause she smoked cigarettes. Her downfall was Coca-Cola and Winstons.
I went to bed and after just a few minutes I woke up and had the lyrics, or words at the time, “Back in the atmosphere.” Obviously [the] loss of the most important person in my life was heavy on my mind, and the thought of “Hey, what if no one ever really leaves? What if you’re here, but different.” And the idea was she’s back. Here, in the atmosphere.
It was an obvious connection between me and my mother because “Drops of Jupiter” was as much about me being on a voyage, trying to find out who I am too, through all of this. The best thing we can do by loss of love is find ourselves.”
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