Asthenia

Album: blink-182 (2003)
  • Tom DeLonge: "This song is about one thing only, an astronaut sitting in a space capsule about the size of a car, floating above the earth. He's contemplating if even coming back or not will make a difference on such a negative place. A song about the loss of hope. A term was coined for the breakdown of life in space and it is called Asthenia, the name of the track. At the beginning of the song are actual NASA transmissions." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    dsadsa - dsa, United States
  • DeLonge: "This song starts with the transmission of our conversation when we land on the moon. It's really weird to hear this song talking to Houston. The whole song theme's about these two guys sitting in their spaceship, not bigger than a car, they're looking through the window and see the space, they can see the earth away. The idea is that they can die up there but that it's maybe worst getting back down on earth. 'Let me die in space.' Asthenia means the loss of all vital conditions." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mark Hoppus: "One of the coolest sounds on the entire record is Tom's guitar in the intro, when the drums come in. We plugged his guitar into a Leslie Cabinet, and the tube in it was dying, glowing purple. It made a gorgeous, scratchy sound that really compliments the lost in space theme song." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bradley - Minneapolis, MN

Comments: 8

  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnAccording to Wikipedia, "asthenia" is also "a medical term denoting a feeling of weakness without actual loss of strength."
  • Alex from Loveland, CoMe too Tara!! Hi I know you!! We got to Walt Clark together!! He he he!! I like chocolate milk!
  • Tara from Loveland, Cotom's voice is so unique i love it!
  • Mary from Philadelphia, PaI can relate to the part "This time, where are you Houston, is somebody out there, will somebody listen" Because everyday in my life I feel so invisible, and I just wish that there was one person who would hear what I have to say or think. I'm basically the astronaut looking for Houston.
  • Randi from Henderson, Tx"This room is bored of rehearsal, I'm sick of these boundries, I miss you so much" to me this part of the song is almost my life right now...im so in love with this guy and he loves me back but my parents are so screwed up and they wont let us be together and it sucks soo i have all these boundries and i hate and i do the same thing everyday bcuz i have nothing left to do anymore bcuz i cant be with him and i miss him so much...
  • Rachael from Bismarck, NdThis song makes me think about being all alone and not having anyone to confide in, although you really know there is someone there for you always. "This room is bored of rehearsal, I'm sick of the boundaries, I miss you so much" reminds me of being somewhere I dont want to be and missing that one person very much. The musical side of this song, is very intelligent, along with the lyrics. blink knows what theyre doing. Smarter than ppl give them credit for being.
  • Gavin from Wales, Waleshello my love i think this song is another classic blink song they must ave lost count of all these now. well done
  • Collin from Colorado Springs, CtI think this is a great song..i take in consideration the real meaning of the song for Mark, Tom, and Travis..but it means something totally different to me...in the song the part that's "My head is made up of memories
    Most of them useless delusions" thats all my thoughts of being with someone i loved and wondering if it ever meant anything... and the chorus "Should I go back? Should I go back? Should I? I feel alone and tired Should I go back? Should I go back? Should I?I hope I won't forget you" that to me is asking myself if its worth enough to go back and do something about the person.....but thats just my insight
    ......I'm talking about you rachel...
see more comments

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the SongSong Writing

How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Howard JonesSongwriter Interviews

Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.