Singer James Allan told the Daily Record August 5, 2008: "I was in Andalucia (in South Spain) last year and there was a swan-shaped pedalo in the water. There were all these other fancy ones the kids took out but nobody ever took out this swan. I used it as a metaphor."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.