This debut UK chart single for Australia born and LA-based singer and songwriter Sam Sparro captured a moment of existential crisis. He recalled to The Guardian February 8, 2008: "I was feeling totally lost. I was making cappuccinos when I felt I should be onstage singing. That track came from looking up to the stars and seeing myself as a tiny speck in this infinite solar-system."
Sparro explained to MTV UK News that he didn't spend too much time writing this song: "I wrote it in 10 minutes. It just came to me one night when I was feeling lonely and wondering if God exists. I picked up a pen and the first draft of lyrics is what is on the radio!"
Ilana from Brooklyn, Nyi think that this song is about the evolution of the world but with a deeper meaning. like he says but your not really there and i dont wanna be either. i think he means that when they "evolved" he symbolizes that his loved one or wife or girlfriend or w.e changed or that there relationship changed and that "your not really there" means that the presence of the person is there but the actual person that he fell in love with isnt and by "and i dont want to be either" he means that he doesnt want to be here,he doesnt wanna be in the present he wants to go back to when they were in love and everything was romance and just love,but then again,it could just mean something completely different,but hey to each its own.
Analee from Branson, MoI think (regardless of what he says) it's a guy telling a girl about how his world came to revolve around him, and then how she let him go and his universe has nothing to revolve around.
Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandA brilliant debut single. My pick for the best pop song of the first half of 2008.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.