Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody explained this song to the Irish public broadcaster RTE: "This is an anomaly on the record in that it could be construed as a break-up song, but it's actually about my past life and those people whose faces you carry around like snapshots in boxes. It's about me losing my history. I was worrying about my memory while I was making this record as it seems to be deserting me rapidly."
Jim from Sterling, VaAn excellent tune. Talked my band into doing it as a cover tune. Sampled the beginning sound into my Roland SPD-S drum pad. We played it last night for the first time. Sounded awesome. Very fun!
Emily from Abingdon, VaBest song on the album, hands down.
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.