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Satellit was the Swedish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in Jerusalem performed by Ted Gärdestad.

The mid-tempo rock track, originally composed with English lyrics, has a chorus that goes "I feel like a satellite, high in the sky, and now I understand how small the world really is" and the verses include phrases like "'Just like the earth and the moon we're attracted to each other" and "when the sun sets I really need your warmth". The song, which was arranged and produced by guitarist Janne Schaffer, features a guitar and bass riff influenced by Toto's 1978 hit "Hold the Line". The English-language version of the track, "Satellite", was included on subsequent editions of the album, which was issued in both Europe, Australasia and Japan.

The song was performed 15th, following the Netherlands and preceding Norway. At the close of voting, it finished in 17th place, making it Sweden's second-lowest placing in the contest at that point in time.

Lyrics

Du har stått vid horisonten
Du har tittat mot havet om jorden var rund
Men allt som du såg var en båt som försvann
I dimman som rullade fram

Jag är inte rädd att flyga
Jag, för ovanför molnen står himlen på glänt
Som jorden och månen vi dras till varann
Men håll mig så hårt som du kan
Jag känner mig som en…

Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit högt upp i det blå
Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå
Åh… vad världen är liten ändå (Högt i det blå)

Vi har gått omkring på jorden
Vi har dragit vår frihet på släp överallt
Och solen har värmt oss, men när den går ner
Behöver jag värmen du ger
Åh, jag känner mig som en…

Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit högt upp i det blå
Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå
Åh… vad världen är liten ändå

Satellit, satellit, åh… Som en satellit högt upp i det blå Satellit, satellit, åh… Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå Åh… vad världen är liten ändå (Högt i det blå)

Satellit, satellit, åh… Som en satellit högt upp i det blå Satellit, satellit, åh… Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå

Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit högt upp i det blå
Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå

Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit högt upp i det blå
Satellit, satellit, åh…
Som en satellit, nu kan jag förstå

You’ve been standing at the horizon
You’ve been watching the sea wondering if earth is round
But all you saw was a boat disappearing
In the rolling mist

I’m not afraid of flying
Because above the clouds heaven’s door is ajar
Like earth and moon, we’re attracted to each other
Please hold me as tight as you can
I feel like a…

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand
Oh… how small the world is (High in the sky)

We’ve been wandering all over the world
Our freedom has been carried as a burden
And the sun has warmed us, but when it sets
I need the warmth from you
Oh, I feel like a…

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand
Oh… how small the world is

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand
Oh… how small the world is (High in the sky)

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand

Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, high up in the sky
Satellite, satellite, oh…
Like a satellite, now I understand


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Videos

Eurovision 1979 Sweden - Ted Gärdestad - Satellit04:26

Eurovision 1979 Sweden - Ted Gärdestad - Satellit

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