Satellite’s gone
Up to the skies
Thing like that drive me
Out of my mind

I watched it for a little while
I like to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

Satellite’s gone
Way up to Mars
Soon it will be filled
With parking cars

I watch it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

I’ve been told that you’ve been bold
With Harry, Mark and John
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Thursday
With Harry, Mark and John

Satellite’s gone
Up to the skies
Thing like that drive me
Out of my mind

I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of

Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite of love

Though this song first saw the light of day on Transformer, it dates back to Reed’s band The Velvet Underground, and a version of the song recorded by The Velvet Underground surfaced on the Peel Slowly And See box set. That version is a much harder rocker than the version on Transformer, with a faster tempo, and without the piano line that dominates the later version.

The lyrics are also different; “I’ve been told that you’ve been bold with Harry, Mark and John, ” Reed sings in the bridge. In the Velvets’ take, the three cads came from a 19th century children’s poem: Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

“Best left forgotten,” Reed explained of the original lyric in 1994. “I probably wanted to make sure I wasn’t using a name that really meant something to me. I mean the song is about the worst kind of jealousy.”

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