Eddie Vedder sings ‘Satellite’ for West Memphis prisoner’s wife

Eddie Vedder, photo by Danny Clinch

Eddie Vedder recently released a new album called Ukulele Songs, and that’s just what it is. Most fans will probably not realize that one of the songs, “Satellite,” was written for and from the perspective of Lorri Davis, wife of Damien Echols. One reviewer who did catch the reference wrote that among several love songs: “Satellite stands clear as the most captivatingly majestic, a heartwrenching testament to unwavering devotion in the face of nearly insurmountable odds.”

Here are the lyrics:

it’s no shame that
love’s a game that
i can only play with you
what i’m saying
is i’ve been saving
my love for you
i’ve seen the light, i’m
satisfied that
the brightest star is you
satellite, i’m
holding tight
beaming back to you

days turn into
nights turn into
days turn into today
don’t think i’m out playing
cause i’m inside waiting
for you

i’ve felt the light, i’m
satisfied that
the highest star is you
satellite, i’m
holding tight
beaming back to you

don’t you worry
i believe your story
you were put away
for something you didn’t do
what i’m saying
is i’m saving
my love

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