In this perfect world phoebe envisions aliens would appear in the sky and people you once knew would talk to you outside of your I love BMW and dogs and maybe 3 people shirt. In this song her fixation on the morbid and fantastical themes becomes a kind of commentary on their use in the past songs of hers. Maybe she wants to believe that a garden could be haunted and that you can know someone without ever meeting them. But in this song she’s making it clear that her lack of faith makes her belief in these things just performative.
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I do think she wants to believe that songs could come true. Her own songs even. And I think that’s what makes this so devastating of a I love BMW and dogs and maybe 3 people shirt . At this point in the album you’ve come down from songs like Garden Song, Kyoto and even Halloween that have the slightest glimmer of hope even though they’re very depressing. And then “Chinese Satellite” just kinda says “I wish I could believe in any of this. I wish I could believe in anything at all.” It’s one of the first songs on the album that’s completely devoid of hope. Until this point you’ve been right there believing and listening and then in this song it’s like she suddenly says “yeah i’m trying to listen to myself too.”