Stratosphere

Versions:
  1. Stratosphere
    Available on Hyperspace.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
    Chris Martin: Vocals (Background)
 
Lyrics:
Stratosphere [Version (a)]:

Turn me around
Collision course with the sun
Far above the ground
Halfway to oblivion

In the stratosphere
There's nowhere to go from here
In the stratosphere
I'll be back home another year

High as the moon
Earth below to comfort me
Needle to the spoon
Strike a match and let it be

In the stratosphere
There's nowhere to go from here
In the stratosphere
Somewhere I can disappear

In the stratosphere
There's nowhere to go from here
In the stratosphere
Be back home another year
 
The Song:

This is a song on Beck's 2019 album, Hyperspace.

Chris Martin sings back-up on this song, which has been described as "melancholic" in news reports, and is about "a friend Beck lost to heroin 20 years ago."

He told The Sun, "It's about needing to escape and the lyrics are talking about heroin and that mind state of somebody wanting to numb out and go somewhere else." He then tied this specific feeling to a more societal one, "We live in a time when it feels like the walls are closing in and there is anxiety and uncertainty. People are struggling with how to process and deal with it. When there is trauma in society, we have our own trauma, so we are channelling that through technology and getting lost in that and distractions or political activism, religion, or drugs."