Galaxie (3:30)

Cover of Best Of Blind Melon

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The song is about Shannon’s first love, his 1964 Ford Galaxie. The car is in the video for the song. He bought it in New Orleans. The passengers door wouldn’t open on it.

Shannon: “I have an old car fetish. I actually bought a Galaxie in New Orleans, it was my comfort zone. Whenever things are getting too much I go for a drive. I’d drive this car around New Orleans, and it had the old original radio since 1964, and you’d just listen to the radio and it seemed like all the radio stations that came through were radio stations were from the 1960s, sort of like Stephen King’s Christine! It was like being in a time warp.”

Shannon: [“The car] was just my escape, my comfort zone from a lot of places that I found myself during my stay down there-I think a lot of people probably think that I’m talking about the galaxies, as in the universe. And I’ve always liked the idea of wordplay and ambiguously writing about something so simple and making it sound so far out.”

This song was originally titled “I’m a Freak” but Shannon hated the original lyrics and refused to sing them. During the recording sessions Shannon would get frustrated and drive around the city in the car. Glen believes it was during one of these drives that Shannon came up with his lyrics to the song.

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