Savage Garden – To The Moon And Back

To the Moon & Back
To the Moon & Back (Short Edit)

What is it?

Today’s song is the song To The Moon And Back by the Australian pop duo Savage Garden from their album Savage Garden; this song is one of my favorite songs by this group.

Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

“To the Moon and Back” is a song by Australian pop duo Savage Garden. It was released in Australia on 4 November 1996[1] as the second single from their self-titled 1997 album. It was the follow up to their hit “I Want You”. It won the 1997 ARIA Music Award for Song of the Year. The song became a Top 3 hit on the UK Singles Chart, and a Top 25 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was also the band’s first number one in their native country.[2][3]

In an interview with Apple Music about their debut album, singer Darren Hayes explained the origins of the song.

“I was a big science fiction fan – I loved Blade Runner. I wrote it from that point of view, or the idea of what it means to be human. That idea of yearning to express your emotions and your feelings and for that to be legitimized. There was also someone in my life whose persona was very standoffish and who pushed everyone who loved her away. But I could see underneath that hard shell, there was so much pain and all that stuff that I identified with – mum never loved her much, daddy never kept in touch, these are things actually bothering this person.”[4]

Savage Garden – To The Moon And Back [HD]