Wall E Down to Earth

Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman have won a Grammy award for their song, “Down to Earth”, used in the Pixar movie, Wall-E. The Grammys Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media is given for a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the eligibility year. The song is also nominated in the Oscars for Music (Song).

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The song, featuring the voices of Peter Gabriel and the Soweto Gospel Choir, played during the credits for Wall-E, a movie about a rubbish compacting robot and his travels into space.

Click on the image below to play the song (with footage from the movie and its trailers) in YouTube (HD)

Thomas Newman was also responsible for the score in The Player, American Beauty, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Erin Brockovich, The Shawshank Redemption and Road to Perdition.

Lyrics for Down to Earth

Did you think that your feet had been bound
By what gravity brings to the ground?
Did you feel you were tricked
By the future you picked?
Well come on down

All these rules don’t apply
When you’re high in the sky
So come on down
Come on down

We’re coming down to the ground
There’s no better place to go
We’ve got snow upon the mountains
We’ve got rivers down below
We’re coming down to the ground
To hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
(Come) send the seeds out in (the deep?)

Did you think you’d escaped from routine
By changing the script and the scene?
Despite all you made of it
you’re always afraid of the change

You’ve got a lot on your chest
Well you can come as my guest
So come on down
Come on down

We’re coming down to the ground
There’s no better place to go
We’ve got snow upon the mountains
We’ve got rivers down below
We’re coming down to the ground
We’ll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
(Come?) send the seeds out in (the deep?)

Like the fish in the ocean
We felt at home in the sea
We learned to live off the good land
We learned to climb up a tree
then we got up on two legs
But we wanted to fly
When we messed up our homeland
and set sail for the sky

We’re coming down to the ground
There’s no better place to go
We’ve got snow upon the mountains
We got rivers down below
We’re coming down to the ground
We’ll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
send the seeds out in th

We’re coming down
Comin’ down to earth
Like babies at birth
Comin’ down to earth

Redefine your priorities
These are extraordinary qualities

We’re coming down to the ground
There’s no better place to go
We’ve got snow upon the mountains
We’ve got rivers down below
We’re coming down to the ground
We’ll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
We’ll send the seeds out in the breeze

We’re coming down to the ground
There’s no better place to go
We’ve got snow upon the mountains
We’ve got rivers down below
We’re coming down to the ground
We’ll hear the birds sing in the trees
And the land will be looked after
(Come) send the seeds out in (the deep?)