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What does "Champagne Supernova" mean?

Asked by TheTips2 (61points) May 29th, 2009

The title “Chamgpagne Supernovra” is sung by Oasis, if you guys dont know this song please go listen to and tell me what the title means because i love this song i just dont know what the title means. Call me an idiot, but i dont know the name of the song sorry.

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oratio's avatar

Gallagher doesn’t know himself.

tinyfaery's avatar

Basically the song is talking about death. The supernova is how he describes death and the champagne means it’s going to be party. At least that’s what I get from it.

AstroChuck's avatar

I don’t think it means anything. Like Jeff Lynne and his ELO songs, a lot of Oasis song lyrics don’t have a meaning, they just sound good together. Of course, if you want to read something deeper in there then go for it.

PapaLeo's avatar

I don’t care as long as I can ROCK TO THE MUSIC!!!!! Hmph: lol

oratio's avatar

@AstroChuck Oh, I read in a lot of meaning in Lynne’s lyrics. Hmm, maybe wishful thinking there. They are a bit weird. He is a genius though.

Blondesjon's avatar

It means Oasis is being played.

Somebody open a window and let the suck out.

whatthefluther's avatar

Noel Gallagher once remarked that Ryan Adam’s cover of his song “Wonderwall” (a much better version in my opinion) better captured the emotion he was trying to express when he wrote the song. Maybe it will take a good cover to capture the intended emotion of Champagne Supernova as well, but I always felt, as @tinyfaery feels, that it deals with death. But here is some advice: never get too hung up on lyrics. They are often nonsensical or purposely mysterious. Don’t try to find the big meaning because usually there is none and nobody understands what the hell the songwriter was trying to express…not even the songwriter him/herself. Interpretation is a personal matter and there is rarely consensus. If you like a song because of the lyrics, the music or some emotion it evokes give it credit for that and just plain enjoy it….wtf

aprilsimnel's avatar

I thought it was a “stream of consciousness” thing and didn’t mean anything at all.

You want pop music with indecipherable lyrics? Try early-mid Cocteau Twins! Liz Fraser sang words almost solely based on how they sounded in relation to the rest of the music, and lyrically, the songs hardly seem to make any sense at all.

essieness's avatar

It means they were trying too hard to be cool and edgy and The Beatles and ended up sounding stupid.

Oh and I second the notion that Ryan Adams’s cover of Wonderwall is exponentially better than the original.

I just don’t get they hype about Oasis. Totally overrated.

whatthefluther's avatar

@essieness…GA lurve for the Ryan Adams recognition (I love “exponentially”). He did it again on his (& The Cardinals) “Follow the Lights” EP with a cover of Alice In Chains “Down In A Hole.” If you have not already heard it, please check it out…it blows away the original (much more emotion) and is among my favorite Ryan Adams songs of all time. See ya…wtf
PS: Coincidentally, I just happen to be listening to “Stranger’s Almanac”

flameboi's avatar

it is an awesome song, one of my all time favorites, it doesn’t have to have a meaning actually, it depends on the person listening to it…

essieness's avatar

@whatthefluther Thanks for the recommendations!

mehmetaydin3's avatar

Song lyrics don’t have to mean anything. They can be all gibberish for all I know. The funny thing is, people still try to make sense of it, and analyze it bit by bit, thinking the writer put some hidden meaning behind it.

GlycerineSupernova's avatar

He heard the word Bassanova on the tv and mistaked it for the word Supernova and he was watching a documentary about Champagne at the time,thats how he got the title

LostDan's avatar

I spotted something.. maybe it doesn’t mean anything, but here it goes
You know how they are so close to the Beatles, and The Beatles wrote Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds which actually is a reference to LSD, what if Champagne Supernova is a reference to Cannabis Sativa? Maybe this is just a coincidence but I wanted to point this out!

The_Passing's avatar

A supernova which has a colour of champagne.
You might think it’s a bit non-sense because the planet we living on will never be a supernova.
However, I think that it’s not a big deal.

nananana's avatar

I think that the song is talking about his parents…
As you know they were addicted to drugs and their parents left them when they were little
so he’s saying: “Where were you while we were getting high?
where were you (parents) while we were getting high (weed or somthing)
that’s a song with so much meaning behind it

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