October 17, 2013 - submitted by Christian, United States of America

Q. I'm on my way to Mars - Racks by Young Chris
"And guess what, in 30 seconds I'm leaving to Mars" - Price Tag by Jessie J Ft. B.O.B.
30 Seconds to Mars (The band's name itself)
They'll be tearing us apart moving us to Mars - Moving to Mars by Coldplay
...and I swear I've heard from other mainstream artists lyrics related with going to Mars or leaving Earth.

My question is: Is it coincidence? Why do artists nowadays sing about this? Are the label companies have a conspiracy behind this? My Government professor told me that big label companies tell artists what to write about because the message thrown out is what these companies want it to be.

I ask these because I love Coldplay so much that I would like to know everything behind their written lyrics.
Looking forward to know when are they playing in Mexico.
Thank you Oracle! (By the way, why do you use an owl as your symbol?)


The Oracle replies:

No offence to your government professor but what utter nonsense! Labels don't dictate what to write about and what possible gain would there be for singing about planet Mars?
It's not even coincidence, it's just something that interests people. Ok it's more niche and not as popular as songs resonating about love but outer space - especially Mars - has always been of fascination to us earthlings.
David Bowie deserves special mention. His incredible Space Oddity, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars plus Life on Mars? showed a repeated theme but I assure you there was no label cajoling him him into writing about the subject.

The owl is considered wise...