Sunday, May 20, 2012

Astronomy (1974)

First band to use umlauts:

Very nice guitar solo starting at 4:15.


  1. Lyrics:

    Clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst
    Out at you from their hiding place
    Like acid and oil on a madman's face
    His reason tends to fly away
    Like lesser birds on the four winds
    Like silver scrapes in may
    And now the sand's become a crust
    Most of you have gone away

    Come susie dear, let's take a walk
    Just out there upon the beach
    I know you'll soon be married
    And you'll want to know where winds come from
    Well it's never said at all
    On the map that carrie reads
    Behind the clock back there you know
    At the four winds bar

    Hey! hey! hey! hey!

    Four winds at the four winds bar
    Two doors locked and windows barred
    One door to let to take you in
    The other one just mirrors it

    Hey! hey! hey! hey!

    Hellish glare and inference
    The other one's a duplicate
    The queenly flux, eternal light
    Or the light that never warms
    Yes the light that never, never warms
    Or the light that never
    Never warms
    Never warms
    Never warms

    The clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst
    Out at you from their hiding place
    Miss carrie nurse and susie dear
    Would find themselves at four winds bar

    It's the nexus of the crisis
    And the origin of storms
    Just the place to hopelessly
    Encounter time and then came me

    Hey!hey! hey! hey!

    Call me desdinova
    Eternal light
    These gravely digs of mine
    Will surely prove a sight
    And don't forget my dog
    Fixed and consequent

    Astronomy...a star

  2. I always liked BOC - umlauts notwithstanding.

  3. They weren't trying to be threatening--just Wagnerian--I read that somewhere.