Essa música foi gravada originalmente pela banda Blue Öyster Cult em 1974, e regravada pelos Brain Surgeons em 1997 e pelo Metallica em 1998, em seu álbum Garage Inc. A letra abaixo é a original de Blue Öyster Cult, e possui algumas poucas modificações nas outras gravações (especialmente na do Metallica com muito mais YEAH!’s). Depois da letra estão os vídeos para as três gravações citadas.

Blue Öyster Cult, em 1977

Blue Öyster Cult, em 1977

Astronomy

(letra da gravação original de Blue Öyster Cult, por: Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard,Sandy Pearlman)
Metallica, em 2008 (Foto de Kreepin Deth)

Metallica, em 2008 (Foto de Kreepin Deth)

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 sands become a crust
Most of you have gone awayCome 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 that map that Carrie reads
Behind the clock back there you know
At the Four Winds BarHey! Hey! Hey! Hey!Four winds at the Four Winds Bar
Two doors bought 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 the 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!
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
Astronomy
A star
Astronomy
A star
Astronomy
A star

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