Astronomy Domine Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates of Dawn

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Astronomy Domine
(Barrett) 4:12

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda
And Titania, Neptune, Titan.
Stars can frighten.

Blinding signs flap,
Flicker, flicker, flicker blam. Pow, pow.
Stairway scare Dan Dare who’s there?
Lime and limpid green
The sounds surrounds the icy waters underground
Lime and limpid green
The sounds surrounds the icy waters underground.

01. Astronomy Domine
02. Lucifer Sam
03. Matilda Mother
04. Flaming
05. Pow R. Toc H.
06. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
07. Interstellar Overdrive
08. The Gnome
09. Chapter 24
10. The Scarecrow
11. Bike

About The Song

“Astronomy Domine” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, written by founding member Syd Barrett. The song was released on their 1967 debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”.

The lyrics describe an otherworldly journey through space and time, with imagery that is both vivid and surreal. The title “Astronomy Domine” is Latin for “Lord of the Stars” and the song’s lyrics reflect the psychedelic and cosmic themes that were prevalent in the band’s early work.

The song is known for its use of dissonant guitar and organ riffs, as well as its innovative use of panning effects to create a sense of movement and space. It is considered a seminal work in the psychedelic and space rock genres, and is often cited as a defining moment in Pink Floyd’s early career.

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