Astronomy Domine Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Ummagumma

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Astronomy Domine (Barrett) 8:31

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 under
Lime and limpid green, the sounds surrounds
The icy waters underground.

01. Astronomy Domine
02. Careful With That Axe Eugene
03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Saucerful Of Secrets
05. Sysyphus
06. Grantchester Meadows
07. Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together…
08. Narrow Way
09. Grand Vizier’s Garden Party

About The Song

“Astronomy Domine” is a gateway to the stars with its psychedelic blend of music and lyrics that capture the vastness of the cosmos. As the opening track of Pink Floyd’s debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” the song is a tribute to the marvels of the universe, guided by Syd Barrett’s poetic imagination.

The lyrics are a roll call of planets and moons against a backdrop of vibrant soundscapes, reflecting the 1960s fascination with space. It invites listeners to ponder the great expanse beyond our world, pairing astronomical names like “Saturn” and “Titania” with vivid descriptions of color and light.

This track set the tone for Pink Floyd’s innovative approach to music, combining thoughtful lyrics with experimental sounds, and laid the groundwork for their ongoing thematic exploration of space and existence. “Astronomy Domine” remains a classic piece that encourages us to look up and wonder about our place among the stars.

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