Metallica - Astronomy

Andrew Hayes
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Song: Metallica - Astronomy (Original by Blue Öyster Cult)
Album: Garage Inc (1998)

A great song proformed by Metallica. Never been played live before, but should be.

As Requested, here are the 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


Published on


Jul 16, 2007




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Larry Moffett
I listened with an open mind but I just prefer BOC. James' snarling vocals makes every song sound the same.
megadeth mofo
megadeth mofo 4 hours ago
I agree..the live version on Some Enchanted Evening was my favorite. This reminds of the God-awful cover of Bob Seger's Turn the Page. Both sucked.
rusty zahn
rusty zahn 2 days ago
Pretty damn good job I have to say, I've always loved this song, I don't think a whole lot of people even know this song, saw them do it live back in the day!
AliceInPantera 4 days ago
Garage Inc. will always hold a special place in my heart because of songs like these that INSTANTLY bring me back to ‘98 when I first worse those two poor CDs out
King MatiTV
King MatiTV 6 days ago
This song is older then me but its a legend song
jojo Ericsson
jojo Ericsson 9 days ago
keep on rocking 2020 ;) keep safe and take care of your self ^^
kealsta 13 days ago
Wow. Kirk's solo was flat.
Tommie Smith
Tommie Smith 17 days ago
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Tommie Smith
Tommie Smith 18 days ago
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Tommie Smith
Tommie Smith 19 days ago
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leo tmas
leo tmas 22 days ago
Me and my old man were drunk and singing this song while he was driving fast and im not talking "fast" im talking need for speed shit
Robert Kobus
Robert Kobus 23 days ago
They should have done this with S and M.
Joey Saclao
Joey Saclao Month ago
When they cover a prickin song they made it more better.
Joan Carlson
Joan Carlson Month ago
King MatiTV
King MatiTV Month ago
This is a verry good song (it is older then me)
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones Month ago
So good
Ferdi Hak
Ferdi Hak Month ago
Christopher Riley
Christopher Riley 2 months ago
2nd fav metallurgical theorem
Mike Robare
Mike Robare 2 months ago
So much better then BOC....
Alejandra Zalazar
Alejandra Zalazar 2 months ago
me encanta
fendergtr 3 months ago
I've got one in 98 an it was such a revelatilon how can Metallica could be different in the meaning of respecting other underrated masterpieces...
Ju Lie
Ju Lie 3 months ago
Come to listen to this song whenever I have emotional breakdowns as well as happy moments. Epic
Marta z Lasu
Marta z Lasu 3 months ago
Jobje Rabbeljee
Jobje Rabbeljee 3 months ago
What a shittrack. Ain't meteluca
Jose Lefian
Jose Lefian 2 months ago
OMG! You are a rebel 😱
DarkDio 3 months ago
Metallica know how to ruin a great song
Vishrut Upadhyay
Vishrut Upadhyay 3 months ago
Intro melts me everytime
lj291261 3 months ago
Never try to remake a perfect song! Sorry guys, the Cult’s version is much better!
Robert Martin
Robert Martin 4 months ago
This song is amazing from BOC, but Metallica put a foot in it's ass!!! Killer job!!
David Bracher
David Bracher 4 months ago
I believe there are at least 4 Blue Oyster Cult songs that Metallica covered. This one they did well. Somehow BOC remains not in the Hall of Fame.
ADpoker89 4 months ago
love what they did with the last minute of this, love both versions
Trespasser 4 months ago
Compared to the original it's not that great, lacks edge and atmosphere, the vocals are a bit weak (the chorus sounds like a lame hip-hop song) but if you never heard the original you'd probably still think it's quite good.
Fernando Penalva
Fernando Penalva 4 months ago
Richard Hesby
Richard Hesby 4 months ago
This song is unfortunately the best metallica song but only good in metallicas version
Martin Ňachaj
Martin Ňachaj 4 months ago
For me it's one of the best covers same as Whiskey in jar. I think the Tallica guys knows how to show musicians quallity by own music even by covers.
Janne Puharinen
Janne Puharinen 4 months ago
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Pierre LeDouche
Pierre LeDouche 4 months ago
Okay, since few or no people seem to know who Albert Bouchard is, and especially for those offended by his comment below that the show played in Copenhagen was "horrible" you can put away your kerchiefs and stop weeping now. If Albert Bouchard remembers the show as a bad one, then clearly in at least some respect it was. Who is Albert Bouchard to say this? Only THE DRUMMER FOR BLUE OYSTER CULT. He was on stage that night, not in the audience. So step back complainers.
MateiTudorC 4 months ago
ruvid.net/video/video-4FBc9oF_z-M.html, 1:09
Kübra Acartürk
Kübra Acartürk 4 months ago
Bu şarkıyı asla bir cover olarak kabul edemem. Bu bir metallica şarkısıdır
osvaldo rockdriguez
osvaldo rockdriguez 5 months ago
Astronomía??? Naaah, Astronomy....
Please Stop
Please Stop 5 months ago
The intro gives me a lot of nostalgic emotions
Asatrú World
Asatrú World 5 months ago
♥️2020 coronavirus listen Metallica ! Yeeeeeahh !!
Destructerator 5 months ago
Emre Evirgen
Emre Evirgen 5 months ago
for me the legend
Paul B
Paul B 5 months ago
So which would you rather be... The light that forever burns or the light that never warns?
Torley Meister
Torley Meister 5 months ago
ETI etc
Torley Meister
Torley Meister 5 months ago
B.O.C. TRULY Timeless sound let’s hear GODZILLA
Torley Meister
Torley Meister 5 months ago
Thanks you guys this is amazingly poetic and rocking both at once it’s a profound song
Axel Galán
Axel Galán 5 months ago
Exist this song LIVE by Metallica?
Guess The Scene
Guess The Scene 5 months ago
This was the alarm on my phone haha. It brings so much memories.
D M 5 months ago
This is pure gold
Lunakat geht euch nichts an
The Best Song of Metallica! I love it!!
Wound-Channel 6 months ago
Probably my favorite Metallica song of all time, even though it's a cover.
Nick Cruz
Nick Cruz 4 months ago
My favorite song of theres to!!! Me and uncle would get drunk and jam this song over and over..... fucking pure gold bro!!
Dubs Spilly
Dubs Spilly 4 months ago
Great jam. Check out the original live. Great solos. ruvid.net/video/video-t3YehBkrXNw.html
Robert Martin
Robert Martin 4 months ago
They did a killer job on this song. Nice and heavy. I love it.
Renée Matte
Renée Matte 6 months ago
Thanks "Andrew Hayes"🌺 via Metallica 💙🎼🎹🎸🌺🎧🎩🎩🎩
Tom Kenstowicz
Tom Kenstowicz 6 months ago
outstanding !!
Sandra meneses
Sandra meneses 6 months ago
cecan Kurtay
cecan Kurtay 7 months ago
I a good Music but ı dont understand
SillyButton 7 months ago
who the fuck dislikes this?!
Dominik Konieczkowski
Franklin Bumgartener
Such a good version of such a good song.
EmojiQueen 8 months ago
waldo waldo
waldo waldo 8 months ago
Steve D
Steve D 8 months ago
Jason's bass sounds sooooooooo good here! Love this cover!
Songtoad 1
Songtoad 1 9 months ago
Listening to this great cover, although there are many people writing comments; I almost Met-All-I-Can!
El geday skanderbeg
El geday skanderbeg 9 months ago
Great song and solos rok rifs !!
juan Motime
juan Motime 9 months ago
ONLY METALLICA can do justice ,regards,and respect to such a timeless and classic GREAT WORK of Masterpiece Music from BLUE OYSTER CULT .
Jamie Briscoe
Jamie Briscoe 9 months ago
Kirk Hammett deserved a better band.
Ebenezer Stooge
Ebenezer Stooge 9 months ago
This is worse than Nickelback.
McGregor Brown
McGregor Brown 9 months ago
Decent effort but obviously inferior to the original. The part I dislike the most compared to the original is the vocals.
Σπύρος Τσαντίκος
ArthurAlcantara 10 months ago
The original is untouchable, but I'm torn between this and the Imaginos version when It comes to the best cover of sorts.
Burton Knighten
Burton Knighten 10 months ago
The original song is literally perfect. This is a good cover
khaled Alsaleh
khaled Alsaleh 10 months ago
2019 any one
Eduardo Almeida
Eduardo Almeida 10 months ago
Muito foda!!! the best!!!
Deadpool231 10 months ago
Boc better this sux
Hogweed Blitz
Hogweed Blitz 11 months ago
Great version! But BOC's version is always light years ahead. Its one of my all time favorite songs, I always have to keep backing the song up 3 or so minutes to hear it again (and again!), its just that good! This version is a great sledgehammer version of the song, but BOC's is just elegant.
T R 11 months ago
I love this track so much
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 11 months ago
Shall I re-admit myself Back into the Hansen building, OR Should sum¹ Do it for me
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 11 months ago
Out with The bad: In with The knew. Right McPherson???
Finn [Redacted]
Finn [Redacted] 9 months ago
But the original is good.
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 11 months ago
I personally say That The Sourse is From 1987
warpspeed 11 months ago
OK. Now stick to the original...Voicing and guitars in the original are beyond reproach from a mere mediocre band.
Dewey Cedarblade
Dewey Cedarblade 11 months ago
Buck's solo is missing. Metallica had no one to match Buck.
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore 5 months ago
Also Eric Bloom's vocals are epic on this tune nobody can comes close in my book.
Piotr Adamski
Piotr Adamski 11 months ago
Enes Alkan
Enes Alkan Year ago
Elite fans of Metallica here!
The Monopoly Guy
ffdp should really take notes from Metallica on how to not fuck up a cover
Ho Fla
Ho Fla Year ago
Metallica is a great metal band. I love their style and music. But don´t let them record cover versions. They don´t create another great version of a great song. Because they aren´t able to feel the original temper. They just take a song and transform it into Metallica metal style. That way, it does not work. The band produced a whole album of cover somgs. Sonsg that inspired the band. Garage Inc. was nothing more than a mess. Actually, one of their badest albums. I feel no inspiration playing these songs. It is just riffing, playing the songs like a teenager band.
Gerrit VanCoevering
Would love to hear them do veteran of 1000 psychic wars....
E Brush
E Brush Year ago
I've herd a lot of Metallicas songs but I don't think I've herd this 1 b4
Haman Awyan
Haman Awyan Year ago
2019 and forever
Brian Grantham
I * love * Metallica ... and I * love * this song ... but man oh man I don't think I can express how much I *** hate *** this cover of it ... misses every single aspect of what made the original so creepy, weird and wonderful ... ugh ...
Milind Benjamin
Cover ? what song n band ?
Reda Ouldhammouda
thank you Blue Oyster Cult , and thank you Metallica for this masterpeace
Flameosaurus Year ago
This has to be played live someday
Grup Mimarlık
12 years :)
Stianofp Year ago
This cover is from 98'
Kima Sailo
Kima Sailo Year ago
How i love the song, its music and James's voice in this song. Simply awesome, by the way, Jason's bass is eargasm too
Pierguido Priori
One of the top rock song ever. Good version.
M Fouad
M Fouad Year ago
5:01 🤩
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny Year ago
Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine
dyfly Year ago
Masterpiece ! One of the best cover ever. Absolutely brilliant.
Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy Year ago
Brilliance FUCK !!!!!!!
Star marker
Star marker Year ago
2019? 🤣
Plutonius X
Plutonius X Year ago
What a Garbage Band.
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