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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Dominik Konieczkowski
Franklin Bumgartener
Such a good version of such a good song.
EmojiQueen Month ago
waldo waldo
waldo waldo Month ago
Steve D
Steve D Month ago
Jason's bass sounds sooooooooo good here! Love this cover!
Songtoad 1
Songtoad 1 Month 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 2 months ago
Great song and solos rok rifs !!
juan Motime
juan Motime 2 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 2 months ago
Kirk Hammett deserved a better band.
Ebenezer Stooge
Ebenezer Stooge 2 months ago
This is worse than Nickelback.
McGregor Brown
McGregor Brown 2 months ago
Decent effort but obviously inferior to the original. The part I dislike the most compared to the original is the vocals.
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ArthurAlcantara 3 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 3 months ago
The original song is literally perfect. This is a good cover
khaled Alsaleh
khaled Alsaleh 3 months ago
2019 any one
Eduardo Almeida
Eduardo Almeida 3 months ago
Muito foda!!! the best!!!
Deadpool231 3 months ago
Boc better this sux
Hogweed Blitz
Hogweed Blitz 3 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 4 months ago
I love this track so much
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 4 months ago
Shall I re-admit myself Back into the Hansen building, OR Should sum¹ Do it for me
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 4 months ago
Out with The bad: In with The knew. Right McPherson???
Australian Eugenics Expert
But the original is good.
Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis 4 months ago
I personally say That The Sourse is From 1987
warpspeed 4 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 4 months ago
Buck's solo is missing. Metallica had no one to match Buck.
Piotr Adamski
Piotr Adamski 4 months ago
Enes Alkan
Enes Alkan 5 months ago
Elite fans of Metallica here!
The Monopoly Guy
The Monopoly Guy 5 months ago
ffdp should really take notes from Metallica on how to not fuck up a cover
Ho Fla
Ho Fla 5 months 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
Gerrit VanCoevering 5 months ago
Would love to hear them do veteran of 1000 psychic wars....
E Brush
E Brush 5 months ago
I've herd a lot of Metallicas songs but I don't think I've herd this 1 b4
Haman Awyan
Haman Awyan 5 months ago
2019 and forever
Brian Grantham
Brian Grantham 5 months ago
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
Milind Benjamin 5 months ago
Cover ? what song n band ?
Reda Ouldhammouda
Reda Ouldhammouda 6 months ago
thank you Blue Oyster Cult , and thank you Metallica for this masterpeace
Flameosaurus 6 months ago
This has to be played live someday
Grup Mimarlık
Grup Mimarlık 6 months ago
12 years :)
Stianofp 5 months ago
This cover is from 98'
Kima Sailo
Kima Sailo 6 months 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
Pierguido Priori 6 months ago
One of the top rock song ever. Good version.
M Fouad
M Fouad 6 months ago
5:01 🤩
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny 6 months ago
Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine
Mohammed Mirza
Mohammed Mirza 6 months ago
Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translation (Al Takwir) When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up;When the stars fall, losing their lustre;When the mountains vanish (like a mirage);When the she-camels, ten months with young, are left untended;When the wild beasts are herded together (in the human habitations);When the oceans boil over with a swell;When the souls are sorted out, (being joined, like with like);When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned -For what crime she was killed;When the scrolls are laid open;When the world on High is unveiled;When the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat;And when the Garden is brought near;(Then) shall each soul know what it has put forward.So verily I call to witness the planets - that recede,Go straight, or hide;And the Night as it dissipates;And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;Verily this is the word of a most honorable Messenger,Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne,With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust. Quran(81:1-21) www.google.com/amp/s/www.quran411.com/surah-takwir.php
dyfly 6 months ago
Masterpiece ! One of the best cover ever. Absolutely brilliant.
Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy 6 months ago
Brilliance FUCK !!!!!!!
TIDOS S 6 months ago
2019? 🤣
Plutonius X
Plutonius X 6 months ago
What a Garbage Band.
Rhett Ratt
Rhett Ratt 7 months ago
"Come now, and let us reason together, though your sins be like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." - Isaiah 1:18
Ric Marina
Ric Marina 7 months ago
Harold075 7 months ago
perhaps the best song ever written, good cover
Yahjew Mandarin
Yahjew Mandarin 7 months ago
BOC had far better songs,this one had no meanings in the lyrics, and i personally think it SUCKED,but just the lyrics not the playing,could have found a better tune to redo
Nikki Nikac
Nikki Nikac 7 months ago
They never played this live
midas259 7 months ago
Julius Zarsky
Julius Zarsky 7 months ago
midas259 hi. How are you ?
Alonzo Castellani
Alonzo Castellani 7 months ago
For fucks sake this is the shittiest use of a fucking fade out!
SIGIS-Club Club
SIGIS-Club Club 7 months ago
Metallica... Rules!
Аугусто Пиночет
Both Metallica and BoC versions are epic and amazing in two very different ways
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages 7 months ago
Man Lars kick drum just gives me concert vibes
Jacob Antony
Jacob Antony 7 months ago
If you're a metal head, who loves heavy music you would probably love this cover more. Metallica has covered this song, their own way, raw and heavy. And no offence to BÖC, psycheledic fans and old-school and elitists would prefer the original.
nomobjustice 8 months ago
Can you squeeze some more ads into the content you don't own?
Andrew Hayes
Andrew Hayes 7 months ago
Sure..like if I was making money off of the ads..
Steven 8 months ago
The outro should have been at least 3 minutes more
Andrew Medvedianski
Andrew Medvedianski 8 months ago
Юность вспоминается
çağla karan
çağla karan 8 months ago
Sabah sabah türev çözerken iyi gidiyor
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