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Blue Oyster Cult ASTRONOMY Lyrics

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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 doors at the Four Winds Bar
Two doors locked and windows barred
One door left 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! x 2

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

Thanks to Fogg for submitting ASTRONOMY Lyrics.

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Astronomy...A Star | Reviewer: Tim Geddes | 5/30/2007

Ever since the album Secret Treaties was released, the song Astronomy has been a star attraction in Blue Oyster Cults' repetoire. I first saw BOC perform the song in a concert at the classic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1975. Maybe because Buck and Eric didn't write the song, it fell out
of favor after a while on the concert trail out in California. The previous few times I saw the band, according to Buck, Eric didn't feel like doing the song. Then, magically, I saw BOC in 2005 at The Grove in Anaheim, California and they
finally played it. I had taken my son, my daughter and her boyfriend to the show. I had also taken my homemade sign with Astronomy and BOC artwork saying "C'mon, Eric, please do Astronomy!", just like a twelve year-old. While later songs like "(Don't Fear)The Reaper" and "Burnin' For You" have grabbed most of the what I call "jam time" in the live act, BOC still does a mean version of "Astronomy" (like back in '75).
"Astronomy" will always be a star in my book.

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