Metallica - Astronomy

  • Published on Jul 16, 2007
  • 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
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Comments • 3 069

  • E Brush
    E Brush 5 days ago

    I've herd a lot of Metallicas songs but I don't think I've herd this 1 b4

  • Haman Awyan
    Haman Awyan 8 days ago +2

    2019 and forever

  • Brian Grantham
    Brian Grantham 20 days 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 27 days ago

    Cover ? what song n band ?

  • Reda Ouldhammouda
    Reda Ouldhammouda 29 days ago +1

    thank you Blue Oyster Cult , and thank you Metallica for this masterpeace

  • Flameosaurus
    Flameosaurus Month ago

    This has to be played live someday

  • Biçer Mühendislik

    12 years :)

    • Stianofp
      Stianofp 15 days ago

      This cover is from 98'

  • Kima Sailo
    Kima Sailo Month 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 Month ago

    One of the top rock song ever. Good version.

  • M Fouad
    M Fouad Month ago

    5:01 🤩

  • Bugs Bunny
    Bugs Bunny Month ago

    Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine

  • Mohammed Mirza
    Mohammed Mirza Month 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.

  • dyfly
    dyfly Month ago

    Masterpiece ! One of the best cover ever. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Shaun Murphy
    Shaun Murphy Month ago

    Brilliance FUCK !!!!!!!

    TIDOS S Month ago +2

    2019? 🤣

  • Plutonius X
    Plutonius X Month ago

    What a Garbage Band.

  • Rhett Ratt
    Rhett Ratt 2 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 2 months ago


  • Harold075
    Harold075 2 months ago

    perhaps the best song ever written, good cover

  • Yahjew Mandarin
    Yahjew Mandarin 2 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 2 months ago

    They never played this live

  • midas259
    midas259 2 months ago


  • Y Open Hands Only
    Y Open Hands Only 2 months ago

    For fucks sake this is the shittiest use of a fucking fade out!

  • SIGIS-Club Club
    SIGIS-Club Club 2 months ago

    Metallica... Rules!

  • Даниил Коршков

    Both Metallica and BoC versions are epic and amazing in two very different ways

  • Rock of Ages
    Rock of Ages 2 months ago

    Man Lars kick drum just gives me concert vibes

  • Jacob Antony
    Jacob Antony 2 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
    nomobjustice 3 months ago

    Can you squeeze some more ads into the content you don't own?

    • Andrew Hayes
      Andrew Hayes  2 months ago if I was making money off of the ads..

  • Steven
    Steven 3 months ago

    The outro should have been at least 3 minutes more

  • Andrew Medvedianski
    Andrew Medvedianski 3 months ago

    Юность вспоминается

  • çağla karan
    çağla karan 3 months ago

    Sabah sabah türev çözerken iyi gidiyor

  • Mauricio Osato
    Mauricio Osato 3 months ago +1

    Brazil 2019

  • Pastorino Olivier
    Pastorino Olivier 3 months ago

    When one of your all-time idol likes your song, it's fucking christmas before time. Liked and followed by former member of BÖC bass player Joe Bouchard please listen and give us your opinion on our song now in video here :

  • Lars's Wig
    Lars's Wig 3 months ago


  • Will Teuscher
    Will Teuscher 3 months ago

    Nice BOC cover, respect ✊🏼

  • Nikola Kocic
    Nikola Kocic 3 months ago

    I like the original more

  • Marci Leatherboots1
    Marci Leatherboots1 3 months ago

    One of my all time fave Metallica songs. Yeah I know it is a cover #DontCare

  • Ian Betts
    Ian Betts 3 months ago

    Dammit what about Don't Fear The Reaper??? You can't say no to '76!

  • Christopher Davila
    Christopher Davila 4 months ago

    Call me Casanoooovaaaaah

  • Banished From The Dwarf Planet

    Not too bad, but you just can't beat BOC's version.

  • Marcio JETliX
    Marcio JETliX 4 months ago

    When i was young.


    Has to be the worst Metallica song of all time!

  • Stephen Summers
    Stephen Summers 4 months ago

    I forgot how much I love this song.

  • Luis Mora Jimenez
    Luis Mora Jimenez 4 months ago

    Turn the page and astronomy my favorite songs lml

  • Congratuel Bereveder
    Congratuel Bereveder 4 months ago +1

    я люблю тебя

  • Васяня Кеслер

    Blue Öyster Cult - Astronomy - Live 1976 (Remastered)

  • michu fx
    michu fx 4 months ago


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    michu fx 4 months ago


  • Andi Parker
    Andi Parker 4 months ago

    Which album is this from?

  • dakota 38
    dakota 38 4 months ago

    As a great Metallica fan, I'm ashamed to discover just now this fucking great and amazingly beautiful song ...

  • michu fx
    michu fx 4 months ago


  • jesse morris
    jesse morris 4 months ago

    The production of this song is amazing and powerful. James shines on this song!!!!!!!

  • Christopher Taylor
    Christopher Taylor 4 months ago

    Not bad but they took a really fascinating and eerie song and made it kinda boring

  • kastryotan epos
    kastryotan epos 5 months ago

    After 4 : 40 min track is really great !

  • panos_bx
    panos_bx 5 months ago

    They HAVE to play this at S&M 2!!!

  • Rick Jarvis
    Rick Jarvis 5 months ago +1

    Best cover band ever.

  • Disfatt Bidge
    Disfatt Bidge 5 months ago

    I'm a big Metallica fan, I just discovered this song again today, I heard it years and years ago, my dad would play it all the time and I loved it, I forgot it even existed, I never seen it on Spotify, and I just happened to see "Astronomy" in my YT recommendations and I thought, "ive not heard this one before." but when it started I instantly got so many memories back, crazy feeling. For sure the most underrated metallica song there is, and now one of my favorite songs.

  • Crichjo32
    Crichjo32 5 months ago

    One of the best covers I can think of.

  • Abhinav Singh
    Abhinav Singh 5 months ago

    give that "yeah" the medal of honors

  • Agnieszka Markiewicz
    Agnieszka Markiewicz 6 months ago +2

    God, I love this song sa much! James' voice here is just amazing, incredible, perfect!