Pink Floyd: Astronomy Domine Meaning
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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
Stars can frighten
kooljohn176 Feb 13th, 2016 2:31pm report
The Trail Blazer SYD BARRETT who was out there from the beginning to ''START'' PINK FLOYD about experiencing the exploration of the mind to compose a trippy song to see how it feels by not being afraid going down in the deep waters of the ocean and then away from the blue of the EARTH to the OUTTA PLANETS and their watery moons that are in the SOLAR SYSTEM. Where all in all is all of ''THE LORD'S DOMAIN'' to explore the outta and the inner together as a musical space rock chant. Where even the stars can frighten when flip flopping like a fish out of water or if they're to heavenly bright when you're up there in their domain.
anonymous May 14th, 2014 5:00am report
Hello! The possible "ocean" under the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Callisto, was not discovered until AFTER this song was written! Syd Barrett had no idea of any of this, since the Pioneer and Voyager missions that made these discoveries weren't even launched until the 70s! And they ask why young people have to study dates in History! Get your timeline straight and/or stop smokin' dat s**t.
anonymous Jun 12th, 2011 6:28pm report
This song is about one of Syd Barrett's first LSD trips, where he made the universe out of a fruit bowl. Then, something ate his "universe".
I agree that the lyric "icy waters underground" is referring to jupiter's moon Callisto to be exact. This moon is a moon that escapes the radiation of jupiter and is a great place to support life for humans so the lyric before it, "Floating down" might mean we might be landing there one day to try to find another home.
"Lime and lipid green" might be the fact that mars looks lime green from a certain distance due to our atmosphere being hazy. It distorts our vision slightly.
"Fight between the blue you once knew" might be the fact that two neutron stars, which are blue due the intense heat, sometimes get pulled together by each others gravity and violently spin at the speed of light until colliding creating a spectacular explotion!!!
I also agree with the fact that stars can frighten because some people fear, even though it will take place in 5 billion years, that our sun will get to its red giant phase and engulf mercury. A matter of 45 million years later it will blow of its outer layers, or explode, destroying the solar system and leaving behind the dying core of the sun.
That would me my view...
anonymous Feb 16th, 2011 2:58pm report
You have to study astrobiology to understand a little about this song.
The "icy waters underground" may refer to the possible ocean discovered on one of Jupiter's moons.
Apart from that, stars can really frighten: the universe is soo mysterious.
Anyway, it's a trippy song.
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