I have to admit that I was not excited about today’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday Songs featuring. Space, Planets and Aliens in the title or lyrics was suggested by Di of the blog pensitivity101. Sorry Di!
I have never been a space fan and could only think of two songs that relate to the prompt, and I am certain they will be picked by someone else. So I did a little research and found this gem from the Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home. I don’t actually remember it but it fits the prompt and the psychedelic video is awesome. Hope you enjoy it!
Space exploration was big at the time, and was probably an influence on this song. Pink Floyd was making music with a similar sound.
The psychedelic sound reflected the times. It was the summer of love (1967).
Mick Jagger got the idea for this while in jail on drug charges.
The Stones played this on their Steel Wheels tour in 1989. A show in Atlantic City was broadcast with this song shot in 3D, which viewers could see using those goofy glasses.
Various echo effects and drum sounds were added in overdubbing.
On this track, their lead guitarist, Brian Jones, played a Mellotron, an early synthesizer. Jones played a number of unusual instruments in his time with the band, which lasted from their founding in 1962 until 1969, when he was fired after a number of clashes with his bandmates over his reliability and contributions. Just weeks after leaving the band, the 27-year-old Jones drowned in his swimming pool.
The ’90s psychedelic group The Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded a tribute to the Stones’ psychedelic period (and this song) called Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request.
Sun turnin' 'round with graceful motion We're setting off with soft explosion Bound for a star with fiery oceans It's so very lonely You're a hundred light years from home Freezing red deserts turn to dark Energy here in every part It's so very lonely You're six hundred light years from home It's so very lonely You're a thousand light years from home It's so very lonely You're a thousand light years from home Bell flight fourteen you now can land See you on Aldebaran Safe on the green desert sand It's so very lonely You're 2000 light years from home It's so very lonely You're 2000 light years from home Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger Publisher: Abkco Music Inc. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind