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Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine / Learning To Fly (Gelsenkirchen, Germany 23-08-1994) [Subs SPA-ENG]


Lime and limpid green, 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… Neptune, Titan…
Stars can frighten… Blinding signs flap
Flicker, flicker, flicker, blam! Pow! Pow! Stairway scare Dan Dare…
Who’s there? Lime and limpid green, the sound surrounds
the icy waters under… Lime and limpid green, the sound surrounds
the icy waters underground… Into the distance, a ribbon of black… …stretched to the point
of no turning back A flight of fancy on a windswept field… Standing alone my senses reeled… A fatal attraction
is holding me fast… How can I escape
this irresistible grasp? Can’t keep my eyes
from the circling sky… Tongue-tied and twisted,
just an earth-bound misfit, I! Ice is forming
on the tips of my wings… Unheeded warnings,
I thought, I thought of everything… No navigator to find my way home… …unladened, empty
and turned to stone A soul in tension
that’s learning to fly… Condition grounded
but determined to try… Can’t keep my eyes
from the circling skies… Tongue-tied and twisted
just an earth-bound misfit, I! [ Friction lock – set. Mixture – rich. ] [ Propellers – fully forward. ] [ Flaps – set – 10 degree. ] [ Engine gauges and suction – check ] [ Mixture set to maximum percent – recheck ] [ Flight instruments ] [ Altimeters – check both ] [ (garbled word) – on ] [ Navigation lights – on ] [ Strobes – on ] [ (To tower): Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure ] [ (Tower): Hello again, this is now 129.4 ] [ (To tower): 129.4. It’s to go ] [ (Tower): You may commence
your takeoff, winds over 10 knots ] [ (To tower): 3-8-Echo ] [ Easy on the brakes. Take it easy.
Its gonna roll this time ] [ Just hand the power gradually, and it… ] Above the planet on a wing and a prayer… My grubby halo,
a vapour trail in the empty air… Across the clouds I see my shadow fly… Out of the corner of my watering eye… A dream unthreatened by the morning light… …could blow this soul right
through the roof of the night… There’s no sensation
to compare with this… Suspended animation,
a state of bliss… Can’t keep my mind from the circling skies… Tongue-tied and twisted
just an earth-bound misfit, I! [ Subtitled by O.W.K. – 2019 ]

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