Science Fiction Inspired Song: Nektar’s ‘Astronauts Nightmare’ (1972)
May 4, 2011 § 3 Comments
Nektar, an English band founded in Germany, is another virtually forgotten group restricted mostly to the more esoteric of psychedelic music circles. Their debut album, Journey to the Center of the Eye (1972), is sci-fi themed throughout (I’ll post more songs over the coming weeks). ’Astronauts Nightmare’ is my favorite of the very solid album. The line ‘This is Robot 13 speaking / planet Earth is turning round’ gives me chills… The detachment… The loss…. The view of earth… Wonderful.
This is Robot 13 speaking
planet Earth is turning round
Although my mind is gently weeping
I know my hope is coming to an end
Evil is in your heart now
Disillusion is in your soul
Oh my dear god can you really hear me?
If so, then please help me find a way
Although my eyes are gently sleeping
I know my mind is coming to an end