We sail through endless skies
stars shine like eyes
the black night sighs
The moon in silver trees
falls down in tears
light of the night
The earth, a purple blaze
of sapphire haze
in orbit always

While down below the trees
bathed in cool breeze
silver starlight breaks down the night
And so we pass on by the crimson eye
of great god Mars
as we travel the universe

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Planet Caravan song meanings
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    First off, I want to say to those who find the lyrics hard to make out: that is intentional. The nature of the vocals is meant to invoke the speech of aliens. The song is about a fleet of alien ships that travel through the universe, looking for others who are ready to do the same. The song explains that they have just discovered Earth, but they bypass it. Why? There a couple of hints as to why: first, the moonlight is describes as falling down like tears, invoking sorrow. The second and most important clue comes from the lines, "And so we pass on by the crimson eye - Of great god mars". Mars is described not as a planet but as a god, and if you know your Roman mythology, you will know that Mars was the god of war. Hence, humanity, which is still embroiled in war, is not yet ready to receive the amazing gift of advanced technology which would allow them to join the fleet of universal explorers, the planet caravan. The aliens are saddened by this, because of the distance they've traveled, only to find a species not yet evolved enough to join them. It is a sad, chilling and beautiful anti-war song.

    Starwatcher23on October 24, 2012   Link
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    Since I view Paranoid as a concept album, this is a bit different from other views. War Pigs sets the scene of war and corruption, Paranoid is a descent into madness of a soldier, and I think this is a sort of cosmic journey after death.

    Colaon October 01, 2005   Link
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    I love songs like this that put an awesome image in your head. Makes you want to go paint a giant mural or something.

    Killspyon July 01, 2004   Link
  • +5
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    hands down best song to get stoned to

    whiterabbit420on January 08, 2009   Link
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    space travel

    Sabbra21on August 06, 2002   Link
  • +3
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    theres more to black sabbath than being stoned

    ULlilLadyon January 11, 2006   Link
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    This song is the reason I love Black Sabbath! The first three albums have a perfect combination of rock and blues that I can't stop listening to them.

    nxtz12on June 01, 2004   Link
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    JAKEZEIGLERon December 13, 2007   Link
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    COLA might be right War Pigs is about the generals/presidents who are responsible of wars, Paranoid is about a guy whos lost his feelings(it could be about a soldier who expirienced war and ends up killing himself or got killed in war), in Planet Caravan the guy/soldier was expiriencing life after death, Iron Man(if Paranoid was about a soldier) is about a warrior/soldier who ends up bieng a statue as honor for hes duties and for years the statue was bieng ignored so the staue/soldier came to life and kill the people he once saved. its just a maybe conclusion i made up after reading COLA's post

    cHuCoon April 21, 2009   Link
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    I love these lyrics. They are so beautiful.

    Songmeaningsuseron July 28, 2002   Link

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