Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan

Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan

Video for "Planet Caravan" a song performed by Black Sabbath

"Planet Caravan" is a song by the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It was originally released on their 1970 album Paranoid.

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, who composed the song's lyrics, has stated that the song is about floating through the universe with one's lover.[citation needed] Black Sabbath lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne uses a Leslie speaker to achieve the vocals' treble and vibration effects.[citation needed] The piano parts on the track were played by album engineer Tom Allom.[citation needed] Iommi overdubbed flute to the reversed multitrack master which was then re-forwarded and treated with stereo delay.[citation needed]

On 31 May, 2020, "Planet Caravan" was selected by SpaceX as the wake-up music for the crew of a SpaceX Crew Dragon prior to the craft's launch later that day. It represented the first time astronauts have received a musical wake-up since the final shuttle mission in July 2011. The craft was bound for the International Space Station


We sail through endless skies

Stars shine like eyes

The black night sighs

The Moon in silver dreams

Falls down in beams

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

Dawn from night

And so we pass on by

The crimson eye

Of great god Mars

As we travel the universe