Thursday, April 11, 2013

The two songs in Oblivion playing on the record player at Tom Cruise house by the lake in the forest

In the movie Oblivion Tom Cruise's character has a number of old records at his house by the lake in the forest. During the film he got around to playing two of them, the first song that he played on the turn table when he was at the house alone is

The Weight


The Band

the second song, and probably the more famous one that played when he was there with his wife is

A Whiter Shade Of Pale


Procol Harum

Overall the movie is an enjoyable experience. Coming from the same director that did Tron Legacy, Oblivion has many of the same qualities and suffers many of the same shortcomings, although I probably shouldn't discuss that here since I don't want to spoil anything. All I can say is that the film has the same great visual style as Tron, I wish I could see the director's house to see if it has the same great ultra modern look as the homes of both protagonist in the two films. It is also nice to see Tom Cruise back in a good big budgeted movie again.

for the song during the end credits see here


  1. I'm pretty sure the first song was Led Zeppelin - Ramble on :)
    But thanks for the second one, was searching for that one.

  2. What is the rock song that plays when Tom is leaving earth and heading towards the Tet?

  3. i really want to know what's the name of the song that he plays on the( dont know the name of it, you play big cd:s ) , when he's in his cabin. it almost sounds like a funeralsong. i think its organplay

    1. a whiter shade of pale procol harum

  4. HELSINKILÄINEN thanks man

  5. The first song is definitely by Led Zeppelin. Someone should fix that. Both are great songs though.

  6. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale from 1967

  7. thank you very much

  8. whats the name of the song when Tom and the girl are at the lake house and she told him he used to always listen to this.

  9. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On from the Album Led Zeppelin II 1969

  10. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum 1967
    original lyrics written by Keith Reid
    We skipped the light fandango
    turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
    I was feeling kinda' seasick
    the crowd called out for more
    the room was humming harder
    as the ceiling flew away
    when we called out for another drink
    the waiter brought a tray

    and so it was that later
    as a mirror told its tale
    that her face at first just ghostly
    turned a whiter shade of pale

    She said: "There is no reason
    and the truth is plain to see"
    but I wandered through my playing cards
    would not let her be
    one of sixteen vestal virgins
    who were leaving for the coast
    and although my eyes were open
    they might just as well've been closed

    and so it was that later
    as the miller told his tale
    that her face at first just ghostly
    turned a whiter shade of pale..

    A Led Zeppelin – Ramble On – 1969
    original lyrics co-written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
    Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way.
    Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
    But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.
    For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way.
    Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I’ve got one thing I got to do . . .


    Ramble On, and now’s the time, the time is now, to sing my song.
    I’m goin’ ‘round the world, I got to find my girl, on my way.
    I’ve been this way ten years to the day, Ramble On,
    Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

    Got no time to for spreadin’ roots, the time has come to be gone.
    And to’ our health we drank a thousand times, it’s time to Ramble On.

    Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, my freedom I hold dear.
    How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
    T’was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
    But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her….yeah.


    Gonna Ramble On, sing my song. Gotta keep-a-searchin’ for my baby…
    Gonna work my way, round the world. I can’t stop this fellin’ in my heart
    Gotta keep searchin’ for my baby. I can’t find my bluebird!

  11. whats the name of the song when Tom and the girl are at the lake house and she told him he used to always listen to this.

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  16. Oblivion was a fantastic movie and the role of tom cruise in that was realistic. Emily Evans

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