The lyrics of the song describes a conversation between the Sun (Shaffy) and the Earth (List). Shaffy is like "Sun" arrogant and fiery (Comets, moons and planets, it's all about me). List is the Sun worshipping Earth, who prefers to be fully sunlit ('k Would rather burn tonight, take me with you when you go to sleep in the sea) and the dark abhors (The night is too cold, the Moon grey).
Nijgh wrote the song in the psychedelic atmosphere of the 1960s and as a parody on the mystical atmosphere of Mozart's the magic flute. He was inspired by the relationship between Shaffy and the ladies who fell in love with him. The "clouds towers" is a term derived from Shakespeare to Nadal. 
On May 2, 2008 won the Flemish duo Nicole & Hugo, that on behalf of Belgium took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, with this song in the final of the third series of So there is only one, a song contest onone. The duo also won the Radio 2 Zomerhit 2008.
|"Pastorale" in the Dutch Top 40 - 27-09-1969|
|"Pastorale" in the Single Top 100 - within 27-09-1969|
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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