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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Shine on You crazy Diamond

Syd barret a former member of Pink Floyd is not with us any more. The song Shine on You crazy Diamond, sung by the other members of Pink Floyd is a tribute to him. Syd was a superb song-writer and a talented guitarist and contributed to the early Pink Floyd between 1965 and 1968. Like many stars of the Rock n Roll era he became addicted to Drugs and it is argued that he suffered from mental illness. After a brief solo career Syd slipped into anonymity, but finally appeared at the Abbey Road Studio during the recording of 'Wish You Were Here', sort of a reunion for Pink Floyd.

Shine on You carzy Diamond

Part I

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught in the cross fire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Part II

Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far
Shine on you crazy diamond
Pile on many more layers and I'll be joining you there
Shine on you crazy diamond
And we'll bask in the shadow of yesterday's triumph,
sail on the steel breeze
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!


Saturday Night Takeout said...

Yeah, Syd was the man.

Clickr said...

I agree dude.