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A Collection of solo Syd Barrett Lyrics, from many different sources Below, are the combined lyrical witterisms of a certain Mr. Sydney Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett, actually). Much time and effort has been taken in producing this list, so if you find any errors (well, BIG errors) please e-mail me , and I'll do summat about it. Lyrics originally typed in by John R. Fletcher consequently, debugged by Scott Dennis Richards Montgomery Agim Perolli Leigh Orf Christopher R. Maden Jonathan Gibney (many thanks!) [original posting: September 20th 1991] Terrapin -------- I really love you and I mean you the star above you, crystal blue Well, oh baby, my hairs on end about you... I wouldn't see you and I love to I fly above you, yes I do well, oh baby, my hairs on end about you... Floating, bumping, noses dodge a tooth the fins aluminous fangs all 'round the clam is dark below the boulders hiding all the sunlight's good for us 'Cause we're the fishes and all we do the move about is all we do well, oh baby, my hairs on end about you... Floating, bumping, noses dodge a tooth the fins aluminous fangs all 'round the clam is dark below the boulders hiding all the sunlight's good for us 'Cause we're the fishes and all we do the move about is all we do well, oh baby, my hairs on end about you... I really love you and I mean you the star above you, crystal blue Well, oh baby, my hairs on end about you... No Good Trying -------------- It's no good trying to place your hand where I can't see because I understand that you're different from me yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend and you're rocking me backwards and you're rocking towards the red and yellow mane of a stallion horse. It's no good trying to hold your love where I can't see because I understand that you're different from me yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend the caterpillar hood won't cover the head of you know you should be home in bed. It's no good holding your sequin fan where I can't see because I understand that you're different from me yes I can tell that you can't be what you pretend yes you're spinning around and around in a car with electric lights flashing very fast... Love You -------- Honey love you, honey little, honey funny sunny morning love you more funny love in the skyline baby ice-cream 'scuse me, I've seen you looking good the other evening Oh, you dig it, had to smile just an hour or so (are) we in love like I think we be? It Ain't a long rhyme. It took ages to think I think I love it in the water, baby... Honey love you, honey little, honey funny sunny morning love you more funny love in the skyline baby ice-cream 'scuse me, I've seen you looking good the other evening Flaking you are an nice little one to put it all around, its just good I like it, hey hey hey S'pose some time that day we'll be swinging along over across to me Honey love you, honey little, honey funny sunny morning love you more funny love in the skyline baby ice-cream 'scuse me, I've seen you looking good the other evening Goodtime rocker woman we'll stray our pieces little creepy we shine so sleepy, so whoopee! That's how you look... Honey love you, honey little, honey funny sunny morning love you more funny love in the skyline baby ice-cream 'scuse me, I've seen you looking good the other evening No Man's Land ------------- You would hold your head up high you even try you would hold another hand: oh understand! They even see me under call we under all, we awful, awful, crawl to hear my hour come see me cry... Just searching you even try I can make you smile if it's there will you go there too? When I live I die! They even see me under call we under all, we awful, awful, crawl because of you, to see me be. (last verse mostly garbled....but you can pick out Tell me, Tell me, Tell me Yippee and also: Heavily Spaced. According to legend, this verse was originally meant to be understood, but when they f**ked it up in the studio, Syd liked it and kept it that way...) - Psycho Dark Globe ---------- Oh where are you now pussy willow that smiled on this leaf? When I was alone you promised the stone from your heart my head kissed the ground I was half the way down, treading the sand please, please, lift a hand I'm only a person whose armbands beat on his hands, hang tall won't you miss me? Wouldn't you miss me at all? The poppy birds way swing twigs coffee brands around brandish her wand with a feathery tongue my head kissed the ground I was half the way down, treading the sand please, please, please lift the hand I'm only a person with eskimo chain I tattooed my brain all the way... Won't you miss me? Wouldn't you miss me at all? Here I go --------- This is a story 'bout a girl that I knew she didn't like my songs and that made me feel blue she said: "a big band is far better than you"... She don't rock 'n' roll, she don't like it she don't do the stroll, well she don't do it right well, ev'rythings wrong and my patience was gone when I woke one morning and remembered this song O-oh-oh, kinda catchy, I hoped that she would talk to me now and even allow me to hold her hand and forget that old band. I strolled around to her pad her light was off and that's bad her sister said that my girl was gone "But come inside, boy, and play, play, play me a song!" I said "Yeah! Here I go" She's kinda cute, don't you know? That after a while of seeing her smile I knew we could make it, make it in style! So now I've got all I need She and I are in love, we've agreed she likes this song and my others too so now you see my world is... because of this tune! What a boon this tune! I tell you soon We'll be lying in bed, happily wed, and I won't think of that girl or what she said... Octopus ------- Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' you have no word trip, trip to a dream dragon hide your wings in a ghost tower sails crackiling at ev'ry plate we break cracked by scattered needles little minute gong coughs and clears his throat madam you see before you stand hey ho, never be still the old original favourite gran grasshoppers green herbarian band and the tune they play in us confide... so trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' you have no word Please leave us here close our eyes to the octopus ride! Isn't it good to be lost in the wood isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood twenty even less to me than I thought with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds clover honey pots and mystic shining feed... well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border hey ho, huff the talbot Cheetah he cried shouted kangaroo so through their tree they cried Please leave us here close our eyes to the octopus ride! The madcap laughed at the man on the border hey ho, huff the talbot the winds they blew and the leaves did wag and they'll never put me in their bag the seas will reach and always see so high you go, so low you creep the winds it blows in tropical heat the drones they throng on mossy seats the squeaking door will always creep two up, two down we'll never meet so merrily trip for good my side Please leave us here close our eyes to the octopus ride! Golden Hair ----------- Lean out your window, golden hair I heard you singing in the midight air my book is closed, I read no more watching the fire dance, on the floor I've left my book, I've left my room For I heard you singing through the gloom singing and singing, a merry air lean out the window, golden hair... Long Gone --------- She was long gone, long, long gone she was gone, gone, the bigger they come the larger her hand 'till no one understands why for so long she'd been gone. And I stood very still by the window sill and I wondered for those I love still I cried in my mind where I stand behind the beauty of love's in her eyes... She was long gone, long, long gone she was gone, gone, the bigger they come the larger her hand 'till no one understands why for so long she'd been gone. And I borrowed the page from a leopard's cage and I prowled in the evening sun's glaze her head lifted high to the light in the sky the opening dawn on her face... She was long gone long, long gone she was gone, gone, the bigger they come the larger her hand 'till no one understands why for so long she'd been gone. And I stood very still by the window sill and I wondered for those I love still I cried in my mind where I stand behind the beauty of love's in her eyes... She was long gone long, long gone she was gone, gone, the bigger they come the larger her hand 'till no one understands why for so long she'd been gone. She was long gone long, long gone. She Took A Long Cold Look ------------------------- She took a long cold look at me and smiled and gazed all over my arm she loves to see me get down to ground she hasn't time just to be with me her face between all she means to be to be extreme, just to be extreme a broken pier on the wavy sea she wonders why for all she wants to see... But I got up and I stomped around and hid the piece where the trees touch the ground... The end of truth that lay out the time spent lazing here on a painting dream a mile or more in a foreign clime to see farther inside of me. And looking high up into the sky I breathe as the water streams over me... Feel ---- You feel me away far too empty, oh so alone! I want to go home Oh find me inside of a nocturn - the blonde how I love you to be by my side they wail... the crowd on her side she straggled the bridge by the water... She misses her crawl far ley grew heady aside in a dell inside an eye be the lonely one, my bride how I leave on the waddling wheel they flail... a gasp shringing a bad bell's ringing the angel - the daughter... You feel me... If It's In You -------------- Yes I'm thinking of this, yes I am puddle town, Tom was the undergroud hold you tighter so close, yes you are please hold on to the steel rail colonel with gloves -draughts leeches he isn't loved on 'Sundays Mail' all the fives crock henrietta she's mean go-getter gotta write her a letter. Did I wink of this, I am yum, yummy, yum, don't, yummy, yum, yom, yom... Yes, I'm thinking of this, in steam skeleton kissed to the steel rail fleas in Pamela -gloves -draughts leeches chugging along with a funnel of steam all the fives crock Henrietta she's mean go-getter gotta write her a letter... Late Night ---------- When I woke up today and you weren't there to play then I wanted to be with you when you showed me your eyes whispered love at the skies then I wanted to stay with you inside me I feel alone and unreal and the way you kiss will always be a very special thing to me... When I lay still at night seeing stars high and light then I wanted to be with you when the rooftops shone dark all alone (I) saw a spark spark of love just to stay with you inside me I feel alone and unreal and the way you kiss will always be a very special thing to me... If I mention your name turn around on a chain then the sky opens for you when we grew very tall when I saw you so small then I wanted to stay with you inside me I feel alone and unreal and the way you kiss will always be a very special thing to me... Baby Lemonade ------------- In the sad town cold iron hands clap the party of clowns outside rain falls in grey far away please, please, Baby Lemonade In the evening sun going down when the earth streams in, in the morning send a cage through the post make your name like a ghost please, please, Baby Lemonade I'm screaming, I met you this way you're nice to me like ice in the clock they sent through a washing machine come around, make it soon, so alone... please, please, Baby Lemonade In the sad town cold iron hands clap the party of clowns outside rain falls in grey far away please, please, Baby Lemonade In the evening sun going down when the earth streams in, in the morning send a cage through the post make your name like a ghost please, please, Baby Lemonade Love Song --------- I knew a girl and I like her still she said she knew she would trust me and I her will... I said: OK baby, tell me what you'll be and I'll lay my head down and see what I see. By the time she was back by her open eyes I knew that I was in for a big surprise. I knew a girl and I like her still she said she knew she would trust me and I her will... I said: OK baby, tell me what you'll be and I'll lay my head down and see what I see. By the time she was back by her open eyes I knew that I was in for a big surprise. Dominoes -------- It's an idea, someday in my tears, my dreams don't you want to see her proof? Life that comes of no harm you and I, you and I and dominoes, the day goes by... You and I in place wasting time on dominoes a day so dark, so warm life that comes of no harm you and I and dominoes, time goes by... Fireworks and heat, someday hold a shell, a stick or play overheard a lark today losing when my mind's astray don't you want to know with your pretty hair stretch your hand, glad feel, in an echo for your way. It's an idea, someday... It's an idea, someday in my tears, my dreams don't you want to see her proof? Life that comes of no harm you and I, you and I and dominoes, the day goes by... It Is Obvious ------------- It is obvious may I say, oh baby, that it is found on another plane? Yes I can creep into cupboards, sleep in the hall your stars - my stars, a simple cock bar only an impulse - pie in the sky mumble listen dolly drift over your mind - holly creep into bed when your head's on the ground she held the torch on the porch, she winked an eye Reason it is written on the brambles stranded on the spikes - my blood red, oh listen: remember those times I could call through the clear day time - be there... braver and braver, a handkercheif waver the louder you lips to a loud hailer growing together, they ('re) growing each either no wondering, stumbling, fumbling rumbling minds shot togther, our minds shot together... So equally over a valley, a hill wood on quarry stood, each of us crying a velvet curtain of grey mark the blanket where the sparrows play and the trees by the waving corn stranded my legs move the last empty inches to you the softness, the warmth from the weather in suspense mote to a grog - the star a white chalk minds shot together, our minds shot together... Rats ---- Got it hit down spot knock inside a spider said: "That's love yeh, yeh, yeah!" said: "That's love yeh, yeh, yeah!" said: "That's love - All know it TV, teeth, feet, peace, feel it... That's love, yeh, yeh, yeah!" That's love, yeh, yeh, yeah!" I like the fall that brings me to I make a cord around sinew Duck the weight and east is less Deep craving of the metal west hell tomorrow's rain and test hell tomorrow's rain and test Love an empty sun and guess dimples dangerous and blessed Heaving, arriving, tinkeling mingling jet and statuettes seething wet we meet in fleck seething wet we meet in fleck lines and winds and freeben half each fair day I give you half of each fair day I give you half I look into your eyes anew, laying in the sun for you... Blam, splattered, tactile, engine heaving, quacky, squeaky, dormy, roofy, wham I'll have them mind blown broken jardy, cardy, smoocho, poocho, paki, puffi splosh eat moxy, very smelly, cable, gable, splinter, shaddle top the seam he's taken off rats, rats lay down flat we don't need you, we act like that and if you think you're un-loved then we know about that... rats, rats, lay down flat! yes, yes, yes, yes, lay down flat! Maisie ------ Maisie, Maisie, Maisie, Maisie... bad luck, bride of a bull strode out to meet Masie in the evening light Maisie, his illuminous grin put her in a spin Maisie, lay in the hall with diamonds and emeralds Maisie, Maisie... bad luck - the bride of a bull Maisie lay in the wall with her emeralds and diamond brooch, beyond reproach bad luck - bride of a bull strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light... Maisie! Gigolo Aunt ----------- Grooving around in a trench coat with the saturn on trail Seems to be all around in tin and lead pail, we pale Jiving on down to the beach to see the blue and the grey seems to be all and it's rosy-it's a beautiful day! Will you please keep on the track 'cause I almost want you back 'cause I know what you are you are a giglo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt! Yes I know what you are you are a gigolo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt! Heading down with the light, the dust in your way she was angrier than, than her watershell male life to this love to me - heading me down to me thunderbird shale seems to be all and it's rosy - it's a beautiful day! will you please keep on the track 'cause I almost want you back 'cause I know what you are you are a giglo aunt Grooving on down in a napsack superlative day some wish she move and just as she can move jiving away she made the scene should have been-superlative day everything's all and it's rosy, it's a beautiful day will you please keep on the track 'cause I almost want you back 'cause I know what you are you are a giglo aunt... Waving My Arms In The Air I Never Lied To You ------------------------ Waving my arms in the air love, my love, got no care no care, no, no, pressing my feet to the ground stand up right where you stand call to you and what do you do laying back in a chair? she's so high on the air she's so high on the air half and half, half and half all you have to do to call is hold her her hand, stand a while and then smile and we'll understand yes we do - yes, yes we do! Oh waht a girl I've got too! Oh waht a girl I've got too! with her slinky look she held her tie to her hair (and I) could see everywhere no-one in the land, no-one no-one in the land, no-one but it rains on saturday - cats and dogs in the way stormy day, hey, hey and you shouldn't try to be what you can't be and you shouldn't try to be what you can't be call to you and what do you do There will be shoulders pressing in the hall and I won't know if you're here at all there will be wine and drinking in the yard there won't be anybody very hard there will be lots of things that we can do and all and more will be for you everything I knew I tried with you but everything to you was never easy so I went ahead around my world I saw the things you do arriving by your side to see you looking too but I know this. I know, I never lied to you it's been just like you're gone for just one day for so long! It's been so hard to bear with you not there but thought I think of you, the things you do when I'm with you, to be with you, to be alone...can only think: "Why I am here? What's meant to be?" Wined And Dined --------------- Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream! Girl was so kind. kind of love I'd never seen only last summer, it's not so long ago... just last summer, now must winds blow... Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream! Girl was so kind. kind of love I'd never seen only last summer, it's not so long ago... just last summer, now must winds blow... Chalk underfoot, life I should prove dancing in heat, our love and you... Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream! Girl was so kind. kind of love I'd never seen only last summer, it's not so long ago... just last summer, now must winds blow... Wolfpack -------- Howling the pack in formation appears diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead waving us back in formation, the pack in formation bowling they bat as a group and the leader is seen - so early... the pack on their backs, the fighters through misty the waving - the pack in formation far reaching waves on sight, shone right I lay as if in surround... all enmeshing, hovering... the milder I gaze all the animals laying trail beyond the far winds mild the reflecting electricity eyes... tears, the life that was ours grows sharper and stronger away and beyond short wheeling - fresh spring gripped with blanched bones - moaned magnesium, proverbs and sobs... howling the pack in formation appears diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead waving us back in formation, the pack in formation... Opel ---- On a distant shore, miles from land stands the ebony totem in ebony sand a dream in a mist of grey... on a far distant shore... The pebble that stood alone and driftwood lies half buried warm shallow waters sweep shells so the cockles shine... A bare winding carcase, stark shimmers as flies scoop up meat, an empty way... dry tears... crisp black squeaks tore reeds make a circle of grey in a summer way, around man so don't ground... I'm trying I'm trying to find you! To find you I'm living, I'm giving, To find you, To find you, I'm living, I'm living, I'm trying, I'm giving Bob Dylan Blues --------------- I've got the Bob Dylan Blues I've got the Bob Dylan Blues My hair and my hat's in a messa But I don't give a damn about that! Milky Way --------- What'd you ever say today when you're in the milky way oh tell me please -just to give you a squeeze if I met you - I told you what to do seems a while since I could smile the way you do... how many times, if I try, if I may, when you're in the milky way half of your time -beside me only atmosphere - the singular raised by heats and wet seems a while since I could smile the way you do... What can anyone mean to you standing in the milky way take life easy - I mean so easy Why so empty...? I told you - I can tell you what to do - when I hold you and I tell you "I love you" I feel that I'm way you do... Give a grasp of life today when you're in the milky way oh, try to please! Knock on wood of the trees glad you, mould you, mould you and hold you means five miles and everyway for you... Birdy Hop --------- Birdy Hop - he do, he hop along a lonely bird upon a window there he, he, there he blow a windy snow, he knew the snow, I know the snow, a hoppy bird The antelope ride around the parasole just to see if he's a man enough to meet you in the sandpit on a flying kind of sign in a meddlesome way you know the way - I see the flies she's a little kite the sort you think you might like to fly and like a kite you get to see her every night, you know the way she's only paving her way - hectochrome plane - I see the flies. Birdy Hop - he do, he hop along a lonely bird upon a window there he, he, there he blow a windy snow, he knew the snow, I know the snow, a hoppy bird A camel woke up to a polish dawn wouldn't look to see his feet had gone he wouldn't like it wouldn't have the strength to fight it, I see the flies I'm the only bird, a little third, I lost a quarter had a yearning to be earning just a dollar a day in a way you shouldn't like it, hectochrome plane I see the flies. Untitled Words -------------- (We're running) Stained, glaucous, glycerine, gold, goat, clover gold, local stocks, type, food, wild, national, lake, flag, valve, gyroscope, sect heat, helium, lead, bare, state, invention, medieval refraction, faction, ultra-action, hunter, interest, bullet, market... Loads, liquids, neon, heater, jaws, jungle mains, signal, knives, kitchen ingot, lovely, mirror, mold Mycenaean, moat, poppy, rubber, radar, rags, sugar, teak silver, poke, tin, beetroot, carrott, ebony, fruit, copper, silk... Carpet, distant, pigmy, hid, pack, timber, pudding, straw raindrops, spattering, ramps chameleon, prairie, pods, trigger museum, scales, square, ultra, out of map, vent volcano, vain, wreck, tactic tidal, arches, valley, hand inflect, impression, loom, last, molten you gamma, meeting lighting, signal, island, coral-cold Rooftop In A Thunderstorm Row Missing The Point ----------------------------------------------- With yellow, red and roomy food, and quivered crouching on a golden cushion undressed himself to disappear through an infinity of pleasure and smiled to free the running me with "Am I my brother's keeper?" his meek hand on devils gloves shaping running blood. The prohecy, to ricreate the truth in visions of a seasonal mood in truth, the only sight he saw lay hidden in the bathroom door and spat on the rug as high is high, so low is low and that's the end of it. Two Of A Kind ------------- Open your eyes and don't be blind can't you see we're two of a kind? I've got to say this, I hope you don't mind I love you, we're two of a kind Just ask yourself and you will find we go together, we're two of a kind no use protesting, be resigned baby you know, we're two of a kind I knew it when I saw you I felt it a little more when I talked with you at first all my blues dispersed I couldn't disguise my complete surprise when you were feeling it too I'm in love with you, I'm in love with you... Open your eyes and don't be blind can't you see we're two of a kind? I've got to say this, I hope you don't mind I love you, we're two of a kind Effervescing Elephant --------------------- An effervescing elephant with tiny eyes, and great big trunk once whispered to the tiny ears the ears of one inferior that by next june he'd die, oh yeah! because the tiger would roam and the little one said oh my goodness I must stay at home and everytime I hear a growl I'll know the tiger's on the prowl and I'll be really safe you know The elephant he told me so And everyone was nervvy, oh yeah! and the message was spread to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus who wollowed in the mud and chewed his spicy hippoplancton food and tended to ignore the word prefering to survey a herd of stupid water bison, oh yeah! and the jungle took fright and ran around for all the day and the night but all in vain because you see the tiger came and said to me, "You know I wouldn't hurt not one of you I much prefer something to chew you're all too scant, oh yeah!" He ate the elephant... [from Bruce Hammerle, 8 Feb 93] One In A Million ---------------------- Barrett '67? Would you like to be one in a million? Would you like to be one in five? Would you like to know all the hidden meaning? Before they tell you you've run out of time Would you like to be one in a million? Would you like to be one in five? When they tell you you ain't going nowhere When they tell you you can't live your life.

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