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Shine On You Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett Dies

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 11th July 2006 11:22am
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Pink Floyd's original visionary guitarist/vocalist Syd Barrett has passed away in London at the age of 60. Syd was the spark that ignited 1960's psychedelic London, he boldly pushed the Floyd's music to the furthest reaches of outerspace. As a result of concurrant LSD experiments - it is said that Syd was tripping straight for 30+ days - Syd lost his mind, lost his band and lost his grip on reality, eventually moving into his mum's basement.

Later Pink Floyd epic "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" was written in tribute to Syd by Roger Waters. Syd is also the prototype for "Pink" character in their epic 'The Wall'.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond
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 on the crossfire 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!



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