Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Syd Barett dies at 60

Syd "Bike" Barett has died at the age of 60. Man, what a band he helped create. There's not much I can say.....

except to add as an afterthought, a song that was written by Pink Floyd, for Syd..... RIP!!

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!

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, and sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!


  1. Thats really sad dude. The floyd will miss him and We all will miss him.

  2. been listenin to floyd all day...That band has given us netherworld trips...which would otherwise be impossible or cost a heck a lot more than 50 bux a

  3. The one good thing is that the entire band, esp. Gilmour (who was close pals with Syd, and was brought in to replace him) treated Barrett with great respect. They never exploited him in a cheap way.

  4. Yeah, Syd's life reads like a sad novel.....but endears you to the main character....the one who started it will live on Syd...

  5. For Syd...I played only Floyd all night...RIP

  6. yeah ,i read that too,
    the guy who created one of the most famous band ,died a very comman death


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