|SYD Roger Keith Barrett 1946 - 2006
||[Aug. 4th, 2006|02:57 am]
|||||Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond||]|
"So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here."
Ok as many of you will be aware Syd Barrett left for The Great Gig In The Sky last month (07/07/2006)
So why has it taken me a month to post about this?
Well I am one of these people who stands tall and helps others through things first and then sorts then sort my self out at a later date,
It was only on reading a friends MySpace blog that it actually hit me "You haven’t dealt with this yet"
I’m FUCKING DEVASTATED not helped by the shuffler on my computers MP3 player as i selected to play all of Pink Floyd and it managed to play all the most depressing tracks it could for the way i was feeling.
The world has truly lost one of music’s great performers / composers.
I am truly lost for words and all i can say/ask is you join me in one thing:
Please charge your glass (Alcoholic or not) and raise it with me as we toast
"Wish You Where Here Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett Shine On You Crazy Diamond"