Originally this song is being supposed as tribute, but I cannot name this piece as a song, it is master piece. Classic. Like many other things from this band.


Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now theres 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!

But lyrics, lyrics is just a part (just a smaaal part). When song starts and continues, the one thought comes in mind, “fantastic !!! music is fantastic!!!  waiting for lyrics, let’s hope they will not disturb music harmony”.

Because music is great. But it is not easy to notice when it starts “Remember when you were young..”.  Great peace, how could people create things like that ? That’s a question, I’ve used to ask different times, when I listen Pink Floyd music.

Ok, to be more precise, it is about concert versions (Pulse or The Delicate Sound of Thunder). Originally, song is from “Wish you were here” album, title of the album is also a tribute. Tribute to Syd Barrett (founder or co-founder of the band). I prefer Gilmour Waters Wright art more (it is closest to me). Pink Floyd music is great and Barrett is a part of it. Part of band that created diverse and deep music, that should stay for ages.

One negative thing, there were no any opportunity to visit their concerts in Golden years. So, DVD’s and other videos are alive.

10 responses to this post.

  1. I get shivers when the first guitar chord sounds, a few minutes into the song …


  2. Posted by rapsis on December 14, 2007 at 7:33 am

    There are not many bands out there whose music calls shivers for me, but it is one of the most pleasant feelings 🙂


  3. Posted by Sergejs on December 14, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Agree 🙂 with you both.
    1) There are a lot of Pink Floyd songs, when I get shivers (especially if we are talking about concert songs).

    2) There are very very few, this is one of the character, when you can classify band as fantastic great, of course total IMHO.


  4. Yes great song


  5. My favourite PF era is in the seventies. Before that they were a different band, and after that – they don’t exist.

    Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish you were here, Animals, The Wall. And maybe also Final Cut, but that’s more like a Roger Waters album.


  6. Posted by Sergejs on December 14, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Yes and No.
    Before 70’s it was Barrett band, it was specific and I’m not fan of it.

    70’s was golden era for great albums one by one, as far as I see (not only me) Roger Waters had taken main role in band.Agree.

    I agree that Middle 80’s – 1994 (last album released), when David Gilmour taken Waters role, there were only two studio albums,

    This period is important, just because it gave us “The Delicate Sound of Thunder” and “Pulse”. These live albums are fantastic heritage for future generations.


  7. Post-Waters era also is twofold. In “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” Gilmour apparently had trouble taking up Waters’ place, but with “The Division Bell” the band proved they can go through on their own.


  8. well, Division Bell had a few highlights, just as AMLOR did, but it’s still only on par with PF tribute bands. Having said that – DG’s latest “On an Island” makes up to the last years as a perfect, almost unbelievable album (for a solo). Division Bell pales in this great albums shadow. There are no specific hit songs or great pompous shows, but in it’s simplicity – the album is flawless.


  9. Posted by Sergejs on December 21, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    well, that’s why Pink Floyd is great, because different people are able to find something specific that they like much.

    Someone is saying that Gilmour Era is twofold, but when band abandoned SB, there were critics, who said ‘oh, band lost their soul and spirit, they will never be old and good Pink Floyd. Waters and guys want to earn money, not to make real art’. But band created so many “master pieces”.

    Nitro, Normis,

    Most likely I’m too biased about this period, because I’m fan of David Gilmour and his personality.


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