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Barrett

Syd Barrett, soloalbum released: November 14, 1970

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Baby Lemonade
Love Song
Dominoes
It Is Obvious
Rats
Maisie
Gigolo Aunt
Waving My Arms In The Air
I Never Lied To You
Wined And Dined
Wolfpack
Effervescing Elephant

Bonus tracks on CD-version from 'CRAZY DIAMOND':
Baby Lemonade (Take 1)
Waving My Arms In The Air (Take 1)
I Never Lied To You (Take 1)
Love Song (Take 1)
Dominoes (Take 2)
It Is Obvious (Take 2)

4.10
3.02
4.08
2.59
3.00
2.51
5.46
2.09
1.50
2.58
3.41
1.52

Syd Barrett - vocals, guitars
Jerry Shirley - Drums + Percussion on 'Gigolo Aunt'
David Gilmour - bass + 12-string guitar on 'Baby Lemonade', Drums on 'Dominoes', 2nd organ on 'It Is Obvious' and 'Gigolo Aunt', all instruments except lead guitar on 'Wined And Dined'
Richard Wright - organ, piano, harmonium
Vic Saywell - tuba on 'Effervescing Elephant'
Willey - percussion on 'Gigolo Aunt'

'Effervescing Elephant' arranged by David Gilmour

Recorded at EMI Abbey Road Studios
Produced by David Gilmour & Richard Wright
Engineer: Peter Bown

(The newer CD release does not give Richard Wright credit as co-producer)




BABY LEMONADE (Number one again)

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
The Peel Sessions
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me
The radio One sessions

In the sad town
cold iron hands clap
the party of clowns outside
rain falls in gray 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 gray 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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me
The radio One sessions

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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Film/Video:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me
The radio One sessions
Live in Gdansk

David Gilmour in Concert
Remember that night

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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond

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 handkerchief waver
the louder you lips to a loud hailer
growing together, they ('re) growing each either
no wondering, stumbling, fumbling
rumbling minds shot together,
our minds shot together...

So equally over a valley, a hill
wood on quarry stood, each of us crying
a velvet curtain of gray
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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Opel
Crazy Diamond

Got it hit down
spot knock inside a spider
says: "That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
says: "That's love - All know it"
TV, teeth, feet, peace, feel it...
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

like the fall that brings me to
I like the fall that brings me to
I like the cord around sinew
I make a cord around sinew

Duck, the way to least is less
Tea craving of the metal west
'ell tomorrow's rain and test
'ell tomorrow's rain and test
Love an empty son and guess
Love an empty son and guess
pimples dangerous and blessed

Heaving, arriving, tinkling
mingling jets and statuettes
seething wet we meeting fleck
seething wet we meeting fleck
lines and winds and crib and half
each fair day I give you half
of each fair day I give you half
I look into your eyes and you,
flathe in the sun for you...

Bam, spastic, tactile engine
heaving, crackle, slinky, dormy, roofy, wham
I'll have them, fried bloke
broken jardy, cardy, smoocho, moocho, paki, pufftle
sploshette moxy, very smelly,
cable, gable, splintra, channel
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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond

Maisie, Maisie, Maisie, Maisie...
bad luck, bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie 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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
The Peel Sessions
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me
The radio One sessions

Grooving around in a trench coat
with the satin 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 gray
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 gigolo 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 gigolo aunt

Grooving on down in a knapsack 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 gigolo aunt...




WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me

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 hand, stand a while
and then smile and we'll understand
yes we do - yes, yes we do!
Oh what a girl I've got too!
Oh what 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




I NEVER LIED TO YOU

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me

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 though 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

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Opel
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me

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 musk 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 musk 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 musk winds blow...





WOLFPACK

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me

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 bough 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...





EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT

Syd Barrett 1970

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Albums:

Barrett
Syd Barrett
The Peel Sessions
Crazy Diamond
Wouldn't you Miss Me
The radio One sessions

An Effervescing Elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die, oh yeah!
because the tiger would roam.
The little one said: 'Oh my goodness I must stay at home!
and every time 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.'
Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
and the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo-plankton food
and tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison, oh yeah!
And all 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: 'Who me?!
You know, I wouldn't hurt not one of you.
I'd much prefer something to chew
and you're all to scant.' oh yeah!
He ate the Elephant

Lyrics Copyright: Lupus Music Ltd. 1970

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