Point Me At The Sky

Pink Floyd 7" single released December 17, 1968.

Ep: Columbia DB 8511

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Point Me At The Sky 3.40
Careful With That Axe, Eugene 5.46

Produced by Norman Smith at EMI, Abbey Road Studios, November 4, 1968.


Pink Floyd 1968

Lyrics/Music: Waters, Gilmour

Album releases:
Point Me At The Sky (single, 1968)
The Early Singles (Shine On)
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Hey Eugene
This is Henry McClean
And I've finished my beautiful flying machine
And I'm ringing to say
That I'm leaving and maybe
You'd like to fly with me
And hide with me, baby

Isn't it strange
How little we change
Isn't it sad we're insane
Laying the games that we know and in tears
The games we've been playing for thousands and thousands and thousands and...

Jumps into his cosmic flyer
pulls his plastic collar higher
Light the fuse and stand right back

He cried
This is my last goodbey

Point me at the sky and let it fly
Point me at the sky and let it fly
Point me at the sky and let it fly

And if you survive till two thousand and five
I hope you're exceedingly thin
For if you are stout you will have to breathe out
While the people around you breathe in

people pushing on my sides
is something that i hate
and so is sitting down to eat
with only little capsules on my plate

Point me at the sky and let it fly
Point me at the sky and let it fly
Point me at the sky and let it fly

And all we've got to say to you is goodbey
It's time to go, better run and get your bags
It's goodbey
Nobody cry, it's goodbey
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbey...



Pink Floyd 1968

Music: Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour

Vocals by: Waters

Album releases: Film/Video:
Point Me At The Sky (single, 1968)
The Early Singles (Shine On)
Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Rock City
The Heart Of The Sun

The first version was called "Keep Smiling People" and can be found on bootleg recordings from May 2968. A month later it was called 'Murderistic Women' or 'Murderotic Woman' and performed live in John Peel's radio-show Top Gear on June 25th 1968. Another 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' was fianllyissued as single B-side in December 1968. One year after a third version was recorded as 'Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up'. This version was made for the the film 'Zabriskie Point'.

See also 'The Journey.'

Lyrics Copyright: Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.