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Syd Barrett - Opel

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Published on Jul 21, 2008

On a distant shore, miles from land
stands the ebony totem in ebony sand
a dream in a mist of gray...
on a far distant shore...
The pebble that stood alone
and driftwood lies half buried
warm shallow waters sweep shells
so the cockles shine...

A bare winding carcass, stark
shimmers as flies scoop up meat, an empty way...
dry tears...
crisp flax squeaks tall reeds
make a circle of gray in a summer way, around man
stood on ground...

I'm trying
I'm trying to find you!
To find you
I'm living, I'm giving,
To find you, To find you,
I'm living, I'm living,
I'm trying, I'm giving

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Sahajatara Blake
Im sending Love to everyone else who's here coz theyre having a bit of a mental ill day and Syd is the only thing that is helping  x x x
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DmAssOu
I'm trying too syd.
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Richard Langford
If, from now until the end of my days, I could only listen to one song from Pink Floyd or any solo projects from the members I would pick this one. The chord progression of this song and Syd's lonely, floating melodies are pure Pink Floyd. It's certainly not the most polished song, but the composition hits the heart of everything that made the band transcendent. None of the other members could create that nearly as well as Syd, and I don't think ever would have came close had he not shown them the way. They just rode the ripples of Syd's soul exploding.
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rabbitss11
such a haunting and haunted song, really individual, hypnotic, completely unique
rogbel
I can proudly say that I am able to play this song myself :D
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FolsomBluesPrison
From 3:47 I still to this day picture him singing this part to himself, for himself.
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charlie renick
he had such great ideas with progression and timing with voice and rythem. all thought out so originally.
TheMoot1
Trying to find "you" i.e. find himself- that's why it's so sad and haunting - but also beautiful the way he captures this in the music like a direct picture of his inner soul - this is a universal human struggle and great artists reflect this for us all
Henry Krinkle
Is it just me, or is this literally one of the greatest songs ever made?
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Snuffle Upagus
Wow!! Syd!!! Roll the tape. One take. Done! Pure magic! Beautiful!!
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