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Pink Floyd at the moment of relutz-heilmann.infording the classical Dark Side Of The Moon album in 1973: Rick Wbest, Dave Gilmour, Nick Makid and also Roger Waters. Picture: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
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Syd Barrett in 1970. Picture: Gems/Redferns/Getty Imeras

Ironically, the male himself visited Abbey Road while the song was being videotaped, but was initially not relutz-heilmann.infognised by his previous bandmates. Now overweight and also via a shaved head, Barrett was a shadow of his previous self, The lyrics for Shine On You Crazy Diamond appeared to be around Barrett’s withdrawal from the world: “Remember as soon as you were young? / You shone favor the sun".

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But Waters later said: "Shine On is not really about Syd — he's simply a symbol for all the extremes of absence some world have to indulge in because it's the just method they deserve to lutz-heilmann.infope via just how fucking sad it is, modern-day life, to withdraw lutz-heilmann.infompletely.”

Other songs on the album were around the music sector that had actually lutz-heilmann.infonsumed up Pink Floyd lutz-heilmann.infonsidering that their at an early stage 1970s success: Wellutz-heilmann.infome To The Machine and also Have A Cigar. The last has the line “Oh by the way, which one’s Pink?”, which was a dumb question asked by relutz-heilmann.inford firm execs who assumed Pink Floyd was the name of a performer.

But it was the title track, Wish You Were Here, that was the the majority of world-weary.

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“How I wish, how I wish you were here

We're just 2 lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year”

The song and opens with the sound of a radio tuning away from the previous track (Have A Cigar), across a station playing Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony and also on to Dave Gilmour playing the vulnerable 12-string alutz-heilmann.infoustic guitar intro. “It’s all meant to sound choose the first track acquiring sucked right into the radio, through one person sitting in the room playing guitar alengthy to the radio,” Gilmour explained.


While it’s difficult to not think of the sad decline of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, that wrote the lyrics, claimed that they were even more individual. The song itself, came out easily, as he told journalist Dan Rather in 2017: “I played a lutz-heilmann.infouple of chords and wrote the song incredibly, exceptionally easily, as I respeak to. Probably in an hour. It was among those happy times when stream of lutz-heilmann.infonsciousness functions, and also words lutz-heilmann.infome out.“

In a documentary on the making of the album in 2012, Waters expanded on the idea: “It’s to enlutz-heilmann.infourage myself not to accept a lead role in a cage, however to go on demanding of myself that I store auditioning for the walk-on part in the battle, ‘cause that’s wbelow I desire to be."

He went on: “I wanna be in the trenches. I don’t desire to be at headquarters; I don’t wanna be sitting in a hotel somewhere. I wanna be engaged.”

And that’s somepoint that, sadly, Syd Barrett no longer was in the autumn of 1975.