Pink Floyd — Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Album: Wish You Were Here
Avg rating:

Your rating:

Total ratings:
Ratings histogram:
Released: 1975-09-15
Length: 13:01
Plays (last 30 days):
Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's 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!
Comments (1842)add comment
Damn near perfect.
I guess the finishing pinnacle of Pink Floyd. Absolutely great
What is it all those Pink Floyd naysayers keeps saying about them? "Pretentious, pompous and dreadfully serious?" Listening to this; sure they are. But when your this good, you get away with it, and stand the test of time. Just like the pyramids.
To me 8 - Most Excellent almost 9
 Noé wrote:
{#Notworthy}  {#Good-vibes}  {#Meditate}

{#Arrowu} je suis d'accord {#Music}
Image result for tiny saxophone gif

The Crazy Diamons
The Crazy Diamond
Always amazes me. Not a single redundant note or sound.
 Bert7 wrote:
I always go to the same place whenever I hear this...{#Sunny}

me too..........2 flushes, quick couple wipes and I'm outta there. The problem is when I get out this is still playing!
{#Notworthy}  {#Good-vibes}  {#Meditate}
 gmichaelt wrote:

Numinous, actually.

Right you are.
I always go to the same place whenever I hear this...{#Sunny}
 Pjesnik wrote:

Explain 'bed spin' to a non-native English speaker, please.
I wandered into my mind to put my finger on what the term meant, too. The gutter isn't very deep, so I wasn't there for long. Being teetotal, or nearly so, alcohol didn't immediatley spring to mind, but it eventually came to me...
So good!
 Jeff_Guinn wrote:
Numinous, actually.
Goosebumps. Everywhere. Every time.
I think ultimately, we can be victims of Pink Floyd: especially Roger Waters. 
1975  when this came out and I was a jr in HS.  By then I was out of the posters and sticker phase.  I had a fairly nice normal looking bedroom.  But this sticker came in the album and was firmly planted smack dab in the center of the door to my room.

I was in school in the 80s and the people who were into Pink Floyd were all about The Wall. I didn't hear this until much later. It's very special indeed.
I must be younger than y'all. Only takes me back to 1994. :)  Still, college... I miss having nothing to do.