"Flaming" as written by and Syd Barrett....
Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown.
Yippee! You can't see me
But I can you.

Lazing in the foggy dew
Sitting on a unicorn.
No fair, you can't hear me
But I can you.

Watching buttercups cup the light
Sleeping on a dandelion.
Too much, I won't touch you
But then I might.

Screaming through the starlit sky
Traveling by telephone.
Hey ho, here we go
Ever so high.

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown.
Yippee! You can't see me
But I can you.


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"Flaming" as written by Syd Barrett

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    General CommentAlone in the clouds all blue
    Lying on an eiderdown.
    Yippee! You can't see me
    But I can you.

    Lazing in the foggy dew
    Sitting on a unicorn.
    No fair, you can't hear me
    But I can you.

    Watching buttercups cup the light
    Sleeping on a dandelion.
    Too much, I won't touch you
    But then I might.

    Screaming through the starlit sky
    Traveling by telephone.
    Hey ho, here we go
    Ever so high.

    Alone in the clouds all blue
    Lying on an eiderdown.
    Yippee! You can't see me
    But I can you.
    craiguson March 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about Syd feeling outcast from the world.

    Alone in the clouds all blue
    Lying on an eiderdown.

    Meaning hes high

    Yippee! You can't see me
    But I can you

    He can see all the other people in the world but they are ignoring him and its like they are looking right through him

    Lazing in the foggy dew
    Sitting on a unicorn.
    No fair, you can't hear me
    But I can you.

    Whenever he says anything they either ignore him or dont understand at all what he is saying
    kevmicleeon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMany of Syd's songs were presenting the point of view of a child. Flaming is one of them. Syd had the Kabbalist's ability to see the World of Forms (as Plato put it).

    This song is soooo good, I can hardly stand to listen to it. It is beautiful, and it makes me feel like I am about to receive the light. I miss Syd Barrett so much, to think of all the incredible music we didn't get to receive from him makes me cry.

    Bless you Syd, you shared the Light with all of us, you're still sharing it today and for generations to come.
    spockmonon February 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLSD...
    Interstellar Axemanon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my all time favourite pink floyd songs although from the lsd ridden syd barrett era the song does have a deep meaning ..here hes describing his 'acid trip tea parties' he regulary had in his back garden ..i think in the song hes trying to escape the troubles of life as when hes trippin he doesnt have to worry bout any of that stuff its a form of escapism tht works when u lisen to it too thts why i like it ..tht little kid type attitude of syd is what made the songs so fun to lisen to ..

    apprantly it called 'flaming' due to a sensation when your trippin tht makes everything look like its on fire....hmmmm..lol
    phantomlordon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's an eiderdown?
    Thunderbolton September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteiderdown = "A warm napped fabric"

    I can see the acid references, but I am also curious.... if you listen to Syd's solo albums, most of the songs are about women. I was thinking maybe he's at a picnic or something on his eiderdown, and traveling by telephone is calling her. I think he is tripping on acid with his lady friend, who he can see, but she isn't looking at him lol. I dunno... just trying to contribute to the site lol IM or email me if you come up with anything. later :)
    steve82con November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel isolated and helpless when I hear this song. Yep an eiderdown is a warm napped fabric, a blanket perhaps.
    TheTrialon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it makes me happy, its sorta creepy though. i love how syd barrett has this carefree childhood feel to his songs. He seems to have thing for eiderdowns though, ive heard him mention them in other songs.
    pinkfloydsydbarretton April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLSD for sure, this song is 1 of my favourate early day pink floyd songs
    Koki13on July 22, 2005   Link

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