I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things

I've got a cloak, it's a bit of a joke
There's a tear up the front, it's red and black
I've had it for months
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things

I know a mouse, and he hasn't got a house
I don't know why I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old, but he's a good mouse

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things

I've got a clan of gingerbread men
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men
Take a couple if you wish, they're on the dish

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things

I know a room full of musical tunes
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by digitalmanMKII

"Bike" as written by Syd Barrett

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is great because it's simple, and it's sweet.
    He basically meant that while he doesn't have much, a borrowed bike,
    a torn cloak, a pet mouse, some cookies, music,etc. He cares about her
    enough to share all that he has. He wants to be able to get to know
    this girl. The only way he can do that is by bringing her into his world.
    sydbarrettrockson December 28, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is hilarious. i love it.
    yarbleson May 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is awsome. According to Roger "For its time it was so British." This is Syd Barrett at his greatest or worst how ever you look at it.
    Fellowhosyellowon March 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is just so funny. I love it for it's quirkiness and uniqueness. It really seems to have not much of a point whatsoever, except for perhaps the chorus. The chorus really does not fit, but I love it still. In short...good funny song.
    Jaspin Demotheneseon April 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOk, I really love this song. Until recently I just thought it was really random and stuff, but I was listening to it the other day and had an idea that made sense to me, it's probably wrong but I'm not bothered. I know it aint traditional for Floyd, but it sounds like kinda a love song? Like the guy is saying he doesn't have much, but what he's got the girl can have too. I know I'm wrong, it's just an opinion. And I love the fact that it's so English too.
    gillianjenkinson February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite early-floyd songs. ToolRulz, go to hell you fool this song is great. Don't even bother talking about Pink Floyd if you can't even appreciate the originality and freedom of art.

    I laughed out loud at this
    "yeah ok your an idiot too halflife.who the hell do u think you are?A fucking genious? "
    You can't even spell the word.
    phatzon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits just sorta cute -- the guy is sorta shy, and he doesn't have much to offer to the girl, so he's all... "you wanna ride this bike?" and like "...maybe you want this mouse?"
    idioticon March 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Syd was more about creating sounds with his guitar then actual music. But as a song writer his up there with the greats. This song is just a pure joke Syd loved humour and it comes across in this
    craiguson May 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awfully weird yet awfully catchy and entertaining. Oh and check this out, the 'un-official' video

    albinoblacksheep.com/flash/…
    dee-jonzeon January 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti found this song to be somewhat of a "lovesong" in a way,cause no matter how screwed up the subject or whatever it is he's singing about the chorus is simple,

    "You're the kind of girl
    that fits in with my world
    I'll give you anything, everything
    if you want things"

    no matter how twisted and screwed up thing's are she'll always's be the one for him ?
    Blinko-Magicianon February 28, 2005   Link

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