"Remember a Day" as written by and Rick Wright....
Remember a day before today
A day when you were young.
Free to play alone with time
Evening never comes.
Sing a song that can't be sung
Without the morning's kiss
Queen, you shall be it if you wish
Look for your king
Why can't we play today
Why can't we stay that way

Climb your favorite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother's gun
Dream yourself away
Why can't we reach the sun
Why can't we blow the years away
Blow away
Blow away
Remember
Remember


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"Remember a Day" as written by Rick Wright

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  • +3
    General CommentOne of the best off of Saucerful. It reminds me of other nostalgic songs, such as:
    Fat Old Sun
    Grantchester Meadows
    Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles)

    all of which are very good.
    inpraiseoffollyon June 02, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNotice the similarity to "Time" from Dark Side of the Moon.

    'Why can't we reach the sun
    why can't we flow the years away
    flow away
    remember a day... '

    'So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again.
    The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
    Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines'

    I found this interesting
    Gasketfuseon March 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commenta song about losing the innocence of childhood
    ---
    Remember a day before today
    a day when you were young
    Free-to play along with time
    evening never come

    Sing now a song that can't be sung
    without the morning's kiss
    Queen- you shall be it if you wish
    look for your King

    Why can't we play today
    why can't we stay that way?

    Climb your favourite apple tree
    try to catch the sun
    hide from your little brother's gun
    dream yourself away

    Why can't we reach the sun
    why can't we flow the years away
    flow away
    remember a day...
    seashellzon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmore than just the loss of innocence, but the tragedy of realizing your limitations.

    Climb your fatal apple tree
    try to catch the sun

    This could suggest that a child may climb a tree to reach out towards the sun, only to realize that there is a limitation restricting their glory of owning such a thing as the sun.
    Mesa XIon January 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti consider this the best early floyd song
    Ruton April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe good old days, youth, carelessness, and days before the band was constantly fighting are missed
    usa-1on April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits sadly happy and not hopeless.
    phloydon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWas this written by Rick Wright? I've read that it was, in which case I would be surprised, as it doesn't sound like him (lyrically).
    inpraiseoffollyon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^Agreed.

    Great song.
    FootageOFACopon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseashellz beat me to it
    briguy27on November 21, 2006   Link

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