"See-Saw" as written by and Rick Wright....
Marigolds are very much in love, but he doesn't mind
Picking up his sister, he makes his way into the seas or land
All the way she smiles
She goes up while he goes down, down
Sits on a stick in the river
Laughter in his sleep
Sister's throwing stones, hoping for a hit
He doesn't know so then
She goes up while he goes down, down
Another time, another day
A brother's way to leave
Another time, another day

She'll be selling plastic flowers on a Sunday afternoon

Picking up weeds, she hasn't got the time to care
All can see he's not there
She grows up for another man, and he's down
Another time, another day
A brother's way to leave
Another time, another day
Another time, another day
A brother's way to leave


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"See-Saw" as written by Rick Wright

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    General Commenthow can you say this song is boring??? you arent listening hard enough!!! i just cant see what it means
    CrimsonanCloveron March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow can you not love the keyboards and synth's in this song? My favourite off of the album. And what a beautiful chorus.
    FaaipDeOaidon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I am the only one who likes this song more than Remember A Day.
    blackled222on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually like this song.. i love the dreamy atmospheric feel it has and how the melody kind of drifts up and down like a see saw.
    musicman144on June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song is quite lovely.
    Eatcarpeton June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, also, as well.
    SOCKPUPPET6Oon July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know. this song makes me think lucy in the sky with diamonds.

    and it may be cliche, but i see drug references in it.
    suckswhenon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a song about childhood friends, presumably a brother and sister who had lots of fun together. My best description for this song is that it's very dream-like.
    briguy27on November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy do you assholes leave negative comments? If you dont like the song thats your problem! Rick Wright is a great song writer and this is one of his best, it doesnt have to make sense, its just how it makes you feel and it makes me feel great cause its a great song.
    Robo Grahamon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are terribly inaccurate, they are:

    Marigolds are very much in love, but he doesn't mind
    Picking up his sister, he makes his way into the sea saw land
    All the way she smiles
    She goes up while he goes down, down
    Sits on a stick in the river
    Laughter in his sleep
    Sister's throwing stones, hoping for a hit
    He doesn't know so then
    She goes up while he goes down, down
    Another time, another day
    A brother's way to leave
    Another time, another day
    She'll be selling plastic flowers on a
    Sunday afternoon
    Picking up weeds, she hasn't got the time to care
    All can see he's not there
    She grows up for another man, and he's down
    Another time, another day
    A brother's way to leave
    Another time, another day
    Another time, another day
    A brother's way to leave

    Hopefully it's a bit more obvious what it's about. A girl and her brother are very close until her brother dies, most likely in a war (selling plastic flowers, those poppies that are sold for veterans) and she marries a man who replaces her brother, she goes up, or stays alive, and he is down, or dead.

    It's a very depressing song, despite how it sounds at first glance.
    TheFranzFerdinandon July 22, 2007   Link

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