As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind
The sofa in San Tropez.
Breakin' a stick
With a brick on the sand.
Ridin' a wave
In the wake of an old sedan.

Sleepin' alone in the
Drone of the darkness,
Scratched by the sand that
Fell from my love,
Deep in my dreams and I
Still hear her callin'
"If you're alone,
I'll come home."

Backward and homebound,
The pigeon, the dove,
Gone with the wind
And the rain, on an airplane.
Owning a home
With no silver spoon,
I'm drinking champagne
Like a good tycoon.

Sooner than wait for
A break in the weather,
I'll gather my far-flung
Thoughts together.
Speeding away
On the wind to a new day.
And if you're alone
I'll come home.

And I pause for a while
By a country style
And listen to the things they say.
Diggin' for gold
With a hoe in my hand.
Open a book
Take a look at the way things stand.

And you're leading me down
To the place by the sea.
I hear your soft voice
Calling to me.
Making a date for
Later by phone
And if you're alone
I'll come home.



Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"San Tropez" as written by Roger Waters

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  • +2
    Song Meaning:I'm surprised that Everyone is simply saying, "this is just a pretty song." No one is taking into account Waters' multiple occassions talking about WWII, or the propensity for Floyd to create lyrics that hold much more meaning than first glance would reveal. This song could, of course, take dual meaning from their trip to San Tropez, as someone mentioned in a previous comment, AS WELL AS the Allied Landings that would play a large part in the liberation of France in 1944 (Operation Dragoon). But lets look at some of the terms used in this song, shall we?

    As I reach for a peach - Peach = grenade
    Slide a rind down behind }
    The sofa in San Tropez. } - Rind, as in peach, slides behind a bunker, the sofa
    Breakin' a stick - Stick = Load of Paratroopers
    With a brick on the sand. - Fortified beachhead
    Ridin' a wave ]
    In the wake of an old sedan.] - Vehicles were brought ashore on "Ducks,"

    The pigeon, the dove, - Fighters/Bombers (Recall "The Wall" movie animation)

    I know there is more to the song, however I feel that Floyds lyrics can take so many meanings that I only wanted to point out what I was fairly certain about in this context. If anyone doubts Floyd's encounters with WWII, just remember "The Anzio bridgehead."
    CasHoleon November 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:I'm surprised that Everyone is simply saying, "this is just a pretty song." No one is taking into account Waters' multiple occassions talking about WWII, or the propensity for Floyd to create lyrics that hold much more meaning than first glance would reveal. This song could, of course, take dual meaning from their trip to San Tropez, as someone mentioned in a previous comment, AS WELL AS the Allied Landings that would play a large part in the liberation of France in 1944 (Operation Dragoon). But lets look at some of the terms used in this song, shall we?

    As I reach for a peach - Peach = grenade
    Slide a rind down behind }
    The sofa in San Tropez. } - Rind, as in peach, slides behind a bunker, the sofa
    Breakin' a stick - Stick = Load of Paratroopers
    With a brick on the sand. - Fortified beachhead
    Ridin' a wave ]
    In the wake of an old sedan.] - Vehicles were brought ashore on "Ducks,"

    The pigeon, the dove, - Fighters/Bombers (Recall "The Wall" movie animation)

    I know there is more to the song, however I feel that Floyds lyrics can take so many meanings that I only wanted to point out what I was fairly certain about in this context. If anyone doubts Floyd's encounters with WWII, just remember "The Anzio bridgehead."
    CasHoleon November 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I always considered this as a bit of a love song. Yes he does have metaphors that describe WWII but he uses them in a way that helps show how he wants to be back with this woman who left him. Well that's my idea, pretty basic but the majority of songs out there are love songs.
    Pistachio896on January 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Groovy song, lazy summer day song, as to the meaning, I don't know nor care, its a great song.
    ASDmlcon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Good song, very good album.
    deathbearon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is so fuckin' cool!! and the album is so amazing!!! PF RULZ!!
    HighwayStaron November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i. love. this. song.
    PinkFloydrulezon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"lazy summer day song" really says it all. Nothing captures the essence of a carefree day outside in the warmth than this song.
    justdigon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Those lyrics are WAY off. Here are the correct lyrics:

    As I reach for a peach
    Slide a rind down behind
    The sofa in San Tropez.
    Breakin' a stick
    with a brick on the sand.
    Ridin' a wave
    In the wake of an old sedan.

    Sleepin' alone in the
    Drone of the darkness,
    Scratched by the sand that
    Fell from my love,
    Deep in my dreams and I
    Still hear her callin'
    "If you're alone,
    I'll come home."

    Backward and homebound,
    The pigeon, the dove,
    Gone with the wind
    And the rain, on an airplane.
    Owning a home
    With no silver spoon,
    I'm drinking champagne
    Like a good tycoon.

    Sooner than wait for
    A break in the weather,
    I'll gather my far-flung
    Thoughts together.
    Speeding away
    On the wind to a new day.
    And if you're alone
    I'll come home.

    And I pause for a while
    By a country style
    And listen to the things they say.
    Diggin' for gold
    With a hoe in my hand.
    Open a book
    Take a look at the way things stand.

    And you're leading me down
    To the place by the sea.
    I hear your soft voice
    Calling to me.
    Making a date for
    Later by phone
    And if you're alone
    I'll come home.
    Tabuckton May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:very easy goin song.. much lighter than the rest of their collection in my opinion. i think the basic gist of the song is just about enjoying the warmth and the company of the one you love and forgetting everything else, just paying attention to the moment free from worry or care
    musicman144on June 07, 2005   Link

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