"Here I Go" as written by and Syd Barrett....
This is a story 'bout a girl that I knew
She didn't like my songs
And that made me feel blue
She said: "A big band is far better than you"

She don't rock 'n' roll, she don't like it
She don't do the stroll, well she don't do it right
Well, everything's wrong and my patience was gone
When I woke one morning
And remembered this song
O-oh-oh, kinda catchy, I hoped
That she would talk to me now
And even allow me to hold her hand
And forget that old band.

I strolled around to her pad
Her light was off and that's bad
Her sister said that my girl was gone
"But come inside, boy, and play, play, play me a song!"
I said "Yeah! Here I go"
She's kinda cute; don't you know,
That after a while of seeing her smile
I knew we could make it, a-make it in style!?

So now I've got all I need
She and I are in love, we've agreed
She likes this song and my others too
So now you see my world is...
'Cause of this tune!
What a boon this tune!
I tell you soon
We'll be lying in bed, happily wed,
And I won't think of that girl
Or what she said...

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this lyric it is quite charming.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with this how this song is catchy "this song
    O-oh-oh, kinda catchy" lol. But it is a bit eerie when Syd sings so low, like when he says "and that's Baaaa-aa-aaa-aaad"
    Syd's music is really starting to pull me in, and appreciate early Floyd (primarily PATGOD) and his start of the band. RIP Syd.
    Rage2112on February 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song totally sums up syd’s attitude towards his former band-mates. It is hard to miss the cynicism in "a big band is far better than you" through his later songs he has almost ‘defended’ his later decision to lead the life of a recluse. As early as Jugband Blues he toying with the idea, “I’ll do my loving in the winter” is a clear indication of that. At the same time there is no denying that he was almost pushed into it by his ‘friends’.
    bluesbreakeron June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me like he's mocking the floyd and the fans that like the gilmour-floyd better. But he's glad there's still some fans. (inlcuding half of london he had seemed to have shagged?) And appart from that another lovesong.
    plastic_zakon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe more people don't cover this song, or Syd in general.
    cougheeon April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe more people don't cover this song, or Syd in general.
    cougheeon April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcoughee, i believe phish covered syd barrett... including this song. i agree with plastic-zak.
    ikonyukonon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplacebo covers syd barrett...
    I like this song very much :)
    Syd Barrett *truly* was a crazy fucking genius, and those are the best/only kind.
    Mrs.Molkoon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song,love Syd...f**k Pink Floyd!
    marthveronon November 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a catchy, yet haunting tune to it. Especially when it slows down to the 'I strolled around to her pad' part; it seems like you can't keep up with the slowness, as weird as it sounds. Regardless, a must have for any Barrett or non Barrett fan.
    TheAcidSoundon February 14, 2007   Link

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