"Milky Way" as written by and Roger John Barrett....
What'd you ever say today when you're in the milky way

oh tell me please
just to give you a squeeze
if I met you - I told you what to do
seems a while
since I could smile the way you do...

how many times, if I try, if I may,
when you're in the milky way

half of your time -beside me only atmosphere
the singular, raised by heats and wet
Seems a while
since I could smile the way you do...

What can anyone mean to you
standing in the milky way?

take life easy
I mean so easy
Why so empty...?
I told you - I can tell you
what to do - when I hold you
and I tell you "I love you"
I feel that I'm... way you do...

Give a grasp of life today
when you're in the milky way
oh, try to please! Knock on wood of the trees
glad you, mold you, mold you and hold you
means five miles
and everyway for you...

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"Milky Way" as written by Roger John Barrett

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    General Commentbasically, he's talking about how people who are happy forget about the people who are sad... not necessarily materially happy, but of sound mind... as in Syd's case everything kind of relates to his mental problems..
    Matt00004on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think Syd had mental problems at all, only communication problems - or rather other people had understanding problems. The surface & the shallow cannot conceive of the deep.

    By the way, is sound mind the same as right thinking?

    And it's "Give a gasp of life today" - sleep apnea. Milky Way is about being asleep and searching for your loved one in the quantum sea. Simple, simple.
    Black&GreenAchilleson January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Means five miles and everyway for you". What does that line mean?
    CrazyDiamond3608on March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsyd definitely had mental problems, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia...thats a mental disorder. all the lsd essentially melted his brain.
    a voiceon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"means five miles and everyway for you" is about what music means to us. He is showing you that you expect the song to be a personal thing that relates to you and has meaning specificlly tailored to you, but the milky way is a huge place, and nothing is related to you unless you take it as such. That's what i got from this song, but yeah i wa on acid when that came to my mind. Syd was lonely in the milky way and he remembers the days when he was able to smile, be happy. Its an expression of his depression with reality, and he got to obsessive thinking beyond the simple human issues, like the loneliness and lack of reasoning in the universe.
    GanjaStaron April 03, 2008   Link

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