"Wouldn't you miss me (Dark Globe)" as written by and Syd Barrett....
Oh, where are you now
Pussy willow that smiled on this leaf?
When I was alone
You promised the stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down, treading the sand
Please, please lift a hand

I'm only a person whose armbands beat
On his hands, hang tall
Won't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?

The poppy birds way
Swing twigs coffee brands around
Brandish her wand with a feathery tongue

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down, treading the sand
Please, please please lift the hand

I'm only a person with Eskimo chain
I tattooed my brain all the way
Don't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?

Oh, where are you now
Pussy willow that smiled on this leaf?
When I was alone
You promised the stone from your heart

My head kissed the ground
I was half the way down, treading the sand
Please, please lift a hand

I'm only a person whose armbands beat
On his hands, hang tall
Won't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?


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    General CommentNo comments? That's amazing. I think this song is great. Rest In Peace, Syd.
    TargetAudience_on September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is syd listing his flaws, almost suicidally, but at the same time wondering if anyone would 'miss' him..

    anyways, i love all his solo work.. a lot better than most pink floyd stuff anyways.
    vulgaron May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Oh where are you now
    Pussy willow that smiled on this leaf?
    When I was alone you promised the stone from your heart
    My head kissed the ground"

    Perhaps he's expressing confusion about the loss of something or someone beautiful and delicate in this opening.

    "When I was alone you promised the stone from your heart
    My head kissed the ground"

    In a time of solitude, someone offered him solid, unchanging affection but when it was taken away, he suffered ann emotional collapse and was hurt.

    "I was half the way down, treading the sand
    Please, please, lift a hand"

    Floundering and trying to regain his composure he begs for help.

    "I'm only a person whose armbands beat
    On his hands, hang tall
    Won't you miss me?
    Wouldn't you miss me at all?"

    Hmm. This reminds me of when one wears water wings or has a sphygmomanometer cuff on tightly and the pressure makes your hands throb. Hang tall is an odd phrase. Could it be a slangy way of saying "stay strong"? Then, obviously, he's asking, with a quavering sense of doubt, whether this other person cares enough about him to notice his absence or the disappearance of his inner essence.

    "The poppy birds way"

    Is he considering the use of opiates to numb his angst?

    "Swing twigs coffee brands around"

    A quite thought-disordered line. No idea at all about this one.

    "Brandish her wand with a feathery tongue"

    Could this fianally be the help and gentleness that he needs? Perhaps not, the struggling and plea for help comes again with the repeated line...

    "I was half the way down, treading the sand
    Please, please, please lift the hand"

    "I'm only a person with Eskimo chain
    I tattooed my brain all the way..."

    An eskimo chain implies a cold, hard restraint. Is he then frightened that he's caused a permanent change to his brain with something? LSD, anxiety, unrequited love?

    All this 6th form rubbish I've just written goes to prove that one can't use the clumsy 'crossword solving approach to Syd's impressionistic lyrics. The














    GularScuteon July 09, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is a VERY forceful song against the BRUTALITY of a society against the very people it wishes to USE UP and FORGET.
    it would/should have been covered by THE SEX PISTOLS if they'd had the REMOTEST of clues, but unfortunately it went to those timewasters in REM to do it.
    never mind all that nonsense -- the song STILL STANDS TALL

    ; /
    exobscuraon November 19, 2016   Link

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