Last night I had too much to drink
sitting in a club with so many fools
playing to rules
trying to impress and feeling rather empty
I had another drink

What a way to spend that evening
you don't turn up with their friends
playing their game
here in the scene or it should be
far away

Getting up first without remembering
where I've been
I open the door to an empty room
then I forget

The telephone rings and someone speaks
she would very much like to go
out to a show
so what can I do, I can't think what to say
she sees trough any way

Out of the front door I go
traffic's moving rather slow
arriving late
there she waits looking very angry
as cross as she can be

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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  • +2
    General CommentOnly 10 comments on this song!!?

    In my opinion, this song is on their top five or ten best songs! The bass line, the guitar, the synthesizer and the voices are incredible!

    Early Pink Floyd is so sweet, psychedelic and sarcastic at the same time!
    garveymon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIf you have ever read The Catcher in the Rye, this song describes EXACTLY how Holden Caulfield feels. He gets drunk, feels empty, hates all the "phonies". Goes to a show with Sally, he disappoints her somehow or other, and doesn't really have fun. Basically he just feels empty whenever he interacts with people.
    DudeWithBeardon January 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti hate those stages in life :-/
    phloydon December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEarly Floyd songs are extremely different from what Floyd would become. That is why they are able to stand up to the masterpieces of later Floyd. This is one of those songs.
    inpraiseoffollyon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRick Wright's songs are very interesting. I'm not sure that I like them as much as the band's others, but they're still good.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I had another drink
    a Drink - a - drink - a - drink - a - drink - a drink..."

    Rick just couldn't help himself lol
    Homicidal Suicidalon February 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of their best songs, in my opinion
    cornersoulon May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI second that opinion.
    ferret111on December 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    QuestionI simply want to know what is the significance of the song's title. Does anyone have any ideas? The lyrics are straightforward, but I don't see what the title has to do with the lyrics.
    scott11602on May 22, 2019   Link
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    General Commentnice song, trippy. going out, drinking, not keeping promises. not sure much else.
    psycho78on January 27, 2005   Link

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