Sunday, November 15, 2009


Long Cold Look
Listen to SHE TOOK A LONG COLD LOOK by Syd Barrett.

Is there anything more to this song than the first line? You know what I mean? It's the only part I really remember. It stays with me. A bunch of his songs are like that. They start with a great line, and then kinda meander. But you only really need that first great line. Not that there aren't other great parts too, just sayin'. Such as: (some reader knowledge assumed here)

"She was long gone long long gone."

"Lucifer Sam, Siam Cat."

"It's an idea someday"

"Wined and dined oh it seemed just like a dream."

"Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro" (to be fair there a bunch of great lines in this one...)

"In the sad town, cold iron hands clap the party of clowns outside rain falls in grey far away, please please baby lemonade" (okay some other great lines in this one too!)

"Yes I'm thiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-iiiiiiiiiii-iiiiiiiinking"

"Maaaaaaisie." (Okay maybe that's not such a great line! Great delivery though.)

So concludes half-baked Sunday evening blogging.



Corbett said...

"Have you seen Miss Clarietta (sp?) riding 'round on her Lambretta?"...from the superior Syd.

bill said...

would that kevin ayers have had the decency to call it a day after an album or two...