Pink Floyd Lyrics - Album: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn [1967]

Astronomy Domine

Lime and limpid green the second scene

The fights between the blue you once knew

Floating down the sound resounds

Around the icy waters underground

Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon there on the run

Titanian, Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten

Winding signs flap

Flicker flicker flicker flam pow pow

Stairways scare and death rules there

Blindman limpid green the sound

Surrounds the icy waters on the

Lime and limpid green the sound

Surrounds the icy waters underground

Lucifer Sam

Lucifer Sam saw your cat

Always sitting by your side

Always by your side

That cat's something I can't explain

Jennifer Gentle you're the witch

You're the left side, he's the right side

Oh no

That cat's something I can't explain

Wouldn't say we're going to see

Me a hip cat, me a ship's cat

Somewhere, anywhere

That cat's something I can't explain

The night is crawling, shifting sand

Hiding around on the ground

He'll be bound when you're around

That cat's something I can't explain

Matilda Mother

There was a king who ruled the land

His Majesty was in command

With silver eyes the scarlet eagle

Showered silver on the people

Oh mother tell me more

Why'd you have to leave me there

Hanging in my infant chair


You only have to read the lines

They're scribbled in black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes

Bells to tell the king the news

A thousand misty riders climb up

Higher once upon a time

Wandering and dreaming

The words had different meanings

Yes they did

For all the time spent in that view

In doll's house darkness' old perfume

And fairy-stories held me high

On clouds of sunlight floating by

Oh mother tell me more

Tell me more


Alone in the clouds all blue

Lying on an eiderdown

Yippie, you can't see me

But I can you

Lazing in the foggy dew

Sitting on a unicorn

No fear, you can't hear me

But I can you

Watching buttercups cuff the light

Sleeping on a dandelion

Too much, I won't touch you

But then I might

Screaming through the scarlet sky

Travelling by telephone

Hey, ho here we go

Ever so high.

Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk

I'm in bed, aching head

Gold is red, choke I'm red

I'm the bread, gold is red

Jesus bled, pain is red

Dark room

Oh no

Breeze is slow, you are slow

Chill grow

Feeling seems to melt the brain

Seems to cause a painful brain

Doctor kindly tell your wife

That I'm alive

Flowers thrive

Realize realize


The Gnome

I want to tell you a story

About a little man

If I can

A gnome named Crimble Cromble

And little gnomes stay in their homes

Eating sleeping drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic

A blue-green hood

It looked quite good

He had a big adventure

Amidst the grass

Fresh air at last

Wining dining biding his time

And then one day hurray

Another way for the gnomes to say hurray

Look at the sky, look at the river

Isn't it good

Look at the sky, look at the river

Isn't it good

Winding finding places to go.

Chapter 24

A movement is accomplished in six stages

And the seventh brings return

The seven is the number of the young light

It forms when darkness is increased by one

Change returns success

Going and coming without error

Action brings good fortune

Sunset, sunrise

The time is with the month of winter solstice

When the change is due to come

Thunder in the early course of heaven

Things cannot be destroyed once and all for all.

The Scarecrow

The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows

Stood with a bird on his hat and swore

Everywhere he didn't care

He stood in a field where barley grows

His head did no thinking, his arms didn't move

Except when the wind cut up and mice ran

Around on the ground

He stood in a field where barley grows

The black and green scarecrow was sadder than me

But now he's resigned to his fate 'cause life's not

Unkind, he doesn't mind

He stood in a field where barley grows


I've got a bike, you can ride if you like

It's got a basket, a bell that rings

And things to make it look good

I'd give it to you if I could

But I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl

That fits in with my world

I'll give you anything, everything

If you want a thing

I've got a cloak, it's a bit of a joke

There's a tear up the front, it's red and black

I've had it for months

If you think it could look good

Then I guess it should

I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house

I don't know why I call him Gerald

He's getting rather old but he's a good mouse

I've got a clan of gingerbread men

Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men

Take a couple if you wish, they're on the dish

I know a room of musical tunes

Some wine, some gin, most of them are clock work

Let's go into the other room and make them work

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