THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN


ASTRONOMY DOMINÉ
[ Barrett ]

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania
Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten...
Blinding signs flap, flicker, flicker, flicker
Blam! Pow, pow!
Stairway scare Dan Dare who's there...
Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters under
Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters
Underground



LUCIFER SAM

[ Barrett ]

Lucifer Sam, Siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain
Jennifer Gentle, you're a witch
You're the left side
He's the right side
Oh, no!
That cat's something I can't explain
Lucifer go to sea
Be a hip cat
Be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain
Night prowling sifting sand
Padding around on the ground
He'll be found
When you're around
That cat's something I can't explain



MATILDA MOTHER
[ Barrett ]

There was a king who ruled the land
His majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showers silver on the people
Oh Mother, tell me more!
Why'd you have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air, waiting?
You only have to read the lines of
Scribbly 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
Wondering and dreaming
The words have different meanings
Yes they did...
For all the time spent in that room
The 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!



FLAMING
[ Barrett ]

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown
Yippee! You can't see me but I can you
Lazing in the foggy dew
Sitting on a unicorn
No fair! You can't hear me but I can you
Watching buttercups cup the light
Sleeping on a dandelion
Too much! I won't touch you but then I might
Screaming through the starlit skies
Traveling by telephone
Hey ho! Here we go
Ever so high
Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown
Yippee! You can't see me but I can you

 

POW R. TOC H.
[ Barrett / Waters / Wright / Mason ]

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TAKE UP THY STETHOSCOPE AND WALK
[ Waters ]

Doctor doctor!
I'm in bed
Doctor doctor!
Aching head
Doctor doctor!
Gold is lead
Doctor doctor!
Choke on bread
Doctor doctor!
Underfed
Doctor doctor!
Gold is lead
Doctor doctor!
Jesus bled
Doctor doctor!
Pain is red
Doctor doctor!
Dark doom
Gruel ghoul
Greasy spoon
Used spoon
June bloom
Music seems to help the pain
Seems to motivate the brain
Doctor kindly tell your wife
That I'm alive
Flowers thrive
Realize
Realize
Realize



INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE
[ Barrett / Waters / Wright / Mason ]

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THE GNOME
[ Barrett ]

I want to tell you a story
'Bout a little man
If I can
A gnome named Grimble Gromble
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
Hooray, another way for gnomes to say
Ooh my...
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
And then one day
Hooray, another way for gnomes to say
Ooh my...
Ooh my...



CHAPTER 24
[ Barrett ]

All 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 return success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come
Thunder in the Earth, the course of Heaven
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all
Change return success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
Sunrise
All 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 SCARECROW
[ Barrett ]

The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat
And straw 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 rough
And mice ran around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows
The black and green scarecrow is 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



BIKE
[ Barrett ]

I've got a bike, you can ride it 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 things
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
You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things
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
You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things
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
You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things
I know a room of musical tunes
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work