mandag 22. august 2011

Apples and oranges

The very first time I heard this song, was when I randomly found it on youtube. At first I was quite confused, because I thought I heard Syd Barretts voice, but in the video, Roger was 'singing'. But he did it in a very funny way. It looked like he only were fooling around. Then it didn't took me long to understand that the video were made after Syd left the group, and when they made the video, they needed someone to 'be' Syd.

From left: Richard, Roger, Nick and Syd

The song "Apples and oranges" is the third single by Pink Floyd, and also the very last one written by the wonderful Syd Barrett. The song didn't came out as big as some of the other songs by Pink Floyd. Roger said: 'Apples and Oranges' was destroyed by the production. It's a fucking good song', and he blamed the disaster on their producer Norman Smith.

This is the single. "Apples and oranges" on side A, and "Paint box" on side B

Syd himself said this about the song: "It's a happy song, and it's got a touch of Christmas. It's about a girl who I saw just walking round town, in Richmond."

This video always make me laugh!! :) Love it!

An absolutely fantastic song! It's a feel-happy song :)
Have a lovely evening, and feel free to sing-a-long with the song!

Got a flip-top pack of cigarettes in her pocket
Feeling good at the top
Shopping in sharp shoes
Walking in the sunshine town feeling very cool
But the butchers and the bakers in the supermarket stores
Getting everything she wants from the supermarket stores
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges

Cornering neatly she trips up sweetly
To meet the people
She's on time again
And then
I catch her by the eye then I stop and have to think
What a funny thing to do 'cause I'm feeling very pink
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges

I love she
She loves me
See you

apples and oranges

Thought you might like to know
I'm her lorry driver man
She's on the run
Down by the river side
feeding ducks in the afternoon tide
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges

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