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Bike by Pink Floyd

Album: The Piper At The Gates Of DawnReleased: 1967
  • This song was written for Jenny Spires who was at the time Syd Barrett's girlfriend. In the song, Syd shows her his bike, which he borrowed. He also shows her his mouse named Gerald, a clan of gingerbread men and a cloak. At the end of the song, Syd takes her to his music room. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    patrick - Chicago, IL
  • The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was the first Pink Floyd album and the only one dominated by Syd Barrett. The album title came from a chapter in the book Wind In The Willows, where The piper was Pan, the Greek god of muic. The album was digitally remastered and reissued in 2007. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France
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Comments: 21

love this song. brilliant in its oddness. backwards is slightly terrifyingLaura - Las Vegas, Nv
R.I.P. dear Syd Barrett. His contribution to Pink Floyd was to that group what George Harrison was to the Beatles...giving both groups their distinctive sound.Reed - New Ulm, Mn
One incredibly disorienting song here.
Syd's weird double tracked echo voice really is jarring, then he enters the "musical room," and the madness just jumps right out.
Amusing and disturbing at the same time, very much in keeping with the "Crazy Diamond."
Oldpink - New Castle, In
this is so hilariously random. syd had such a wonderfully bizarre mind!Chloe - St. Louis, Mo
This song always makes me laugh!Polina - Perth, Australia
This is a lovely song with a very weird aura at the end. Its funny to note that the many chimes, bells and gears ticking away in the 'room of musical tune' followed by the ducks are the end this whimsical album. After this album of fairy stories, gnomes and scarecrows his songwriting style changed completely with songs such as jugband blues and vegetable man. It seems to me that the room of musical tune represents his craziness and the geese represent his departure from the songs as we know them.Tristan - Philadelphia, Pa
I want to meet Gerald the mouseSusan - Westchestertonfieldville, Va
all i can say when i hear this song is just wtf. . .haha i love this song, its like just the describeless (thats definitely not a word) song, nothing else to say!Julian - New Jersey,
This song always puts me in a good mood.Nick - Pittsburgh, Pa
Has anyone heard the song, bike, backwards? Its so SCARY!!! Some of the lines heard backwards are sentences that kinda make sense, but are mostly yiddish(sp?). Like the first line of the chorus played backwards says I am the mystic riddler although others think it says my am the mystic fiddler.You can find it on YouTube.
Shine on Syd, you crazy diamond!!! 2006
Molly - Boston, Ma
Is it weirder than Interstellar Overdrive?Michael - Oxford
This is the weirdest song I've EVER heard... but not in a bad way.Colleen - Mankato, Mn
well, i don't really like syd barret's music, and this is no exception. insanely trippy. however, the explanation given for the song is essentially what my guess at the meaning has always been. i do love pink floyd though. favorite band ever.Achory - Warner Robins, Ga
That BOOM! BOOM! which links each chorus to the next verse scared the ---- out of me on my first listen. So did the 90+ second sound collage at the end!Michael - Oxford, England
i love this song even if it is kind of creepy. the end is a bit bizzare but it just shows how talented and awesome syd was. ithis is for syd's girlfriend and i heard he had tons of girl friends who should know ho lucky they were![=Ozzy - Fresno, Ca
describe a love for a bike? the bike is only mentioned in one verse, you putz. it's clearly a love songTim - Boolingbrook, Il
Hehee. Roger, or "Syd," was such a beautiful person. Shine on, dear artist, whilst you ride your bike with old Gerald in the Great Gig in the Sky! It makes me smile just thinking of this song...and Syd Barrett. =]Shelby - The Other Side , United States
"Bike" to me is a perfect song to describe a love for a bike. the boys from floyd must made the song while under the influence. hahahaSara - Flint, Mi
Awesome cover by The VindictivesRalph - Newton, Ma
I've got a bike! This is such a wonderfully random song. (March,1,2007)Betsey - Chico, Ca
This song is really funky...i love it ...the first time i heard it i thought the town emergency alarm was going off....the ryming kinda reminds me of dr.seuss...only hornier...haha...weird sond effects...kinda reminds me of the circus as wellMadalyn - Greensburg, Pa
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