Mreenal from Darjeeling, Indiai guess Mr. Richard Wright wrote this song & also 'Remember a day' in order to compensate for Mr. Syd Barrett's absence..
Steven from Rky Mt, Nci read somewhere that rick wrote this about he and his sister in their youth actually riding a see saw. "she goes up, he goes down..." he did so in an attempt to write a song in the fasion that syd wrote; from a child-like point of view.
Oldpink from New Castle, InThis is not just a song about the loss of childhood. It's a song about the loss of a child! "Sits on a stick in the river/Laughter in his sleep/Sister's throwing stones, hoping for a hit/He doesn't know, so then/She goes up, while he goes down, down" That's right, it's a song about a little girl killing her own brother by hitting him with a rock while he is floating on a log in the river, knocking him in the water, where he drowns..down, down. Strange, to say the least, for such a disarmingly sweet sounding song.
Meg Griffin from Quahog, RiRIP Richard Wright~~~
Fish from Edmonton, AbThis is an amazing song!
Michael from Oxford, -Far from the most boring song I've ever heard, actually.