Pink Moon

Album: Pink Moon (1972)
  • Saw it written and I saw it say
    Pink moon is on its way
    And none of you stand so tall
    Pink moon gonna get ye all
    And it's a pink moon
    Hey it's a pink moon
    Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon
    Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

    I saw it written and I saw it say
    Pink moon is on its way
    And none of you stand so tall
    Pink moon gonna get ye all
    It's a pink moon
    Yea, it's a pink moon Writer/s: Nick Drake
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 12

  • Hugh from Phoenix, AzPlace To Be is my favorite Nick Drake song; actually, it's one of my favorite songs of all time. Pink Moon is an iconic masterpiece, though. I love it too.
  • Supermanfriday from Wigan, United KingdomFor me Northern Sky was his best work.but I'm a northern boy not a southern softee...Nigel Planer of the Young Ones watched Nick Drake..not many can actually say they did or if they did, they cant remember..
  • Andy from Lake City, Flremember the line in the song parasite "making the moon for fun?" in london 1971, troubled young people would take pot, hash, LSD, & heroin for rebellion from parents, emotional/mental issues, or just sheer boredom. the moon symbolizes being out of one's head, pink maybe a perception of yourself that is artificial or colored (i'm just guessing there) anyhow, nick insists all these heavy drug usere will discover there is a price to pay.
  • John from London, United KingdomAfter hearing this song I checked out Nick's work. I thought I'd heard everything and I wasn't ready for the effect his music would have on me, and discovering it was a gift I will cherish for the rest of my life. Five Leaves left is the best album ever made; Way to Blue the best song. (Pink Moon isn't half bad either). His songs are oblivious to time and cannot be contained by it. If he was just starting out today, he would be huge, and there would be no time for the darkness that engulfed him and deprived the music world of its greatest ever exponent.
  • Hermione from Los Angeles, CaDude, this song was in Driving Lessons with Rupert Grint.
  • Musicmama from New York, NyWe lost Nick Drake WAY too soon. In some odd way, I think he and Bob Marley could've been two sides of the same coin: Nick could get more mileage out of a line that's shows so much consciousness of a self, as he does in this song, that the line straddles the boundary between being utterly epigrammatic and wildly solipsistic. That quality makes this song, and some of Nick's other songs (Check out "River Man" and "Saturday Sun" on his "Five Leaves Left" album) some of the most emotionally complex ever written. On the other hand, Bob Marley wrote verses that seemed to stretch the English language's capacity for spiritual expression to its breaking point, and straddled the boundary between egolessness and transcendence. Thus, while Nick Drake was one of the most emotionally complex songwriters and musicians we had, nobody was more spiritually sophisticated than Bob Marley. I don't see how it's possible not to love both of them!
  • Jujee from Marquette, MiNick Drake wrote some of the most gorgeous music..Very lovely song
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScGreat song! It's ashame he wasn't around longer!
  • Suzi from Charleston , Scnick drake is underrated. he was so amazing.
  • Lennonfan11 from Regawrhhrh, IcelandThis is a great, calming song. Too bad Nick Drake wasn't around longer.
  • Hac Barton from Las Vegas, NvThe piano heard on the album version was added in after the orginal recording. The whole album runs in a hair more than a half hour. The whole thing was done with minimalist editing and in about 3 hours.
  • Liriwen from St. Louis, MoMany people learned of this song only after hearing it on a Volkswagen commercial.
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