Album: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
  • 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, ev'rything 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, ev'rything 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, ev'rything 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, ev'rything if you want things

    I know a room full of musical tunes
    Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
    Let's go into the other room and make them work Writer/s: SYD BARRETT
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • Laura from Las Vegas, Nvlove this song. brilliant in its oddness. backwards is slightly terrifying
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnR.I.P. dear Syd Barrett. His contribution to Pink Floyd was to that group what George Harrison was to the both groups their distinctive sound.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InOne 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."
  • Chloe from St. Louis, Mothis is so hilariously random. syd had such a wonderfully bizarre mind!
  • Polina from Perth, AustraliaThis song always makes me laugh!
  • Tristan from Philadelphia, PaThis 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.
  • Susan from Westchestertonfieldville, VaI want to meet Gerald the mouse
  • Julian from New Jersey,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!
  • Nick from Pittsburgh, PaThis song always puts me in a good mood.
  • Molly from Boston, MaHas 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
  • Michael from OxfordIs it weirder than Interstellar Overdrive?
  • Colleen from Mankato, MnThis is the weirdest song I've EVER heard... but not in a bad way.
  • Achory from Warner Robins, Gawell, 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.
  • Michael from Oxford, EnglandThat 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!
  • Ozzy from Fresno, Cai 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![=
  • Tim from Boolingbrook, Ildescribe a love for a bike? the bike is only mentioned in one verse, you putz. it's clearly a love song
  • Shelby from The Other Side , United StatesHehee. 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. =]
  • Sara from Flint, Mi"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. hahaha
  • Ralph from Newton, MaAwesome cover by The Vindictives
  • Betsey from Chico, CaI've got a bike! This is such a wonderfully random song. (March,1,2007)
  • Madalyn from Greensburg, PaThis 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 well
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