Fat Old Sun

Album: Atom Heart Mother (1970)
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  • When the fat old sun in the sky is falling
    Summer evenin' birds are calling
    Summer's thunder time of year
    The sound of music in my ears

    Distant bells, new mown grass
    Smells so sweet
    By the river holding hands
    Roll me up and lay me down

    And if you sit don't make a sound
    Pick your feet up off the ground
    And if you hear as the warm night falls
    The silver sound from a time so strange
    Sing to me, sing to me

    When that fat old sun in the sky is falling
    Summer evenin' birds are calling
    Children's laughter in my ears
    The last sunlight disappears

    And if you sit don't make a sound
    Pick your feet up off the ground
    And if you hear as the warm night falls
    The silver sound from a time so strange
    Sing to me, sing to me

    When that fat old sun in the sky is falling Writer/s: DAVID JON GILMOUR
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Robert from Why?Gilmore at his best! I love their "signature sounds" (the bells, the shrieks in the middle of Echoes, Gilmore's slide, random nonsense :) )
  • Hope from Watertown, NyOne of my fav's, in regards to similar lyrics, isn't it a regular thing to use slang and popular phrases in songs, don't think anyone is stealing just using the lingo of the time.
  • Terry from Wickford, RiYes, the live versions of this were far better than the studio recording and David's inclusion of it on his recent solo outings prove that. One of my favorite Gilmour solos whenever he plays it - '71 or '06!
  • Tristan from Philadelphia, PaYes, it is the same as the doors, but was written two years later. First time I heard that I said; Wait! Doesn't take away from the quality of this song though. This is my favorite Gilmour song.
  • Chloe from St. Louis, Mofantastic work by dave- haunting and beautiful. something that i always find wierd, though- "summer sunday and a year"? isnt that the same lyric as the door's song "love street"?
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InMarcelo,
    Uh, the reason those bells sound identical is because they were borrowed from the huge Abbey Road sound effect tape library.
    The birds chirping for "Cirrus Minor" were used extensively for live performances, especially for "Grantchester Meadows."
    Whatever, this is a beautiful song.
    As usual, the boys did it even better live, especially the 1971 San Diego performance.
    Don't you just WISH you had that recording?
    ;-)
  • Todd from Philadelphia, PaGreat, laid-back type of ballad, with thunderous guitar riffs by a master; D. Gilmor.
  • Nathan from Austin, TxThis song is one of the top 5 most underrated songs of all time. Dave's version from the Remember that Night concert is amazing.
  • Marcelo from Carapicuiba, BrazilIt is ***really strange*** , buf if you listen close the beginning of the song (CD remastered version), you will hear some bells tolling in high speed, which for me sounds very similar to those found on the begining of High Hopes - recorded almost 25 years later!!!!
    Regards. Marcelo
  • Billy J from San Antonio, Txi love the guitar solo,it could go on and on,to me it builds and builds or in music terms cresendo,
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