Remember a Day Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Saucerful of Secrets
Remember a Day
Remember a day before today
A day when you were young.
Free to play alone with time
Evening never came.
Sing a song that can’t be sung
Without the morning’s kiss
Queen – you shall be it if you wish
Look for your king
Why can’t we play today
Why can’t we stay that way
Climb your favorite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother’s gun
Dream yourself away
Why can’t we reach the sun
Why can’t we blow the years away
About the Song
“Remember a Day” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on their second album, “A Saucerful of Secrets” in 1968. The song was written by the band’s keyboardist, Richard Wright.
“Remember a Day” is a nostalgic and melancholic song that features a mix of psychedelic and baroque pop elements. The song’s lyrics describe a wistful reminiscence of the past, with a focus on lost youth and the passing of time. The song’s protagonist is looking back on a beautiful and carefree day spent with a loved one, and lamenting its passing.
Musically, “Remember a Day” is characterized by its dreamy and ethereal sound, featuring lush orchestration and intricate vocal harmonies. The song features a delicate and melodic flute solo, played by the band’s founding member, Syd Barrett. The song’s use of contrasting instrumental textures and haunting melodies creates a sense of nostalgic longing and melancholy.
“Remember a Day” was not released as a single, but it has become a fan favourite and a testament to Pink Floyd’s ability to create emotional and introspective music. The song’s combination of beautiful melodies and bittersweet lyrics would become a hallmark of Pink Floyd’s later work, and a major influence on the development of progressive and art rock.
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