San Tropez Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Meddle

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San Tropez (Waters) 3:43

As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind
The sofa in San Tropez.
Breakin’ a stick
with a brick on the sand.
Ridin’ a wave
In the wake of an old sedan.

Sleepin’ alone in the
Drone of the darkness,
Scratched by the sand that
Fell from my love,
Deep in my dreams and I
Still hear her callin’
“If you’re alone,
I’ll come home.”

Backward and homebound,
The pigeon, the dove,
Gone with the wind
And the rain, on an airplane.
Owning a home
With no silver spoon,
I’m drinking champagne
Like a good tycoon.

Sooner than wait for
A break in the weather,
I’ll gather my far-flung
Thoughts together.
Speeding away
On the wind to a new day.
And if you’re alone
I’ll come home.

And I pause for a while
By a country style
And listen to the things they say.
Diggin’ for gold
With a hoe in my hand.
Open a book
Take a look at the way things stand.

And you’re leading me down
To the place by the sea.
I hear your soft voice
Calling to me.
Making a date for
Later by phone
And if you’re alone
I’ll come home.

01. One Of These Days
02. Pillow Of Winds
03. Fearless
04. San Tropez
05. Seamus
06. Echoes

About The Song

“San Tropez” is a track from Pink Floyd’s album “Meddle,” released in 1971. The song is a jaunty departure from the band’s usual progressive rock style, with a jazz-influenced, laid-back feel that evokes the sunny leisure of the Mediterranean.

The song “San Tropez” on Pink Floyd’s “Meddle” album provides a breezy interlude amidst the record’s more experimental sounds. Written by Roger Waters, the track is a playful, jazz-inspired tune that stands in contrast to the band’s typical psychedelic rock aesthetic.

Featuring a relaxed tempo, “San Tropez” conjures images of a carefree day in the titular luxurious coastal town. The lyrics depict a leisurely narrative, with mentions of sipping tea, basking in the sun, and enjoying the easygoing vibe of the seaside. It’s a musical getaway, complete with bright piano chords and melodic guitar solos that reflect the song’s light-hearted spirit.

Waters’ vocals are unusually casual and mellow for a Pink Floyd track, complementing the song’s swinging rhythm and contributing to its overall warm and inviting atmosphere. With “San Tropez,” Pink Floyd demonstrates their versatility, crafting a tune that provides a laid-back counterpoint to the complex compositions that typically define their work.

In the broader scope of “Meddle,” “San Tropez” offers a moment of levity and simplicity, showcasing the band’s ability to traverse different musical landscapes and capture a spectrum of moods in their albums.

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