Shine On You Crazy Diamond P6-9 Lyrics – Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9) 12:28

    Part 6:Wright, Waters, Gilmour
    Part 7:Waters, Gilmour, Wright
    Part 8:Gilmour, Wright, Waters
    Part 9:Wright

    Nobody knows where you are,
    How near or how far.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    Pile on many more layers
    And I’ll be joining you there.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    And we’ll bask in the shadow
    Of yesterday’s triumph,
    And sail on the steel breeze.
    Come on you boy child,
    You winner and loser,
    Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

    1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond P1-5
    2. Welcome to the Machine
    3. Have a Cigar
    4. Wish You Were Here Lyrics
    5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond P6-9

    About the Song

    “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)” forms the second half of the extended tribute to former band member Syd Barrett on Pink Floyd’s 1975 album “Wish You Were Here.” This continuation of the nine-part composition wraps up the album with a mixture of instrumental mastery and lyrical poignancy.

    The latter half of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” brings the album “Wish You Were Here” to a contemplative close, continuing the musical and thematic motifs introduced in the first five parts. This suite progresses from the reflective mood of the opening sections into a more complex and jazz-inflected instrumental journey.

    Part VI begins with a driving rhythm and a reintroduction of the bluesy guitar theme, marked by David Gilmour’s expressive and soulful solos. The music then flows into Part VII, which features Roger Waters’ poignant lyrics, serving as a direct address to Barrett with lines like, “You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.”

    Parts VIII and IX venture into a more experimental and funk-inflected territory, with Richard Wright’s synthesizers and Nick Mason’s percussion leading the way. These sections showcase Pink Floyd’s ability to meld disparate musical elements into a cohesive whole that encapsulates the album’s explorations of absence, the passage of time, and the bittersweet nature of memory.

    The suite ultimately resolves with a reprise of the “Shine On” theme, bringing the musical conversation full circle. The fading notes provide a sense of closure not only to the song but also to the album’s meditation on loss and change.

    “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)” is an enduring piece of Pink Floyd’s canon, blending instrumental finesse with lyrical depth to create a moving finale that leaves listeners reflecting long after the last note has played.

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