The Scarecrow Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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The Scarecrow
(Barrett) 2:10

The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere.
He didn’t care.
He stood in a field where barley grows.

His head did no thinking
His arms didn’t move except when the wind cut up
Rough and mice ran around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows.

The black and green scarecrow is sadder than me
But now he’s resigned to his fate
‘Cause life’s not unkind – he doesn’t mind.
He stood in a field where barley grows.

01. Astronomy Domine
02. Lucifer Sam
03. Matilda Mother
04. Flaming
05. Pow R. Toc H.
06. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
07. Interstellar Overdrive
08. The Gnome
09. Chapter 24
10. The Scarecrow
11. Bike

About The Song

“The Scarecrow” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on their debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” in 1967. The song was written by the band’s founding member, Syd Barrett.

“The Scarecrow” is a haunting and melancholy song that tells the story of a lonely and forgotten scarecrow who stands in a field, abandoned and ignored. The lyrics are filled with vivid and evocative imagery, painting a picture of a desolate landscape and a character who is isolated from the world around him. The song’s chorus features the repeated phrase “the black and green scarecrow as everyone knows, he didn’t care”, emphasizing the scarecrow’s sense of detachment and indifference.

Musically, “The Scarecrow” is characterized by its slow, melancholic tempo and atmospheric sound. The song features a simple, repetitive melody played on an acoustic guitar, with haunting vocal harmonies and a gentle, ethereal organ part in the background. The song’s instrumentation creates a dreamy, otherworldly atmosphere that complements the song’s lyrical themes.

“The Scarecrow” was not released as a single and did not achieve significant commercial success, but it is considered a classic example of Pink Floyd’s early sound and a testament to Syd Barrett’s imaginative and idiosyncratic songwriting style. The song’s use of vivid imagery and melancholy themes would become hallmarks of Pink Floyd’s early work, and a major influence on the development of psychedelic and progressive rock.

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