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Nick Drake — Pink Moon
Album: Pink Moon
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Total ratings: 3297









Released: 1972
Length: 1:58
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all

It's a pink moon
It's a pink moon
Pink, pink, pink, pink
Pink moon

The pink, pink, pink, pink
Pink moon

I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all

It's a pink moon
It's a pink moon
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Watched the YouTube documentary on him last night (A Skin Too Few). Sad.
PSD'd out of the horribleness of Counting Crows into this beautiful song.

Ahhhh........
11
Ive always wondered how Nicks career would have been if he lived..Mainstream radio and producers didn't give him the break he deserved...Thanks RP.
 123heyaho! wrote:
It's really a great song, yes - but just don't rate everything you like with a '10', then you won't need a non-existing '12'. A '10' already means "godlike" and should be handled with care.
 
Perhaps he is polytheistic and thus finds the current 10 ambiguous?
 jacopo777 wrote:

Debbie Downer?  Is that you?
 
I bumped you one, and you're so right about Debbie. We need less downers in the world.
A true classic, thank you RP 
How  did I NOT know who Nick Drake was until 5 or so years ago? 
Does RP ever play ND's All My Trials?  Yes, it's not one of his orginals, yes it's a cover... but it channels my Kingston Trio youth and I love it. Gentle and poignant. 
Love The Drake
Timeless and gorgeous.
 123heyaho! wrote:




It's really a great song, yes - but just don't rate everything you like with a '10', then you won't need a non-existing '12'. A '10' already means "godlike" and should be handled with care.
 
Debbie Downer?  Is that you?
Ok, an 11
 martinlovesRP wrote:
This is a 12!!
 



It's really a great song, yes - but just don't rate everything you like with a '10', then you won't need a non-existing '12'. A '10' already means "godlike" and should be handled with care.
This is a 12!!
Nick Drake, my god of music! 10!
8 -> 7 
Most beautiful
 NelsonBlack wrote:
Love this song, but agree that there are some other amazing Nick Drake songs to consider playing in the future.
 
Splash out and buy the CD
Over 45 years of listening and I still turn up the volume when this comes on.
My favorite song under two minutes.
Pure briliance. Saw a concert celebrating what would have been his 70th recently. Great - but not a patch!
Would score 11 if that was possible. 

An artist sadly never recognised in his own lifetime 
 Steely_D wrote:
None of you stand so tall.
Pink moon, gonna get ye all. 

 

a song for these times. i didn't realize how prophetic this song is . . . 
 MojoJojo wrote:
Soey witten on a soysay... Sign yo pitty on da runny kine... Ping ping ping... Wa da tay my nay nay!
 
Back to the top, ye best comment on the webs
there is a really good podcast documentary about nick drake
https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/three-records-from-sundown/ 
 zunismyst wrote:

yes, there are some awesome ones, but I don't know if RP plays them....- like these here: River Man, Saturday Sun and Cello Song

 
In the last thirty days "Cello Song" has been played 4 times and "River Man" has been played twice, but "Saturday Sun" is not on the playlist.  I guess it's mostly a matter of the timing of when you're tuning in.
None of you stand so tall.
Pink moon, gonna get ye all. 
Harvest moon to pink moon - the link may be a bit obvious but that's two 10s on the trot for me.
{#Hearteyes}
An 8? What was I thinking…
 Proclivities wrote:

There are another 15 or so of Drake's tunes on the playlist that RP plays.

 
yes, there are some awesome ones, but I don't know if RP plays them....- like these here: River Man, Saturday Sun and Cello Song
From the moment I first heard this song I knew I would forever be a Nick Drake fan 
 NelsonBlack wrote:
Love this song, but agree that there are some other amazing Nick Drake songs to consider playing in the future.

 
There are another 15 or so of Drake's tunes on the playlist that RP plays.
Love this song, but agree that there are some other amazing Nick Drake songs to consider playing in the future.
Nothing to say

just the best


 dragon1952 wrote:
Pink-a-moon

 
Pink-a-moon Go?
Pink-a-moon
A great treasure discovered thanks to RP and the story of the making of that album is particularly moving.
...... a very BIG 10 as a minimum.  Awsome. 
Harvest Moon to this.

beautiful.

Thank you RP. 
If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.
       Although in my case it was the frog.
a couple of songs ago I mentioned that there was a lot of moons on album covers tonight and it continues
Unmisdrakeable.
I love Nick Drake and I like Pink Moon, but you guys are wearing it out and he has other great songs to mine from.  I don't want this to become my Free Bird or Stairway, due to overplay.  And PSD is not the whole answer, as I want to hear more of him here.  Maybe PSD would give me that; haven't used it much, usually listen in my own player.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.

 
I am not suprised by this comment. I think Pink Moon was also my first Nick Drake song I heard and I thought almost the same.
Until Cello Song hit me hard in a way I cant explain and I noticed the beauty for the first time. Since then for me "Five leaves left" is the best album ever produced. Mentally still fairly healty he produced this first album and I think its the best he made.

The other albums are also good, but certain songs like Pink Moon are still not a 9 or 10 in my book.
such a lovely little piano line
An oldie but a goodie! I wuz 10 years old in 1972... Time rocks my world!!
Sounds great anytime, as most any Nick Drake song; especially after Neil Young's brilliant masterpiece Harvest Moon.  Thanks, RP!
One of the greatest commercials ever made. When the backup light comes on, it's hard to not tear up.

 
 BuffaloGrunt wrote:
I can thank Bill and Radio Paradise for introducing me to Nick Drake .. a gem and gone way before his time.

balloon wave 

 
Absolutely.  Many thanks, Mr & Mrs G.  A wonderful discovery, even for someone as old as me....
Just too much wooden music today. I'm getting splinters!
 epod34 wrote:
Even though I am old enough to have heard Nick Cave back in the day, it's only now, through outlets like Radio Paradise that I've been able to "discover" him.  What a tragic loss from a giant talent.
 
What about Nick Drake?  ; )
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  we be dancing like Willy Shakes...

RP is the best radio station in this galaxy...
Even though I am old enough to have heard Nick Cave back in the day, it's only now, through outlets like Radio Paradise that I've been able to "discover" him.  What a tragic loss from a giant talent.
 QueenLucia wrote:
I think Romeo was kicked out of his hotel room for too much dancing.  {#Sad}
 
Even though I live in a homeless camp now, everybody in my homeless camp be dancing, thanks to RP, which is the greatest radio station in the history of our solar system...

hope life is grand for you these days, QueenLucia, and I hope you be having a marvelous time right this minute... 
 rdo wrote:
Music is music.  Don't matter where you hear it.{#Fight}

 

Ahhh, but it really does matter how often. At least to me it does...squirrel!!
 jhorton wrote:
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.

 
Hmm..I don't quite understand? While you may in fact be mentally unstable, I did find your sentence to be relatively coherent?

 

 AKHoopGirl wrote:

You should have. If you'd done your Nick Drake homework (before posting) you would know he was chronically depressed and died from an overdose of amitriptlyine. Sad story, sad end.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake

 
I believe jhorton was joking in his response.   If you had stumbled across the terms "comic irony" or "sarcasm" while you were perusing Wikipedia, you may have gotten the gist of his response before posting.

Song and production are top rate. Sounds as if it could have been written and performed today. Too bad I'm completely burnt out on it here.
I can thank Bill and Radio Paradise for introducing me to Nick Drake .. a gem and gone way before his time.

balloon wave 
.....  {#Yell} attention, this is a "G O D L I K E" album.
 jhorton wrote:
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.

 
Hmm..I don't quite understand? While you may in fact be mentally unstable, I did find your sentence to be relatively coherent?



 

You should have. If you'd done your Nick Drake homework (before posting) you would know he was chronically depressed and died from an overdose of amitriptlyine. Sad story, sad end.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
This song reminds me of Beck. Anyone else?

 
Thankfully, no! {#Wave}

Actually I like Beck but would rather not associate him with this song. 

 Hippostar wrote:
I'm sorry, I've really tried but just can't understand a word this guy says.  "Zo I zitting on a zoy zay"?

  
Perhaps you've since noticed this added feature of every RP song page, but just in case: at the center of the page, just below the song info and purchasing links, there's a link that says "Lyrics:" .

Do feel free to try this link--and take Art Carnage with you on your Journey of Discovery!

Stephen Fry being patronizing and seductive at the SAME time!
Stephen Fry, softening the sting of his putdown with a come-on
 
Readers, please note: Stephen may be as insufferably patrician and gently condescending as the late William F. Buckley, Jr., but the two were not related. 
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.

 
Hmm..I don't quite understand? While you may in fact be mentally unstable, I did find your sentence to be relatively coherent?


Love.


 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
This song reminds me of Beck. Anyone else?

 
Beck reminds me of this song.  Ok, no. Not at all.
Greatness
This song reminds me of Beck. Anyone else?
 Cynaera wrote, posted: Oct 22, 2010 - 23:20:


 calypsus_1 wrote:

Nick Drake by ~JoniGodoy
Jonathan Godoy N.   ©2007-2010 ~JoniGodoy

Illustration with a melancholic tone, created for a music magazine, about the life and death of the british musician, poet and guitarist, Nick Drake.

The pink moon is a homage to one of his letters, of course!

  I love this picture.  Thank you, Calypsus_1.  As always.

 zoopmama wrote:
For the love of God, 10.

 
I'm with you

 o/` Pikachuuuu is on his way... o/~


For the love of God, 10.
Yesterday's Nick Drake selection was better. The vocals on this one are annoying, unfortunately the same is true for most of his songs. It still earns a 4.
PINK PINK PINK.........PINK MOON


 Lazarus wrote:


I'm still around, friend...  get me to a nunnery...  hope you are having a grand time right this minute...  always good to see your posts...

love this Nick Drake song...

check out this quote from my hero Willy Shakes—


Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 2: 

JULIET:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.



Bonos dies, Sir Toby: for, as the old hermit of 
Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily
said to a niece of King Gorboduc, 'That that is is;
'so I, being Master Parson, am Master Parson; for,
what is 'that' but 'that,' and 'is' but 'is'?
If you are interested in the VW ad that made this song famous ....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIOW9fLT9eY
 So LOVE this song <3

Full Moon in Scorpio - Native Pink Moon - the arrival of Spring!

The Full Moon is today - for this Thursday, April 25, 2013...
The Full Moon comes with a Lunar Eclipse (the first of three) making this indeed a potent time. It is a time to connect more deeply with who you are and what you need and desire at this time for your life.

You will be tested. Is this what you really want? If so the time for manifesting is now. The opportunities for expansion and growth are truly amazing and you should spend some good time praying for what you want.

Appreciation for what you have is important as well as gratitude for your life. This is a time to honor anything that has happened in a big way in your life even if it is challenging. Look at it instead as spirit presenting you with a big energy.



 oldsaxon wrote:

Never having lived on Madison avenue, or actually even been to it, I'd appreciate a little background to this statement. I love the tune, but don't understand your comment.

 
"Madison Avenue" is just a phrase used to represent the American advertising industry, since ad firms have historically been there for over 100 years.  Oddly, I believe the ad firm (Arnold Worldwide) responsible for the VW ad is actually based in Boston, not NYC, and that firm is owned by a French advertising firm..
This song is far too short and needs a bridge. Wait a second, after looking at the lyrics, this song only has a chorus. Back to work Nick. 10.
I'm sorry, I've really tried but just can't understand a word this guy says.  "Zo I zitting on a zoy zay"?

gorgeous song...  love it...

Pink pink pink pink.... pink moon. 
The first track I played as a DJ was a Nick Drake tune— The Time of No Reply.
His voice just does me and has for 25 years.
First time I'm hearing Nick Drake on RP... can't say I'm surprised, just happy.
Happy happy happy happy.
Thank you.
{#Crown}
 fredriley wrote:

To echo so many other posters: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Who's going to be RP's resident gigolo now?
 

I'm still around, friend...  get me to a nunnery...  hope you are having a grand time right this minute...  always good to see your posts...

love this Nick Drake song...

check out this quote from my hero Willy Shakes—


Romeo and Juliet
Act 2, Scene 2: 

JULIET:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.


 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.
 
Ouch.... a little harsh?
 fredriley wrote:

To echo so many other posters: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Who's going to be RP's resident gigolo now?
 

I think Romeo was kicked out of his hotel room for too much dancing.  {#Sad}
Nick Drake has been ruined for me by all those bon-homie movies - as soon as he strikes up, it's meant to represent the protagonist getting into a warm introspective reflective mood.  Nick Hornsby and his ilk have turned Nick Drake into an emotional cliche.
Such a beautiful song :)
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.
 
are you speaking from personal experience ?
 fredriley wrote:

To echo so many other posters: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Who's going to be RP's resident gigolo now?
 
Ha, banishment! be merciful, say 'death;' For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death: do not say 'banishment.'
 (former member) wrote:


soooo beautiful...  love this song...

 
 
To echo so many other posters: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Who's going to be RP's resident gigolo now?
Ah, yes. There's nothing quite like the incoherent mumblings of the mentally unstable.
"It’s almost as important as sex.”

It depends who's having it though. Unfortunately, in the UK, there are too many abusing the system with their benefits based pyramid scheme.
Such a great tune. Was introduced to Nick by this song in a Volkswagen commercial. Best thing advertising has ever done for me.
Music is music.  Don't matter where you hear it.{#Fight}
I was driving the M3 out in the hills near Driftwood yesterday evening, came up over a rise and there was the most beautiful pink full moon rising in the east.  Yes, I thought of this song.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer night...

 
 oldsaxon wrote:

Never having lived on Madison avenue, or actually even been to it, I'd appreciate a little background to this statement. I love the tune, but don't understand your comment.
  

Pink Moon was in an ad for the VW Bug in the United states. I really liked the ad and wanted to know who the singer was going "Ping, ping, ping..." Was very happy to find out while listening to RP. 

Unfortunately, Madison Avenue and the TV networks here love—love—to beat commercials to death, so I can understand why people got sick of the song. Fortunately, American ingenuity led to the TV remote (with a mute button, sirdroseph). 

The New York Times had this bit in the inventor's recent obituary

As Mr. Polley, by then 86, proudly told an interviewer in 2002: “The flush toilet may have been the most civilized invention ever devised, but the remote control is the next most important. It’s almost as important as sex.”

Almost. 



 sirdroseph wrote:
This song should be the representative poster child for reasons Madison Avenue should not be allowed to coop music. I cannot stand this wonderful song!{#Frustrated}
 
Never having lived on Madison avenue, or actually even been to it, I'd appreciate a little background to this statement. I love the tune, but don't understand your comment.
eswiley2 wrote:

I wish I could figure out what's going on in the chorus..  2 against 3?  3 against 4? 

Drives me crazy — LOVE IT!

 
The song is in 4/4, but the way he plays the guitar and sings makes it sound kind of like 3/4 with a skipped beat, so it's kind of a 3+3+2 sort of thing going on ... if that makes sense.  Brilliant!
You could play this three times a day and it would never get old. 10.
This song should be the representative poster child for reasons Madison Avenue should not be allowed to coop music. I cannot stand this wonderful song!{#Frustrated}


soooo beautiful...  love this song...

 
Such a sad song...


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring day...


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring morning...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 


This song is soooo good my nipples get hard when I hear it...

 


absolutely marvelous...  love it...
My little tube amp just loves this.

I wish I could figure out what's going on in the chorus..  2 against 3?  3 against 4? 

Drives me crazy — LOVE IT!


Currently at an exceptionally high 9:2 rating ratio of 56.5 (a better measure of opinion than the 10:1 ratio because no one should take ratings of 1 seriously).  {#Clap}
Thank you, Bill.
This was the perfect song to close out my day with as I wandered through my quiet house. Just the soft sounds of "Pink Moon" wafting through from room to room.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this brilliant song...
 
 enkay wrote:
There's very little left to say about Nick Drake that hasn't already been said, so I'll just comment that I love this song, love this album, love all the other albums and hope that wherever he is he is finally at peace with himself.
 
Perfectly expressed I second every sentiment expressed

Looooove Nick Drake, love to hear anything from him............except this.{#No}
Does anybody else hear any echoes of Van Morisson's "The Way Young Lovers Do" in the first verses of this song?

(Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?)



I'll dance to this...
 
NICE - fabduchi wrote: