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Pink Floyd — San Tropez
Album: Meddle
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 0
As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind a sofa in San Tropez
Breaking a stick with a brick on the sand
Riding a wave in the wake of an old sedan
Sleeping 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 calling
If you're alone, I'll come ho-ho-home

Backward and homebound, the pigeon, the dove
Gone with the wind and the rain on an airplane
Born in 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 a wind to a new day
If you're alone, I'll come ho-ho-home

And I'll pause for a while by a country with style
And listen to the things they say
Digging for gold in a hole in my hand
Open the 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 ho-ho-home
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 smackiepipe wrote:
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.

 
One of my favorite memories. So many times I felt like Charlie B but that was such a moment where it clicked.

"I was going to say a duckie and a horsie but I changed my mind..."
 cmcisaac wrote:
Meddle is such a great album. 

 
You got that right!  Opening with the slightly scary "One of These Days" before "A Pillow of Wind" and then (one of my top 5 PF tracks) into "Fearless" before this jaunty number and then the dog "Seamus" keeping tune with a nearby train, before the seemingly made for Halloween final track "Echoes" clocking in at 23:23 - pretty effing awesome album FOR SURE!!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!
Meddle is such a great album. 
 mkarnes wrote:
This reminds me of Harry Nilsson.  I was much surprised to see it was Pink Floyd!

 
{#Yes}   schmillson-esque
Bill, you're a genius < from Greg Brown to Pink Floyd without missing a beat! {#Smile} >
Pure Genius, the side of Floyd that not often surfaces....
This selection is representative of what I love about RP.
For me, Pink Floyd's best LP ever. {#Bananajam}
 hbm wrote:
When did I miss this one? I would hate PF so much less. I hate flute (whatever?) to this day because of them.

 
You might be getting Tull and Floyd confused?

If all you know about them is what has been played on commercial radio you are not getting the whole picture.

Both bands have really strong and surprisingly diverse back catalogs that are well worth exploring.

When did I miss this one? I would hate PF so much less. I hate flute (whatever?) to this day because of them.
This reminds me of Harry Nilsson.  I was much surprised to see it was Pink Floyd!
 msymmes wrote:
Never would have guessed this was Pink Floyd. 

Awesome!

 

 
Completely unfamiliar to me and I kinda really like Pink Floyd!  I would never guess!   {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}  
{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}

Just thought this song needed more bananas tonight.
Reminds me of my High School buddy Mike, who, upon first hearing it, (having only been exposed to Dark Side, Animals, etc.) flew into a rage about how "mellow, like my mom's Herb Alpert records!" it is, and he was about to take the record back when I convinced him to give the other side (Echoes) a chance to change his mind. Eventually, he grew to even like this tune! A very anachronistic song!
By the way, the correct lyrics:...Slide a RIND down behind/ the sofa in St. Tropez/...And I'll pause for awhile/ by a country with STYLE/
 hayduke2 wrote:
its got a very Harry Nilsson-like sound to my crusty, gray haired ears

 

indeed.  And I don't think it is because your ears are crusty.
Never would have guessed this was Pink Floyd. 

Awesome!

 
Throughout the 1970s and beyond, the second-to-last line of lyrics to the song, "Making a date for later by phone", has been persisently misunderstood in Italy, mainly because of Waters' slurred pronunciation ("...fer-lita-pah-fon"), as being "Making a date for Rita Pavone", with a reference to the well-known 1960s Italian pop singer. Pavone herself has stated several times that she actually believes the line to be about her.

No thanx, I'll pass.
{#Music}
best album for me...{#Bananajam}
its got a very Harry Nilsson-like sound to my crusty, gray haired ears
 jagdriver wrote:
Yep... this is the Floyd I know and love. It was downhill beginning with Animals.

And the importance of Rick Wright to this group's sound should not be underestimated! 

 
Yes & yes.
 EarthMama wrote:
Whoops. I meant to say: Hilarious! But I must ask: what did Peppermint Patty see?
  
 
smackiepipe wrote:
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.

 

 
She just dozed off. She could never handle her weed.
Yep... this is the Floyd I know and love. It was downhill beginning with Animals.

And the importance of Rick Wright to this group's sound should not be underestimated! 

My favorite PF album and one of my all-time favorite albums ... Named my dog after the song Seamus - which should be added to the rotation
Nice that Mr. Wright had a hand in this in a BIG waaaaaaaaaaay!

His jazz style always was a key element in the package.
Whoops. I meant to say: Hilarious! But I must ask: what did Peppermint Patty see?
  
 
smackiepipe wrote:
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.

 


 smackiepipe wrote:
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.

 


yes, very nice!
 capandjudy wrote:
Whimsical.
 
{#Yes}
My Fav Floyd Album
Whimsical.
 smackiepipe wrote:
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.
 
OK, that made me LOL.
The Charlie Brown gang all smoked a joint, laid on their backs in a field, and stared at the cloud shapes. Linus saw the Stoning of Stephen, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Charlie Brown saw a horsey and a ducky.
 haresfur wrote:

Good description of how it sets the mood.  It's sometimes hard to fully appreciate a well crafted but understated song.{#Umbrella}
 

Nicely put!

 

BTW, really good stoner music sounds even better when you are razor-sharp straight.  Just sayin'.  The pros record and perform straight.


 kurtster wrote:

It sounds more like they are playing in a lounge at a Holiday Inn.  Still like it, even better in the context of the whole album.

 
 
Good description of how it sets the mood.  It's sometimes hard to fully appreciate a well crafted but understated song.{#Umbrella}
 RobRyan wrote:

I disagree completely. I like the Barrett compositions but, when I listen to them, it's obvious that they're over 40 years old. This one is timeless. There's nothing on this album that isn't at least outstanding. "One of These Days" hovers at (and just barely achieves) Godlike. None of the Barrett portfolio makes it to that height in 2011, though it was amazing and innovative in its time.

 
We all have our own opinions, obviously.  I don't find this album "timeless" at all - it sounds exactly like the early 1970's - but that's not something negative.  "Timeless" is a word which is almost as grossly overused (and thereby, as meaningless) as "genius".  Why "none of the Barrett portfolio"  reaches your distinction of "Godlike" doesn't seem like it should have anything to do with what year it was recorded or what year it presently is.



 fergie348 wrote:
Feh..  Why so much Floyd on RP?  It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch.  Only slightly jealous.. 

 This is a bad thing how?



thought that was Robbie Krieger on guitar
 kurtster wrote:


{#Stupid}  Syd ?  No way José. 

It sounds more like they are playing in a lounge at a Holiday Inn.  Still like it, even better in the context of the whole album.

 
 
Agreed that the context makes this composition even better.
 tutakea wrote:
the difference between genius and the mediocre is to be visited in this song!

this one tries in vain to sound like it was created by Syd Barrett, but unfortunately it isn´t, and this becomes clear from the very first second.
not very impressive, Mr. Waters :-((
 
I disagree completely. I like the Barrett compositions but, when I listen to them, it's obvious that they're over 40 years old. This one is timeless. There's nothing on this album that isn't at least outstanding. "One of These Days" hovers at (and just barely achieves) Godlike. None of the Barrett portfolio makes it to that height in 2011, though it was amazing and innovative in its time.

 tutakea wrote:
the difference between genius and the mediocre is to be visited in this song!

this one tries in vain to sound like it was created by Syd Barrett, but unfortunately it isn´t, and this becomes clear from the very first second.
not very impressive, Mr. Waters :-((
 

{#Stupid}  Syd ?  No way José. 

It sounds more like they are playing in a lounge at a Holiday Inn.  Still like it, even better in the context of the whole album.

 
the difference between genius and the mediocre is to be visited in this song!

this one tries in vain to sound like it was created by Syd Barrett, but unfortunately it isn´t, and this becomes clear from the very first second.
not very impressive, Mr. Waters :-((
 a_genuine_find wrote:

Everyone is entitled the their own opinion ... personally I find PF to be very creative, very constructive, and I would strongly disagree with these (your) ratings of BD who aside from his song writing skills has ZERO talent for performing

10 - Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
10 - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
10 - Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
10 - Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
10 - Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
10 - Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
10 - Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

 


 
Trash the Floyd hater but don't go hating on Bob Dylan in the process. 

There's just something about the lyrics in this song I love:

"Gather my far flung thoughts together"


 Old_Pat wrote:
Somebody - can't remember who - left this LP at my place at the end of a party and told me that I  R E A L L Y  had to listen to it. Took a look at it the next day and it looked like somebody had sliced and served pizza on it. Unplayable. Guess I did miss something after all.
 

That's heartbreaking! {#Cry}
Somebody - can't remember who - left this LP at my place at the end of a party and told me that I  R E A L L Y  had to listen to it. Took a look at it the next day and it looked like somebody had sliced and served pizza on it. Unplayable. Guess I did miss something after all.
I know what you are... you're a Gigolo Aunt ....
Music from the best time of my life!?  Love this! The simple arangement reminds me of some easy session, down by the fireside!! Very nice one!


Good stuff! {#Music}
{#Music}
one of their finest albums - one of my favorite lyrics from the album :
one of the days i'm going to cut you into little pieces
(used to play this album for people sequestered for initiation  {#Devil_pimp}  lol )
Comedy! Even as a huge PF fan, this is not a song i would have probably ever listened to more than a few times, if it weren't for that old LP format (you kids might have read about these in history)... anyway, it was too much trouble to skip songs so this got as much play time as songs i actually liked...
And now ladies and gentlemen a tune from z band zat is playing zee rock and zee roll. Do not listen too closely because ziss is muzic from zee Devil and it may meddle with your mind and turn you inzoo a rock and roll zombie who will take zee drugs and commitze zee crimes.

Gooood Schtuff!!!


My mom was happy to hear me listening to 'nice  pleasant music' for a change. She changed her mind when she heard me listening to 'the Wall'.  Those where the days..... I miss you mom!!!  {#Cry}
 glassbuteo wrote:
{#Yes}
 
Agreed... works for background music... This came out the year I was born. 
{#Yawn}
{#Yes}
 That_SOB wrote:
 Yep just like Pink Floyd, a bunch of 3 cord know-nothings; nothing more than a bunch of no count lazy basturds incapable of anything creative or constructive.
 {#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Moon} 

 
Everyone is entitled the their own opinion ... personally I find PF to be very creative, very constructive, and I would strongly disagree with these (your) ratings of BD who aside from his song writing skills has ZERO talent for performing

10 - Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
10 - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
10 - Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
10 - Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
10 - Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
10 - Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
10 - Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

 




i thought this was ween at first

 That_SOB wrote:



 Yep just like Pink Floyd, a bunch of 3 cord know-nothings; nothing more than a bunch of no count lazy basturds incapable of anything creative or constructive.
 {#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Moon} 
 

LOL, well, on this song, I might have to agree with you.  I don't get it at all.  But otherwise, they are the gold standard in rock music.
 fergie348 wrote:
// It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch. // 


 Yep just like Pink Floyd, a bunch of 3 cord know-nothings; nothing more than a bunch of no count lazy basturds incapable of anything creative or constructive.
 {#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Moon} 
Hairfarmer wrote:
Is anybody else unable to listen to this song without envisioning Roger Waters doing a soft-shoe?
8/10
Replete with a straw hat and cane and perhaps a Megaphone.... Voh-de-o-doh!


 Hairfarmer wrote:
Is anybody else unable to listen to this song without envisioning Roger Waters doing a soft-shoe?
8/10
 
Well, I could BEFORE!

...But now that you've planted that image in my mind...well, probably NEVER AGAIN!

Now the damn thing sounds all different (like after I saw the "video" for the Beatles' Your Mother Should Know!).

Thanks. Thanks a lot!

{#Rolleyes}

 fergie348 wrote:
Feh..  Why so much Floyd on RP?  It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch.  Only slightly jealous.. 
 
Yummm...Captain Crunch.

 fergie348 wrote:
Feh..  Why so much Floyd on RP?  It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch.  Only slightly jealous.. 
 
Yes, you are right. But i love to hear this old Floyd Sound. You cannot hear very often this in our home country. So i thank RP for this.

 fergie348 wrote:
Feh..  Why so much Floyd on RP?  It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch.  Only slightly jealous.. 
 
I've never quite understood the idea that one has to be stoned to enjoy Pink Floyd...

Feh..  Why so much Floyd on RP?  It's all highly rated, so I guess you're all a bunch of layabout stoners munching on captain crunch.  Only slightly jealous.. 
{#Mrgreen}
 RobRyan wrote:
Just a wonderful song on far and away my favorite Pink Floyd album.
 
Well said, and me, too! {#High-five}
Kinks.
Just a wonderful song on far and away my favorite Pink Floyd album.
 thewiseking wrote:
drivel
 

So says thenotsowiseking
is this from Spinal Tap's first album?
drivel
One of my All-Time Favorite Pink Floyd Tunes followed up by Linus & Lucy!!!! Too cool.    (Picture dancing Snoopy here)
When you listen to this song in the context of Meddle, the thing that is so strange is how normal it is.
 pevend wrote:
It's so cool that a band like PF can come up with a song like this that is so unlike everything else they do but is outstanding in its own way.
 
 Seconded.  This song is awesome.  I think the next song on the album is the same way.


 smackiepipe wrote:
When the piano break comes in, I always think "Gee Linus, I'm depressed. The little Red-Haired Girl wouldn't even look at me."
"It's OK, Charlie Brown."
 
yes... now that i think about it its very vince guaraldi's style... and the original one is a worth follow up!
This song holds its place as part of this amazing album. Dare I say Meddle is just as good as Dark Side Of The Moon.....I dare. :yes: Great dreamy guitar to compliment a "vaudevillian" sound!! :mrgreen:
Love this song, love this album. Not concept-crazy...not overthought...just nice.
It's so cool that a band like PF can come up with a song like this that is so unlike everything else they do but is outstanding in its own way.
...so, riding away in the wake of an old sedan - like, a car, a boat?..
this is even lamer than the crap McCartney ditties of the era.
boober wrote:
My Mom liked this song. I would play it a lot to make her think I wasn't totally fucked up.
ROTHFLMAO! I have a few of these type of songs where my Mom (or Dad) would open the door and say "I like this one." So many years ago.
What an odd Floyd track to play. But certainly a nice one to hear. It's hard to believe this song is on the same album as "Echoes". But it does show how eccentric and diverse the band.
:dancingbanana_2: :daisy:
When you hear this tune now, and remember what the Floyd was and what they later became, it sounds like they took a side road and got off track temporarily.
Boosiewolf wrote:
Anyone remember the old 60s/70s TV show "The Courtship of Eddie's Father?" Doesn't this remind you of its themesong?? People let me tell ya bout my beeeest friend... :lol:
Yes, this sounds very much like a Harry Nilsson song. He sang the theme song to "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".
stevesaw wrote:
So true, along with "Disintegration" and "Hounds of Love" off the top of my head.
...hounds of love always sounded like a brief collection of unrelated singles, followed by the proper album, the ninth wave, to me - still, i very much agree about meddle and disintegration, both...
kaupmees wrote:
Meddle: my favorite Floyd CD. This one fits in the play of the whole CD.
So true, along with "Disintegration" and "Hounds of Love" off the top of my head.
When the piano break comes in, I always think "Gee Linus, I'm depressed. The little Red-Haired Girl wouldn't even look at me." "It's OK, Charlie Brown."
I like the album a lot more than this song, one of the weakest elements imho...
My Mom liked this song. I would play it a lot to make her think I wasn't totally fucked up.
Great song to start the day off with, Thanks Bill!
Why can't Gimour and Waters get back together. Today there solo projects suck... they need each other. This is a classic!
From way out in left field . . . love it.
Well, it's official, I've heard everything from Meddle on RP except "Echoes". Don't let me down, RP!
Mari wrote:
..." music from the soundtrack " more" is my favourite but there is not one album i don't like!...
This is my favorite Floyd album too
Meddle: my favorite Floyd CD. This one fits in the play of the whole CD.
Boosiewolf wrote:
Anyone remember the old 60s/70s TV show "The Courtship of Eddie's Father?" Doesn't this remind you of its themesong?? People let me tell ya bout my beeeest friend... :lol:
Oh thanks, now my mind is totally messed up!
i know i'm in the itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny minority of the RP listening crowd who doesn't appreciate pink floyd...but this is GRRRRRRREAT! how fun. and how perfect going from xtc "senses working overtime" to this!!!
Meddle album rating: 10! :eek: :biggrin: Rating doesn't consider this marginal song. :ask: :yawn:
I suppose arrangements for shooting can be made. Address? Really though, can't you taste the PF tongue-in-cheek as well as smell the Aqua Velva? crowhog2000 wrote:
this is Pink Floyd??.....JEEEEESUS somebody shoot me.....I can smell the Aqua Velva at some cheesy shitty lounge right now listening to this.... :crashcomp:
Boy, they must have known how to find the GOOD Drugs!!!!
There are many sides to the Dark Side............just Meddle in it!
crowhog2000 wrote:
this is Pink Floyd??.....JEEEEESUS somebody shoot me.....I can smell the Aqua Velva at some cheesy shitty lounge right now listening to this.... :crashcomp:
So, that's what you call them in Cincinnati? We call them Outhouses (or "honey buckets") out West. But why do you wear cheap cologne when you use them?
Notice where this song is placed on the LP... I always thought placement was intentional to get you through the harsher realities displayed on the other tracks. :-k
radiojunkie wrote:
and now ladies and gentlemen the vocal stylings of Mr. Pink Floyd accompanying hisself on the piano here in the Meddle lounge...please take a moment to remember your waitress, thank you...
You, know, you know, you know you know my name....
crowhog2000 wrote:
this is Pink Floyd??.....JEEEEESUS somebody shoot me.....I can smell the Aqua Velva at some cheesy shitty lounge right now listening to this.... :crashcomp:
It's tongue in cheek, get it? Lots of great Phloyd tunes buried on those pre-DSOM albums! They are much more than DSOM and The Wall.
Agreed - what were they thinking/drinking? :puke: Shesdifferent wrote:
Oh No no no no no.....don't rate Pink Floyd by just this song, this is a bit of tongue in cheek for them. They were very experimental and on the edge in their day. They have a great range of intoxicating sounds, which if understood can take you within the edge of your very own mind. Have you ever heard Division Bell?
crowhog2000 wrote:
this is Pink Floyd??.....JEEEEESUS somebody shoot me.....I can smell the Aqua Velva at some cheesy shitty lounge right now listening to this.... :crashcomp:
Oh No no no no no.....don't rate Pink Floyd by just this song, this is a bit of tongue in cheek for them. They were very experimental and on the edge in their day. They have a great range of intoxicating sounds, which if understood can take you within the edge of your very own mind. Have you ever heard Division Bell?
and now ladies and gentlemen the vocal stylings of Mr. Pink Floyd accompanying hisself on the piano here in the Meddle lounge...please take a moment to remember your waitress, thank you...
nice pink floyd song although it doesn't sounds like one.
Anyone remember the old 60s/70s TV show "The Courtship of Eddie's Father?" Doesn't this remind you of its themesong?? People let me tell ya bout my beeeest friend... :lol:
My favorite Floyd song. Thanks RP!!!
. . . . . . . . . . . that's the point!!!!! crowhog2000 wrote:
this is Pink Floyd??.....JEEEEESUS somebody shoot me.....I can smell the Aqua Velva at some cheesy shitty lounge right now listening to this.... :crashcomp:
Pyro wrote:
The USE of the Graffix is why you can't remember where you packed it. I understand. 8)
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