Matilda Mother

28 december 2018

Matilda Mother

Informatie:

Lyrics/Muziek: Syd Barrett
Zang: Syd Barrett/Richard Wright

Terug te vinden op:

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Masters Of Rock
A Nice Pair
An Introduction To Syd Barrett
The Early Years 1965-1972 Cambridge St/ation
The Early Years 1965-1972 Continu/ation
The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation

Songtekst:

There was a King who ruled the land
His Majesty was in command
The silver eyes, the scarlet eagle
showered silver on the people

Oh mother tell me more
Why’d you have to leave me there
hanging in my infant air – waiting
You only have to read the lines as scribbly black
and ev’rything shines

Across the steam with wooden shoes
Bells to tell the King the news
A thousands misty riders climb up high
and once upon a time
Wondering and dreaming
The words have different meaning
Yes they did

All the time spent in the queue
The dollhouse darkness
Old perfume and fairly stories
held me high on clouds of sun light floating by
Oh oh mother
Tell me more
Tell me more

Alternative songtekst (The Early Years boxset + Cre/ation cd):

There was a boy whose name was Jim
His friends, they were very good to him
They gave him tea, and cakes and jam
And slices of delicious ham
Oh Mother tell me more

Why’d’you have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air, waiting
You only have to read the lines of
Scribbly black and everything shines

The chief defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of string
At last he swallowed some which tied
Itself in ugly knots inside

Wondering and dreaming
The words have different meanings
Yes they did

Finding she was left alone
Went tiptoe to the telephone, 999
Summoned the immediate aid
Of London’s Noble Fire Brigade

For all the time spent in that room
The doll’s house darkness old perfume
And fairy stories held me high
On clouds of sunlight floating by
Oh Mother tell me more
Tell me more

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