New Music Monday – My version of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

Hell yeah…it’s New Music Monday! There’s quite a bit of work went into this week’s song. The original version is 50 minutes long and spans an entire album, so getting it down to 5 minutes was a little tricky. Hope you like it. This is my version of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”:

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught on the cross fire of childhood and stardom,
Blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger,
You legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
Rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter,
You piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Written by Roger Waters, Richard Wright and David Gilmour

(Image: Click the pic for credits)

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6 comments on “New Music Monday – My version of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

  1. Derek–Thanks for the great start to my week! Sharon

  2. Love this song. Great version.

  3. amyeyrie says:

    Brilliant! Great arrangement and delivered with your usual passion.

  4. An awesome cover. I love Wish You Were Here, perhaps my favorite Pink Floyd album. Very nice!

  5. Jules says:

    Never heard the song before, but I love it now!

  6. jamhenry says:

    Brilliant Derek. I just love your voice anyway and this cover suits it perfectly. Great arrangement and well done getting it down to 5!

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