Shine On You Crazy Diamond II
Pink Floyd Lyrics


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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 in the crossfire
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

Nobody knows where you are,
How near or how far
Shine on, you crazy diamond
Pile on many
more layers
And I'll be joining you there
Shine on, you crazy diamond
And we'll bask in the shadow
Of yesterday's triumph
And sail on the steel breeze
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,




Come on you miner for truth and delusion,
And shine.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd are directed towards a person who was once bright and full of promise in their youth but is now lost and struggling. The opening lines "Remember when you were young? You shone like the sun" reminisce of the past when the person had a bright future ahead of them. The repeated phrase "Shine on, you crazy diamond" suggests that the person still has the potential to shine, but they need to find their way back to their former self.


As the song progresses, it becomes clear that the person has been through a lot and has struggled to cope with the pressures of childhood and stardom. The line "You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze" emphasizes the conflict that the person has faced, and the line "Threatened by shadows at night and exposed in the light" suggests that they feel vulnerable and exposed.


The lyrics also reflect on the person's current state of isolation and uncertainty, with the phrase "Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far" conveying a sense of lostness. However, despite this, the song ends on a hopeful note with the line "Come on you boy child, you winner and loser, come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine", suggesting that the person still has the potential to succeed and to find meaning in their struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

Remember when you were young?
Do you remember the carefree days of your youth?


You shone like the sun.
You radiated brilliance and enthusiasm like the sun.


Shine on, you crazy diamond
Keep shining, despite the challenges you face as a unique individual.


Now there's a look in your eyes
Your eyes now suggest a complex and perhaps troubled mindset.


Like black holes in the sky
The look in your eyes resembles the soul-sucking darkness of black holes in space.


You were caught in the crossfire
You struggled to reconcile the demands and expectations of childhood and fame.


Of childhood and stardom,
Simultaneously navigating the pressures of youth and the spotlight.


Blown on the steel breeze
Swept along by the winds of time and experience.


Come on you target for faraway laughter;
You are a symbol of pursuit and amusement, evoking both ambition and ridicule.


Come on you stranger, you legend,
You are an intriguing and influential figure, revered but not always understood.


You martyr, and shine
You endure suffering and sacrifice for your beliefs and goals, but maintain your radiance.


You reached for the secret too soon
You pursued enlightenment or truth too eagerly, before fully understanding the consequences and responsibilities.


You cried for the moon
You set your sights on an unattainable goal or dream.


Threatened by shadows at night
You feel scared or uncertain when facing the darkness or unknown parameters of various situations or issues.


And exposed in the light
Your vulnerability and flaws become painfully evident in plain view.


Well, you wore out your welcome
You overstayed your usefulness or appeal in a particular context, or became tiresome to others.


With random precision
You made actions or decisions that were simultaneously unpredictable and controlled.


Rode on the steel breeze
You continued to be guided by the forces of time and fate.


Come on you raver, you seer of visions;
You are an ecstatic dreamer, who experiences transcendental and imaginative states of mind.


Come on you painter, you piper,
Your creativity and artistic expression is a powerful source of inspiration for others.


You prisoner, and shine
You are captive to your internal struggles or limitations, but maintain your radiance in spite of them.


Nobody knows where you are,
Your current location or situation is unknown to others.


How near or how far
It is unknown whether you are nearby or distant from those who care about you.


Pile on many more layers
Continue to add to your depth and complexity, even when it's challenging or painful.


And I'll be joining you there
I will also strive for greater depth and meaning in my own life, alongside you.


And we'll bask in the shadow
We will take pleasure in the memories and accomplishments of past triumphs.


Of yesterday's triumph
Reflecting on a previous success or victory.


And sail on the steel breeze
Persevering through the unpredictable journey of life.


Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
You are still trying to figure out how to navigate adulthood, and grappling with the feeling of winning and losing in various situations.


Come on you miner for truth and delusion,
You tirelessly search for the truth amidst the illusions and falsehoods of the world around you.


And shine.
Keep shining your distinct light, despite the ups and downs of life.




Lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DAVE GILMOUR, RICHARD WRIGHT

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How many people are up late at night just laying in bed enjoying this masterpiece.

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I'm shining into a new year.

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Every night the past two years now since I discovered it

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More than you think..much more... We're all crazy diamonds..

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I am right now, heh.

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If all nine parts of this song aren't played at my funeral, I'm not dying.

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The epitome of life

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I'm right behind you dude!!

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