New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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 percision
Rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver
You seer of visions
Come on you painter
You piper
You prisoner
And shine



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/pink_floyd/shine_on_you_crazy_diamond_part_1.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • w
    warriorgirlMay 14, 2011 at 6:34 am
    The song could be written for a particular person, but is also a song about the Spirit that dwells in every one of us - our Diamond. We knew it, shone with it when we were young, lost our diamond in adulthood. We play different roles: stranger, legend, martyr, raver, painter, piper, prisoner..., yet we are all One.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×