See Emily play Lyrics - Pink Floyd

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Emily tries but misunderstands, ah ooh
She's often inclined to borrow somebody's dreams till tomorrow
There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

Soon after dark Emily cries, ah ooh
Gazing through trees in sorrow hardly a sound till tomorrow

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

Put on a gown that touches the ground, ah ooh
Float down a river forever and ever, Emily, Emily
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There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

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@ Dave Thiemann | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/6/11

You are putting wayyy too much thought into it. Everything doesn't have some deep philosophical meaning. Games for May is a concert Pink Floyd played back in 1967. That line is referring to the concert, not some game of life.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond! | Reviewer: Nina | 11/5/11

I find it amazing how everyone has all these different opinions on Syd's songs and each one of them is so beautiful and insightful. It just goes to show what a big impact Syd had on the music world. It's good to know that his lyrics and music are still affecting people's lives and making them think. Syd will always be remembered <3

see me play! xD | Reviewer: Emilie :) | 12/26/10

i love pink floyd and only recently listened to this song my mum told me i'm named after it but soelt differntly. . . the best album has to be dark side of the moon ^-^ but relics is equally satisfactory! :D

i think | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/1/10

what i understand from this song is that Emily is rejecting the singer, and emotionally playing games with him.
he finally wishes she died, as in history im not sure where, they used to dress dead women with white dresses, put one pennies in their eyes, and let the body float down the river in a raft.

Filler Genius | Reviewer: Dave Thiemann | 9/28/10

Until tonight, I always thought it was:
"Free games for PAY"
"See Emily play"
Wow! I thought it was so insightful to think about the games we play, thinking they are for free, never realizing the cost to our lives. Example: The girl that is promiscuous, playing a game, never realizing the cost. Drugs: above and beyond the monetary cost, this "free game" shall cost you dearly. Perhaps Barretts most endearing feature was that it was so difficult to understand what he was saying, that it led the listener to "fill in the blanks". And I think this sometimes created greater meaning than what Barrett himself intended. Now is that genius or what?

deep | Reviewer: james | 7/30/10

Perhaps this meaning is a subtle hint into something so deep, something that affects us all yet we don't realise it.

"Float down a river forever and ever"
We are all floating through life, seemingly unable to control our direction
"There is no other day"
Life can be over before you know it, don't procrastinate
"Let's try it another way"
What we're doing isn't working
"You'll lose your mind and play"
We are all that close to insanity it's not funny

I think what barrett was hinting at was all we hold valuable in this life may in fact all be worthless, such as fame, fortune & wealth, and it's such a shame he couldn't escape fame for the rest of his life.

Emily and England | Reviewer: sayak | 12/9/08

Emily was a girl of an aristocrat in 60s Endland. The song is about the so called suffocating royal upbringing most Emilys had to go through, an anaesthetic that took her down to the river and never to come back. This is my interpretation... could be different. It goes with the notion that Syd hated the "Queen's" England, he hated the education system he went through, his art school chain-bound creativity. Similar thoughts go through Waters as well when he makes the album "The Wall".

Syd | Reviewer: Tee | 6/30/08

Syd's breakdown was due to mental illness, the drugs didn't have that great an effect. David Gilmour has said Syd would've had a breakdown whether or not he used LSD. Syd most likely suffered from Hebephrenic Schizophrenia. Still, it's a big loss either way.

Is there anybody out there? | Reviewer: Arnold Layne | 11/13/07

This song i realy cool. Its about the child like Imagination of syd Barret and its sad that he took so many drugs. It effected his already weak psych to the point of causing him to wither away into insanity.
Syd will live on.Though he is passed.

well the shizz | Reviewer: Fern | 6/7/07

studying it in drama and have to perform a play on it in groups of three so am researching it for the gcse show. its well good and we are all enjoying it it speaks out to so many people and people who dont love it are seriously deluded. if only we coupld study this kind of work in every lesson.

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