Sunday, June 7, 2009

Shine on you crazy diamond


Pedro is a Spaniard. Born in Madrid with a heart that swears by Barcelona. Cate is from the Czech Republic. But on Thursday night, at the Blues, these two individuals, from two different cultures collided on a platform fuelled by music.
The crowd had considerably thinned by the time my friend and I reached Blues. We were on a binge, the night was young and there was no stopping us. We had already blown up considerable sum (let's not disclose the amount here for who knows my mom could be prying on this and use it to blackmail me into marriage with someone of her choice!!!) at All Sports Bar on tequilla. But we were still some way to go before tequilla sunrise.
So we landed at the Blues and once more it was back to tequilla. By midnight there were just another group left besides the two of us. None wished to bother the other, busy in chit chatting and listening to whatever was being played in the name of music. Wih the night drawing on and time for departure looming up (more so coz we had spent almost a fortune by then) I managed to convince the DJ to play Pink Floyd's 'Shine on you crazy diamond'. Thanks to the Dj, he obliged.
As the guitar licks filled the air, my senses took wings.
With the music flowing through the veins, Pedro and Cate got up and slowly twirled their body, matching steps in a slow ritualistic dance that held us in raptures.
The path near the bar was cleared as they were caught up in the song, swaying and swinging, moving hips and body, getting close but soon to move apart... a dance that kept me alive the rest of the night, the pain of spending so much money nothing but a blur.

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 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!

Shine on!

1 comment:

Anorak said...

shine on u crazy diamond!!!......keep walking!!