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Sunday, March 21, 2010

SYD BARRETT DOLLY ROCKER - LYRICAL ANALYSIS BY GEELER FEELER


SYD BARRETT DOLLY ROCKER - LYRICAL ANALYSIS BY GEELER FEELER

"I know a sweet girl she done went out and paid for me done a sweet girl after five we went for tea she seen a dolly rocker she wanna girl she got her"

Well it's kinda' complicated You see. It's all about this dude who's ex-girlfriend is bisexual & meddles when he tries to have some new relationships, which makes all very triangular & quite insane...

"I wanna see her I know I do I love you darling all for you You wanna meet Pearl she's as cute as a squirrel's nut she done seen me said she thought she'd got the lot she's a dolly rocker wanna wait 'til I got her said she know I know we know I do said she gotta see me lonely with you"

Of course I'm just guessing...Syd constantly shifts perspective on Who's talking, which adds to the feeling of a complete haywire situation. The title "Dolly Rocker" is made up to make the kind of sensation the surrealist refered to as "the chance meeting on a operation table of a sewing machine and an umbrella", a quite common feature in the rock business, take Marilyn Manson for instance...(no other comparisons made!)

"Oceans may travel away so long senses in the gravel to see yourself at home nice to be at home"
Even everything is too much, I think it's not only "Pearl" who thinks she'd got the lot. Like a "ships cat somewhere, anywhere" (Lucifer Sam), the poets sails away on oceans of love, too far & "senses in the gravel" longs to get home where the heart is. It's described in an interview with Mick Rock as: "threading the backward path"

"All they'll ever be forever all my life you did see when you got her"

A sense of everything lost forever. A stranded creativity only discovered as a fossil in the left contribution of the artists work. A fading picture of the muse that once was.

"all I know I know I show you baby through your head push to you baby"

And all so very intimate again. Only Syd could easily deliver such lines & get away with it!

"is a dolly rocker
she know what she got her
she seen a dolly rocker
she seen a dolly rocker
Uhhm"


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