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Song Name: Summer '68

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: Atom Heart Mother

Run Time: 5:29

Year: 1970

Track Number: 3

Sung By: Richard Wright

Written By: Richard Wright


Summer '68 - 03 - Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd

Summer '68 - 03 - Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd

  • About a one night stand, likely with a groupie, and the return to habitual life. The soft piano intro contrasts with the rich, revenge-style Morricone trumpet solo breaks in the middle and end of the song.
  • The song also hints at the tedium of touring and a desire to escape from it all: 'My friends are lying in the sun, I wish that I was there...'
  • The song can also be interpreted as the metaphorical thoughts of someone returning from a magic mushroom trip, which typically last about 6 hours. Hence the lyrics, "We met just six hours ago..." and the continuing sensations and disillusionment with what's happening.
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