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In the song, Syd Barrett s lyrical subject shows a girl his bike (which he borrowed), a cloak, a homeless mouse Bicycle messenger that he calls Gerald, and a clan of gingerbread men - because she fits in with world . This creates a striking transition Bike song from the reflective melancholy of High Hopes to the upbeat psychedelic surrealism of Bike . .
She is also mentioned in the song Lucifer Sam , which is also on The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. It also appears on two Floyd compilation albums: Relics Bike song (1971) and Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (2001). High Hopes is at least in part a tribute to Barrett, making its juxtaposition with Bike thematically appropriate.
The final verse is followed by an instrumental section that can be referred to as a piece Bike song of musique concrete: a noisy collage of oscillators, clocks, gongs, bells, a violin, and other sounds edited with tape techniques, apparently the other room spoken of in the song. The segue between the two songs is achieved by jump-cutting from the sound effect of a distant church bell Bike song at the end of High Hopes to that of a bicycle bell and thence straight into Bike .
The ending of the song fades out with the sound of sped-up laughter. from the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Bike is a song by British psychadelic rock band Pink Floyd, and is featured on their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).
The song was written for Barrett s then girlfriend, Jenny Spires.