Terrapin

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"Terrapin"
Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by Syd Barrett
ReleasedAugust 1992
Songwriter(s)Syd Barrett

"Terrapin" is a cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins off of Syd Barrett's debut solo album, The Madcap Laughs. It first appeared on the Dutch and UK vinyl editions of the "I Am One" single, and later on Rarities and B-Sides. Some commercial bootlegs incorrectly title the song "Crystal Blue" or "The Fishes".

The recording features prominent vocals by James Iha during the verses, with Corgan on backups and guitar.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I really love you, and I mean you,
The star above you, crystal blue
Well, oh baby, my hair's on end about you

I wouldn't see you, and I love to,
I fly above you, yes I do,
Well, oh baby my hair's on end about you

Floating, bumping, noses dodge a tooth
The fins a luminous
Fangs all 'round the clown is dark
Below the boulders hiding
All the sunlight's good for us

Cause we're the fishes, and all we do
The move about is all we do
Well oh baby my hair's on end about you

I really love you, and I mean you,
The star above you, crystal blue
Well, oh baby, my hair's on end about you
Well, oh baby, my hair's on end about you

Availability

TitleType
Mashed PotatoesBootleg
Rarities Volume 1Bootleg
Rarities and B-SidesCompilation

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