By Rachel "La Tia", Blog Contributor
Let's face it, listening to kids music day in and day out is a drag (Plus it's even more embarrassing when you're at work humming "The Wheels on the Bus"). Sometimes we just want to put on some classic rock and jam. But with the kids around we don't want to introduce those impressionable minds with inappropriate messages.
So I set out to find a balance and created a Best of Pink Floyd list that are cool to play for the little ones. I’ve compiled the top 7 kid appropriate Pink Floyd songs (that still rock) with my favorite verses from each one. Enjoy!
Brick in the Wall from their The Wall album released in 1979. It’s always fun to sing this song when school’s over. Link below is for parts 1-3.
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
Shine on You Crazy Diamond from their Wish You Were Here album of 1975.
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!
High Hopes from their album The Division Bell of 1994.
Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world
A Pillow of Winds from their 1971 album Meddle.
Sleeping time when I lie
With my love by my side
And she’s breathing low
And I rise like a bird
In the haze the first rays touch the sky
Fearless is also from the album Meddle. Everyone needs a pick me up song.
You say the hill's too steep to climb
You say you'd like to see me try
You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb
The hill in my own way
San Tropez is you guessed it- also from the Meddle album.
Sleepin' alone in the
Drone of the darkness,
Scratched by the sand that
Fell from my love,
Deep in my dreams and I
Still hear her callin'
If you're alone
I'll come home
Wish You Were Here is also from their album of the same name released back in 1975. This probably my favorite Pink Floyd song despite how sad it can sound. But it's so fun to sing along with!
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here
If you think we’ve missed any great kid appropriate Pink Floyd songs, please let us know in the comments section below!