The song also has some references to Pink's broken relationship with his adulterous wife. It is played in a manner that is reminiscent of a piano player in a bar.
The line, "Surprise! Surprise, Surprise!" from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is used.
A lot of the song describes Syd Barrett's general state during 1967, and in the documentary "Behind The Wall", David Gilmour states that it describes the state of mind of many rockstars on tour. However, these lyrics:
I got nicotine stains on my fingers.
I got a silver spoon on a chain.
Got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains.
The song ends almost abruptly with the lines
I got a pair of gohill bootswith a television playing in the background.
And I got fading roots
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