Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 3 in album A Saucerful of Secrets
release date: 1968-6-29
popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Stoner Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 5:28
producer: Norman “Hurricane” Smith
engineer: Peter Bown
recorded by: Peter Bown
bass guitar: Roger Waters
celesta: Richard Wright
drums: Nick Mason
electric guitar: Syd Barrett and David Gilmour
farfisa: Richard Wright
gong: Roger Waters
lead vocals: Roger Waters
vibraphone: Richard Wright
phonographic copyright by: Norman “Hurricane” Smith
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

Album Information

label: Columbia Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets cover art


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Little by little the night turns around.
Counting the leaves which tremble and turn.
Lotus's lean on each other in union.
Over the hills where a swallow is resting.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun.

Over the mountain watching the watcher.
Breaking the darkness waking the grapevine.
Morning to birth is born into shadow
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun.
The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun.

Who is the man who arrives at the wall?
Making the shape of his questions at asking.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Let There Be More Light
  • 2 Remember a Day
  • 3 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  • 4 Corporal Clegg
  • 5 A Saucerful of Secrets
  • 6 See‐Saw
  • 7 Jugband Blues