"Vegetable Man" is a song written by Syd Barrett for Pink Floyd in 1967. It was considered for the band's third single or for inclusion on their second album A Saucerful of Secrets. Bootlegged for decades, the song did not have an official release until 2016, when it was included on the box set The Early Years 1965–1972.


In yellow shoes I get the blues
Though I walk the streets with my plastic feet
With my blue velvet trousers, make me feel pink
There's a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers
In my paisley shirt I look a jerk
And my turquoise waistcoat is quite out of sight
But oh oh my haircut looks so bad

Vegetable man Where are you?

So I've changed my dear, and I find my knees,
And I covered them up with the latest cut,
And my pants and socks all point in a box,
They don't make long of my nylon socks,
The watch, black watch
My watch with a black face
And a big pin, a little hole,
And all the lot is what I got,
It's what I wear, it's what you see,
It must be me, it's what I am,

Vegetable man, Where are you?

I've been looking all over the place for a place for me,
But it ain't anywhere, it just ain't anywhere

Vegetable man, vegetable man,

He's the kind of person, you just gonna see him if you can,

Vegetable man


from Temple Of The Goddess EP (2020 Remaster Edition), released July 3, 2020
Written by Roger Keith Barrett
Copyright/Publisher - Essex Music International

Produced by Michael Kite Audino and Todd Parker
Recorded at Starlight Blanket Studio, Sacramento, CA and Churchy Studio, New Castle, PA

Michael Kite Audino - Lead Vocals and Drums
Todd Parker - Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards


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Todd Parker and The Witches Sacramento, California

Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles returned after a decade off from producing music with Greetings From The Star Chamber in 2010 which has been followed by a series of EPs, singles and 3 more studio albums, the latest being 2018's Futuretripper. More to come. ... more

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