Another simple Riley for the community while I continue to put my next story riddle together. This one will hopefully take a little longer to solve. Good luck to you all!

Pry for the prefix, all you need is my eye; or was it yours? Just get rid of the why.

Into the infix, stare for a while; it’ll slip past you, while it sits back and smiles.

Now for the suffix, in my music its blaring; I think it’s time for another red herring.

Keen on music? This band knows the way; with Floyd you’re not wrong, quite an album to play.

In all fairness to the community this one isn’t so simple, but I can guarantee you’re overthinking it. The answers are contained in the riddle, as with most of my puzzles. You just have to figure out where.

  • oh wow, reading the first line, knowing the answer..... how could I not see that – SteveV Sep 20 at 0:57
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    The whole line is a red herring to hide it :) – PerpetualJ Sep 20 at 1:06
  • This is really good! – JBeck Sep 25 at 2:22
up vote 4 down vote accepted

New Answer:

Could you be

PRISM?

Pry for the prefix, all you need is my eye; or was it yours? I don’t know why.

PRI. "Pry" for the prefix.

Into the infix, stare for a while; it’ll slip past you, while it sits back and smiles.

IS. There is an album called Prism by Katy Perry, with a song called International Smile.
I. You stare with your eyes. The actions "slip, sits, smiles" all contain i.

S. You can stare at it. The actions "slip, sits, smiles" all begin with s. Also, "slip past you" $\to$ "slip past u" $\to$ "slip past u" which are letters of the alphabet in their order starting from s.

Now for the suffix, in my music its blaring; I think it’s time for another red herring.

M for music? This is the only part I cannot explain, but music is definitely related to the answer.

Keen on music? This band knows the way; with Floyd you’re not wrong, quite an album to play.

There is an album by Pink Floyd, also called Prism.

$$$$ Title:

COLOURFUL

That is colourful!

Also,

The acrostics spell PINK as it refers to Pink Floyd.


Original Answer:

Could you be

EVIL?

Pry for the prefix, all you need is my eye; or was it yours? I don’t know why.

E. There is something known as the evil eye which would be all you need, as this answer is very much related. It is said that people with "looks that can kill" have an evil eye, and you might not know why.

Into the infix, stare for a while; it’ll slip past you, while it sits back and smiles.

V. It comes after U (you) and looks like it is smiling (if I add eyes, it looks like it is smiling: $\stackrel{\bullet\bullet}{\rm V}$) Another word for a "slip" could be envelope, and staring relates to eyes $\to$ evil eyes.

Now for the suffix, in my music its blaring; I think it’s time for a red herring.

IL. In music, there are pieces. In the OP's "pieces" (riddles), there is one main thing that is red: the Vermillion. The part that is blaring in the word (that occurs the most) is "il" (Vermillion). Also, villains can be pretty evil sometimes, and that word contains "il".

Keen on music? This band knows the way; with Floyd you’re not wrong, quite an album to play.

This refers to Pink Floyd who sang a song called Money, which is commonly referred to as "the root of all evil". In fact, that is one of the actual lyrics to the song (namely, "Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today.")!

$$$$

Title:

I cannot really explain the title, but the name Lucifer is hidden in it (A C${}$o${}$l${}$o${}$rfu${}$l R${}$i${}$l${}$e${}$y $\to$ Clrfuie $\to$ luCifer).

Also,

The acrostics spell PINK as it refers to Pink Floyd and the "colour of evil". I mean, guess who's the bad guy in the following picture.

PICTURE

Clearly, it is the guy with the red (pinkish) lightsaber.

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    Way over the top but quite enjoyable. Not the answer though; the band is correct and they can help you :) – PerpetualJ Sep 20 at 0:13
  • @PerpetualJ Over the top for one of your riddles? I find that hard to believe! Hahah, I am glad I got the last part correct. I'll see if I can keep digging (and get on with the "Son at War" hint) :P – user477343 Sep 20 at 0:15
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    The pieces are literally in the riddle. Examine each line carefully. – PerpetualJ Sep 20 at 0:22
  • @PerpetualJ Wait... I think I'm onto something... this looks promising... I am going to edit my answer and write a second one :P – user477343 Sep 20 at 0:31
  • Waiting for the answer! :) – PerpetualJ Sep 20 at 0:38

Partial Answer

The first letter of each line spells "PINK"

  • The infix could be rot13(V) and the Floyd part goes with the word. :) – QuantumTwinkie Sep 19 at 23:09
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    Not quite @QuantumTwinkie but it will help you find the word. – PerpetualJ Sep 19 at 23:11

Sure its wrong, but is it

Golden Earring?

Pry for the prefix, all you need is my eye; or was it yours? I don’t know why.

Golden as in Goldeneye

Into the infix, stare for a while; it’ll slip past you, while it sits back and smiles.

i only see "near", which I suppose may slip past you and become far

Now for the suffix, in my music its blaring; I think it’s time for a red herring.

blARING and heRRING

Keen on music? This band knows the way; with Floyd you’re not wrong, quite an album to play.

they know the way, they use Radar (Love). Not sure on the Floyd part. Perhaps that and Pink are the red-dish herring

I think you need to look up the word "simple" :)

  • Way off, but I like the answer. Also, simple is a subjective word right? Lol Oh wait, nope, just used to mislead an audience. Lol – PerpetualJ Sep 19 at 23:14

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