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Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE FINAL CUT (SONG) AND INTRODUCTION OF THE ALBUM : LYRICS,PERSPECTIVES AND REVIEW

This song is one of the most unique songs I have ever heard. I love the Lyrics (Not a new thing for me talking about Pink Floyd),it has a whole story within the song. And its so good I am almost at a loss of words.Talking about the instrumentals and the musical theme/concept,I am very much impressed with this.And its pretty emotional to get the fact that this was the last album with which Roger Waters was present with the band.(I don't know when I got so involved with the members of Pink Floyd) The musical effects are just out of the world - wonder to me,very well defined with the concept of the song.At the end of the second part of the song,there is a tremendous sound of a bullet through a shotgun,just before "what's behind the wall".While saying the last line of the third part "Or is it just a crazy dream?",there was a certain strain in the voice,very impressive.The last line of the fourth part almost got me off my nerves.The way there was a soft,almost whispering "Would you send me packing?" followed by a "Or would you take me home?" on a very high note,in a pained tone.I am amazed at how well Waters sang this song.I am usually a Gilmour fan when talking about vocals,but this song definitely changed my viewpoint considerably.Though Waters did not really like himself singing in the album,he said that you could find the "mad tension running through."And I have to say,I am pretty embarrassed with David Gilmour's eccentric behaviour saying "The Final Cut  is very good but it's not personally how I would see a Pink Floyd record going." The Final Cut is not just good,its great,its impressive,its ideological,its bold.I am in Love with the album,literally.I am surely going to review each and every song over there.Waters' frustration about the Falklands War - just everything.And now I am pretty much understanding why he was not honoured by the British Government much.And ideology has to get you working because action speaks louder than words. And that I have to admit,whether he was a leftist or not (though I have seen left ideals in him and when he spoke about The Post-War dream in this album,he did speak of the ideals they,inclusive of his late father from Labour Party,UK,who was a communist,had to give his life in World War II along with millions of all those who truly dreamed of a more peaceful,liberal,honest and less diplomatic England.) The album has a very good blend of music and ideals.And you see,I just had to love it.Throughout the album,Margaret Thatcher has been opposed and referred to as "Maggie".I am still impressed by every attribute of Roger Waters right now and I have to admit,he was much more frank than Gilmour.And I personally like frank speakers,they are less in number.Coming to the song,I would give the scores - 

MELODY - 5/5
INSTRUMENTALS - 5/5
THE VOICE BEHIND - 5/5
LYRICS - 5/5

As a Song - {(20/20)*100%}= 100%



The Final Cut Disc


The Final Cut Album Cover


The Backside of The Album Cover of The Final Cut


The Final Cut Disc (Different Cover)





Here are the lyrics - 

Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiraling down to the hole in the ground where I hide.

If you negotiate the minefield in the drive
And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes
And if you make it past the shotgun to my hall,
Dial the combination, open the priesthole
And if I'm in I'll tell you what's behind the wall.

There's a kid who had a big hallucination
Making love to girls in magazines.
He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith.
Could anybody love him
Or is it just a crazy dream?

And if I show you my dark side
Will you still hold me tonight?
And if I open my heart to you
And show you my weak side
What would you do?
Would you sell your story to Rolling Stone?
Would you take the children away
And leave me alone?
And smile in reassurance
As you whisper down the phone?
Would you send me packing?
Or would you take me home?

Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings,
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down.
I held the blade in trembling hands
Prepared to make it but just then the phone rang
I never had the nerve to make the final cut.

"Hello? Listen, I think I've got it. Okay, listen its a HaHa!"

Note that - I will be surely reviewing all the songs from this album sooner or later.
Information Credit - Wikipedia (Particularly This Album)
Disclaimer - I do not own the photographs used in this post.
Lyrics - Please refer to the Music section of What is A Perspective? page of the blog.



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