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Wednesday, August 13, 2014


1. Stop 


I wanna go home
Take off this uniform
And leave the show.
But I'm waiting in this cell 
Because I have to know.
Have I been guilty all this time?

The Wall by Pink Floyd

This is a 00:34 seconds piece by Waters and its one of those statement songs by Pink Floyd I can't stop admiring about.This is my most favourite song out of the entire The Wall album,though I am quite sure many have not even noticed this in the realm of the major 'Another Brick in The Wall' and 'Comfortably Numb'.

2.Another Brick In The Wall Part 3


[Sound of many TV's coming on,
all on different channels]
"The Bulls are already out there"
Pink: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgh!"
"This Roman Meal bakery
thought you'd like to know."

I don't need no arms around me
And I dont need no drugs to calm me.
I have seen the writing on the wall.
Don't think I need anything at all.
No! Don't think I'll need anything at all.
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.

The Wall Album Art by Pink Floyd

I really adore the concept of Another Brick In The Wall and the intellect infused and expressed in the entire 'The Wall' album.This series is immensely popular among young people all around the world and I think you probably can guess why.I have seen Houston Communist Party use this song as means to protest against the selfish teachings of the capitalist masters.

3.Us And Them

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it's noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it's only round and round.
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside.

"I mean, they're not gunna kill ya, so if you give 'em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, 'cos I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners
don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

Us And Them Album Cover

This has been featured as the Top th song in The Top 10 Pink Floyd Songs Compilation done in the blog.It was one of my first impressions when I first came across Pink Floyd and I remember I listened to this almost wherever I went.In the roadways and in my mind,all that seemed to occupy space was this song and I could not think about anything else properly for a day or two.The statement throughout and at the end seem to boldly place the concept of revolution and ignorance,both of which unfortunately juxtapose each other's effect in today's society.

4.Comfortably Numb

Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Come on, now,
I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again.
I'll need some information first.
Just the basic facts.
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying.
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain you would not understand
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.

Just a little pinprick.
There'll be no more aaaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good.
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying.
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

Comfortably Numb Concert Cover

I am quite sure many of you would love to rate this as the best song of The Wall,but to me,the ones mentioned above are no less nicer than this.The song has a beautiful concept and I personally have had a lot of thoughts about this since the first time I listened to this.

5.Is There Anybody Out There?


Marshall Dillon: Well, only about an hour of daylight left. We better get started.
Miss Tyson: Is it unsafe to travel at night?
Marshall Dillon: It'll be a lot less safe to stay here. Your father's gonna pick up our trail before long.
Miss Tyson: Can Lorca ride?
Marshall Dillon: He'll have to ride. Margret, time to go! Maegret, thank you for everything. Let's go.
Miss Tyson: Goodbye Chengra!
Chengra: Goodbye Missy!
Miss Tyson: I'll be back — one day.
Chengra: The bones have told Chengra.
Miss Tyson: Take care of yourself.
Chengra: Marshall, look after my Missy.
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?

Is There Anybody Out There Concert Cover

This is a genuine Roger Waters statement-style piece of music.It begins with sound from a TV/Radio and the music is bravo.The bold noted acoustic seems to denote numerous question marks throughout the song.Lovely (but somewhat depressing) song.

6.Goodbye Blue Sky

Snapshot from Goodbye Blue Sky

Look, Mummy. There's an airplane up in the sky.

Oooooooo ooo ooo ooooh
Did you see the frightened ones
Did you hear the falling bombs
Did you ever wonder
Why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new world
Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky
Oooooooo ooo ooooo oooh
Did you see the frightened ones
Did you hear the falling bombs
The flames are all long gone
But the pain lingers on
Goodbye blue sky
Goodbye blue sky

The song is more political than it seems.It is about the Blitz and how the German forces dropped bombs on England during the Second World War.I like the song.And especially when the child says "sky" in the first line,there is some amount of mysticism infused with innocence in the voice and I love the first line.The song,however can be seen from a much developed perspective and can have a diversified meaning to people belonging to different nations worldwide.


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
We would meet again
Some sunny day?
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else here
Feel the way I do?

Could not help the urge to post this photograph (Isn't she pretty?)

Roger Waters performing Vera 

I like the concept of bringing back forgotten artists in this form - just like it has been done in the song;rather than showing your sympathy towards them now that they are forgotten.It shows everything you can possibly think of - love endowed with respect.And what I love the most about this song is the guitar played.After the last line,the three prominent notes played seem to create the perfect imagery of a question asked with no answer left behind.Wonderful touch.

8. The Show Must Go On

Ooooh, Ma, Oooh Pa
Must the show go on?
Ooooh, Pa. Take me home
Ooooh, Ma. Let me go
There must be some mistake
I didnt mean to let them
Take away my soul.
Am I too old, is it too late?

Ooooh, Ma, Ooooh Pa,
Where has the feeling gone?
Ooooh, Ma, Ooooh Pa,
Will I remember the songs?
The show must go on.

The Show Must Go On Concert Cover

This song has been performed by David Gilmour and is definitely a pleasure to the ears owing to the fact so mentioned.This is one of the songs that you have to categorise under pure Progressive Rock.The last part of the lyrics draw the statement of the song and are really nice.

9.One of my turns

"Oh my God! What a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars?
[Film in background: "I'm sorry sir, I didn't mean to startle you!]
"This place is bigger than our apartment!
[Film: "Let me know when you're entering a room"
"Yes sir!"]
"erm, Can I get a drink of water?
[Film: "I was wondering about ..."]
"You want some, huh?"
[Film: "Yes"]
"Oh wow, look at this tub? Do you wanna take baaaath?"
[Film: "I'll have to find out from Mrs. Bancroft what time she wants to meet us, for her main ..."]
"What are watching?"
[Film: "If you'll just let me know as soon as you can ... Mrs Bancroft" "Mrs Bancroft ..."]
[Film: "I don't understand ..."]
"Are you feeling okay?..."

Day after day, love turns grey
Like the skin of a dying man.
Night after night, we pretend its all right
But I have grown older and
You have grown colder and
Nothing is very much fun any more.
And I can feel one of my turns coming on.
I feel cold as a razor blade,
Tight as a tourniquet,
Dry as a funeral drum.

Run to the bedroom,
In the suitcase on the left
You'll find my favorite axe.
Don't look so frightened
This is just a passing phase,
One of my bad days.
Would you like to watch T.V.?
Or get between the sheets?
Or contemplate the silent freeway?
Would you like something to eat?
Would you like to learn to fly?
Would you like to see me try?

Would you like to call the cops?
Do you think it's time I stopped?
Why are you running away?

One Of My Turns Compact Disc 

One Of My Turns Lyrics and Audio YouTube Video

The hard rock performed in the song is the real attraction here.It shows how one of the not so grammatically 'beautiful' voices can sometimes seem so appealing.I have listened to this many times and I really like the way Pink's desperation has been expressed in the song.

10.Nobody Home

"Alright, I'll take care of them part of the time, but there's somebody else that needs taking care of in Washington"
"Who's that?"
"Rose Pilchitt!"
"Rose Pilchitt? Who's that?"
[Kid screams in background. foreground: "Shut Up!"]
"36-24-36 [laughter] does that answer your question?"
[foreground: "Oi! I've got a little black book with me poems in!"]
"Who's she?"
"She was 'Miss Armoured Division' in 1961 ... "

I've got a little black book with my poems in.
Got a bag with a toothbrush and a comb in.
When I'm a good dog, they sometimes throw me a bone in.

I got elastic bands keepin my shoes on.
Got those swollen hand blues.
Got thirteen channels of shit on the T.V. to choose from.
I've got electric light.
And I've got second sight.
And amazing powers of observation.
And that is how I know
When I try to get through
On the telephone to you
There'll be nobody home.

I've got the obligatory Hendrix perm.
And the inevitable pinhole burns
All down the front of my favorite satin shirt.
I've got nicotine stains on my fingers.
I've got a silver spoon on a chain.
I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains.

I've got wild staring eyes.
And I've got a strong urge to fly.
But I got nowhere to fly to.
Ooooh, Babe when I pick up the phone

"Surprise, surprise, surprise..." (from Gomer Pyle show)

There's still nobody home.

I've got a pair of Gohills boots
and I got fading roots.

"Where the hell are you?"
"Over 47 german planes were destroyed with the loss of only 15 of our own aircraft"
"Where the hell are you Simon?"
[Machine gun sound, followed by plane crashing]

Roger Waters Performing Nobody Home

This song is once again one of my earliest memories of Floyd.The lyrics are great and I have seen Roger Waters perform this in Berlin but somehow I like the recorded version more than the live version.It was written about Richard Wright,who at that time was trying to get over a cocaine addiction.The song has somewhat of a wintery effect and deals with depression,however is not depressing to me.The song is one of the delights out of the album and I have tried to listen to this when alone at home.(Gives quite an independent feeling.)

Disclaimer - The photographs used here do not belong to me.
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