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And disciplinary remains mercifully Yes and um, I’m with you Derek, this star nonsense Yes, yes, now which is it? I am sure of it So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell? Blue skies from pain? Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? Did you exchange A walk-on part in the war For a lead role in a cage? How I wish, how I wish you were here Were just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl year after year Running over the same old ground, what have we found? The same old fears, wish you were here
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown Waiting for someone or something to show you the way Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today And then one day you find ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking Racing around to come up behind you again The sun is the same in a relative way, but youre older Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way The time is gone, the song is over, thought Id something more to say Home, home again I like to be here when I can And when I come home cold and tired Its good to warm my bones beside the fire Far away across the field The tolling of the iron bell Calls the faithful to their knees To hear the softly spoken magic spells
Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone home? Come on , now I hear youre feeling down Well, I can ease your pain And get you on your feet again Relax Ill 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 cant hear what youre saying When I was a child, I had a fever My hands felt just like two balloons Now Ive got that feeling once again I cant explain, you would not understand This is not how I am I have become comfortably numb I have become comfortably numb Okay Just a little pinprick Therell be no more But you may feel a little sick Can you stand up? I do believe its working, good Thatll keep you going through the show Come on, its 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 cant hear what youre 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
We dont need no education We dont need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teacher, leave them kids alone Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone! All in all, its just another brick in the wall All in all, youre just another brick in the wall We dont need no education We dont need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers, leave them kids alone Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone! All in all, youre just another brick in the wall All in all, youre just another brick in the wall Wrong, do it again! Wrong, do it again! If you dont eat your meat, you cant have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you dont eat your meat? You! Yes! You behind the bike sheds! Stand still, laddie! (If you dont eat your meat, you cant have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you dont eat your meat?) Children playing Phone beeping sound
Money, get away You get a good job with more pay and youre okay Money, its a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four-star daydream Think Ill buy me a football team Money, get back Im alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack Money, its a hit Ah, dont give me that do-goody-good bullshit Im in the high-fidelity first class travelling set And I think I need a Learjet Money, its a crime Share it fairly, but dont take a slice of my pie Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today But if you ask for a rise, its no surprise That theyre giving none away Away, away, away Away, away, away Away, ooh... - Yeah -- -- I was in the right! - Yes, absolutely in the right! - I certainly was in the right! - Yeah, I was definitely in the right; that geezer was cruising for a bruising... - Yeah - Why does anyone do anything? - I dont know, I was really drunk at the time... - I was just telling him it was in, he could get it in number two. He was asking why it wasnt coming up on fader eleven. After, I was yelling and screaming and telling him why it wasnt coming up on fader eleven. It came to a heavy blow, which sorted the matter out
The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs Got to keep the loonies on the path The lunatic is in the hall The lunatics are in my hall The paper holds their folded faces to the floor And every day the paperboy brings more And if the dam breaks open many years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too Ill see you on the dark side of the moon The lunatic is in my head The lunatic is in my head You raise the blade You make the change You rearrange me till Im sane You lock the door And throw away the key And theres someone in my head but its not me And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear You shout and no one seems to hear And if the band youre in starts playing different tunes Ill see you on the dark side of the moon I cant think of anything to say except Hahahahahahaha! I think its marvellous! Hahaha...
Breathe, breathe in the air Dont be afraid to care Leave but dont leave me Look around and choose your own ground For long you live and high you fly And smiles youll give and tears youll cry And all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be Run, rabbit, run Dig that hole, forget the sun And when at last the work is done Dont sit down, its time to dig another one For long you live and high you fly But only if you ride the tide And balanced on the biggest wave You race towards an early grave
Remember when you were young You shone like the Sun Shine on, you crazy diamond Now theres a look in your eyes Like black holes in the sky Shine on, you crazy diamond You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom Blown on the steel breeze Come on, you target for faraway laughter Come on, you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine You reached for the secret too soon You cried for the Moon Shine on, you crazy diamond Threatened by shadows at night And exposed in the light Shine on , you crazy diamond Well, you wore out your welcome with random precision Rode on the steel breeze Come on, you raver, you seer of visions Come on, you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine
Hey you Out there in the cold, getting lonely, getting old Can you feel me? Hey you Standing in the aisles with itchy feet and fading smiles Can you feel me? Hey you Dont help them to bury the light Dont give in without a fight Hey you Out there on your own, sitting naked by the phone Would you touch me? Hey you With your ear against the wall, waiting for someone to call out Could you touch me? Hey you Would you help me to carry the stone? Open your heart, Im coming home But it was only fantasy The wall was too high, as you can see No matter how he tried, he could not break free And the worms ate into his brain Hey you Out there on the road, always doing what youre told Can you help me? Hey you Out there beyond the wall, breaking bottles in the hall Can you help me? Hey you Dont tell me theres no hope at all Together we stand, divided we fall
Us and them And after all were only ordinary men Me and you God only knows its not what we would choose to do Forward he cried from the rear And the front rank died 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 And in the end its only round and round, and round Havent you heard its a battle of words? The poster bearer cried Listen, son, said the man with the gun Theres room for you inside I mean, theyre not gonna kill ya So like, if you give em a quick short, sharp, shock They wont do it again Dig it? I mean he got off lightly Cause I wouldve given him a thrashing I only hit him once! It was only a difference of opinion But really, I mean good manners dont cost nothing do they, eh? Down and out It cant be helped but theres a lot of it about With , without And wholl deny its what the fightings all about? Out of the way, its a busy day Ive got things on my mind For want of the price of tea and a slice The old man died
Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves The echo of a distant time comes willowing across the sand And everything is green and submarine And no one showed us to the land And no one knows the wheres or whys But something stirs and something tries And starts to climb towards the light Strangers passing in the street By chance two separate glances meet And I am you And what I see is me And do I take you by the hand And lead you through the land And help me understand the best I can? And no one calls us to move on And no one forces down our eyes No one speaks and no one tries No one flies around the sun Cloudless every day you fall Upon my waking eyes Inviting and inciting me to rise And through the window in the wall Come streaming in on sunlight wings A million bright ambassadors of morning And no one sings me lullabies And no one makes me close my eyes So I throw the windows wide And call to you across the sky
You got to be crazy, you gotta have a real need You gotta sleep on your toes and when youre on the street You got to be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight You got to strike when the moment is right without thinking And after a while, you can work on points for style Like the club tie, and the firm handshake A certain look in the eye and an easy smile You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to So that when they turn their backs on you Youll get the chance to put the knife in You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder You know, its going to get harder, and harder, and harder As you get older Yeah, and in the end youll pack up and fly down south Hide your head in the sand Just another sad old man All alone and dying of cancer And when you lose control, youll reap the harvest you have sown And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone And its too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around So have a good drown, as you go down all alone Dragged down by the stone Got to admit that Im a little bit confused Sometimes it seems to me as if Im just being used Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise If I dont stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze Deaf, dumb and blind, you just keep on pretending That everyones expendable, and no one has a real friend And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner Everythings done under the sun But you believe at heart everyones a killer Who was born in a house full of pain Who was trained not to spit in the fan Who was told what to do by the man Who was broken by trained personnel Who was fitted with collar and chain Who was given a pat on the back Who was breaking away from the pack Who was only a stranger at home Who was ground down in the end Who was found dead on the phone Who was dragged down by the stone Who was dragged down by the stone
Mother, do you think theyll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think theyll like this song? Mother, do you think theyll try to break my balls? Ooh-ah, Mother, should I build the wall? Mother, should I run for president? Mother, should I trust the government? Mother, will they put me in the firing line? Ooh-ah, is it just a waste of time? Hush now, baby, baby, dont you cry Mammas gonna make all of your nightmares come true Mammas gonna put all of her fears into you Mammas gonna keep you right here, under her wing She wont let you fly, but she might let you sing Mammas gonna keep baby cosy and warm Ooh babe, ooh babe, ooh babe Of course, Mammas gonna help build the wall Mother, do you think shes good enough... For me? Mother, do you think shes dangerous... To me? Mother, will she tear your little boy apart? Ooh-ah, Mother, will she break my heart? Hush now, baby, baby, dont you cry Mammas gonna check out all your girlfriends for you Mamma wont let anyone dirty get through Mammas gonna wait up until you get in Mamma will always find out where youve been Mammas gonna keep baby healthy and clean Ooh babe, ooh babe, ooh babe Youll always be baby to me Mother, did it need to be so high?
All that you touch and all that you see All that you taste, all you feel And all that you love and all that you hate All you distrust, all you save And all that you give and all that you deal And all that you buy, beg, borrow, or steal And all you create and all you destroy And all that you do and all that you say And all that you eat and everyone you meet And all that you slight and everyone you fight And all that is now and all that is gone And all thats to come and everything under the sun is in tune But the sun is eclipsed by the moon There is no dark side in the moon really Matter of fact its all dark Heartbeat
Pig snorts Big man, pig man Haha, charade you are Wooh! You well-heeled big wheel Haha, charade you are And when your hand is on your heart Youre nearly a good laugh, almost a joker With your head down in the pig bin Sayin, Keep on digging Pig stain on your fat chin What do you hope to find Down in the pig mine? Youre nearly a laugh Youre nearly a laugh, but youre really a cry Bus stop rat bag Haha, charade you are You fucked up old hag Haha, charade you are You radiate cold shafts of broken glass Youre nearly a good laugh Almost worth a quick grin You like the feel of steel Youre hot stuff with a hatpin And good fun with a handgun Youre nearly a laugh Youre nearly a laugh, but youre really a cry Hey you, Whitehouse Haha, charade you are You house proud town mouse Haha, charade you are Youre tryin to keep our feelings off the street Youre nearly a real treat All tight lips and cold feet And do you feel abused? Gotta stem the evil tide And keep it all on the inside Mary, youre nearly a treat Mary, youre nearly a treat, but youre really a cry
I am not frightened of dying Any time will do, I dont mind Why should I be frightened of dying? Theres no reason for it, youve gotta go sometime I never said I was afraid of dying
Three, two... fire! So ya thought ya might like to go to the show To feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow Ive got some bad news for you sunshine Pink isnt well, he stayed back at the hotel And they sent us along as a surrogate band Were gonna find out where you fans really stand Are there any queers in the theater tonight? Get them up against the wall Now theres one in the spotlight, he dont look right to me Get him up against the wall And that one looks Jewish and that ones a coon! Who let all of this riff-raff into the room? Theres one smoking a joint and another with spots If I had my way, Id have all of them shot!
Daddys flown across the ocean Leaving just a memory A snapshot in the family album Daddy, what else did you leave for me? Daddy, whatd ya leave behind for me? All in all, it was just a brick in the wall All in all, it was all just bricks in the wall Hey! Children playing
Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young In a world of magnets and miracles Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary The ringing of the division bell had begun Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway Do they still meet there by the Cut There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps Running before time took our dreams away Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground To a life consumed by slow decay The grass was greener The light was brighter With friends surrounded The nights of wonder Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again Dragged by the force of some inner tide At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world Encumbered forever by desire and ambition Theres a hunger still unsatisfied Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon Though down this road weve been so many times The grass was greener The light was brighter The taste was sweeter The nights of wonder With friends surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river For ever and ever Is that Charlie? Hello Charlie! Great...
Welcome, my son Welcome to the machine Where have you been? Its alright, we know where youve been Youve been in the pipeline, filling in time Provided with toys and Scouting for Boys You bought a guitar to punish your ma You didnt like school And you know youre nobodys fool So welcome to the machine Welcome, my son Welcome to the machine What did you dream? Its alright, we told you what to dream You dreamed of a big star He played a mean guitar He always ate in the Steak Bar He loved to drive in his Jaguar So welcome to the machine
...we came in? So ya thought ya might like to go to the show To feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow Tell me, is something eluding you, sunshine? Is this not what you expected to see? If you wanna find out whats behind these cold eyes Youll just have to claw your way through this disguise Lights! Roll the sound effects! Action! Drop it, drop it on em Drop it, drop it on them! Shots Baby Crying
Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar, youre gonna go far Youre gonna fly high, youre never gonna die Youre gonna make it if you try, theyre gonna love you Well, Ive always had a deep respect an I mean that most sincerely The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think Oh, by the way, which ones Pink? And did we tell you the name of the game, boy? We call it riding the gravy train Were just knocked out, we heard about the sell-out You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people Were so happy we can hardly count Everybody else is just green, have you seen the chart? Its a hell of a start, it could be made into a monster If we all pull together as a team And did we tell you the name of the game, boy? We call it riding the gravy train
Good morning, Worm your honour The crown will plainly show the prisoner Who now stands before you Was caught red-handed showing feelings Showing feelings of an almost human nature This will not do Call the schoolmaster! I always said hed come to no good in the end your honour If theyd let me have my way I could have flayed him into shape But my hands were tied, the bleeding hearts and artists Let him get away with murder, let me hammer him today Crazy, toys in the attic I am crazy, truly gone fishing They must have taken my marbles away! You little shit, youre in it now, I hope they throw away the key You should have talked to me more often than you did, but no! You had to go your own way Have you broken any homes up lately? Just five minutes, Worm your honour, him and me, alone Babe! Come to mother baby, let me hold you in my arms Mlud I never wanted him to get in any trouble Whyd he ever have to leave me? Worm, your honour, let me take him home Crazy, over the rainbow I am crazy, bars in the window There must have been a door there in the wall When I came in The evidence before the court is incontrovertible Theres no need for the jury to retire In all my years of judging, I have never heard before Of someone more deserving of the full penalty of law The way you made them suffer, your exquisite wife and mother Fills me with the urge to defecate Since, my friend, you have revealed your deepest fear I sentence you to be exposed before your peers Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! explosion bricks crumbling
Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run You better make your face up with your favourite disguise With your button down lips and your roller blind eyes With your empty smile and your hungry heart Feel the bile rising from your guilty past With your nerves in tatters as the cockleshell shatters And the hammers batter down your door You better run! Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run Run, run, run, run You better run all day and run all night And keep your dirty feelings deep inside And if youre taking your girlfriend out tonight You better park the car well out of sight Cause if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks Theyre gonna send you back to Mother in a cardboard box You better run!
Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air You better watch out There may be dogs about Ive looked over Jordan, and I have seen Things are not what they seem What do you get for pretending the dangers not real Meek and obedient, you follow the leader Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel What a surprise! A look of terminal shock in your eyes Now things are really what they seem No, this is no bad dream The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want He makes me down to lie Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by With bright knives He releaseth my soul He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places He converteth me to lamb cutlets For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger When cometh the day we lowly ones Through quiet reflection, and great dedication Master the art of karate Lo, we shall rise up And then well make the buggers eyes water Bleating and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream Wave upon wave of demented avengers March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream Have you heard the news? The dogs are dead! You better stay home And do as youre told Get out of the road if you want to grow old
Ive been mad for fucking years Absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks Been working me buns off for bands Ive always been mad, I know Ive been mad Like the most of us have Very hard to explain why youre mad Even if youre not mad Hahahahahahaha! Ah-ah-ah...
Well, only got an hour of daylight left. Better get started Isnt it unsafe to travel at night? Itll be a lot less safe to stay here. Your fathers gonna pick up our trail before long Can Lorca ride? Hell have to ride. Lorca, time to go! Chengra, thank you for everything. Lets go. Goodbye, Chengra Goodbye, Missy! Ill be back--one day Is there anybody out there? Is there anybody out there? Is there anybody out there? Ah, is there anybody out there?
But theres somebody else that needs taking care of in Washington... Whos that? Rose Pilchitt! Rose Pilchitt? Whos that? Kid screams in background 36-24-36 Laughs does that answer your question? Whos she? She was Miss Armoured Division in 1961... Ive got a little black book with my poems in Got a bag with a toothbrush and a comb in When Im a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone in I got elastic bands keeping my shoes on Got those swollen hand blues Ive got thirteen channels of shit on the T.V. to choose from Ive got electric light And Ive got second sight Ive got amazing powers of observation And that is how I know When I try to get through On the telephone to you There will be nobody home Ive got the obligatory Hendrix perm And the inevitable pinhole burns All down the front of my favourite satin shirt Ive got nicotine stains on my fingers Ive got a silver spoon on a chain Ive got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains Ive got wild staring eyes And Ive got a strong urge to fly But Ive got nowhere to fly to Ooh, babe, when I pick up the phone Theres still nobody home Ive got a pair of Gohills boots And Ive got fading roots
You! Yes, you! Stand still, laddie! When we grew up and went to school There were certain teachers who Would hurt the children in any way they could By pouring their derision upon anything we did Exposing every weakness However carefully hidden by the kid But in the town, it was well known, when they got home at night Their fat and psychopathic wives would thrash them within inches of their lives
I am just a new boy A stranger in this town Where are all the good times? Whos gonna show this stranger around? Ooh, I need a dirty woman Ooh, I need a dirty girl Will some woman in this desert land Make me feel like a real man? Take this rock-and-roll refugee Ooh, baby, set me free Ooh, I need a dirty woman Ooh, I need a dirty girl Ooh, I need a dirty woman Ooh, I need a dirty girl Phone beeping Hello? Yes, a collect call for Mrs. Floyd from Mr. Floyd. Will you accept the charge from the United States? Phone clicks Oh, he hung up. Thats your residence, right? Well, I wonder why he hung up. Is there supposed to be someone out there besides your wife there to answer? Phone redials and beeps again Hello? This is the United States calling. Are we reaching... Phone clicks See, he keeps hanging up, and its a man answering.
Eins, zwei, drei, alle! Ooh-ooh, you cannot reach me now Ooh-ooh, no matter how you try Goodbye, cruel world, its over Walk on by Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall Waiting for the worms to come In perfect isolation here behind my wall Waiting for the worms to come Testing. One. Two. One. Two. We’re all going to convene at 1:15 outside Brixton Town Hall where we will be going... To cut out the deadwood To clean up the city To follow the worms To put on a black shirt To weed out the weaklings To smash in their windows and kick in their doors For the final solution to strengthen the strain To follow the worms To turn on the showers and fire the ovens For the queers and the coons and the reds and the Jews To follow the worms Would you like to see Britannia Rule again My friend? All you have to do is follow the worms Would you like to send our coloured cousins home again My friend? All you need to do is follow the worms Stop!
Oh my God! What a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars? God! This place is bigger than our apartment! Um, can I get a drink of water? You want some, huh? Oh wow! Hey, look at this tub! Wanna take a bath? What are you watching? Hello? Are you feeling okay? Day after day, the love turns gray Like the skin of the dying man And 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 Youll find my favourite axe Dont look so frightened, this is just a passing phase One of my bad days Would you like to watch TV? Or get between the sheets? Or contemplate the silent freeway? Would you like something to eat? Would you like to learn to fly? Would ya? Would you like to see me try? Ah, no! Would you like to call the cops? Do you think its time I stopped? Why are you running away?
Look, Mummy! Theres an airplane up in the sky Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Did-did-did-did you see the frightened ones? Did-did-did-did you hear the falling bombs? Did-did-did-did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath the clear blue sky? Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Did-did-did-did you see the frightened ones? Did-did-did-did you hear the falling bombs? The flames are all long gone But the pain lingers on Goodbye, blue sky Goodbye, blue sky Goodbye Goodbye
If you didnt care what happened to me And I didnt care for you We would zigzag our way through the boredom and pain Occasionally glancing up through the rain Wondering which of the buggers to blame And watching for pigs on the wing
Have your baggage and your passports ready and follow the green line to customs and then to immigration. BA 215 to Rome, Cairo and Lagos Live for today, gone tomorrow. Thats me Laughs
Baby Crying Momma loves her baby And Daddy loves you too And the sea may look warm to you, babe And the sky may look blue Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, babe Ooh-ooh-ooh, baby blue Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, babe If you should go skating On the thin ice of modern life Dragging behind you, the silent reproach Of a million tear stained eyes Dont be surprised when a crack in the ice Appears under your feet Youll slip out of your depth and out of your mind With your fear flowing out behind you As you claw the thin ice
Sounds from TV I dont need no arms around me And I dont need no drugs to calm me I have seen the writing on the wall Dont think I need anything at all No, dont think Ill 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
All alone, or in twos The ones who really love you Walk up and down, outside the wall Some hand in hand And some gathered together in bands The bleeding hearts and the artists make their stand And when theyve given you their all Some stagger and fall, after all its not easy Banging your heart against some mad buggers wall Isnt this where...
Nobody knows where you are How near or how far Shine on you crazy diamond Pile on many more layers And Ill be joining you there Shine on you crazy diamond And well bask in the shadow of yesterdays triumph And sail on the steel breeze Come on, you boy child, you winner and loser Come on, you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!
Ooh, babe, dont leave me now Dont say its the end of the road Remember the flowers I sent I need you, babe To put through the shredder in front of my friends Oh, babe, dont leave me now How could you go? When you know how I need you To beat to a pulp on a Saturday night Oh, babe, dont leave me now How can you treat me this way? Running away Ooh, babe, why are you running away? Ooh, babe Ooh, babe Ooh, babe Ooh, ooh Argh!
You say the hill’s too steep to climb Chiding You say you’d like to see me try Climbing You pick the place and I’ll choose the time And I will climb that hill in my own way Just wait a while for the right day And as I rise above the tree line and the clouds I look down, hearing the sound of the things you’ve said today Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd Smiling Merciless the magistrate turns ’round Frowning And who’s the fool who wears the crown? And go down in your own way And every day is the right day And as you rise above the fear-lines in his brow You look down, hearing the sound of the faces in the crowd Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart And youll never walk alone Youll never walk alone Liverpool! Liverpool!
Into the distance, a ribbon of black Stretched to the point of no turning back A flight of fancy on a windswept field Standing alone, my senses reel A fatal attraction is holding me fast How can I escape this irresistible grasp? Cant keep my eyes from the circling sky Tongue-tied and twisted Just an earthbound misfit, I Ice is forming on the tips of my wings Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything No navigator to find my way home Unladen, empty and turned to stone A soul in tension thats learning to fly Condition grounded but determined to try Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies Tongue-tied and twisted Just an earthbound misfit, I Above the planet on a wing and a prayer My grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air Across the clouds I see my shadow fly Out of the corner of my watering eye A dream unthreatened by the morning light Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night Theres no sensation to compare with this Suspended animation, a state of bliss Cant keep my mind from the circling skies Tongue-tied and twisted Just an earthbound misfit, I
What shall we use to fill the empty spaces Where we used to talk? How shall I fill the final places? How should I complete the wall?
Where the hell are you? Where the hell are you, Simon? Shots 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 in here feel the way I do?
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 Im 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 shotguns in the hall Dial the combination, open the priesthole And if Im in Ill tell you Theres a kid who had a big hallucination Making love to girls in magazines He wonders if youre 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 Ive got it. Okay, listen, its a- Hahahaha!”
One of these days, I’m going to cut you into little pieces
Moon in both ...  ...Scorpio, , Libra...  ...Pluto was not discovered until 1930... Lime and limpid green, a second scene A fight between the blue you once knew Floating down, the sound resounds Around the icy waters underground Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten Blinding signs flap Flicker, flicker, flicker, blam Pow, pow Stairway scare Dan Dare who’s there? Lime and limpid green, the sound surrounds The icy waters under Lime and limpid green, the sound surrounds The icy waters underground
I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like It’s got a basket, a bell that rings And things to make it look good I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things I’ve got a cloak it’s a bit of a joke There’s a tear up the front It’s red and black, I’ve had it for months If you think it could look good, then I guess it should You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things I know a mouse, and he hasn’t got a house I don’t know why I call him Gerald He’s getting rather old, but he’s a good mouse You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things I’ve got a clan of gingerbread men Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men Take a couple if you wish. They’re on the dish You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things I know a room of musical tunes Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork Let’s go into the other room and make them work
Goodbye, cruel world, Im leaving you today Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye Goodbye, all you people, theres nothing you can say To make me change my mind, goodbye
Ooh, ooh-hoo, ooh, ooh Must the show go on? There must be some mistake, I didnt mean to let them Take away my soul, am I too old, is it too late? Where has the feeling gone? Will I remember the song? The show must go on
It’s awfully considerate of you to think of me here And I’m most obliged to you for making it clear that I’m not here And I never knew the moon could be so big And I never knew the moon could be so blue And I’m grateful that you threw away my old shoes And brought me here instead dressed in red And I’m wondering who could be writing this song I don’t care if the sun don’t shine And I don’t care if nothing is mine And I don’t care if I’m nervous with you I’ll do my loving in the winter And the sea isn’t green And I love the Queen And what exactly is a dream? And what exactly is a joke?
We bitch and we fight Diss each other on sight But this thing we do These times together Rain or shine or stormy weather This thing we do With world-weary grace Weve taken our places We could curse it or nurse it and give it a name Or stay home by the fire, felled by desire Stoking the flame But we’re here for the ride Its louder than words This thing that we do Louder than words The way it unfurls Its louder than words The sum of our parts The beat of our hearts Is louder than words Louder than words The strings bend and slide As the hours glide by An old pair of shoes, your favorite blues Gonna tap out the rhythm Lets go with the flow, wherever it goes Were more than alive Its louder than words This thing that we do Louder than words The way it unfurls Its louder than words The sum of our parts The beat of our hearts Is louder than words Louder than words This thing they call soul Is there with a pulse Louder than words Louder than words Go to Heaven, Wright
Little by little the night turns around Counting the leaves which tremble at dawn Lotuses lean on each other in yearning Under the eaves the swallow is resting Set the controls for the heart of the sun Over the mountain watching the watcher Breaking the darkness, waking the grapevine One inch of love is one inch of 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 The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun Witness the man who raves at the wall Making the shape of his question to Heaven Whether the sun will fall in the evening Will he remember the lesson of giving? Set the controls for the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun
Emily tries but misunderstands Shes often inclined to borrow somebody’s dreams til tomorrow There is no other day Let’s try it another way You’ll lose your mind and play Free games for May See Emily play Soon after dark, Emily cries Gazing through trees in sorrow, hardly a sound til tomorrow There is no other day Lets try it another way You’ll lose your mind and play Free games for May See Emily play Put on a gown that touches the ground Float on a river forever and ever, Emily There is no other day Lets try it another way You’ll lose your mind and play Free games for May See Emily play
You know that I care what happens to you And I know that you care for me too So I dont feel alone or the weight of the stone Now that Ive found somewhere safe to bury my bone And any fool knows a dog needs a home A shelter from pigs on the wing
Bring the boys back home Bring the boys back home Dont leave the children on their own, no, no Bring the boys back home Wrong, do it again! Knock Time to go! Are you feeling okay? He keeps hanging up, and its a man answering! Hahahahaha!!!!!! Is there anybody out there?
Where were you when I was burned and broken? While the days slipped by from my window watching And where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless? ‘Cause the things you say and the things you do surround me While you were hanging yourself on someone else’s words Dying to believe in what you heard I was staring straight into the shining sun Lost in thought and lost in time While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted Outside, the rain fell dark and slow While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime I took a heavenly ride through our silence I knew the moment had arrived For killing the past and coming back to life I took a heavenly ride through our silence I knew the waiting had begun And headed straight… into the shining sun
I wanna go home Take off this uniform and leave the show But Im waiting in this cell, because I have to know Have I been guilty all this time?
Fathers Shout Breast Milky Mother Fore Funky Dung Mind Your Throats Please Here is a loud announcement Silence in the studio! Remergence
For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination We learned to talk There’s a silence surrounding me I can’t seem to think straight I’ll sit in the corner And no one can bother me I think I should speak now I can’t seem to speak now My words won’t come out right I feel like I’m drowning I’m feeling weak now But I can’t show my weakness I sometimes wonder Where do we go from here It doesn’t have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking I feel like I’m drowning You know I can’t breathe now We’re going nowhere We’re going nowhere It doesn’t have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking
I was spending my time in the doldrums I was caught in a cauldron of hate I felt persecuted and paralysed I thought that everything else would just wait While you are wasting your time on your enemies Engulfed in a fever of spite Beyond your tunnel vision reality fades Like shadows into the night To martyr yourself to caution Is not gonna help at all ‘Cause there’ll be no safety in numbers When the right one walks out of the door Ladies and gentlemen! The winner By a knockout Can you see your days blighted by darkness? Is it true you beat your fists on the floor? Stuck in a world of isolation While the ivy grows over the door So I open my door to my enemies And I ask Could we wipe the slate clean? But they tell me to please go fuck myself You know you just can’t win
Lucifer Sam, Siam cat Always sitting by your side Always by your side That cat’s something I can’t explain Jennifer Gentle, you’re a witch You’re the left side, he’s the right side Oh, no! That cat’s something I can’t explain Lucifer, go to sea Be a hip cat, be a ship’s cat Somewhere, anywhere That cat’s something I can’t explain At night prowling, sifting sand Hiding around on the ground He’ll be found when you’re around That cat’s something I can’t explain
As you look around this room tonight Settle in your seat and dim the lights Do you want my blood, do you want my tears? What do you want? Should I sing until I can’t sing anymore? Play these strings until my fingers are raw Youre so hard to please What do you want from me? Do you think that I know something you don’t know? If I don’t promise you the answers would you go? Should I stand out in the rain? Do you want me to make a daisy chain for you? I’m not the one you need What do you want from me? You can have anything you want You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water Anything you want You can own everything you see Sell your soul for complete control Is that really what you need? You can lose yourself this night See inside, there is nothing to hide Turn and face the light What do you want from me?
If I were a swan, Id be gone If I were a train, Id be late And if I were a good man Id talk with you more often than I do If I were asleep, I could dream If I were afraid, I could hide If I go insane Please dont put your wires in my brain If I were the moon, Id be cool If I were a rule, I would bend If I were a good man Id understand the spaces between friends If I were alone, I would cry And if I were with you, Id be home and dry And if I go insane Will you still let me join in with the game? If I were a swan, Id be gone If I were a train, Id be late again If I were a good man Id talk with you more often than I do
On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won’t understand Don’t accept that what’s happening Is just a case of all the suffering Or you’ll find that you’re joining in The turning away It’s a sin that somehow Light is changing to shadow And casting its shroud Over all we have known Unaware how the ranks have grown Driven on by a heart of stone We could find that we’re all alone In the dream of the proud On the wings of the night As the daytime is stirring Where the speechless unite In a silent accord Using words you will find are strange Mesmerized as they light the flame Feel the new wind of change On the wings of the night No more turning away From the weak and the weary No more turning away From the coldness inside Just a world that we all must share It’s not enough just to stand and stare Is it only a dream that there’ll be No more turning away?
Floating down, through the clouds Memories come rushing up to meet me now But in the space between the heavens And the corner of some foreign field I had a dream I had a dream Good-bye Max Good-bye Ma After the service, when you’re walking slowly to the car And the silver in her hair shines in the cold November air You hear the tolling bell And touch the silk in your lapel And as the tear drops rise to meet the comfort of the band You take her frail hand And hold on to the dream! A place to stay Enough to eat Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street Where you can speak out loud About your doubts and fears And what’s more, no-one ever disappears You never hear their standard issue kicking in your door You can relax on both sides of the tracks And maniacs don’t blow holes in bandsmen by remote control And everyone has recourse to the law And no one kills the children anymore No one kills the children anymore Night after night Going round and round my brain His dream is driving me insane In the corner of some foreign field The gunner sleeps tonight What’s done is done We cannot just write off his final scene Take heed of the dream Take heed
From morning to night I stayed out of sight Didn’t recognize I’d become No more than alive; I’d barely survive In a word, overrun Won’t hear a sound From my mouth I’ve spent too long On the inside out My skin is cold To the human touch This bleeding heart’s Not beating much I murmured a vow of silence and now I don’t even hear when I think aloud Extinguished by light, I turn on the night Wear its darkness with an empty smile I’m creeping back to life My nervous system all awry I’m wearing the inside out Look at him now He’s paler somehow But he’s coming around He’s starting to choke It’s been so long since he spoke Well he can have the words right from my mouth And with these words I can see Clear through the clouds that covered me Just give it time then speak my name Now we can hear ourselves again I’m holding out For the day When all the clouds Have blown away I’m with you now Can speak your name Now we can hear Ourselves again
Fuck all that, weve got to get on with these Got to compete with the wily Japanese There’s too many home fires burning and not enough trees So fuck all that, weve gotta get on with these Can’t stop, lose job Mind gone, silicon Tsar bomb, what bomb? Get away, pay day Make hay, break down Need fix, big six Click, click Hold on, oh no Bingo! Make them laugh, make them cry Make them dance in the aisles Make them pay, make them stay Make them feel okay Not now John, weve got to get on with the film show Hollywood waits at the end of the rainbow Who cares what it’s about as long as the kids go So, not now John, weve gotta get on with the show Hang on John Ive got to get on with this I don’t know what it is, but it fits on here like- tsss Come at the end of the shift, we’ll go and get pissed But not now John, Ive gotta get on with this Hold on John, I think there’s something good on I used to read books but... It could be the news, or some other amusement Could be reusable shows Fuck all that, weve gotta get on with these Got to compete with the wily Japanese No need to worry about the Vietnapeace Got to bring the Russian Bear to his knees Well, maybe not the Russian Bear, maybe the Swedes We showed Argentina, now let’s go and show these Make us feel tough and wouldnt Maggie be pleased? Na, na, na, na, na, na, na One, two, Free Four! Scusi, dovè il bar? Se parakalo, pou einai to bar? S’il vous plaît, où est le bar? Oi, where’s the fucking bar John? Down! Go, Maggie! Hammer, Hammer, Hammer, Hammer, now!
Isnt this where… …we came in?
Far, far, far, far away – way People heard him say – say I will find a way – way There will come a day – day Something will be done Then at last the mighty ship Descending on a point of flame Made contact with the human race at Mildenhall Now, now, now is the time – time Time to be – be – be aware Carter’s father saw him there and Knew the road revealed to him The living soul of Hereward the Wake Oh, my, something in my eye – eye Something in the sky – sky Waiting there for me The outer lock rolled slowly back The service men were heard to sigh For there revealed in glowing robes was Lucy in the sky Oh, oh, did you ever know – know Never ever will they I cannot say Summoning his cosmic powers And glowing slightly from his toes His psychic emanations flowed
Did you know It was all going to go so wrong for you? And did you see It was all going to be so right for me? Why did we tell you then You were always the golden boy then And that youd never lose that light in your eyes? Hey you Did you ever realize what youd become? And did you see That it wasnt only me you were running from? Did you know all the time but it Never bothered you anyway? Leading the blind while I stared out the steel in your eyes The rain fell slow Down on all the roofs of uncertainty I thought of you And the years and all the sadness fell away from me And did you know? I never thought that youd lose that light in your eyes
I want to tell you a story Bout a little man, If I can A gnome named Grimble Grumble And little gnomes stay in their homes Eating, sleeping Drinking their wine He wore a scarlet tunic A blue green hood, it looked quite good He had a big adventure Amidst the grass, fresh air at last Wining, dining Biding his time And then one day Hooray! Another way for gnomes to say Ooooooh my Look at the sky, look at the river Isn’t it good? Look at the sky, look at the river Isn’t it good? Winding, finding places to go And then one day – hooray! Another way for gnomes to say Ooooooh my Ooooooh my
On the day the wall came down They threw the locks onto the ground And with glasses high we raised a cry For freedom had arrived On the day the wall came down The Ship of Fools had finally run aground Promises lit up the night Like paper doves in flight I dreamed you had left my side No warmth, not even pride remained And even though you needed me It was clear that I could not do a thing for you Now life devalues day by day As friends and neighbors turn away And there’s a change that even with regret Cannot be undone Now frontiers shift like desert sands While nations wash their bloodied hands Of loyalty, of history, in shades of grey I woke to the sound of drums The music played, the morning sun streamed in I turned and I looked at you And all but the bitter residues slipped away Slipped away
“…announced plans to build a nuclear fallout shelter at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire…” “…three high court judges have cleared the way…” “…It was announced today that the replacement for the Atlantic Conveyor, the container ship lost in the Falklands conflict would be built in Japan. A spokesman for…” “…moving in. They say the third world countries, like Bolivia, which produce the drug are suffering from rising violence…” Tell me true, tell me why, was Jesus crucified? Was it for this that Daddy died? Was it for you? Was it me? Did I watch too much T.V.? Is that a hint of accusation in your eyes? If it wasnt for the Nips Being so good at building ships The yards would still be open on the Clyde And it cant be much fun for them Beneath the rising sun With all their kids committing suicide What have we done, Maggie, what have we done? What have we done to England? Should we shout, should we scream “What happened to the post war dream?” Oh, Maggie, Maggie, what did we do?
Sunlight bright upon my pillow Lighter than an eiderdown Will she let the weeping willow Wind his branches round? Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams Every night I turn the light out Waiting for the velvet bride Will the scaly armadillo Find me where I’m hiding? Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams Will the misty master break me? Will the key unlock my mind? Will the following footsteps catch me? Am I really dying? Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams Julia dream, dreamboat queen Queen of all my dreams
In my rear view mirror the sun is going down Sinking behind bridges in the road And I think of all the good things That we have left undone And I suffer premonitions, confirm suspicions Of the holocaust to come The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in Gives way and suddenly it’s day again The sun is in the east Even though the day is done Two suns in the sunset, hmph Could be the human race is run Like the moment when the brakes lock And you slide towards the big truck You stretch the frozen moments with your fear And you’ll never hear their voices And you’ll never see their faces You have no recourse to the law anymore And as the windshield melts and my tears evaporate Leaving only charcoal to defend Finally I understand The feelings of the few Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend We were all equal in the end “…and now the weather. Tomorrow will be cloudy with scattered showers spreading from the east … With an expected high of 4000 degrees Celsius”
A cloud of eiderdown Draws around me Softening the sound Sleepy time, when I lie With my love by my side And she’s breathing low And the candle dies When night comes down, you lock the door The book falls to the floor As darkness falls and waves roll by The seasons change, the wind is warm Now wakes the owl, now sleeps the swan Behold a dream, the dream is gone Green fields, a cold rain is falling In a golden dawn And deep beneath the ground The early morning sounds And I go down Sleepy time, when I lie With my love by my side And she’s breathing low And I rise, like a bird In the haze, when the first rays Touch the sky And the night winds die
It was just before dawn one miserable Morning in black Forty-Four When the forward commander was told to sit tight When he asked that his men be withdrawn And the Generals gave thanks as the other ranks Held back the enemy tanks for a while And the Anzio bridgehead was held for the price Of a few hundred ordinary lives And kind old King George sent Mother a note When he heard that Father was gone It was, I recall, in the form of a scroll With gold leaf and all And I found it one day In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away And my eyes still grow damp to remember His Majesty signed with his own rubber stamp It was dark all around, there was frost in the ground When the Tigers broke free And no one survived From the Royal Fusiliers Company Z They were all left behind Most of them dead, the rest of them dying And thats how the High Command Took my daddy from me
Heaven sent the promised land Looks alright from where I stand Cause I’m the man on the outside looking in Waiting on the first step Show me where the key is kept Point me down the right line because it’s time To let me in from the cold Turn my lead into gold Cause there’s a chill wind blowing in my soul And I think I’m growing old Flash the readies Wot’s… uh-the deal? Got to make it to the next meal Try to keep up with the turning of the wheel Mile after mile Stone after stone Turn to speak but you’re alone Million miles from home, you’re on your own So let me in from the cold Turn my lead into gold Cause there’s a chill wind blowing in my soul And I think I’m growing old Fire bright by candlelight And her by my side And if she prefers we never stir again Someone sent the promised land And I grabbed it with both hands Now Im the man on the inside looking out Hear me shout “Come on in! What’s the news and whereve you been?” Cause there’s no wind left in my soul And I’ve grown old
There was a king who ruled the land His Majesty was in command With silver eyes the scarlet eagle Showered silver on the people... Oh, Mother Tell me more Why’dya have to leave me there Hanging in my infant air Waiting? You only have to read the lines They’re scribbly black and everything shines Across the stream with wooden shoes With bells to tell the king the news A thousand misty riders climb up Higher once upon a time Wandering and dreaming The words have different meaning Yes, they did For all the time spent in that room The doll’s house, darkness, old perfume And fairy stories held me high On clouds of sunlight floating by Oh, Mother Tell me more Tell me more Aaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaah
Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere And build them a home, a little place of their own The Fletcher Memorial Home For Incurable Tyrants and Kings And they can appear to themselves every day On closed circuit T.V To make sure they’re still real It’s the only connection they feel Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Reagan and Haig Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher, and Paisley “Hello Maggie!” Mr. Brezhnev and party “Scusi dov’è il bar?” The ghost of McCarthy, The memories of Nixon. “Who’s the bald chap?” And now, adding colour A group of anonymous Latin-American meat packing glitterati Did they expect us to treat them with any respect? They can polish their medals and sharpen their smiles, And amuse themselves playing games for awhile Boom boom, bang bang, lie down you’re dead Safe in the permanent gaze of a cold glass eye With their favourite toys They’ll be good girls and boys In the Fletcher Memorial Home for colonial Wasters of life and limb Is everyone in? Are you having a nice time? Now the final solution can be applied
As I reach for a peach, slide a rind down behind The sofa in San Tropez Breakin’ a stick with a brick on the sand Ridin’ a wave in the wake of an old sedan Sleepin’ alone in the drone of the darkness Scratched by the sand that fell from my love Deep in my dreams and I still hear her callin’ “If you’re alone, I’ll come ho-ho-home” Backward and homebound, the pigeon, the dove Gone with the wind and the rain, on an airplane Born in a home with no silver spoon I’m drinking champagne like a good tycoon Sooner than wait for a break in the weather I’ll gather my far-flung thoughts together Speeding away on the wind to a new day If you’re alone, I’ll come ho-ho-home And I pause for a while by a country stile And listen to the things they say Diggin’ for gold in a hole in my hand Open a book, take a look at the way things stand And you’re leading me down to the place by the sea I hear your soft voice calling to me Making a date for later by phone And if you’re alone, I’ll come ho-ho-home
The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky: A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking He’s haunted by the memory of a lost paradise In his youth or a dream, he can’t be precise He’s chained forever to a world that’s departed It’s not enough, it’s not enough His blood has frozen and curdled with fright His knees have trembled and given way in the night His hand has weakened at the moment of truth His step has faltered One world, one soul Time pass, the river roll And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication And silent replies that swirl invitation Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea A grim intimation of what is to be There’s an unceasing wind that blows through this night And there’s dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight And silence that speaks so much louder than words Of promises broken
Arnold Layne Had a strange hobby Collecting clothes Moonshine washing line They suit him fine On the wall Hung a tall mirror Distorted view See through baby blue He done it Oh, Arnold Layne Its not the same Takes two to know Two to know Two to know Two to know Why cant you see? Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Now hes caught A nasty sort of person They gave him time Doors bang, chain gang He hates it Oh, Arnold Layne Its not the same Takes two to know Two to know Two to know Two to know Why cant you see? Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne Arnold Layne, dont do it again
Heavy hung the canopy of blue Shade my eyes and I can see you White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore She lay in the shadow of the wave Hazy were the visions of her playing Sunlight on her eyes but moonshine made her blind ev’ry time Green is the colour of her kind Quickness of the eye deceives the mind Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned
Alone in the clouds all blue Lying on an eiderdown Yippee! You can’t see me But I can you Lazing in the foggy dew Sitting on a unicorn No fair, you can’t hear me But I can you Watching buttercups cup the light Sleeping on a dandelion Too much, I won’t touch you But then I might Screaming through the starlit sky Traveling by telephone Hey, ho, here we go Ever so high Alone in the clouds all blue Lying on an eiderdown Yippee! You can’t see me But I can you
You shout in your sleep Perhaps the price is just too steep Is your conscience at rest If once put to the test? You awake with a start To just the beating of your heart Just one man beneath the sky Just two ears, just two eyes You set sail across the sea Of long past thoughts and memories Childhood’s end, your fantasies Merge with harsh realities And then as the sail is hoist You find your eyes are growing moist All the fears never voiced Say you have to make your final choice Who are you and who am I To say we know the reason why? Some are born; some men die Beneath one infinite sky There’ll be war, there’ll be peace But everything one day will cease All the iron turned to rust All the proud men turned to dust And so all things, time will mend So this song will end
Would you like to say something before you leave? Perhaps youd care to state exactly how you feel We say goodbye before weve said hello I hardly even like you, I shouldnt care at all We met just six hours ago, the music was too loud From your bed I gained a day and lost a bloody year And I would like to know How do you feel? How do you feel? Not a single word was said, the night still hid our fears Occasionally you showed a smile but what was the need I felt the cold far too soon in a room of 95 My friends are lying in the sun, I wish that I was there Tomorrow brings another town another girl like you Have you time before you leave to greet another man? Just you let me know How do you feel? How do you feel? How do you feel? How do you feel? Goodbye to you, Charlotte Pringles due Ive had enough for one day
They flutter behind you your possible pasts Some bright-eyed and crazy, some frightened and lost A warning to anyone still in command “Ranks! Fire” Of their possible future, to take care In derelict sidings the poppies entwine With cattle trucks lying in wait for the next time Do you remember me? How we used to be? Do you think we should be closer? She stood in the doorway, the ghost of a smile Haunting her face like a cheap hotel sign Her cold eyes imploring the men in their Macs For the gold in their bags or the knives in their backs Stepping up boldly one put out his hand He said, “I was just a child then, now I’m only a man.” Do you remember me? How we used to be? Do you think we should be closer? By the cold and religious we were taken in hand Shown how to feel good and told to feel bad (Tongue tied and terrified we learned how to pray Now our feelings run deep and cold as the clay) Strung out behind us the banners and flags Of our possible pasts lie in tatters and rags Do you remember me? How we used to be? Do you think we should be closer?
Doctor Doctor, I’m in bed Doctor Doctor, aching head Doctor Doctor, gold is lead Doctor Doctor, choke on bread Doctor Doctor, underfed Doctor Doctor, gold is lead Doctor Doctor, Jesus bled Doctor Doctor, pain is red Doctor Doctor, dark doom Gruel ghoul, greasy spoon Used spoon, June bloom Music seems to help the pain Seems to motivate the brain Doctor kindly tell your wife That I’m alive Flowers thrive Realise Realise Realise
Oh, uh, me flakes, then uh, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes... toast, coffee... marmalade, I like marmalade. Yes, porridge is nice. Any cereal, I like all cereals... oh God. Kickoff is 10am Rise And Shine Breakfast in Los Angeles, macrobiotic stuff Sunny Side Up I dont mind a barrow, I like barrowing the stuff in Ive got a terrible back. When I work, it hurts me Dyou know what I mean, John? Well hes sort of, err… when driving on the road, he gets ready for the gig, he has a sleep I dont know He does all the electrical stuff. I cant be bothered with that its so fiddly Morning Glory All my heads a blank
When that fat old sun in the sky is falling Summer evening birds are calling Summer Sunday and a year The sound of music in my ears Distant bells, new mown grass smells so sweet By the river holding hands Roll me up and lay me down And if you see, don’t make a sound Pick your feet up off the ground And if you hear as the warm night falls The silver sound from a tongue so strange Sing to me, sing to me When that fat old sun in the sky is falling Summer evening birds are calling Children’s laughter in my ears The last sunlight disappears And if you see, don’t make a sound Pick your feet up off the ground And if you hear as the warm night falls The silver sound from a tongue so strange Sing to me, sing to me When that fat old sun in the sky is falling
Remember a day before today A day when you were young Free to play alone with time Evening never come Sing a song that can’t be sung Without the morning’s kiss Queen – you shall be it if you wish Look for your king Why can’t we play today? Why can’t we stay that way? Climb your favourite apple tree Try to catch the sun Hide from your little brother’s gun Dream yourself away Why can’t we reach the sun? Why can’t we blow the years away? Blow away Blow away Remember Remember Remember
Part 1. Something Else Part 2. Syncopated Pandemonium Part 3. Storm Signal Part 4. Celestial Voices
Her love rains down on me Easy as the breeze I listen to her breathing It sounds like the waves on the sea I was thinking all about her Burning with rage and desire We were spinning into darkness The earth was on fire She could take it back She might take it back someday So I spy on her, I lie to her I make promises I cannot keep Then I hear their laughter rising, rising from the deep And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take And I push her to the limit to see if she will break She might take it back, she could take it back some day Ring-a-ring o’ roses A pocket full of posies A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down Now I have seen the warnings, screaming from all sides It’s easy to ignore them, God knows I’ve tried All of this temptation, you know it turned my faith to lies Until I couldn’t see the danger or hear the rising tide She can take it back, she will take it back some day She can take it back, she will take it back some day She will take it back, she will take it back some day
All movement is accomplished in six stages And the seventh brings return For seven is the number of the young light It forms when darkness is increased by one Change returns success Going and coming without error Action brings good fortune Sunset The time is with the month of winter solstice When the change is due to come Thunder in the other course of heaven Things cannot be destroyed once and for all Change returns success Going and coming without error Action brings good fortune Sunset, sunrise All movement is accomplished in six stages And the seventh brings return For seven is the number of the young light It forms when darkness is increased by one Change returns success Going and coming without error Action brings good fortune Sunset, sunrise
Corporal Clegg had a wooden leg He won it in the war In 1944 Corporal Clegg had a medal too In orange, red, and blue He found it in the zoo Dear oh dear oh were they really sad for me? Dear oh dear oh will they really laugh at me? Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin? Corporal Clegg umbrella in the rain He’s never been the same No one is to blame Corporal Clegg received his medal in a dream From Her Majesty the Queen His boots were very clean Mrs. Clegg, you must be proud of him Mrs. Clegg, another drop of gin? Corporal Clegg, Corporal Clegg, Corporal Clegg...
Careful with that axe, Eugene

Dataset Card for "huggingartists/pink-floyd"

Dataset Summary

The Lyrics dataset parsed from Genius. This dataset is designed to generate lyrics with HuggingArtists. Model is available here.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

en

How to use

How to load this dataset directly with the datasets library:

from datasets import load_dataset

dataset = load_dataset("huggingartists/pink-floyd")

Dataset Structure

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

This example was too long and was cropped:

{
    "text": "Look, I was gonna go easy on you\nNot to hurt your feelings\nBut I'm only going to get this one chance\nSomething's wrong, I can feel it..."
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

  • text: a string feature.

Data Splits

train validation test
495 - -

'Train' can be easily divided into 'train' & 'validation' & 'test' with few lines of code:

from datasets import load_dataset, Dataset, DatasetDict
import numpy as np

datasets = load_dataset("huggingartists/pink-floyd")

train_percentage = 0.9
validation_percentage = 0.07
test_percentage = 0.03

train, validation, test = np.split(datasets['train']['text'], [int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*train_percentage), int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*(train_percentage + validation_percentage))])

datasets = DatasetDict(
    {
        'train': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(train)}),
        'validation': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(validation)}),
        'test': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(test)})
    }
)

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

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Licensing Information

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Citation Information

@InProceedings{huggingartists,
    author={Aleksey Korshuk}
    year=2021
}

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