What song stands out?

ZandraJoi

ZandraJoi

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Is there a song that stands out for you the most from Pink Floyd? I personally like The Wall. It's awesome! I read that it is about Waters' own life. The loneliness he experienced being on the road all the time, the death of his father. It's a good song with a deep meaning that resonates within a person.
 
Floyd

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Yes I don't think Waters has ever forgiven the British State for the death of his Father during WW2, you should listen to the following album The Final cut

As for my favorite tack, there's quite a few, comfortably numb from the wall, wish you were here from the album of the same name or Echoes from their earlier stuff.
 
changeling

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See Emily Play and anything by Syd Barrett .....let's face it Syd IS Pink Floyd.
The Wall ? I can barely digest it :)
 
Floyd

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here is a good early performance by Pink Floyd at Pompeii. Post Barret though I'm afraid though.

 
changeling

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here is a good early performance by Pink Floyd at Pompeii. Post Barret though I'm afraid though.

They still deserved to be called Pink Floyd at Pompei hehehehehe.
My 3 cents of course :)
 
Black Dahlia

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Off the top of my head, “Run Like Hell” stands out as a unique song for Pink Floyd to do.

The guitar part (after the trippy delay-laden intro) that leads into the verses and closes the song is really quite nice… almost pretty. With the whole song set to a danceable beat, you get caught off-guard in your jammin’ good time when you realize what the lyrics are about.
 
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changeling

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Another song that stands out is Careful with that Axe, Eugene .
..a psychedelic masterpiece full of suspence.
 
Floyd

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Wish you were here is also an excellent track, there is just too many to mention.
 
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The Gold It’s In The…. stands out to me as a departure from their sound at the time, maybe an attempt at early 70s stoner rock - and to me, they nailed it. Pigs On The Wing (Parts 1 and 2) stands out as another departure, the closest thing to a love song that I can recall from the band. Again, nailed it.
 
changeling

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I like time from DSOtM, it reminds us that we are all getting older and time is finite.
Age is only a number....what's in a number.......my late dad used to say : " you're not old, you were just born BEFORE someone else".....he was damn right. When people say the 70s or the 90s are distant past, I feel it is only yesterday :).
In any case, you have to remember that time waits for no man :)
Having rambled on like an ol' fart, DSOTM is Floyd's coolest album.
 
Floyd

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I like time from DSOtM, it reminds us that we are all getting older and time is finite.
I do agree it is a classic track with classic lyrics.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
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 behing 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 it's sinking
And racing around to come up behing you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're 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
He time is gone the song is over thought I'd something more to say.
 
changeling

changeling

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I do agree it is a classic track with classic lyrics.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
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 behing 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 it's sinking
And racing around to come up behing you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're 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
He time is gone the song is over thought I'd something more to say.
Great lyrics :).....thanx.
 
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