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IT'S A MIRACLE:
I just love the lyrics. I think they really hit the point. The song is so calm and yet really intense and ironic. I especially love the part:
" They had sex in Pennsylvania
A Brazilian grew a tree
And a doctor in manhattan
Saved a dying man for free "
and of course the bit about Andrew Lloyd Webber.
PERFECT SENSE I/II:
I guess I love " 2001: A Space Odyssey " ( my favourite film together with " The Wall " ), so I can't help listing this one as well. I like the integration of HAL in the beginning, the reference to The Dawn Of Man and the football commentary of a war. It's very cynic and bitter.
WISH YOU WERE HERE and SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND:
These words are again pure beauty. I think the Shine On lyrics about Syd are so plain and true and depressing that you can feel Roger's pain. It says everything about Syd's life for which a biography needed one hundred pages at least.
" WISH YOU WERE HERE "
is a bit more cryptic to understand, but it doesn't need much commentary if you know what's behind the album.
" 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 for a veil
Do you think you can tell? "
It says it all. Someone who isn't there, mentally. Somebody who is too ignorant to the world that he can't tell the difference between good and evil.
I think in Time the Floyd combined music and words perfectly, perhaps they've never done better. You can really feel the time ticking away, and I love the end:
" The time is gone
the song is over
thought I'd something more to say... "
I won't write too much, because the mail gets too long, but I didn't want to miss If. It is a really soft song, and pretty unusual for Roger that time. Ouff, that were a lot of words....I could have written a lot more, for example about
" The Tide is Turning " "
but I guess I like the music more than the words.
;-) Shine On
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