SIGN OF LIFE (Ezrin, Gilmour)

« When the child like view of the world went, nothing replaced it…nothing replaced it…nothing replaced it…

I do not like being asked to…..I do not like being asked to… I do not like being asked to…

Other people replaced it

Someone who knows »

LEARNING TO FLY (Carin, Ezrin, Moore, Gilmour)

Into the distance, a ribbon of black

Stretched to the point of no turning back

A flight of fancy on a wind swept field

Standing alone my senses reel

A fatal attraction is holding me fast

How can I escape this irresistible grasp?


Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted

Just an earth-bound 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 that’s learning to fly

Condition grounded but determined to try

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted

Just an earth-bound 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


There’s no sensation to compare with this

Suspended animation, a state of bliss

Can’t keep my mind from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted

Just an earth-bound misfit, I

THE DOGS OF WAR (Gilmour, Moore)

Dogs of war and men of hate

With no cause, we don’t discriminate

Discovery is to be disowned

Our currency is flesh and bone

Hell opened up and put on sale

Gather round and haggle

For hard cash we will lie and deceive

Even our Masters don’t know the webs we weave


One world, it’s a battleground

One world, and we will smash it down

One world… One world

Invisible transfers, long distance calls

Hollow laughter in marble halls

Steps have been taken, a silent uproar

Has unleashed the dogs of war

You can’t stop what has begun

Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion

We all have our dark side to say the least

And dealing in death is the nature of the beast


One world, it’s a battleground

One world, and they're gonna smash it down

One world… One world

The dogs of war don’t negotiate

The dogs of war won’t capitulate

They will take and you will give

And you must die so that they may live

You can knock at any door

But wherever you go, you know they’ve been there before

Well winners can lose and things can get strained

But whatever you change you know the dogs remain


One world, it’s a battleground

One world, and we gonna smash it down

One world… One world

ONE SLIP (Gilmour, Manzanera)

A restless eye across a weary room

A glazed look and I was on the road to ruin

The music played and played as we whirled without end

No hint, no word her honour to defend

"I will, I will" she sighed to my request

And then she tossed her mane while my resolve was put to the test

Then drowned in desire, our souls on fire

I led the way to the funeral pyre

And without a thought of the consequence

I gave in to my decadence


One slip, and down the hole we fall

It seems to take no time at all

A momentary lapse of reason

That binds a life for life

A small regret, you won’t forget

There’ll be no sleep in here tonight

Was it love or was it the idea of being in love?

Or was it the hand of fate, that seemed to fit just like a glove?

The moment slipped by and soon the seeds were sown

The year grew late and neither one wanted to remain alone


One slip, and down the hole we fall

It seems to take no time at all

A momentary lapse of reason

That binds a life to a life

One regret, you'll never forget

There’ll be no sleep in here tonight


One slip… one slip…

ON THE TURNING AWAY (Gilmour, Moore)

On the turning away

From the pale and downtrodden

And the words they say

Which we won’t understand

"Don’t accepting that what’s happening

It's just a case of others’ 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

Mesmerised 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?

YET ANOTHER MOVIE (Gilmour, Leonard)

One sound, one single sound

One kiss, one single kiss

A face outside the window pane

However did it come to this?

A man who ran: a child who cried

A girl who heard, a voice that lied

The sun that burned a fiery red

The vision of an empty bed

The use of force, he was so tough

She’ll soon submit, she’s had enough

The march of fate, the broken will

Someone is lying very still

He has laughed and he has cried

He has fought and he has died

He’s just the same as all the rest

He’s not the worst, and he’s not the best

And still, this ceaseless murmuring

The babbling that I brook

The seas of faces, eyes upraised

The empty screen, the vacant look

A man in black on a snow white horse

A pointless life has run its course

The red rimmed eyes, the tears still run

As he fades into the setting sun

A NEW MACHINE (PART 1) (David Gilmour)

I have always been here

I have always looked out from behind these eyes

It feels like more than a lifetime

Feels like more than a lifetime

Sometimes I get tired of the waiting

Sometimes I get tired of being in here

Is this the way that it's always been?

Could it ever have been different?

Do you ever get tired of the waiting?

Do you ever get tired of being in there?

Don't worry, nobody lives forever

Nobody lives forever

A NEW MACHINE (Part 2) (David Gilmour)

I will always be here

I will always look out from behind these eyes

It’s only a lifetime

It’s only a lifetime

It’s only a lifetime

SORROW (David Gilmour)

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

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