The Dark Side of The Moon

(Mar. 1973)
01 - Speak To Me - Breathe (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) - 3:57
02 - On The Run (Gilmour/Waters) - 3:31
03 - Time (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) - 7:05
04 - The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) - 4:47
05 - Money (Waters) - 6:23
06 - Us And Them (Waters/Wright) - 7:48
07 - Any Colour You Like (Gilmour/Mason/Wright) - 3:25
08 - Brain Damage (Waters) - 3:50
09 - Eclipse (Waters) - 2:06

Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, E.Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer, Tape Effects
Nick Mason - Percussion, Drums, Tape Effects
Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer
David Gilmour - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer

Lesley Duncan - Vocals (bckgr)
Doris Troy - Vocals (bckgr)
Barry St. John - Vocals (bckgr)
Liza Strike - Vocals (bckgr)
Claire Torry - Vocals
Dick Parry - Saxophone

Alan Parsons - Engineer
Hipgnosis - Design, Photography
George Hardie - Illustrations, Sleeve Art
Jill Furmanosky - Photography

Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care
Leave but don't leave me
Look around and choose our own ground
For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all you life will ever be
Run rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to start another one
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the ride
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.

On the run
"...have your passports ready....Rome..."
"Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa!"

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fitter 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 the 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 to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind 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 a quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Breathe Reprise
Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Call the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

The Great Gig In The Sky
And I am not frightened of dying
anytime will do, I don't mind
Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you're got to go sometime

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and your O.K.
Money it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
Money so the say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise that they're giving none away
Money get back

I'm all right Jack keep your hands of my stack.
Money it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

"HuHuh! I was in the right!"
"Yes, absolutely in the right!"
"I certainly was in the right!"
"You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a bruising!"
"Why does anyone do anything?"
"I don't know, I was really drunk at the time!"
"I was just telling him, he couldn't get into number 2.
He was asking why he wasn't coming up on freely,
After I was yelling and screaming and telling him why he wasn't coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out"

Us And Them
Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it's not 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
And in the end it's only round and round and around
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 gonna 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, 'cause 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 fighting's all about
Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died

Brain Damage
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 paper boy 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 forbodings too
I'll 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 re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

"I can't think of anything to say except... Laughing is nice! HaHaHa!"

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 that you eat and everyone you meet
and that you slight and everyone you fight
and all that is now and all that is gone
and all that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon

"There is no dark side of the moon, really.
As a matter of fact, it's all dark."

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