The lack of lyrics really ruins this song. It's not so much a song as a bunch of nice moments and time-wasting filler shoved in a blender for 23 minutes, failing to really cohere into anything unitary. Getting a whole choir on the song and then not bothering to write any lyrics for them just feels like such a lazy cop-out. This feels more like a dress rehearsal for "Echoes" than a real song; "Echoes" basically does everything this song does, but a million times better: it's actually *about* something, it holds attention all the way through, it has better riffs, it has a more interesting free-form noise middle, it doesn't plod like motherfuck all the way, hell it even does the Funky Dung thing funkier. I don't like to admit this but I really can't get behind all the praise about it being one of Pink Floyd's best songs. "One of Pink Floyd's most bloated songs" sounds more accurate. I guess there always has to be somebody pissing in the punchbowl, and this time it happened to be my turn.