This is my first try at something like this, so please leave a comment with a feedback!
Lyrics of today: Pink Floyd - Time from the album The Dark Side of the Moon.
Artist: Pink Floyd became one of my favorite bands simply because of their lyrics, i think they are amazing, and so i decided that my first song would be one of them. Maybe i could have chosen one better, but i liked this one. For the ones who doesn't know this marvelous band, Pink Floyd are an progressive and psychedelic rock band. They are known for their lyrics and that special sound that made them who they are now.
Song: This song was made in 1973, and is one of the tracks of the Dark Side Of The Moon album, which is, till today one of the most well succeeded albums of all time. Every song on that album talks about elements of a persons life, and this one,as it should be obvious, talks about time. One thing worth mention about this too, is that it contains a extra part, sort of an hidden track, called "breathe reprise" which is starts right after Time.
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand 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
And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then 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 and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a 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
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say
Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
And 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
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.
Ok. Now, to the most important part of the day, lets crack the meaning of this lyrics. To be honest, i choose this one as my first because they are good lyrics, but they're also easy to understand.
So, lets start with the beginning of course. If you listen to the song itself, it starts with the sound of a bunch of clocks ticking, it's important to note that in the middle of all those clocks you can clearly hear the sound of an heart beat, meaning that the heart, and our own life, is like a clock, just waiting to stop.
About the lyrics itself, the first verses talk about when we were kids, and we just wasted time wandering around, doing nothing, because we had so much time to live. But after a while we notice that we wasted too much, that we "missed the starting gun". After that we are presented with an race between us and the sun. We are trying to make the days longer, try to enjoy our days to the fullest, but now its to late, we are getting older, are getting "one day closer to death".
I think the last verse is kinda funny, because it show one example of that, the song ended and he didn't got to say everything he wanted, like in every persons lives, most of them can't do everything they want before it's time to get out of this world, and then, it's to late, "The time is gone",
After that we are presented with the second part of the song "Breathe", being the first part in the first track. This one show us clearly the life of the workers, as they reach home "cold and tired", and their moment of relaxation.
The bells mentioned in the song are clearly church bells, meaning that the song also refers to death, making it fit on "Time".
The last verse refers probably, to religion and their "Magic spells", showing that being faithful does not stop death and that, in the end, we're all the same.
Well, that was all for this week i hope you like it!