Fearless (6:09)

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“Fearless” is the title of the third track on Meddle by Pink Floyd. The song’s slow tempo and mellow acoustic sound bear similarities to some of the other tracks on the first side of the album. Roger Waters composed the song on guitar using an open tuning in G major that he learned from Syd Barrett. He plays the acoustic guitar parts on the studio recording, despite his job as the band’s usual bassist.

Near the beginning and at the end of the song, a field recording of fans in Liverpool’s Kop singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is superimposed over the music. This Rodgers and Hammerstein song became the anthem of Liverpool F.C. after Gerry & the Pacemakers had a number-one hit with their recording. Roger Waters is in fact a staunch supporter of Arsenal F.C…

The song is almost regarded as an underground hit for Pink Floyd, because although it was not released as a single in the UK or played live by the band, it remains greatly favoured among hardcore fans. Its title is derived from a football (soccer) slang term for “awesome”, which became a cliché among the band’s touring party.

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  • theorly64

    Terribly underrated song

    Yesterday 1:43am Reply
  • JimMorrisonFCB

    YNWA!

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • vanillasky79

    Love how this feels and the guitar work, and the football part, heartwarming touch to the song itself.

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Great

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bossmark1

    Best Pink Floyd song after Syd

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • radiohoofdnz

    Strange day to play the song. Liverpool losing points to London- based Crystal palace.

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • omaCore

    This is my favourite Floyd song ever and ever.

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Why Liverpool chanting anyway? Were the members fans even though they're London-based? Confusing.

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MegaDave89

    So underated, this song is a pure 5/5.

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • wwaynesworld

    Finally got some Floyd - amazing LastFM

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • mongofa

    Great song, but the ending is annoying

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • psychorinchen

    I feel like i can float across space for centuries listening to nothing but this.

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • mgpixlab

    ★★★★★

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    beautiful

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tiagoprof87

    the next will hear is: "as a reach for a peach, slide a rind down behind, the sofa in santrpez..."

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • htbr

    nice

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MadAzAHatter

    @Roy1968Wood ~ it's actually from their album Meddle and i dunno if i would go so far as to say that this is the best Floyd song (out of a very impressive catalog indeed!) but it is truly one of the first songs that (for me) begins to put all the elements of a finally constructed Floyd track together on an album which actually does live up to it's reputation as being a true classic.... and what a great track it is among such an excellent grouping which, when all combined, builds up to the magnificent Echoes!!

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • srdjstuka

    Last year I was at a Kaiserslautern 1 FCK game and the crowd started chanting YNWA. I caught that on my camera, ripped the sound and then mixed it with "Fearless" at the end of the song. Came out pretty cool, I was surprised.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • anateodoro

    ''And go down, in your own way. And every day is the right day.''

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AnUnholyVoid

    If I'm ever taking a road trip with a United fan, I'll play this on repeat until we reach our destination.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
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