Speak to Me/Breathe (3:57)

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1) “Speak to Me” is the first track from British progressive rock band Pink Floyd’s 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, on which it forms an overture. Drummer Nick Mason receives a rare solo writing credit for the track; Roger Waters subsequently claimed this was a “gift” to Mason, one which Waters came to regret after his acrimonious departure from the group.

2 ) ‘Breath’ The authorship and composition of this song is credited to David Gilmour and Richard Wright for the music, and Roger Waters for the lyrics. The song is slow-paced and rich in texture, and features Gilmour playing the lush electric guitar with a Uni-Vibe and lap steel guitar with a volume pedal and several overdubs.

On the original album, it is a separate track from “Speak to Me”, the sound collage which opens the album. Since this track segues directly into “Breathe” through the use of a sustained backwards piano chord, the two are conjoined on most CD versions of the album.A one-minute reprise is featured at the end of the song “Time”, without the slide guitar and using Farfisa Organ/Wurlitzer piano in place of Hammond Organ & Rhodes Piano.

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Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave, don't leave me.
Walk around and choose your own ground.

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