Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here & Time (albums: Wish You Were Here 1975, The Dark Side of the Moon 1973)

These 2 songs are by Pink Floyd. I was never a fan of the band, I guess it’s because I found their music to be too surreal and I never took the time to read their lyrics which are quite poetic. Both my brother and Hubby are big fans so they made me fall in love with 2 of their songs. Today I’ve decided to share these two songs that are very important to me.

“Time” - My hubby has written the lyrics of “Time” for me and I hanged it on my cubic wall at work. it was quite hard to work properly while the following words are hanged above your head: “Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way....” besides the fact that it made me think about my life I was very moved by this gesture from my hubby, it made me feel closer to him and understand why he lives his life to the fullest every day, he is not afraid of taking risks and I admire him very much for that.

“Wish You Were Here” - My brother has dedicated this song to me. He told me that he attended a funeral yesterday of a 24 years old boy that was killed in a motorcycle accident. He described the boy as someone that embraced the meaning of “living on the edge” and made it his bible. He also told me that this song was written out of longing to someone and specifically to Syd Barrett the original lead singer of the band that had left the band due to a mental breakdown. I dedicate this song back to my brother and my sister,both my music guru’s that are physically far from me but both have a very special corner in my heart.

Lyrics: Time Lyrics

Lyrics: Wish You Were Here Lyrics

Time – What’s this song about?
The lyrics of the song deal with Roger Waters's realization that life was not about preparing yourself for what happens next, but about grabbing control of your own destiny. (Wikipedia – Time)

Wish You Were Here -What’s this song about?
Here is a comment from songfacts website:
“Roger Waters has said this song was based on a poem he wrote about Syd Barrett's fall from reality. It was said that Syd's friends would lace his coffee with LSD, which eventually lead to his mental breakdown. “

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Pink Floyd