Pink Floyd:  Division Bell

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Pink Floyd:  Division Bell

 

 

Release Date:  March, 1994

Tracks:

Cluster One  (Wright, Gilmour) [5:58]

What Do You Want From Me  (Gilmour, Wright, Samson) [4:21].

Poles Apart  (Gilmour, Samson, Laird-Clowes) [7:04].

Marooned  (Wright, Gilmour) [5:28]

A Great Day for Freedom  (Gilmour, Samson) [4:17].

Wearing the in side Out  (Wright, Moore) [6:47].

Take It Back  (Gilmour, Ezrin, Samson, Laird-Clowes) [6:12].

Coming Back to Life  (Gilmour) [6:19].

Keep Talking  (Gilmour, Wright, Samson) [6:09]

Lost for Words  (Gilmour, Samson) [5:14].

High Hopes  (Gilmour, Samson) [8:31].

Disk Facts:

David Gilmour - guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, programming

Nick Mason - drums, percussion

Richard Wright - keyboards, vocals

Jon Carin - keyboards, synthesisers and programming

Guy Pratt - bass

Gary Wallis - played and programmed percussion

Tim Renwick - guitars

Dick Parry - tenor saxophone

Bob Ezrin - keyboards and percussion

Sam Brown, Durga McBroom, Carol Kenyon, Jackie Sheridan and Rebecca Leigh-White - backing vocals

Produced by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour

Mixed by Chris Thomas and David Gilmour

Recording and mixing engineer - Andrew Jackson

Orchestra arranged by Michael Kamen

Orchestrations by Michael Kamen and Edward Shearmur

Orchestra recorded by Steve McLaughlin

Recorded at

- Astoria recording studio, London

- Brittania Row recording studios

- Abby Road recording studios

- Metropolis studios

- The Creek recording studios (Engineer Keith Grant)

Mixing assisted by the EFOST monitoring system

Assistant engineer at Astoria - Jules Bowen

Cover design - Storm Thorgerson

Sculptures - Aden Hynes and John Robertson

From drawings by Keith Breeden

Photography - Tony May, with Rupert Truman and Stephen Piotrowski

Graphics - Peter Curzon, with Ian Wright

Illustrations - John Whitely and Sally Norris

Earth noises - G William Forgey

General technical and musical in strument supervision - Phil Taylor

Drum technician - Clive Brooks

Mastered at the Mastering Lab L.A. by Doug Sax and James Guthrie

The vinyl version is slightly different from CD version: At the end of High Hopes the telephone sequence with Charlie was partially left out.

Lyrics:

 

What do you want from me

As you look around this room tonight
Settle in your seats and dim the lights
Do you want my blood, do you want my tears
What do you want
What do you want from me
Should I sing until I can't sing any more
Play these strings until my fingers are raw
You're so hard to please
What do you want from me

Do you think that I know something you don't know
What do you want from me
If I don't promise you the answers would you go
What do you want from me
Should I stand out in the rain
Do you want me to take a daisy chain for you
I'm not the one you need

What do you want from me
You can have anything you want
You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water
Anything you want

You can own everything you see
Sell your soul for complete control
Is that really what you need

You can lose yourself this night
See inside there is nothing to hide
Turn and face the light
What do you want from me


 




Poles Apart

Did you know... it was all going to go so wrong for you
And did you see it was all going to be so right for me
Why did we tell you then
You were always the golden boy then
And that you¹d never lose that light in your eyes

Hey you... did you ever realise what you'd become
And did you see that it wasn't only me you were running from
Did you know all the time but it never bothered you anyway
Leading the blind while I stared out the steel in your eyes

The rain fell slow, down on all the roofs of uncertainty
I thought of you and the years and all the sadness fell away from me
And did you know...

I never thought that you'd lose that light in your eyes


 




A great day for freedom

On the day the wall came down
They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high we raised a cry for freedom had arrived

Out the day the wall came down
The ship of fools had just all aground
Promise up the night like paper doves in flight

I dreamed you had left my side
Nawarinth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me
It was clear that I could not do a thing for you

Now life devalues day by day
As friends and neighbours turn away
And there's a change that, even with regret, cannot be undone

Now frontiers shift like desert sands
While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history in fades of grey

I woke to the sound of drums
The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you
And all but the bitter residue slipped away...sliped away


 




Wearing the inside out

From morning to night I stayed out of sight
Didn't recognise I'd become
No more than alive I'd barely survive
In a word...overrun

Won't hear a sound
From my mouth
I've spent too long
On the inside out
My skin is could
To the human touch
This bleeding heart's
Not beating much

I murmured a vow of silence and now
I don't even hear when I think aloud
Extinguished by light I turn on the night
Wear its darkness with an empty smile

I'm creeping back to life
my nervous system all awry
I'm wearing the inside out

Look at him now
He's paler somehow
But he's coming round
he's starting to choke
It's been so long since he spoke
Well he can have the words right from my mouth

And with these words I can see
Clear trough the clouds that covered me
Just give it time then speak my name
Now we can hear ourselves again

I'm holding out
For the day
When all the clouds
Have blown away
I'm with you now
Can speak your name
Now we can hear
Ourselves again


 




Take it back

He love rains down on me easy as the breeze
I listen to her breathing it sounds like the waves on the sea
I was thinking all about her, burning with rage and desire
We were spinning into darkness; the earth was on fire

She could take it back, she might take it back some day

So I spy on her, I lie to her, I make promises I cannot keep
Then I hear her laughter rising, rising from the deep
And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take
And I push her to the limit to see if she will break

She might take it back, she could take it back some day

Now I heave seen the warnings, screaming from all sides
It's easy to ignore them and God knows I've tried
All of this temptation, it turned my faith to lies
Until I couldn't see the danger or hear the rising tide

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day


 




Coming back to life

Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped by from my window watching
Where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless
Because the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else's words
dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun

Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of live and the seeds of change were planted

Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but
I took a heavenly ride through one silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life

I took a heavenly ride trough our silence
I knew the waiting had begin
And headed straight... into the shining sun


 




Keep Talking

For millions of years mankind lived just like animals
Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination
We learned to talk

There's a silence surrounding me
I can't seem to think straight
I'LL sit in the corner
No one can bother me
I think I should speak now
My words won't come out right
I feel like I'm drowning
I'm feeling week now
But I can't show my weakness
I sometimes wonder
Where do we go from me

It doesn't have to be like this
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking

Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
What are you feeling
Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
Where do we go from here

It doesn't have to be like this
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking

Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
What are you feeling
Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
What are you feeling

I feel like I'm drowning
You know I can't breathe now
We're going nowhere
We're going nowhere


 




Lost for words

I was spending my time in the doldrums
I was caught in a cauldron of hate
I felt persecuted and paralysed
I thought that everything else would just wait

While you are wasting your time on your enemies
Engulfed in a fever of spite
Beyond your tunnel vision reality fades
Like shadows into the night

To martyr yourself to caution
Is not going to help at all
because there'll be no safety in numbers
When the right one walks out of the door

Can you see your days blighted by darkness?
Is it true you beat your fists on the floor?
Stuck in a world of isolation
While the ivy grows over the door

So I open my door to my enemies
And I ask could we wipe the slate clean
But they tell me to please go **** myself
You know you just can't win


 




High Hopes

beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begin

Along the long road and on down the causeway
Do they still meet there by the cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The night of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

enumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many time

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river
Forever and ever
What do you want from me

As you look around this room tonight
Settle in your seats and dim the lights
Do you want my blood, do you want my tears
What do you want
What do you want from me
Should I sing until I can't sing any more
Play these strings until my fingers are raw
You're so hard to please
What do you want from me

Do you think that I know something you don't know
What do you want from me
If I don't promise you the answers would you go
What do you want from me
Should I stand out in the rain
Do you want me to take a daisy chain for you
I'm not the one you need

What do you want from me
You can have anything you want
You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water
Anything you want

You can own everything you see
Sell your soul for complete control
Is that really what you need

You can lose yourself this night
See inside there is nothing to hide
Turn and face the light
What do you want from me

 

 

 

  

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