The Pink Floyd Thing


Music has a wonderful effect on me. I’m a rock lover and I’ve had a special love for Pink Floyd since I first heard them. Back in school a friend of mine who borrowed my Biology text in class scribbled something along the lines of “Run rabbit run…”. Later when I discovered it, apart from being annoyed about the disfiguring of my text book I found the line remarkably odd and out of place. Hence I inquired.I discovered Floyd slowly. Getting out of the pop phase was difficult and learning to appreciate the odd chords that make up Floyd was hardly easy. One has to admit however, that Floyd is deeply captivating. Floyd comes across as incredibly reflective of my current state of mind. The strange part is I can now listen to Floyd when I’m tired, broke, unhappy, drunk, dazed or just lazy. High Hopes is one of my favourite Floyd songs.

So here goes:

PS: Do sing along!

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 begun
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 nights 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

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Encumbered 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 times

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