Favourite solo lyric


As re-masters of David’s first two solo albums have been out for a week now – in Europe, at least – I thought we’d have a Favourite Solo Lyric and Why entry today (as a belated birthday-cum-get well treat for Erin).

Only lyrics from David’s first two solo albums, please. We did this for ‘On An Island’ lyrics as recently as 19 May, so let’s not have the repetition.

Can we also cut back on the really, really, really long posts? We’ve set in place a character limit now that the concert reviews are (almost) all in. It shouldn’t have much of an impact, but please keep it in mind when writing at length.

Of course, you are always more than welcome to post more than once, so please don’t feel gagged in any way. This is simply to make it easier for people to skim through the posts, because the longer ones do tend to be overlooked.

Thank you for your co-operation.

We’ve got a new poll today, so do let us know which is your favourite track from David’s second solo album, 1984’s ‘About Face’.

‘There’s No Way Out Of Here’ romped to victory in last week’s poll with 44% of the vote, proving itself your undisputed favourite from David’s eponymous 1978 debut.

‘I Can’t Breathe Anymore’ came second with 10% and instrumentals ‘Mihalis’ and ‘Raise My Rent’ polled 9% each. There was also a late surge of votes for ‘So Far Away’, which also polled 9%.

Thanks for taking part, and thanks to Erin for today’s blog suggestion.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

65 thoughts on “Favourite solo lyric”

  1. for me, it’s this one from ‘about face’:

    ‘near the end’

    “standing in silence, holding my breath,
    disconnected and dry,
    and though I’m certain that there’s nothing left to hold on to,
    to give or to try,
    some things never change, no don’t ever change,
    and I’m feeling the cold,
    thinking that we’re getting older and wiser,
    when we’re just getting old.”

    this should prove that david is capable of writing good lyrics, fed. nice one.

  2. For me, it has to be from “Near the End”…

    “Some things never change, no don’t ever change,
    And I’m feeling the cold,
    Thinking that we’re getting older and wiser,
    When we’re just getting old.”

    This actually feels really appropriate today as as I celebrate becoming a year older…

    Hope everyone had a good weekend.

    [Happy birthday, Nisha. Have a good one. – Features Editor]

  3. “Our children are born, and we keep them warm
    They must have the right, to live in the light
    To be safe from the storm

    Out of the blue, with wings on his heels
    A messenger comes, bearing regrets
    For the time that he steals”

    (from “Out of the Blue”)

    … with a nod to all the lyrics of “Near the End.” David, your words touch a lot of people’s hearts. I could cite more examples but don’t want the pointy stick from Ed/Edwina.


  4. “Murder” is both my favorite DG solo lyric and favorite About Face Track. It’s just a simple, honest, emotional reaction to the needless death of a legend and a friend.

  5. I was just going to post my favorite, but it is the exact same passage that Victor posted at the beginning of the blog.


  6. “A messenger comes, bearing regrets
    For the time that he steals
    But steal it he will, my children’s and mine
    Against our desires, against all our needs
    Our blood spilled like wine

    Over and over we call.. no one hears
    And further and further and further we fall
    And though we pray that we soon will awake
    It is clear, that it’s no dream at all
    Our lives are at stake

    I cannot believe, nor even pretend
    That the thunder I hear, will just disappear
    And the nightmare will end

    So hold back the fire,
    Because this much is true
    When all’s said and done, the ending will come
    From out of the blue”

    …because this words sound me like a “dark” fairy tales…and I think that the fairy tales are the most beautiful and incisive way to say something. Like “The Little Prince” said, children understand all, while the grown-ups always need you explain them anything, because they are not able to think about something more than what they can see and touch.


  7. There are soooo many from Dave that move me but I’ve always loved this one from, “So Far Away”

    “Her peace of mind, her strength of will
    It will come, she’s sure it will
    But how can I put my mind at rest?
    I feel I’m coming off second best…”

  8. Ahhh, another great idea for todays thread….

    It will appear that I’m hitching my kaboose to everyone else’s train when I quote the following lyrics from Near the End:

    ” And when you feel your near the end
    And what once burned so bright is growing
    And when you’ve seen whats been achieved
    Is there a feeling that you’ve been
    deceived? ”

    These are decisively brilliant lyrics and sentiments from Mr Gilmour on infinite levels. At once it strikes me that he could be talking about his embittered relationship with Roger Waters; yet at the same time talking about a ficticious character who is ruminating over his previous life’s achievments (and failures) moments before dying/considering suicide.

    On a personal note, it stikes a deep chord of disenchantment with real-life relationships I have very much been involved in the past 5 or 6 years, particularly love and deep friendship. The brooding and dark vocal performance of Dave perfectly match the sinister sound brewing in the background, echoing my own disbelief when a relationship that I thought was once so fulfilling tended – near the end – to be a sham.

    Awesome brain teaser, FEd!!!


  9. For me “Murder” is my favourite.

    I would like to see David playing it or some of his songs from those 2 albums on his upcoming concerts.

    And I have this question for Fed: Is there any video of any song or any live performance of David´s first 2 albums? If so, where can I find it?

    Cheers everyone,

    [There’s a video from one of the 1984 concerts, which includes an interesting documentary called ‘Beyond The Floyd’. That’s only available in NTSC format, but Amazon has it. – Features Editor]

  10. This will get repetatvie….but ‘New the End’ has my favorite lyric, and this was a toss up with ‘Out of the Blue’…

    Just ditto Victor’s post…what he wrote goes for me as well….

    And Happy B-Day to Erin & Nisha!!!

  11. “Near The End” is a fine way to put the final bit of icing on About Face. The lyric is beautiful and philosophical in how David takes a last glance at things before closing the album. I’ve also always loved the mix on this track, especially how the acoustic guitar solo melts into an electric guitar solo at the end on the song. It’s a fine ending to a great album!

  12. CAPTION:

    Movie critics were buzzing about David Gilmour’s performance as the protagonist in Frank Miller’s “Sin City 2″….



    DG: I can’t stand European or American music! Give me a good Latin tune…give me Jerry Rivera, or Tito Rodriguez…or Johnny Ventura, or Fernandito Villalona…AH! ESO ME GUSTA!!!!


  13. to mike from connecticut and angelo: you know how they all say that great minds think alike…

    to pedro from portugal: david’s first solo video is just called ‘david gilmour’ so if you search for it, you should be able to find it easy enough.

  14. My favorite Lyrics have to be from Murder, this helped a lot when my fiancee passed away

    “I don’t want this anger that’s burning in me
    It’s something from which it’s so hard to be free
    But none of the tears that we cry in sorrow or rage
    Can make any difference, or turn back the page”

    Also must agree with Victor and Angelo about Near The End.

    Happy B-day to Erin and Nisha!

    Have a great week Fed

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  15. Hi FEd and extended family,

    Short and to the point — favorite lyrics would be ‘Murder’ and ‘Out of the Blue’ which, at least to me, seem like they are actually two levels of emotion concerning one event and therefore, in my mind, are like one song. Does that make sense to anyone? The lyrics to ‘Murder’ feel like the frustrated, angry reaction to an event, while ‘Out of the Blue’ seems to me to be a sad, weary reflection on the emotional toll rendered by that same event.

    Sorry if that is breaking the rules, but there it is…

    Happy birthday Erin!! And thanks to you FEd for making her day!

    Congratulations to David and the band on their upcoming event — what an honor! I’ll be eagerly awaiting all the details and reviews. Enjoy!

    Peace, love and understanding!
    Washington State

  16. from Murder:

    “While the red blood spread wider like the anger you made…”

    Always gets me. “Near the End” is good too, and some of the word play in “Cruise” is amusing (“and if such good friends should ever fall out” HA!).

  17. Lyrics: Hard one that is is there a best lyric because is my opinion “and never was there an answer” to that question.

    Rds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  18. From Murder:

    “Some of them standing, some were waiting in the line
    As if there was something that they thought they might find
    Taking some strength from the feelings that always were shared
    And in the background, the eyes that just stared”

    How often we all stand on the sidelines while terrible things are happening all around..

    Erin –

    Wishing you have a speedy recovery. I’m planning to have a reunion of the N. Californian bloggers in October. I hope you can make it.

  19. Favourite solo lyrics, From “About Face” has to be “Near The End”.

    From “David Gilmour” how about these… from “No Way”.

    “There’s no way I’m going to let go
    There’s no way, because it’s my show
    I’m hanging on for a little while
    I won’t go down easy, that’s not my style

    I’m all tied up, tied up in a knot
    And I can’t decide just what it is I’ve got
    Did I get out of touch? Did I lose my way?
    I’ve not forgot, no, not a single day

    Now you might believe I’m not a happy man
    Putting myself apart from the common clan
    Well, the boat we’re sailing, we have a leak or two
    But I know it’s sound, like me and you”

    David has a really clever knack of making his lyrics work at different levels and with different meanings. He seems to have a “gift” for allowing people to see things from his perspective, whilst at the same time being relevant to many peoples lives. I guess that’s true of all good lyricists though, it’s just that David’s lyrics are more poignant.

  20. I personally really like the lyrics to Take a Breath alot. Haven’t listen to About Face or David Gilmour in a while since I have them on cassette, I am sure there were some great ones there also I am just not remembering right now.

  21. Murder has great lyrics – “Did you get rid of all the voices in your head? Do you now miss them and the things that they said?” – I am not sure what the exact meaning of the song is or where his motivation came from but these lyrics in particular help to paint a very good picture.

    On a separate note, I am not sure if it’s been brought up in other posts, but if you want a good laugh, look at the 81 people Rolling Stone Magazine have in their 100 greatest guitarists of all time, ahead of David Gilmour (click my name below).

    What a joke. They probably just pulled names out of a hat for most of them. I’ve never been a fan of that magazine and particularly feel that way now that their silly poll has been published.

    [It’s shocking… – Features Editor]

  22. Not related to the lyrics poll I’m afraid but… I’ve read that there are going to be 50 people filming David’s huge show in Poland. Is there any chance of this coming out on DVD? I know you stated ealier that this show is NOT going to be on Gilmour’s upcoming On an Island DVD. Why is it being filmed? Please let me know. Thanks!

    [That’s just a rumour, John. It will be filmed to a certain extent – as has been the case with all the other shows – and there could be a feature on Gdansk on David’s forthcoming DVD, but there are no plans to televise the Gdansk show in its entirety, nor to put out a DVD of the event. Sorry to disappoint. – Features Editor]

  23. From “All Lovers are deranged” (About Face)

    “We walk away with memories
    And clutch them to our hearts
    We’re disembodied entities
    We move in fits and starts
    For burning wine
    And takes all caution in its flames
    All lovers are deranged.

    You know that you don’t really fall in love
    Unless you’re seventeen
    The break of day will make your spirits fly
    But you can’t know what it means
    Unless you’re seventeen”


    This lyric shows more fluidity and rythmn than most of David’s early works – and in my experience love at 17 is very sweet indeed.

  24. In agreement with an above poster, I think this is my favourite lyric:

    “And when you feel you’re near the end,
    And what once burned so bright is growing dim,
    And when you see what’s been achieved,
    Is there a feeling that you’ve been deceived?”

    The bit of the song that victor, above, posted, is equally good. The whole song is very nice.

    I am also fond of “Murder,” particularly these lyrics:

    “What was it brought you out here in the dark
    Was it your only way of making your mark
    Did you get rid of all the voices in your head
    Do you now miss them and the things that they said.”

  25. wow, everyone loves near the end. so i’ll just say those were my favorite lyrics from about face also. after that murder has already been mentioned. let’s not forget about lets get metaphysical…hahahhaah.

  26. I like best the lyrics in the hidden track at the end of side two.

    It’s hard to make out but it goes something like this…

    “Gangsta’s ride, uhh, do what gangsta’s do
    Bandanna hangin from the rear view
    Too smart, know them up, hold ’em up
    We could go head up, and I’ll fold ’em up slow
    There’s a gangsta loose, callin all cars
    Just left the house in some blue Allstars”

    Apparently it’s some sort of tribute to Hollywood’s gangster footwear of the past.

    That David can be so cheeky sometimes…

  27. Ahh Fed, you’re so sweet. Thanks for thinking of me and remembering my request. I love to write. I have lyrics, poems, short stories, and even a novel that I’m continually picking at. Words mean a great deal to me. I love all my blogger buddies and knowing your favorite lyrics, IMHO, lets me know a bit more about you, get a peek inside your head. LOL

    So thanks all for playing along.

    Mine would have to be:

    #1 “And never was there an answer, there an
    answer Not without listening, without seeing”

    From “There’s No Way Out Of Here” Truer words were never spoken. You’ll never find an answer if you aren’t listening or looking for it.

    The way the world is now (at least in the US), from “Cry from the Street”

    #2 “It’s such a crying shame
    Things got so rough
    It’s the silent scream
    Through your blinds you peek
    I guess the chances are
    We should stay asleep”

    #3-6 hits home for me regarding problems with addiction that has affected myself and my family:

    #3 “I’m all tied up
    Tied up in a knot
    And I can’t decide
    Just what it is I’ve got
    Did I get out of touch
    Did I lose my way
    I’ve not forgot
    No, not a single day” From “No Way”

    #4 “Murder” (All)

    #5 “No one will hurt me again
    No one will cause me to lie
    No one will control me by pain
    No one will cause me to cry”

    From “Love Is On the Air

    #6 “Standing in silence, holding my breath
    Disconnected and dry
    And though I’m certain that there’s nothing left
    To hold on to, to give or to try
    Some things never change, no don’t ever change
    And I’m feeling the cold
    Thinking that we’re getting older and wiser
    When we’re just getting old”

    From “Near the End”

    Happy Birthday, Nisha! Leo Power!!

    Glad you get to go to the Poland show Fed! Well deserved! C’mon Fed, you gotta play too. What’s your favorites.


    PS – Sorry if I went over the word limit, this was harder then I thought it would be. I’ll be better in the future. =)

    [I think ‘Near The End’ is particularly beautiful. Hope you’re feeling better, mate. – Features Editor]

  28. My favorite lyrics (if I HAD to pinpoint- I can find a favorite line or two in all of his songs)are also from Murder and Near The End, so I won’t repeat them here.

    David has been unfairly treated for some of his lyrics, which in my opinion has been fine. In many examples his lyrics are like poetry, and he should continue writing lyrics to his solo songs along with Polly, in my humble opinion.

  29. Lucia posted my favourite lyrics from `out of the blue`, that section of the song is so powerful. I also agree with Matt, `so far away` is another of my favourites, in fact it`s quite hard to make a choice from these two songs.

    P.S Happy birthday Erin, and get well soon. And Happy birthday to Nisha.

    All the best.

  30. Renee B. all my love and compassion to You.

    I like “Love On The Air” but lyrics are from Pete Townshend so it doesn’t count.

    My favourite lyrics are in “Near The End” …

    “And when you feel you’re near the end
    And there’s a stranger where once was a friend
    And you are left without a word
    Only the whispers that you’ve overhead”

    My favourite song in About Face is “All Lovers Are Deranged”, nice lyrics, great sound and that aggressive fat Strat.

  31. Has to be “Near The End” and that lifes epitaph of

    “thinking that we’re getting older and wiser
    When we’re just getting old”

    Comes to us all – eventually!!

  32. a bit off-topic for a minute…

    Everyone here would like to see “About Face” on DVD, wouldn’t we, gang? That could be the next release after David’s OAI tour DVD. It’d give us something else to look forward to. This VHS copy ain’t gettin’ it anymore.


  33. “We really seem to have a problem,
    But it is you or me?
    Whatever I have going through my mind,
    You always have to disagree.

    It’s just a matter of opinions,
    It’s not a simple fact.
    Why don’t you try to see the other side?
    Don’t turn your back.”

    I’ve always loved “You Know I’m Right” and with the great GWB imposing his will on everything I think 22 years later it still rings true.

  34. I really find most all of the lyrics in either of the cd’s to be very well written and with much feeling. Feel repetitive as well, but have always particularly liked:

    About Face: ‘Near the End’, ‘Out of the Blue’ and on David Gilmour: ‘So Far Away’, ‘I Can’t Breathe Anymore’ and ‘There’s No Way Out of Here’.

    Thank you for the information about Solidarity. I’ll bet the concert will be splendid with the orchestra for On An Island.

  35. “So it slips thru your hands, like grains of sand, you watch it go
    There’s no time to be lost, you’ll pay the cost, so get it right
    There is no way out of here, when you come in you’re in for good”

    The lyrics have the same sentiment as Time, which is one of my all time favorite PF tunes.


  36. I don’t have a favorite lyric from these albums. I do have a favorite performance, and that’s “It’s Deafinitely.” I love the way he makes it sound like you’re surrounded by the guitar, like the guitar is singing, is wailing out in pain and frustration. I get a similar feel from the spaced-out solos in the extended musical mid-section of “Dogs;” that David is speaking directly to us, telling us all about his pain and frustration through the guitar.

    Music has the powerful ability to communicate raw emotion in a way that is far less effective with words, and there is no greater master of this raw emotion than David.

  37. “Thinking that we’re getting older and wiser, When we’re just getting old”… Yeah, that rings so true sometimes. If I have to pick a favorite lyric, that’d have to be it, beacuse it’s so easy to relate.

  38. Caption: Snapped while performing “Money”, many thought that David’s profile in this pic was so striking that his image would look good on the penny redesign (just kidding).

    “And we, we, the immoral men, we dare
    Naked and fearless in the elements
    And free, carefree of tempting fate, aware
    And holding off the moral nightmare at the gates

    And sweet, sweet as a mountain stream, we’ll look
    Toward a new day breaking in the east
    We’ll meet as every future dream unfolds
    And surely quality that is the very least”

    I’ve often confused ‘Short and Sweet’ with ‘Mihalis’ because I still own this on cassette (soon to be remedied) (confusing side two for side one). Listening/Watching David and Roy Harper harmonize on this piece in concert is a delight. It reminds me not to kid myself and see the world for what it really is. Aside from this, the lyrics themselves are a good read. It reads like poetry. ★★★★★

    [I’ll second that, Joseph. – Features Editor]

  39. Ah let’s see….

    I would have to say it’s Murder, don’t you agree? Yes I most definitely do! Then we’re in agreement? Absolutly! Well it’s unanimous. The voices in my head agree. We will go with Murder. Pssst don’t look know but I think people are starting to stare at me. Well if you haven’t figured out why then YOU have a problem.

    Any way Fed I hope you don’t mind but I just had to get the chuckles out.

    Love the site by the way.

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

    [Thanks very much. – Features Editor]

  40. My goodness it has been awhile since I made my proverbial voice heard on here huh? Well in case anybody was wondering, it is official computer problems suck. Now that, that has been cleared out of the way here goes:

    “Love on the air
    I keep transmitting but reception is hazy
    I don’t get an answer
    Keep sending it faster
    Always knew it was crazy
    To put my love on the air.

    No one will hurt me again
    No one will cause me to lie
    No one will control me by pain
    No one will cause me to cry
    I was looking for love
    In wandering eyes
    Like a ship trying to fix on a beacon
    I learned how to sigh
    On the ribbon and wires
    It’s a habit that’s so hard to weaken

    No one will ever manipulate
    Make me promise to do or die
    No one can make me hesitate
    What can I lose if they try
    I was looking for love
    Like the very first time
    Didn’t realise love never left me
    Contradicted – conspired
    I connived and designed
    Nothing on earth could arrest me.

    Reception is hazy
    When you put your love on the air
    Always knew it was crazy
    To put my love on the air
    But I only communicate
    When I put my love on the air
    You don’t have to consummate
    Love on the air”

    I probably think so highly of this song because I relate to it so much. Once again thank you David, you continue to inspire. Have fun on Saturday in Poland, you’ll have quite the audience.

    Thank you very much indeed, good night to you

  41. Hi!

    Since 1984, I like “Murder”. (Short message, isn’t it?)


  42. ciao,

    Fed, what abaout that addition to the blog that should have been done?

    [I know… Don’t blame me, though. Getting the others involved isn’t always easy. – Features Editor]

  43. Many thanks for the birthday greetings F.Ed, Renee, Angelo et all….it’s wonderful to be a part of this community.


    Now a day older…but not any wiser….:-)

  44. This one was tough. Musically, I far preferred David’s first solo album, but lyrically I preferred his second. My favorite quote from the album has to be the end of “Out of the Blue”:

    “I cannot believe nor even pretend
    That the thunder I hear will just disappear
    And the nightmare will end

    So hold back the fire because this much is true
    When all’s said and done the ending will come
    From out of the blue”

  45. Ciao,

    I heard both of the previous DG albums and I must admit I am not much fond of them. Maybe they had a meaning at the time, but now time passed and they are ageing not very well. On an island is on a totally different level. so sorry, I have no favourite lyrics.

    But on holiday while meditating ( on the loo , obviously) I was listening to some PF music (..hem) and heard something I never noticed before ( strange).

    So I have a quiz for all of you just for fun.


    Let’s see who guesses.

    Ciao 🙂


  46. No realy Roger has the best lyrics and David can’t write them so how does it feel now, hey Fed how does it fell an anti DAVID post, you allow anti Roger post why?

    If it wasn’t for Roger, David would had not been where he is now.

    Realy dissapointed.

    [You and me both, Christian. I’m very disappointed. Grow up. This blog entry is about David’s solo lyrics. What exactly does Roger have to do with David’s solo albums? Roger is a brilliant lyricist, as anyone in their right mind would agree. Where on this page has anyone implied that it would be a really great idea to compare one man’s lyrics to another’s? Or to discuss any other lyrics than those on David’s solo albums? You clearly don’t get it. We’ve discussed the alleged ‘anti-Roger’ post quite enough. Get over it. Go back and look for your answers. Why do some of you have to be so petty, so paranoid and so quick to jump to false, ignorant, whiney conclusions? This is David’s site, we’re discussing the lyrics of David’s first two solo albums. Your post proves just why this blog has to be moderated and why the official Pink Floyd forum had to be shut down. Save your idiot wind for a fansite forum where you can whine until you’re blue in the face and no one really cares what you have to say. Both David and Roger cringe with embarrassment when they read these small-minded, silly little comments. Think about that. I’m happy to publish your post because it makes you look like a c*nt. Don’t bother posting again. – Features Editor]

  47. I know this is the wrong place to post, but…

    Was there a video to go with Smile the single. If so is there a clip available anywhere on the .net ?



    [You can see it on the ‘On An Island’ page, Ben. Click your name below. – Features Editor]

  48. RE Christians ‘odd post’

    Nice judgment fed you must have the patience of a saint. I hope Christian is himself cringing and feeling a little silly. No one wants to read these sort of ‘odd postings’.


  49. Wow FEd, Christian really got your goat!! “Grow up”, you said. If it is the same Christian that posted previously he’s 13!! One minute a fan, next minute not!! How fickle people are. By the way, FEd, I agreed with your answer.

  50. Take it to the bridge, Ed! These kind of comments are ridiculous.

    You’re right about lame fan forums. I saw the comments about this anti-Roger post. God, get a life! They didn’t give you a chance to publish any posts, let alone the “defence” of Roger and they really slagged you off. It’s so childish and David’s site is above that kind of nonsense. Well said.

    [The funny thing is, the people who are having such good fun insulting me, the blog or David’s management in general at such fan forums have sent in some really gushing posts. We’re wonderful, we’re fantastic… Maybe I should post them at this fansite forum and show them as the fickle brown-nosers they really are. It makes it hard to respect their opinions, that’s for sure. Christian’s opinion clearly isn’t worth much to sensible, grown-up people and there’s certainly no place for it here. – Features Editor]


    Dear Pier, wasn’it Pigs? anyway on Animals, and I’m happy you mentioned it because it’s my favourite album.

    I would like to ask if anybody from London, including You dear Fed of course, recalls when the Battersea power station was used the last time?

    That music mixed with those images impressed me very much indeed and I recently went there paying my respects.

    [I’ll have to pass, sorry. Anyone? – Features Editor]

  52. Piergiorgio,

    “Pigs”…how’s that?

    And LOL!!! “Idiot Wind”….I’m sketching that one down for future use….

    It may seem a bit sadistic, but I enjoy reading your witty “shut-up’s”…. LOL!!!

    Oh, and Christian, that was not very “Christian” of you, was it?

  53. Boy FEd, Christian Bobocea is such an ass. Its one of those catch 22 situations. You let him post but how can you not respond to such stupid commentary.

    Its a shame you need to deal with such idiot statements.


  54. You bet I’ll be there Echoesbob!! I don’t let my money go to waste. I’ll be much better by then.

    I was never a fan of Rolling Stone Mag anyways, Flying Pig. They obviously have no idea what they’re talking about.

    [I’m happy to publish your post because it makes you look like a c*nt. Don’t bother posting again. – Features Editor]

    Ohhh Fed, I HATE that dreaded “c” word. There is no word that comes close to being as vulgar. No male equivalant even comes close. I’ve thrown people out of my house for using it.

    I know it’s your blog, and I can stand a lot of anything else, but that makes my skin crawl. I trust you were EXTREMELY upset and hope you don’t use this word lightly. To me the guy’s message was kind of garbled, I don’t even know what he was trying to say. Hopefully we won’t hear from him again and hopefully no one will make you mad enough to use it again.

    Fed must be a guy, I don’t know many women who would use that word.

    Hope I’m not over stepping my bounds, just sharing my thoughts. Still love you Fed =)


    [I know, I know… SNEd’s already told me off for using it, so don’t you start as well. What can I say? It’s a very bad word. I was very angry. It just seemed to fit. – Features Editor

  55. Hi FEd and everyone,

    Nice rant, FEd! We’re all having a nice chat about David’s lyrics, from David’s solo albums, mellow as can be, and then …

    It’s amazing to me that someone would take time to post something so incredibly immature and just plain mean-spirited.

    Back to mellow — I’m greatly looking forward to the US release of David’s earlier albums (CDs, whatever). And I hope that ‘David Gilmour’ contains the lyrics and other pertinent information. The copy that I bought a few years back had no lyrics at all. Bummer! I greatly enjoy reading lyrics without the music around them … a completely different experience.

    Have a fantastic time in Poland!

    Washington State

  56. Pier… that’s an easy one… Pigs(three other ones) of course! Great song. In fact what I love most about Keep Talking is that David used it again. Strange gizmo… cool sound.

    Anyway… I agree with several posters… Murder is my favourite track off About Face. But I must confess I’m not that familiar with the album. I only recently got my old vinyl album collection back and dusted this one off to listen again (after more than 20 years!). That may change, but for now Murder stands out.

    And I don’t know where David gets his idea that he is weak in writing lyrics. I LIKE his lyrics. But I do agree adding Polly to the writing team really raised the bar- for ANY writer.


  57. You mentioned there MAY be a feature of the Gdansk show on the forthcoming DVD. That is awesome POSSIBLE news (not starting anything here)!!! I hope to see a track or two as a feature on the dvd… like OAI with the orchestra. Here’s keeping fingers crossed!


  58. Oh wait is love on the air Townshends? Wow don’t I feel like a dog’s arse right now. Oh well, no one could ever sing it like David, he put so much soul into it. As far as the “Talk box” question goes I think that would be Pigs (Three different ones) no?

    Thank you very much indeed, good night to you

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