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Money (The Dark Side of the Moon) Wish You Were Here (Wish you were here)
Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you're O.K.
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money get back
I'm alright Jack keep your hands off my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give ma that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise that they're
giving none away

- Waters -

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
from a cold steel rail ?
A smile from a veil ?
Do you think you can tell ?

And did they get you to trade
your heroes for ghosts ?
Hot ashes for trees ?
Hot air for a cool breeze ?
Cold comfort for change ?
And did you exchange
a walk on part in the war
for a lead role in a cage ?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground
What have you found ? The same old fears
Wish you were here

- Waters -

Echoes (Meddle) Comfortably Numb (The Wall)
Overhead the albatross
hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine

And no-one showed us to the land
And no-one knows the where or whys
But something stirs and something tries
And starts to climb towards the light

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can

And no-one calls us to move on
And no-one forces down our eyes
And no-one speaks and no-one tries
And no-one flies around the sun

Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes
Inviting and inciting me to rise
And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning

And no-one sings me lullabies
And no-one makes me close my eyes
And so I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky

- Waters -

Hello
Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

O.K. Just a little pinprick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah !
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up ?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb

- Waters -

Breathe (The Dark Side of the Moon) Welcome To The Machine (Wish you were here)
Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care
Leave but don't leave me
Look around and choose your own ground
For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

Run Rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to start another one
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave

- Waters -

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
Where have you been ?
It's alright we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time
Provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys
You bought a guitar to punish your ma
And you didn't like school
and you know you're nobody's fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
What did you dream ?
It's alright we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean guitar
He always ate in the Steak Bar
He loved to drive in his Jaguar
So welcome to the machine

- Waters -

If (Atom Heart Mother) Sheep (Animals)
If I were a swan I'd be gone
If I were a train I'd be late
And if I were a good man
I'd talk with you more often than I do If I were asleep I could dream
If I were afraid I could hide
If I go insane
Please don't put your wires in my brain

If I were the moon I'd be cool
If I were a rule I would bend
If I were a good man
I'd understand the spaces between friends

If I were alone I would cry
And if I were with you I'd be home and dry
And if I go insane
Will you still let me join in with the game

If I were a swan I'd be gone
If I were a train I'd be late again
And if I were a good man
I'd talk with you more often than I do

- Waters -

Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out, there may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan and I have seen
Things are not what they seem

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors, into the valley of steel
What a surprise !
A look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green he leadeth me by the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places
He converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo, he hath great power, and great hunger
When cometh the day we lowly ones
Through quiet reflection and great dedication
Master the art of karate
Lo, we shall rise up
And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water

Bleating and babbling I fell on his neck with a scream
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream

Have you heard the news ? The dogs are dead !
You better stay home and do as you're told
Get out of the road if you want to grow old

- Waters -

Pigs On The Wing - parts 1 & 2 (Animals) Another Brick In the wall - part 2 (The Wall)
If you didn't care what happened to me
And I didn't care for you
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain
Wondering which of the buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing

You know that I care what happens to you
And I know that you care for me
So I don't feel alone
Or the weight of the stone
Now that I've found somewhere safe
To bury my bone
And any fool knows a dog needs a home
A shelter from pigs on the wing

- Waters -

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave the kids alone
Hey teacher, leave us kids alone

All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave the kids alone
Hey teacher, leave us kids alone

All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall

- Waters -

Hey You (The Wall) Brain Damage (The Dark Side of the Moon)
Hey you ! out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me
Hey you ! standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight

Hey you ! out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me
Hey you ! with your ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me
Hey you ! would you help me to carry the stone
Open your heart, I'm coming home

But it was only fantasy
The wall was too high, as you can see
No matter how he tried he could not break free
And the worms ate into his brain

Hey you ! out there on the road
Doing what you're told, can you help me
Hey you ! out there beyond the wall
Breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me
Hey you ! don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall

- Waters -

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane

You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me

And if the clouds bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

- Waters -

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