Childhood’s End

22 december 2018

Childhood’s End


Lyrics/Muziek: David Gilmour
Zang: David Gilmour

Dit was de laatste song die in zijn totaliteit op naam komt van David Gilmour tot in 1987 A Momentary Lapse Of Reason uitkwam. Gilmour werd geïnspireerd voor dit nummer door de novel “Childhood’s End” van Arthur C. Clarke uit 1953. Bijkomstigheid: Ook Genesis’ song “Watcher Of The Skies” was op deze novel geïnspireerd en kwam ook in 1972 uit.

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You shout in your sleep
Perhaps the price is just too steep
Is your conscience at rest
If once put to the test?
You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart
Just one man beneath the sky
Just two ears, just two eyes

You set sail across the sea
Of longpast thoughts and memories childhood’s end
You fantasies merge with harsh realities
And then as the sail is hoist
You find you eyes are growing moist
All the fears never voiced
Say you have to make your final choice

Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why?
Some are born
Some men die beneath one infinite sky
There’ll be war, there’ll be peace
But ev’rything one day will cease
All the iron turned to rust
All the proud men turned to dust
And so all things, time will mend
So this song will end

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