Echoes (song)

22 december 2018

Echoes (song)


Lyrics/Muziek: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
Zang: David Gilmour, Richard Wright

Echoes had voordat het uiteindelijk op vinyl uitkwam, verschillende werktitels: “The Return Of The Son Of Nothing, parts 1-24”, “Nothing part 1-24”, “The March of the Dam Busters” en “Looking Through The Knotholes In Granny’s Wooden Leg”.

Het is een van de langste nummers van Pink Floyd, alleen Atom Heart Mother en Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1-9 zijn langer.
Echoes is voor het eerst live gespeeld in april 1971 en had in het begin enigzins andere tekst.

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Shine On
Live in Gdansk
The Early Years 1965-1972 Continu/ation
The Early Years 1965-1972 Reverber/ation
The Early Years 1965-1972 Obfusc/ation


Overhead the albatros hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant tide
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine
And no one showed us to the land
And no one knows the wheres or whys
And 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
Comes 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
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the skies

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