Perfect Sense part 1

10 januari 2019

Perfect Sense part 1


Lyrics/Muziek: Roger Waters

Aan het begin van het nummer is een geheime boodschap te horen, bestemd voor Stanley Kubrick. Een zogenaamd “backwards message”: “In the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, we have changed our minds. We have decided to include a backwards message, Stanley, for you and all the other book-burners.”

Perfect Sense part 1 begint met een luide , onbegrijpelijk kreet, en dan een achteruit bericht met de stem van Waters (zie hier boven). De boodschap krijgt een climax als Waters begint te schreeuwen in de agressieve Schotse stem, die hij ook gebruikt om het karakter van de leraar af te beelden in The Wall.

Terug te vinden op:

Amused To Death
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range (Single, 1992)
In The Flesh
Flickering Flame


The monkey sad on a pile of stones
And he stared at the broken bone in his hand
And the strains of a Viennese quartet
Rang out across the land
The monkey looked up at the stars
And he thought to himself
Memory is a stranger
History is for fools
And he cleaned his hands
In a pool of holy writing
Turned his back on the garden
And set out for the nearest town
Hold on hold on soldier
When you add it all up
The tears and and the marrowbone
There’s an ounce of gold
And an ounce of pride in each ledger
And the Germans killed Jews
And the Jews killed the Arabs
And the Arabs killed the hostages
And that is the news
And is it any wonder
That the monkey’s confused
He said Mama Mama
The President’s a fool
Why do I have to keep reading
These technical manuals
And the joint chiefs of staff
And the brokers on Wall Street said
Don’t make us laugh
You’re a smart kid
Time is linear
Memory’s a stranger
History’s for fools
Man is a tool in the hands
Of the great God Almighty
And they gave him command
Of a nuclear submarine
And sent him back in search of
The Garden of Eden

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