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The Division Bell

Pink Floyd album released March 30, 1994.

Division Bell

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Cluster One
What Do You Want From Me
Poles Apart
Marooned
A Great Day For Freedom
Wearing The Inside Out
Take It Back
Coming Back To Life
Keep Talking
Lost For Words
High Hopes

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In USA 'The Division Bell' sold 465,000 copies on the first week after release.

Se also Pink Floyd Books: 'Division Bell'

Pink Floyd:
David Gilmour: guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards and programming
Nick Mason: drums and percussion
Richard Wright: keyboards and vocals

With...
Jon Carin: programming and additional keyboards
Guy Pratt: bass
Gary Wallis: Played and programmed percussion
Tim Renwick: guitars
Dick Parry: tenor saxophon
Bob Ezrin: keyboards and percussion

Sam Brown, Durga McBroom, Carol Kenyon, Jackie Sheridan, Rebecca Leigh-White: backing vocals

Produced by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
Mixed by Chris Thomas and David Gilmour

Recording and mixing engineer: Andrew Jackson

Orchestra arranged by Michael Kamen
Orchestrations by Michael Kamen and Edward Shearmur
Orchestra recorded by Steve McLaughlin

Recorded at Astoria Recording studio, London
Britannia Row recording studios
Abbey Road recording studios
Metropolis studios
The Creek recording studios (engineer: Keith Grant)

Mixing assisted by EFOST monitoring system
Assistant engineer at Astoria: Jules Bowen

With thanks to Polly Samson, Nick Laird Clowes, Douglas Adams, Anthony Moore, Stephen Hawking

Cover Design: Storm Thorgerson
Sculptures by Aden Hynes and John Robertson
From drawings by Keith Breeden
Photography: Tony May, with Rubert Truman and Stephen Piotrowski
Graphics: Peter Curzon, with Ian Wright
Illustrations by John Whitely and Sally Norris

Earth noises: G. William Forgey
General technical and musical instrument supervision: Phil Taylor
drum technician: Clive Brooks
(thanks to Paiste Cymbals and Drum Workshops L.A.)

Mastered at The Mastering Lab, L.A. by Doug Sax and James Guthrie

Management Steve O'Rourke, EMKA Productions, London

 



CLUSTER ONE

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Wright, Gilmour

Albums:

The Division Bell


(Instrumental)


WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour, Wright
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

The Division Bell
Pulse

As you look around this room tonight
Settle in your seat and dim the lights
Do you want my blood, do you want my tears
What do you want
What do you want from me

Should I sing until I can't sing any more
Play these strings until my fingers are raw
You're so hard to please
What do you want from me

Do you think that I know something you don't know
What do you want from me
If I don't promise you the answers would you go
What do you want from me
Should I stand out in the rain
Do you want me to make a daisy chain for you
I'm not the one you need
What do you want from me

You can have anything you want
You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water
Anything you want

You can own everything you see
Sell your soul for complete control
Is that really what you need

You can lose yourself this night
See inside there is nothing to hide
Turn and face the light

What do you want from me



POLES APART

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson, Laird-Clowes
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

The Division Bell

Did you know ... it was all going to go so wrong for you
And did you see it was all going to be so right for me
Why did we tell you then
You were always the golden boy boy then
And that you'd never lose that light in your eyes

Hey you ... did you ever realise what you'd become
And did you see it wasn't only me you were running from
Did you know all the time but it never bothered you anyway
Leading the blind while I stared out the steel in your eyes

The Rain fell slow, down on all the roofs of uncertainty
I thought of you and the years
and all the sadness fell away from me
And did you know ...

I never thought that you'd lose that light in your eyes


MAROONED

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Wright, Gilmour

Albums:

The Division Bell
Echoes

(Instrumental)





A GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

The Division Bell
Pulse
Live in Gdansk

David Gilmour in Concert
Live in Gdansk

On the day the wall came down
They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high we raised a cry
for freedom had arrived

On the day the wall came down
The Ship of Fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night like paper doves in flight

I dreamed you had left my side
No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me
It was clear that I could not do a thing for you

Now life devalues day by day
As friends and neighbours turn away
And there's a change that, even with regret,
cannot be undone

Now frontiers shift like desert sands
While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history, in shades of grey

I woke to the sound of drums
The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and looked at you
And all but the bitter residue slipped away ... slipped away



WEARING THE INSIDE OUT

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Wright
Lyrics: Anthony Moore
Vocals by: Wright

Albums:

Film/video:

The Division Bell
Live in Gdansk

Remember that night
Live in Gdansk


From morning to night I stayed out of sight
Didn't recognise I'd become
No more than alive I'd barely survive
In a word ... overrun

Won't hear a sound
He's curled into the corner
From my mouth
But still the screen is flickering
I've spent too long
With an endless stream of garbage to
On the inside out
... curse the place
My skin is cold
In a sea of random images
To the human touch
The self destructive animal
This bleeding heart's
Waiting for the waves to break
Not beating much

I murmured a vow of silence and now
I don't even hear when I think aloud
Extinguised by light I turn on the night
Wear its darkness with an empty smile

I'm creeping back to life
My nervous system all awry
I'm wearing the inside out

Look at him now
He's paler somehow
But he's coming round
He's starting to choke
It's been so long since he spoke
Well he can have the words right from my mouth

And with these words I can see
Clear through the clouds that covered me
Just give it time then speak my name
Now we can hear ourselves again

I'm holding out
He's standing on the treshold
For the day
Caught in fiery anger
When all the clouds
And hurled into the furnace he'll
Have blown away
.. curse the place
I'm with you now
He's torn in all directions
Can speak your name
And still the screen is flickering
Now we can hear
Waiting for the flames to break
Ourselves again



TAKE IT BACK

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour, Bob Ezrin
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson, Laird-Cloves
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

The Division Bell
Take It Back (single, 1994)

Take It Back (promo-video)
Pulse

Her love rains down on me easy as the breeze
I listen to her breathing it sounds like the waves on the sea
I was thinking all about her, burning with rage and desire
We were spinning into darkness; the earth was on fire

She could take it back, she might take it back some day

So I spy on her, I lie to her, I make promises I cannot keep
Then I hear her laughter rising, rising from the deep
And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take
And I push her to the limit to see if she will break

She might take it back, she could take it back some day

Now I have seen the warnings, screaming from all sides
It's easy to ignore them and God knows I've tried
All of this temptation, it turned my faith to lies
Until I couldn't see the danger or hear the rising tide

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day

She can take it back, she will take it back some day


COMING BACK TO LIFE

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour
Lyrics: Gilmour
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

The Division Bell
Pulse
Wish You Were Here (Single, 1994)
Live in Gdansk

Pulse
David Gilmour in Concert
Remember that night

Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped from my window watching
Where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless
Because the things you say and the things you do sorround me
While you were hanging yourself on someones else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun

Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life

I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the waiting had begun
And headed straight ... into the shining sun


KEEP TALKING

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour, Wright
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson
Vocals by: Gilmour
Voice: Stephen Hawking

Albums:

Film/Video:

The Division Bell
High Hopes (single, 1994)
Pulse
Wish You Were Here (Single, 1994)
Echoes

Pulse

For millions of years mankind lived just like animals
Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination
We learned to talk

There's a silence surrounding me
I can't seem to think straight
I'll sit in the corner
No one can bother me
I think I should speak now
Why won't you talk to me
I can't seem to speak now
You never talk to me
My words won't come out right
What are you thinking
I feel like I'm drowning
What are you feeling
I'm feeling weak now
Why won't you talk to me
But I can't show my weakness
You never talk to me
I sometimes wonder
What are you thinking
Where do we go from here
What are you feeling

It doesn't have to be like this
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking

Why won't you talk to me
I feel like I'm drowning
You never talk to me
You know I can't breathe now
What are you thinking
We're going nowhere
What are you feeling
We're going nowhere
Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
Where do we go from here

It doesn't have to be like this
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking


LOST FOR WORDS

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

The Division Bell

I was spending my time in the doldrums
I was caught in a cauldron of hate
I felt persecuted and paralyzed
I thought that everything else would just wait

While you are wasting your time on your enemies
Engulfed in a fever of spite
Beyond your tunnel vision reality fades
Like shadows into the night

To martyr yourself to caution
Is not going to help at all
Because there'll be no faety in numbers
When the Right One walks out of the door

Can you see your days blighted by darkness?
Is it true you beat your fists on the floor?
Stuck in a world of isolation
While the ivy grows over the door

So I open my door to my enemies
And I ask could we wipe the slate clean
But they tell me to please go fuck myself
You know you just can't win




HIGH HOPES

Pink Floyd 1994

Music: Gilmour
Lyrics: Gilmour, Samson
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

The Division Bell
High Hopes (single, 1994)
Pulse
Echoes
Live in Gdansk
A Foot in The Door

High Hopes (promo-video)
Earls Court
Pulse
David Gilmour in Concert
Remember that night
Live in Gdansk

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun

Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
Do they still meet there by the Cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends sorrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends sorrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever

Lyrics Copyright: Pink Floyd Music Publishers Inc. 1994

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