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Meddle

Pink Floyd album released 1971.

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US release: October 30, 1971
UK release: November 13, 1971

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One Of These Days
A Pillow Of Winds
Fearless
San Tropez
Seamus
Echoes

5.56
5.13
6.08
3.43
2.15
23.27


Pink Floyd:
Roger Waters: Bass Guitar and vocals
David Gilmour: Guitars and vocals
Rick Wright: Keyboards and vocals
Nick Mason: Percussion

Recorded in AIR Studios, EMI Abbey Road Studios and Morgan Sound,
in January and March to August 1971

Produced by Pink Floyd
Engineers: Peter Bown, John Leckie (AIR/EMI), Rob Black, Roger Quested (Morgan)
Album Cover designed by Pink Floyd
Outer sleeve photos by Bob Dowling
inner sleeve photo by Hipgnosis


ONE OF THESE DAYS
(I'm going to cut you into little pieces)

Pink Floyd 1971

Music: Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour
'Growling': Mason

Albums:

Film/Video:

Meddle
A Collection Of Great Dance songs
Works
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Shine On
High Hopes (single, 1994)
Echoes

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pulse


A PILLOW OF WINDS

Pink Floyd 1971

Lyrics/Music: Gilmour, Waters
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Meddle
Shine On

A cloud of eiderdown draws around me
Softening the sound
Sleepy time when I lie with my love by my side
And she's breathing low, and the candle dies

When night comes down you lock the door
The book falls to the floor
As darkness falls and waves roll by
The seasons change the wind is warm

Now wakes the owl, now sleeps the swan
Behold a dream, the dream is gone
Green field, a cold rain
Is falling in a golden dawn

And deep beneath the ground the early morning sounds
And I go down
Sleeping time when I lie with my love by my side
And she's is breathing low
And I rise like a bird
In the haze when the first rays touch the sky
and the night winds die


FEARLESS

(Incl. 'You'll Never Walk Alone by Rodgers/Hammerstein II')

Pink Floyd 1971

Lyrics/Music: Gilmour, Waters (+ Rodgers/Hammerstein II)
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Meddle
Works
Shine On

You say the hill's too steep to climb, climbing
You say you'd like to see me try, climbing
You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb the hill in my own way
Just wait a while for the right day
And as I rise above the tree-line and the clouds
I look down hearing the sound
of the things you've said today

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling
Merciless the magistrate turns around, frowning
And who's the fool who wears the crown
No doubt in your own way
And every day is the right day
And as you rise above the fear-lines in his brow
You look down hear the sound of the faces in the crowd


SAN TROPEZ

Pink Floyd 1971

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Waters

Albums:

Meddle
Shine On

As I reach for a peach
Slide a line down behind a sofa in San Tropez
Breaking a stick with a brick on the sand
Riding a wave in the wake of an old sedan
Sleeping alone in the drone of the darkness
Scratched by the sand that fell from my love
Deep in my dreams and I still hear her calling
If you're alone, I'll come home

Backward and homebound, the pigeon, the dove
Gone with the wind and the rain on an airplane
Born in a home with no silver spoon
I'm drinking champagne like a good tycoon
Sooner than wait for a break in the weather
I'll gather my far flung thoughts together
Speeding away on a wind to a new day
If you're alone, I'll come home

And I'll pause for a while by a country stile
And listen to the things they say
Digging for gold in hole in my hand
Open the book, take a look at the way things stand
And you're leading me down to the place by the sea
I hear your soft voice calling to me
Making a date for later by phone
And if you're alone, I'll come home


SEAMUS

Pink Floyd 1971

Lyrics/Music: Mason, Gilmour, Waters, Wright,
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Meddle
Shine On

I was in the kitchen
Seamus, that's the dog, was outside
Well I was in the kitchen
Seamus, my old hound, was outside
Well you know the sun was sinking slowly
And my old hound-dog sat right down and cried


ECHOES

Pink Floyd 1971

Lyrics/Music: Mason, Gilmour, Waters, Wright,
Vocals by: Gilmour, Wright

Albums:

Film/Video:

Meddle
Shine On
Echoes
Live in Gdansk

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
The Chrystal Voyager
Remember that night
Live in Gdansk

Echoes had various working titles like: 'The Return Of The Son Of Nothing, parts 1-24', 'The March of the dam busters' and 'Looking Through The Knotholes In Granny's Wooden Leg'. (The last title had been used by the band for almost everything as something as a joke since the very early pre-Floyd days with Chris Dennis.) 'Echoes' was first performed live in April 1971 and had different lyrics.

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

Lyrics Copyright: Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.

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