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Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
Cover Front Album
Artist Pink Floyd
Length 66:24
Format CD
Genre Rock
Label EMI
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
01 Cluster One Music: Wright/Gilmour 05:58
02 What Do You Want From Me Music: Gilmour/Wright Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson 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 04:21
03 Poles Apart Music: Gilmour Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson/Laird-Clowes Did you know... it was all going to go wrong for you And did you see it was all going to be right for me Why did we tell you then You were always the golden 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 that 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 07:04
04 Marooned Music: Wright/Gilmour 05:28
05 A Great Day For Freedom Music: Gilmour Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson 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 neighbors 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 I looked at you And all but the bitter residue slipped away... slipped away 04:18
06 Wearing The Inside Out Music: Wright Lyrics: Moore 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 From my mouth I've spent too long On the inside out My skin is cold To the human touch This bleeding heart's Not beating much I murmured a vow of silence and now I don't even hear when I think aloud Extinguished 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 around 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 For the day when all the clouds Have blown away I'm with you now Can speak your name Now we can hear Ourselves again He's curled into the corner But still the screen is flickering With an endless stream of garbage to ...curse the place In a sea of random images The self-destructing animal Waiting for the waves to break He's standing on the threshold Caught in fiery anger And hurled into the furnace he'll ...curse the place He's torn in all directions And still the screen is flickering Waiting for the flames to break 06:48
07 Take It Back Music: Gilmour/Ezrin Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson/Laird-Clowes 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 to 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 G-d 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 will take it back, she will take it back some day 06:12
08 Coming Back To Life Music and Lyrics: Gilmour Where were you when I was burned and broken While the days slipped by 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 surround me While you were hanging yourself on someone 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 irresistable 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 06:19
09 Keep Talking Music: Gilmour/Wright Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson For millions of years mankind lived just like animals Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination We leanred 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 I can't seem to speak now My words won't come out right I feel like I'm drowning I'm feeling weak now But I can't show my weakness I sometimes wonder 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 Why won't you talk to me You never talk to me What are you thinking What are you feeling 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 I feel like I'm drowning You know I can't breathe now We're going nowhere We're going nowhere 06:11
10 Lost For Words Music: Gilmour Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson I was spending my time in the doldrums I was caught in a cauldron of hate I felt persecuted and paralysed I thought that everthing 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 the shadows into the night To martyr yourself to caution Is not going to help at all Because there'll be no safety 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 05:14
11 High Hopes Music: Gilmour Lyrics: Gilmour/Samson 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 surrounded 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 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 surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river Forever and ever 08:31
Personal Details
Rating 8
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
1994 Pink Floyd Music/Columbia Records CK 64200

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

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

Jon Carin: programming and additional keyboards
Guy Pratt: bass
Gary Wallis: played and programmed percussion
Tim Renwick: guitars
Dick Parry: tenor saxophone
Bob Ezrin: keyboards and percussion
Backing vocals: Sam Brown, Durga McBroom,
Carol Kenyon, Jackie Sheridan and
Rebecca Leigh-White
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
Brittania Row recording studios
Abbey Road recording studios
Metropolis studios
The Creek recording studios (Engineer Keith Grant)
Mixing assisted by the 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
Scultures by Aden Hynes and John Robertson
From drawings by Keith Breeden
Photography Tony May, with Rupert 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