Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brain Damage

Brain Damage 3:50
     (written by Roger Waters)

The lunatic is on the grass (2x)
Remembering games, and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day, the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head (2x)
You raise the blade, you make the change
You rearrange me till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head, but it's not me

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

I can't think of anything to say, I mean 'cept . . . (laughter)
I think it's marvellous! (laughter)

Spoken words: Roger the Hat
Written during the Meddle sessions.

Dave: [Re: sounding like the Beatles] "No one ever thought about it. That's just the way one did things, probably because the Beatles had started it. If you listen to loads of records from that period, there's the style, the current fashion, for the type of sounds that you could do given the limited equipment that was available. Those 'Dear Prudence' guitar sounds [on Brain Damage] were done by knowing how to do it with an oscillator on one tape machine, wobbling it. There was also putting two microphones out of phase next to each other to get those thin, crackly, telephony-sounding backing vocals." [Schaffner 175]

The quad mix of this and Eclipse were released on the US compilation Works.

Speak to Me
On the Run
Time incl Breathe Reprise
Great Gig in the Sky, The
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

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