Friday, February 26, 2010

Childhood's End

Childhood's End 4:28
     (written by David Gilmour)

You shout in your sleep
Perhaps the price is just too steep
Is your conscience at rest
If once put to the test?
You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart
Just one man beneath the sky
Just two ears, just two eyes

You set sail across the sea
Of long past thoughts and memories
Childhood's end, your fantasies
Merge with harsh realities
And then as the sail is hoist
You find your eyes are growing moist
And all the fears never voiced
Say you have to make the final choice

Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why
Some are born, some men die
Beneath one infinite sky
There'll be war, there'll be peace
But everything one day will cease
All the iron turned to rust
All the proud men turned to dust

And so all things, time will mend
So this song will end

Dave, who of course does the lead vocals, took his title from Arthur C. Clarke's science-fiction classic. The song appears in the film as the group of intrepid explorers journey deeper into the heart of New Guinea in their jeep, and Vivian discovers the necessity for frequent road-side pit stops.

Obscured by Clouds
When You're In
Burning Bridges
Gold it's in the..., The
Wot's... Uh the Deal
Childhood's End
Free Four
Absolutely Curtains

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