Monday, March 15, 2010

Run Like Hell (Wall album)

Run Like Hell 4:20
     (written by Gilmour, Waters)

Audience: Pink Floyd! (8x)
Run! (16x)
You better make your face up in your favorite disguise
With your button-down lips and roller-blind eyes
With your empty smile and your hungry heart
Feel the bile rising from your guilty past
With your nerves in tatters as the conch shell shatters
And the hammers batter down your doors
You better run!
Run! (16x)

You better run all day, and run all night
And keep your dirty feelings deep inside
If you're taking your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cause if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box
You better run!

In terms of the Pink's story, what is happening during Run Like Hell is very simple. Roger explains.
Roger: "Run like Hell is meant to be him just doing another tune in the show. So that's like just a song, part of the performance, yeah... still in his drug-crazed state."

However, the song takes on much greater significance when viewed in terms of its real meaning. Perhaps more than any other piece of contemporary musical commentary, it evokes the full horror of what it might be like to live in a fascist state. The song is so intense, so powerful, that it became the second most popular song from The Wall. It is a scream of rage against those elements of society that attempt to pull us towards intolerance, hatred, and elimination of individual rights and freedoms.

Disc One
In the Flesh?
Thin Ice, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 1
Happiest Days of Our Lives, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 2
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Disc Two
Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
Show Must Go On, The
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Trial, The
Outside the Wall

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