Pink Floyd – Echoes

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Artist: Pink Floyd
Song: Echoes
Album: Meddle (Click here to listen to the whole album)
Year: 1971
Genre: Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, avant-garde.

Pink Floyd was a psychedelic/progressive rock band formed in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom in 1965.  Distinguished by their advancements in the genres of psychedelic rock and progressive rock music, philosophical lyrics, avant-garde compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows, Pink Floyd is one of rock’s most successful and influential acts, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide and with 74.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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Founded in 1965, the band originally consisted of students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They first gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett’s creative leadership they released two charting singles and a successful debut album. David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967, and Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to his deteriorating mental health. After Barrett’s departure, Waters became their primary songwriter and lyricist. Pink Floyd achieved critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979).

Lyrics:

Overhead the albatross
Hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
An echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine.

And no one called us to the land
And no one knows the where’s or why’s.
Something stirs and something tries
Starts to climb toward 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 called us to the land
And no one crosses there alive.
No one speaks and no one tries
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
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning.

And no one sings me lullabyes
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky….

This is a beautiful song, with a lot of meaning. It will take you to another dimension. It is mystical and enlightening, so sit back, close your two eyes, open your third, and transcend time and space.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Waters explained that the song’s lyrics were an attempt to describe “the potential that human beings have for recognizing each other’s humanity and responding to it, with empathy rather than antipathy.”

We suggest you watch this amazing performance from the Live at Pompeii Concert film, a fantastic piece of art in beautiful surroundings.

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