Sunday, March 27, 2011

Time

Another post fitting with today's theme of wintertime to summertime. Pink Floyd's Time is one of the most popular songs from their landmark album The dark side of the moon. Kicking in with a stunning effects loop of various clocks ticking and chiming, this song is all about the pressure of time in our lives. Also added into the mix in the background is the sound of a heartbeat, implying that even our own heartbeat, that which keeps us alive, is also ticking against us, counting down until we die. The images that the lyrics provoke are very forceful indeed (Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time; Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines), and they include one of my favourite lines: "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way".
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)

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