EnglandPink Floyd

Artist rating: 86.12 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 87.40 % (1979)
Most recent trend: 60.68 % (2014)
Highest trend: 93.28 % (1977)

Tracks (A-Ö)



Formed: 1964
Disbanded: 2015

Existed for 51 years

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Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
85.50 %
30.18 %
64.67 %
60.98 %

A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
45.28 %
Date released: 1987-09-08
Type: studio

In collection: CD (2005-05-20)
Best track: Learning to Fly
Average track length: 05:08
Average track rating:


Pink Floyd:
Year (1987):
Decade (1980's):



Band members

2David Gilmour (41)
vocals, guitars, talkbox, keyboards, drum machine, sequencers
2Nick Mason (43)
electronic and acoustic drums, sound effects (1, 2, 4–6, 9), spoken vocals (1, 2)

Session works

4Jon Carin (22)
5Bob Ezrin (38)
keyboards, percussion, sequencers
4Tony Levin (41)
bass guitar, Chapman Stick
2Richard Wright (44)
piano, backing vocals (2, 5, 10), Kurzweil, Hammond organ (1, 2, 5, 9, 11)



Signs of Life
Learning to Fly
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
stretched to the point of no turning back
a flight of fancy on a wind swept field
standing alone my senses reeled
a fatal attraction holding me fast, how
can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
no navigator to guide my way home
unladened, empty and turned to stone

A soul in tension that's learning to fly
condition grounded but determined to try
can't keep my eyes from the-circling-skies
tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer.
my grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air.
across the clouds I see my shadow fly
out of the corner of my watering eye
a dream unthreatened by the morning light
could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this.
suspended animation, a state of bliss
can't keep my mind from the circling-sky.
tongue-tied & twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
The Dogs of War
Dogs of War and men of hate
With no cause, we don't discriminate
Discovery is to be disowned
Our currency is flesh and bone
Hell opened up and put on sale
Gather round and haggle
For hard cash, we will lie and deceive
Even our masters don't know the webs we weave

One World, it's a battleground
One World, and we will smash it down
One World... One World

Invisible transfers, log distance calls,
Hollow laughter in marble halls
Steps have been taken, a silent uproar
Has unleashed the dogs of war
You can't stop what has begun
Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion
We all have a dark side, to say the least
And dealing in death is the nature of the beast

One World, it's a battleground
One World, and they smash it down
One World... One World

The Dogs of War don't negotiate
The Dogs of War won't capitulate
They will take and you will give.
And you must die so that they may live
You can knock at any door
But wherever you go, you know they've been there before.
Well winners can lose and things can get strained
But whatever you change, you know the dogs remain.

One World, it's a battleground
One World are we going to smash it down?
One World... One World
One Slip
A restless eye across a weary room
A glazed look and I was on the road to ruin
The music played and played as we whirled without end
No hint, no word, her honour to defend

I will, I will, she sighed to my request
And then she tossed her mane while my resolve was put to the test
then drowned in desire, our souls on fire
I led the way to the funeral pyre
And without a thought of the consequence
I gave in to my decadence

One slip, and down the hole we fall
It seems to take no time at all
A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life for life
A small regret, you won't forget.
There'll be no sleep in here tonight

Was it love, or was it the idea of being in love?
Or was it the hand of fate, that seemed to fit just like a glove?
The moment slipped by and soon the seeds were sown
The year grew late and neither one wanted to remain alone

One slip, and down the hole we fall
It seems to take no time at all
A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life to a life
The one regret, you will never forget.
There'll be no sleep in here tonight
One slip... One slip...
On the Turning Away
On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away

It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerised as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?
Yet Another Movie (Round and Around)
One sound, one single sound
One kiss, one single kiss
A face outside the window pane.
However did it come to this?

A man who ran, a child who cried
A girl who heard, a voice that lied
The sun that burned a fiery red
The vision of an empty bed

The use of force, he was so tough
She'll soon submit, she's had enough
The march of fate, the broken will
Someone is lying very still

He has laughed and he has cried
He has fought and he has died
He's just the same as all the rest,
He's not the worst, he's not the best

And still this ceaseless murmuring.
the babbling that I brook.
The seas of faces, eyes upraised
The empty screen, the vacant look

A man in black on a snow white horse.
A pointless life has runt its course.
The red rimmed eyes, the tears still run
As he fades into the setting sun
A New Machine (part 1)
I have always been here
I have always looked out from behind these eyes
It feels like more than a lifetime
Feels like more than a lifetime

Sometimes I get tired of the waiting
Sometimes I get tired of being in here
Is this the way it has always been?
Could it ever have been different?

Do you ever get tired of the waiting?
Do you ever get tired of being in there?
Don't worry, nobody lives forever.
Nobody lives forever
Terminal Frost
A New Machine (part 2)
I will always be here
I will always look out form behind these eyes
It's only a lifetime
It's only a lifetime
It's only a lifetime
The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land
Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky:
A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers.
But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking

He's haunted by the memory of a lost paradise
In his youth or a dream, he can't be precise
He's chained forever to a world that's departed
It's not enough, it's not enough

His blood has frozen & curdled with fright
His knees have trembled & given way in the night
His hand has weakened at the moment of truth
His step has faltered

One world, one soul.
Time pass, the river roll

And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication
And silent replies that swirl invitation
Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea
A grim intimation of what is to be

There's an unceasing wind that blows though this night
And there's dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight
And silence that speaks so much louder than words,
Of promises broken