Friday, 31 March 2017

[Confessions - from the bench] Echoes · Pink Floyd / Lyrics - Meaning




Lyrics
 
Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant tide
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine
And no one showed us to the land
And no one knows the wheres or whys
But something stirs and something tries
And starts to climb towards 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 calls us to move on
And no one forces down our eyes
No one speaks
And no one tries
No one flies around the sun
Cloudless every day 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 lullabies
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky.
 
Written by Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, Rick Wright
 
 

Echoes – Pink Floyd – The meaning

 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 

The song start with a ping sound, that show the creation of the universe, the Big Bang.
In this words, we can find a description of the first forms of life on the earth. A far and vague descriptive way of the energie that become life and real matter.
And all start in the water, in the oceans nd the seas. All the life on earth start from there. From a tide to the sand, and after in the green. The grenn of the vegetation.

 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 

Pink Floyd don't believe in God like the creator of the world.
In this lines, we can see that nobody help new forms of life when they come to the earth. They can't find a why, a motivation for all the things that happens.
The green things start to grow follow the light. The real thing that permit life on earth.
All the evolution is made in a natural way, trying. With a lot of failures, and sometime some big success.
The life, to works, need time.

 Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me 

All people are strangers. We believe that everyone have a separate life from each other. Yes, we have friends and  parents, and husband, and wife and childrens.
But as humans we think that we are separated. But this is not true.
We are leaves of the same tree. When i see you, what i see is me. The differences are so small.
Everything is everything and deep down there is no separateness.

 And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand
The best I can 

The lyrics of this song is written by Roger Waters,  while the original music idea was of Rick Wright that in an interview to Mojo magazine explained: "The whole piano thing at the beginning and the chord structure is mine, so I had a large part in writing that. But it's credited to other people of course. Roger obviously wrote the lyrics."
All the song talk about The potential that human beings have for recognizing each other's humanity and responding to it, with empathy rather than antipathy , in the words of Roger Waters at Rolling Stones, but in this lines, we can see a little reference to the figure of the father.
A person that can Take you by the hand, that can make understand, and guide your steps in this world.

 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 

We are not gods.  We can't fly around the sun like them. Maybe like Apollo.
And we are not here thanks to some God. In this words is clean the way Pink Floyd see the world, his creation and the role of the religions.
We are only human. And there won't be no eternal life, or hell or heaven. Humans are insignificants in the grand scheme of things.
This was originally called Return To The Sun Of Nothing.
On August 24, 79 A.D., the Mt. Vesuvius volcano erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii. Approximately 1,900 years later, Pink Floyd played "Echoes" parts I and II in the city's ancient amphitheater. No crowd was present, but the concert was recorded on film.

 Almost everyday you fall
Upon my waking eyes
Inviting and inciting me
To rise 

A reference to someone that is the reason that lead the man to wake up every morning.
The weak is not in his eyes, but in the need that someone fall, like incentive to start to rise the hard hill of life.
A way to illustrate the insane madness of competion of the modern life.

 And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning 

This is a description of the strange drawing that light of the morning make against the wall of the bedroom every day.
I love think of photons like million bright ambassadors of morning.

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

Ok. Men are complicated. Nature and humanity are not so easy to understand. But the choice is left to everyone of us.
You can accept the dark side of humans. Or you can stay with your eyes open.
Without fears. Showing to the world that you are here. And everyone can see you. You are not behind the curtains.
You are free. And everyone can hear your scream that resonate in the air.

Conclusion

Pink Floyd introduced a new piece of music at the Crystal Palace Garden party entitled "Return of the Sun of Nothing," said by the band to be a joke about comic books and Godzilla-type movie sequels, which developed into "Echoes" about 6 months later. The song was a homage to the minimalist composer Terry Riley.
Leave a comment or a different vision of the meaning of this song if you want.
 


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