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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wots, Uh...the Deal?

Besides the fact that this is simply a great song, I love the fact that it can be understood on many different level - including (i) a love story, (ii) a lost soul's search for peace and (iii) (at least for me) a plaintive cry to the Lord for a return of the Jewish Holy Land (yes I recognize that this last one is a major stretch, but it works for me).

Note: Wots, Uh...the Deal? by Pink Floyd can be found on the album Obscured by Clouds.

Heaven sent the promised land
Looks alright from where I stand
'Cause I'm the man on the outside looking in

Waiting on the first step
Show where the key is kept
Point me down the right line
because it's time

To let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
Cause there's chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I'm growing old

Flash the readies
Wot's...uh the deal?
Got to make to the next meal
Try to keep up with the turning of the wheel.

Mile after mile
Stone after stone
Turn to speak but you're alone
Million miles from home you're on your own

So let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
Cause there's chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I'm growing old

Fire bright by candlelight
With her by my side....
And if she prefers we will never stir again

Someone said the promised land
And I grabbed it with both hands
Now I'm the man on the inside looking out

Hear me shout "Come on in,
What's the news?
where you been?"
'Cause there's no wind left in my soul
And I've grown old

3 Comments:

  • Beautiful.

    By Blogger Miss Nibbles, at 2:53 PM  

  • ironically, i've listened to pink floyd for years and never made connection number three, even when listening to them in israel. however, i definitely see what you're seeing.

    By Blogger bec, at 12:15 AM  

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