If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you might want to check out the following 33 quotes and fell in love even more profound with this band.
Do you know any other band that created such meaningful and soul-searching lyrics?
Many rock bands come and go; we like them for a while, but then move on. That is not the case with Pink Floyd. Even if it’s been years since their last recorded song, we still listen to their music and enjoy it the same each time.
In every song, there is a piece of you. Is it not? Don’t you find inspiration to make your life better listening to their music? Don’t you feel that someone is holding your hand when you are in pain? Don’t you hear that someone is walking alongside you?
I’m listening Pink Floyd for the past 20 years or so, and I never get bored or tired of it. When a song it’s ending, all I want to do is play it again. Are you doing the same?
Most of us have the habit of listening to the music but rarely hear the lyrics. Is it not? We can’t say the same thing about Pink Floyd lyrics. We feel drawn into the story as if a magnet is pulling us to pay attention and miss not a single word.
Pink Floyd was the band that introduced visual effect in concerts. Before them, most singers stood on stage and sang (barely moving, not them, not the “decor”). Pink Floyd introduced us to a world of fantasy and delight. They’ve changed our expectations from anyone who ever walks on stage.
Out of respect for their fans, they understood that not all their audience enjoys minutes and minutes of solo guitars (instrumental music). So, they found this way of keeping everybody entertained. Thanks to them, today, all your senses are provoked and mesmerized at almost any concert.
With no more further ado, read the quotes below and remind yourself why you love Pink Floyd, get inspired, feel better.
1. “Was it love or was it the idea of being in love?”
2. “Why can’t we reach the sun?
Why can’t we blow the years away?”
3. “Witness the man who waves at the wall
Making the shape of his question to Heaven
Whether the sun will fall in the evening
Will he remember the lesson of giving?”
4. “Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn’t it good?”
There is beauty around you everywhere. Do you allow yourself to see and notice it? Because that’s the secret of positive thinking. Searching everywhere for those things that work well, please your senses, and bring joy to your day.
Even a rainy day can feel fantastic if you think how happy the plants must be.
5. “Wasting my time,
Resting my mind
And I’ll never pine
For the sad days and the bad days
When we were workin’ from nine to five.”
6. “Envy is the bond between
The hopeful and the damned”
7. “I’m so afraid
Of mistakes that I’ve made”
Each of us has a past and a story to tell. Sometimes, that past can keep you stuck, preventing you from stepping into the present moment.
“I was not born for happiness, or I only knew the pain that precedes it and the sadness that follows it?“(Emil Cioran, philosopher)
That quote can summarise how a person must be feeling if they are dragged down by the past. “Come back to life” by forgiving yourself and understanding that whatever you did in life, seemed to be the best decision at the time.
8. “The fear of fallen down [has] taken never back the raize”
9. “If I were a good man, I’d understand the spaces between friends”
10. “If I were a good man, I’d talk with you more often than I do”
11. “She’s often inclined to borrow somebody’s dreams till tomorrow”
12. “I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life”
13. “There is no dark side of the moon, really.
Matter of fact, it’s all dark.”
14. “You lock the door and throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.”
15. “Us and them
And after all, we’re only ordinary men”
“Us vs. them” is the most used deception of politicians to win your vote.
There is always an “us” and a “them”.
It’s human nature to stay away from what you don’t know and scares you. Behind every person and every group of people (you don’t know), there is a story. Once you know that story, suddenly, you feel the urge to include “them” into “us” because you realize that those people are people, just like you are (with good and bad).
16. “Up and down
And in the end, it’s only round and round and round”
17. “Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away”
18. “I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don’t mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying?
There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime.”
19. “You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun”
20. “Breathe, breathe in the air
Don’t be afraid to care”
21. “I’ve always been mad, I know I’ve been mad, like the
most of us…very hard to explain why you’re mad, even
if you’re not mad…”
It’s a bit funny and sad (at the same time); people with anger issues can’t (really) explain and be coherent about what makes them angry. They might find all sorts of excuses; but deep down, they do realize they are mad for the sake of being mad.
22. “The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.”
23. “Your fantasies merge with harsh realities”
24. “Mile after mile
Stone after stone
You turn to speak but you’re alone”
Loneliness has this nasty habit to creep on us…by the time you realize what’s going on, everyone around you is long gone. It has never been more imperative to pay attention to those around you and make sure loneliness doesn’t enter your house.
Yes, your phone, TV, and car can be amusing for a while…
25. “They say there’s gold but I’m looking for thrills.
You can get your hands on whatever we find,
Because I’m only coming along for the ride.”
26. “What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real”
27. “If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?”
28. “Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?”
29. “You’re gonna make it if you try”
30. “I can’t explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb”
31. “I’ve got a strong urge to fly
But I’ve got nowhere to fly to”
32. “Hey, you!
Don’t help them to bury the light.
Don’t give in without a fight.”
33. “Don’t tell me there’s no hope at all.
Together we stand,
Divided we fall.”
“Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly but she might let you sing
Mama’s gonna keep baby cozy and warm”