A Great Day for Freedom Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Samson Gilmour
album: Track 5 in album The Division Bell
release date: 1994-3-28
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genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:19
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: David Gilmour, Polly Samson

Cover Art

Pink Floyd The Division Bell cover art
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On the day the wall came down
They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses as high we raised a cry for freedom had arrived

On the day the wall came down
The Ship of Fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night like paper doves in flight

I dreamed you had left my side
No warmth not even pride remained
And even though you needed me
It was clear that I could not do a thing for you

Now life devalues day by day
As friends and neighbours turn away
And there's a change that, even with regret, cannot be undone

Now frontiers shift like desert sands
While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history, in shades of gray

I woke to the sound of drums
The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you
And all but the bitted residue slipped away slipped away


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Cluster One
  • 2 What Do You Want From Me
  • 3 Poles Apart
  • 4 Marooned
  • 5 A Great Day for Freedom
  • 6 Wearing the Inside Out
  • 7 Take It Back
  • 8 Coming Back to Life
  • 9 Keep Talking
  • 10 Lost for Words
  • 11 High Hopes