Pink Floyd - One Slip Lyrics

Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason cover art
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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 lead 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 for life
A small regret, you will never forget,
There'll be no sleep in here tonight
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Signs of Life
  • 2 Learning to Fly
  • 3 The Dogs of War
  • 4 One Slip
  • 5 On the Turning Away
  • 6 Yet Another Movie / Round and Around
  • 7 A New Machine, Part 1
  • 8 Terminal Frost
  • 9 A New Machine, Part 2
  • 10 Sorrow


  • Credits
    publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
    writers: Dave Gilmour, Phil Manzanera
    album: Track 4 in album A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    release date: 1987-9-7
    popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:11
    producer: David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin
    mixer: Andy Jackson
    recorded by: Andy Jackson
    assistant engineer: Jeff DeMorris, Robert “Ringo” Hrycyna, Marc DeSisto and Stan Katayama
    composer: David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera
    Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 077774806824
    script: Latin