Pink Floyd - Sorrow Lyrics

Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason cover art
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The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land

Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky:

A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers

But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking



He's haunted by the memory of a lost paradise

In his youth or a dream he can't be precise

He's chained forever to a world that's departed

It's not enough it's not enough



His blood has frozen & curdled with fright

His knees have trembled & given way in the night

His hand has weakened at the moment of truth

His step has faltered



One world, one soul

Time pass, the river rolls



It's not enough it's not enough

His hand has faltered

.... .... ......



And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication

And silent replies that swirl invitation

Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea

A grim intimation of what is to be



There's an unceasing wind that blows through this night

And there's dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight

And silence that speaks so much louder that words,

Of promises broken
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
    album: Track 10 in album A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    release date: 1987-9-7
    popularity : 799 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 8:47
    producer: David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin
    mixer: Andy Jackson
    recorded by: Andy Jackson
    bass: Tony Levin
    additional keyboard: Jon Carin
    assistant engineer: Robert “Ringo” Hrycyna, Marc DeSisto, Stan Katayama and Jeff DeMorris
    composer: David Gilmour
    lyricist: David Gilmour
    Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 077774806824
    script: Latin