Sorrow Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: David Gilmour
album: Track 13 in album A Momentary Lapse of Reason
release date: 1987-9-7
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length: 8:46
additional instrument: Jon Carin
keyboard: Jon Carin, Richard Wright
bass: Tony Levin
guitars: David Gilmour
drums: Nick Mason
producer: David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin
drums: David Gilmour
background vocals: Carmen Twillie, Donnie Gerrard, Darlene Koldenhoven, Phyllis St. James
vocal: David Gilmour
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: David Gilmour

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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

  • 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