The Dark Side of the Moon Album

Artist(s): Pink Floyd

Cover Art

Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon Cover Art

Tracklist

Speak to Me

length: 1:09
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
piano: Richard Wright
tape & percussion: Nick Mason
tape: Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Roger Waters
spoken vocals: Gerry O’Driscoll and Chris Adamson
other vocals: Clare Torry and Peter Watts
composer: Nick Mason

"I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..."

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

(Man laughing)

Breathe

length: 2:49
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
electric guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
pedal steel guitar: David Gilmour
Rhodes piano: Richard Wright
lead vocals & background vocals: David Gilmour
drums (drum set) & percussion: Nick Mason
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
composer: David Gilmour, Richard Wright
lyricist: Roger Waters
Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave but don't leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.

Run, rabbit run.
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one.

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave.

On the Run

length: 3:46
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
electric guitar: David Gilmour
foot stomps: Peter James
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
spoken vocals: Roger “The Hat” Manifold
synthesizer: David Gilmour
percussion & tape: Nick Mason
tape & synthesizer: Roger Waters
composer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters
(female announcing flights)
"...have your passports ready....Rome..."

"Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa!"

(Instrumental)

Time

length: 6:53
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
background vocals: Lesley Duncan, Doris Troy, Barry St. John and Liza Strike
electric guitar: David Gilmour
farfisa: Richard Wright
lead vocals: Richard Wright
synthesizer: Richard Wright
Wurlitzer electric piano: Richard Wright
lead vocals & background vocals: David Gilmour
drums (drum set) & rototom: Nick Mason
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
composer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
lyricist: Roger Waters, Roger Waters
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
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.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

Home
Home again
I like to be here
When I can

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

The Great Gig in the Sky

length: 4:45
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
pedal steel guitar: David Gilmour
piano: Richard Wright
drums (drum set): Nick Mason
lead vocals: Clare Torry
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
spoken vocals: Gerry O’Driscoll and Patricia “Puddy” Watts
composer: Richard Wright, Clare Torry
"And 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."

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

(Instrumental)

Money

length: 6:23
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
spoken vocals: Chris Adamson
assistant engineer: Peter James
electric guitar: David Gilmour
lead vocals: David Gilmour
tenor saxophone: Dick Parry
Wurlitzer electric piano: Richard Wright
drums (drum set) & tape: Nick Mason
tape & electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters
Money, get away
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise
That they're giving none away
Away, away, way
Away, away, away

"HuHuh! I was in the right!"
"Yes, absolutely in the right!"
"I certainly was in the right!"
"You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a bruising!"
"Yeah!"
"Why does anyone do anything?"
"I don't know, I was really drunk at the time!"
"I was just telling him, he couldn't get into number 2. He was asking
why he wasn't coming up on freely, after I was yelling and screaming
and telling him why he wasn't coming up on freely. It came as a heavy
blow, but we sorted the matter out"

Us and Them

length: 7:50
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
spoken vocals: Patricia “Puddy” Watts, Henry McCullough and Roger “The Hat” Manifold
assistant engineer: Peter James
background vocals: Barry St. John, Liza Strike, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan and Richard Wright
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
electric guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
lead vocals: David Gilmour
piano: Richard Wright
tenor saxophone: Dick Parry
drums (drum set): Nick Mason
composer: Roger Waters, Richard Wright
lyricist: Roger Waters
Us and them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me and you
God only knows
It's not what we would choose to do
Forward he cried from the rear
And the front rank died
And the general sat
And the lines on the map
Moved from side to side
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and down
And in the end it's only round 'n round
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
The poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside

"I mean, they're not gonna kill ya, so if you give 'em a quick short, sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off lightly, 'cause I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once! It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Down and out
It can't be helped that there's a lot of it about
With, without
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way
It's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For the want of the price
Of tea and a slice
The old man died

Any Colour You Like

length: 3:26
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
electric guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
synthesizer: Richard Wright and Richard Wright
Minimoog: Richard Wright
other vocals: David Gilmour
drums (drum set) & percussion: Nick Mason
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
composer: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
Instrumental

Brain Damage

length: 3:47
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
background vocals: Liza Strike, Lesley Duncan, Doris Troy, Barry St. John and David Gilmour
electric guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
lead vocals: Roger Waters
other vocals: Peter Watts
tape & electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
synthesizer: Richard Wright
drums (drum set) & tubular bells & tape: Nick Mason
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters
The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games
And daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade
You make the change
You rearrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
And there's someone in my head, but it's not me
And if the cloud bursts thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

"I can't think of anything to say except... Laughing is nice! HaHaHa!"

Eclipse

length: 2:12
producer: Pink Floyd
mixer: Chris Thomas
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Peter James
electric guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Richard Wright
background vocals: Doris Troy, Barry St. John, David Gilmour, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike and Richard Wright
lead vocals: Roger Waters
percussion & drums (drum set) & tape: Nick Mason
electric bass guitar: Roger Waters
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters
All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
Beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
everyone you meet
All that you slight
Everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
"There is no dark side of the moon really.
Matter of fact it's all dark."