Line(s) of the Day #Time

the dark side of the moon album cover

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain,
And you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find, the years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Taken from the song Time from the seminal album The Dark Side of the MoonΒ (1974) by hugely influential alternative rock group Pink Floyd. Along with its iconic cover, the album was a worldwide smash, is regularly voted one of the best ever and has sold over 45 million copies. It is one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs, along with Comfortably Numb.


19 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #Time

    • Not just yours, don’t worry. It says a lot about your good taste πŸ™‚ It’s got me thinking what my favourite albums are. Along with that, I’d say Disintegration by The Cure, Thriller by Michael Jackson, The Stone Roses’ debut album, OK Computer by Radiohead, Violator by Depeche Mode and Funeral by Arcade Fire.

      • Gaunlet thrown down. Added to Dark Side: Closer (Joy Division), Pornography (Cure), Kiss in the Dreamhouse (Siouxsie and the Banshees), From the Lion’s Mouth (The Sound), The Madcap Laughs (Syd Barrett), Dizrythmia (Split Enz) and Virus Meadow (And Also The Trees). Thanks for making me think about this!

      • Great shouts. Awesome to hear you’re a Joy Division fan. The debut album was amazing. Closer was incredible. An amazing cover too. Sadly poignant too. Isolation is especially heartbreaking.

      • Agreed. For me Unknown Pleasures is, for the most part, quite a chilling yet objective view of the way in which we live – the exception perhaps being New Dawn Fades. Closer, on the other hand, is a more harrowing, subjective insight into Curtis’s relationship with life.
        I read somewhere about many people who suffered with TLE who often experienced profound episodes or saw things ‘differently’. For me his lyrics read like this, multi-layered and saying more than the individual words. The Eternal sprins to mind.
        I could go on, but I’m sure that you already know what I mean.
        All the best. Chris.

      • What they achieved in such a short space was astonishing. For sure. Isolation stands out for me too. But this one always grabbed me

  1. I knew you had good taste! πŸ™‚ Comfortably Numb also a great choice. Ever listen to any Neil Young? I love the Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Zeppelin, Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adele, Korn, Addison Road and Alicia Keys

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