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Encyclopedia > Brain Damage (song)
Song From Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon cover
Album by Pink Floyd
Released March 2, 1973
Recorded Abbey Road
June 1972-January 1973
Genre Progressive rock
Electronic music
Musique concrète
Length 43:00
Label Harvest (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer(s) Pink Floyd
Professional reviews
Tracks
  1. Speak to Me (1:08)
  2. Breathe (2:48)
  3. On the Run (3:31)
  4. Time / Breathe (Reprise) (7:04)
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky (4:47)
  6. Money (6:23)
  7. Us and Them (7:48)
  8. Any Colour You Like (3:25)
  9. Brain Damage (3:50)
  10. Eclipse (2:06)

"Brain Damage" is the ninth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. It was sung by Roger Waters, although after he left, David Gilmour took over as lead vocalist when the band performed it live (as can be seen on P*U*L*S*E). The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1973 concept album by Pink Floyd. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1987x1987, 187 KB)Cover of Pink Floyds album Dark Side of the Moon. ... 33⅓ LP vinyl record for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from the 1960s. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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Contents


Composition

The song is somewhat slow, and features a recurring lyrical pattern and chorus. It is approximately 3 minutes, 50 seconds in length.


Although the actual name of the song is "Brain Damage," it is often mistakenly labeled "Dark Side of the Moon" because the recurring lyric in the song is the title of the album. Furthermore, since "Brain Damage" is always followed by "Eclipse" when played on the radio and because "Brain Damage" runs into "Eclipse," it gives the impression that they are one song. Eclipse is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ...


Lyrics

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 forbodings 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 re-arrange me 'till I'm sane


You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.


And if the cloud burts, 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.


Themes

Roger Waters has stated that the insanity-themed lyrics are based on former Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's mental instability, with the line "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon" indicating that Waters felt that he related to Barrett in terms of mental idiosyncrasies. The line "And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes..." is referential to Syd Barrett's behavior towards the end of his tenure with the band; due to his mental problems, there was more than a few occasions where Barrett would actually play a different song than the rest of the band in the middle of a performance. It features a rather famous opening line, "The lunatic is on the grass..." The lyrics towards the end of the song refer to a frontal lobotomy. Roger Keith Syd Barrett (January 6, 1946 – July 7, 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... It has been suggested that Psychosurgery be merged into this article or section. ...


Notes

  1. ^ The track number depends upon the edition of the album; some releases merge the two tracks "Speak to Me" and "Breathe", for instance.

Speak To Me is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... Breathe is the second track from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon. ...

External links

  • Brain Damage Lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
Brain Damage (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Brain damage is also a song from the The Slim Shady LP
Brain Damage is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd.
Roger Waters has stated that the insanity-themed lyrics are based on former Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's mental instability, with the line "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon" indicating that Waters felt that he related to Barrett in terms of mental idiosyncrasies.
Money (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (585 words)
It is the only song on the album to hit the top 20 in the United States charts.
As stated in the song's sheet music, the predominant time signature is in 7/4 (simple septuple) (David Gilmour, the guitarist, states it as being 7/8 on the documentary The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon).
The song was created in Roger Waters' own garden, and the original demo version was described by him as being "prissy and very English" as opposed to having the bluesy, transatlantic feel of the released version (this was stated in the documentary The Making of Dark Side of The Moon).
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