Sunday, January 09, 2005

There's an Aeroplane Up In The Sky

Yeah! It's a Floyd mood. Get into these at times. Helps relieve the mind, or does it? At times I really wonder whether Floyd is my relief or whether it is what reminds me of the cage. Both in a way. How did they manage it? The metaphors, the emotions, the philosophy, all cloaked in the most beautiful words imaginable. Every song seems to have something to offer, something to make you think about.

And every emotion you can imagine is covered. Every true emotion. What aspect of life is there that Floyd miss out? Nothing. Be it a deep depression or just a plain expression of life without the masking frills. Everything is Floyd........if only I could write half as well. We all feel the emotions. Which is why we can all identify with Floyd at some level or the other. That is what makes them the band which would have influenced the thinking of the maximum number of people I know. Everyone who thinks has heard Floyd and been inspired by them......

So today, I shall just lie and soak in the words, the thoughts and the philosophy

"Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath the blue, blue sky"

"The flames are long gone, but the pain lingers on..."

" Hey you, with your ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home."

"And no one showed us to the land
And no one knows the where's or why's.
Something stirs and something tries
And starts to climb toward the light. "

"Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me.
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand
The best I can. "

"And no one sings me lullabies
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky...."

"And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiraling down to the hole in the ground where I hide. "

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?"

How much do I quote?


Sumit said...

So.. I am not the only one frustrated(not always though..). The piece about the NICE Guys was damn good.. If only the chicks had brains to understand..

Anonymous said...

sumit. the chicks do have brains. guys just don have the eyes to see it, or the heart to feel it, or even the mind to understand it.

Darth Midnightmare said...

I may not be the right person, spcially at this point to say this, (to Anonymous, I presume Ms. ;-) ) but quite honestly, I do think that piece has a point. I know a number of girls who agreed, albeit reluctantly. Let's face it. Women are from Venus, men from Mars. We see a girl dating a guy who's obvious as a jerk to everyone, but her. We fail to comprehend women having that "thing" of "there are guys and there are friends and the two don't overlap". We can't understand women thinking they can "change/reform" guys (read: turn their loser/jerk guys into winners/nice guys). THAT is why women strike us as weird. As for the female population's views on this, well, I'm open to criticism....