February 1, 2008

The Foundation of our Culture

Momma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too.
And the sea may look warm to you babe
And the sky may look blue
But ooooh Baby
Ooooh baby blue
Oooooh babe.

If you should go skating
On the thin ice of modern life
Dragging behind you the silent reproach
Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice
Appears under your feet.
You slip out of your depth and out of your mind
With your fear flowing out behind you
As you claw the thin ice.

- The Thin Ice, Pink Floyd


Casdok said...

I just love The Wall!!

Evil Spock said...

I preferred Syd Barret's Pink Floyd. More gutteral and punky.

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

casdok - I never tire listening to any Pink Floyd. "The Wall" is a warning, that the human psych is fragile against the brutish culture we've created.

Evil Spock - welcome back to Blogiana. "The Wall" is about Syd.

Evil Spock said...

Yeah, but it was Syd Barret-less.

Thanks for the welcome back friend.

Mauigirl said...

Great lyrics. I love me some Floyd...

Did you ever listen to Roger Waters' solo album "The Final Cut" - lots of enjoyably bitter, disillusioned songs about modern life and postwar England.

Mauigirl said...

Oops, I was wrong, The Final Cut was by Pink Floyd, although it seems more Roger Waters-ish.