Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by whackystrings » Tue May 08, 2012 5:18 am

For all the nostalgia and bittersweet feelings of lost time and golden memories, it is a tie between Time and High Hopes. The soaring, majestic pedal steel solo against the backdrop of Kamen's (RIP) orchestral score and the call and response between the strings and DG's pedal steel cuts through me as it did when I first heard it in April 1994. It was my soundtrack when I was taking the train all around England in May '94. A special time for me. IMO, DG took it one step further with his nylon string playing at the outro of during his solo tour. The performance on A Night To Remember is great.
There are a number of other songs that make me well-up on the odd occasion but those two are tops.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by rememberaday » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:16 am

I'm surprised I forgot to mention Echoes. Great lyrics. Everyone must listen to this song at least once in their lifetime.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by danielcaux » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:26 pm

Pigs On The Wing Part 2 for me. The lines ...now that I've found somewhere save to bury my bone. And any fool knows a dog needs a home, a shelter from pigs on the wing. always hit close to home.

Other runners-up are:

Jugband Blues
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Nobody Home
Hey You
Goodbye Blue Sky
The Thin Ice
Southampton Dock

Two things I noticed is that I tend to associate "emotional" more with sad/nostalgic lyrics than to any other emotion (joy for example) and that musically I favored so called "acoustic ballads" over other styles. "Celestial Voices" could very well be the most emotional piece of music the Floyd ever created IMO, but somehow I didn't think of it while making this list :smt102

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by everton1690 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:58 pm

danielcaux wrote:Pigs On The Wing Part 2 for me. The lines ...now that I've found somewhere save to bury my bone. And any fool knows a dog needs a home, a shelter from pigs on the wing. always hit close to home.

Other runners-up are:

Jugband Blues
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Nobody Home
Hey You
Goodbye Blue Sky
The Thin Ice
Southampton Dock

Two things I noticed is that I tend to associate "emotional" more with sad/nostalgic lyrics than to any other emotion (joy for example) and that musically I favored so called "acoustic ballads" over other styles. "Celestial Voices" could very well be the most emotional piece of music the Floyd ever created IMO, but somehow I didn't think of it while making this list :smt102


you mean ' somewhere SAFE to bury my bone'

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by thefinalcut » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:33 pm

The Trial

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by Mokum69 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:55 am

whackystrings wrote:The performance on A Night To Remember is great


Do you mean Remember that Night , seems you Forgot.
:D

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by danielcaux » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:38 pm

everton1690 wrote:you mean ' somewhere SAFE to bury my bone'
No, I actually meant save.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by Mother » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:26 am

Shine on... Particularly a live version I heard recently (Boston 1977) that had a huge intro. Unbelievably spine tingling stuff.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by rememberaday » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:12 am

Shine On is emotional....but you know, if you read into the lyrics in another way, it can also be very cynical and sarcastic?

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by Midnightblue » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:53 pm

CURRENTLY, Time. Usually fluctuates :') but right now I cannot stop thinking about the way Time makes me feel

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by twcc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Dogs, from Animals ... the line about cancer gets me every time.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:53 am

Mudmen and after a few The Fletcher Memorial Home.

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by johnjohnstone » Mon May 06, 2019 9:08 am

High Hopes ... that slide guitar solo, wow

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by Chuckbones » Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 pm

Jugband Blues

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Re: Most emotional Pink Floyd song for you?

Post by MoreOrLess » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 am

Ignoring the context of the songs I would say perhaps Dogs, besides the lyrics the general atmosphere is so effectively mournful.