Waters best metaphor?

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Terry, we are two fish sloshed in a fish bowl. :lol:
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Damn!t wrote:
Syd'sSexy wrote: Hear the lark harken to the barking of the dark fox gone to ground.
See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water.
And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer
Making for the sea.
Yes, these are great lines, but thats not a metaphor. :wink:
actually the 2nd last line is, water doesnt actually laugh. does anyobne here even know what a metaphor is?
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Duckboy wrote: water doesnt actually laugh.
I've seen him smile once or twice. :lol:
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Don't confuse it with a good old Roger's grin :lol:
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Duckboy wrote:
Syd'sSexy wrote: And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer
Making for the sea.
actually the 2nd last line is, water doesnt actually laugh. does anyobne here even know what a metaphor is?
That's just "personification" not really a metaphor.
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I'm not sure what you mean my the quotation marks, was it meant to be snide or sarcastic or were you actually quoting from somewhere?
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I wasn't sure if that was the correct spelling of the word.
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eh... its good enough, I understood it. I think it is correct anyway.
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Duncarin wrote:"All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be" is brilliant. Not a metaphot though, more like a fact.

"It all makes perfect sense, expressed in dollars and cents, pounds shillings and pence" that one is great too.
Duncarin, it appears to me you have selected Roger's best line ever (the former) and one of his very worst (the latter).

You need to reconcile that.

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"A pretty fair forgery"

Right there, that's Waters best metaphor.
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I'd still go with the "Donald Duck light".
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mosespa wrote:
Duckboy wrote: water doesnt actually laugh.
I've seen him smile once or twice. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
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Tenniru wrote:The entire "hot stuff with a hatpin" bit in Pigs (the Maggie Thatcher verse) is just genius. Just when a very close look at the lyrics is getting very dark, you stumble across Roger Waters subtly calling her a prostitute. Genius.
Waters was a big Science Fiction fan (as related by Gilmour and Mason at the time, and evidenced by his dealings with Kubrick over 2001 - both ways!) and liked Doctor Who and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - if only Floyd and the RW had worked together!! - the Dr Who theme even crops up in some Animals-era tour stuff, and later (post-waters) in One of These Days, thogh they used to do it live long before (and when The Orb were still in short trousers).

Mary Whitehouse - and her mean-spirited set of censorious 70s micropcephalopoids - had it in for Dr Who which was a favourite show of many 60s musicians and even 70s Hells Angels (there's a famous film on t'internet of the latter enjoying "Planet of the Daleks")... another reason to excoriate her.
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