Speak To Me Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Speak to Me
“I’ve been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks, been working me buns off for bands…”
“I’ve always been mad, I know I’ve been mad, like the
most of us…very hard to explain why you’re mad, even if you’re not mad…”
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About The Song
“Speak to Me” is the opening track of Pink Floyd’s monumental album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” released in 1973. It acts as a prelude to the album, setting the stage for the themes of life, sanity, and the human experience that unfold throughout the record.
“Speak to Me” sets the tone for Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” with an auditory collage of sound effects and snippets of dialogue that echo throughout the album. It is a brief instrumental piece that weaves together the heartbeat-like thumping that serves as the album’s rhythmic lifeblood and introduces several of the motifs that will recur in later tracks.
Crafted by the band’s drummer, Nick Mason, “Speak to Me” includes sounds that allude to the various stresses and pressures of life, from the ticking of clocks to the chink of cash registers, laughter, and frenetic voices. These elements coalesce into a crescendo of chaos, representative of the mental and emotional overload that the album lyrically explores.
Though it contains no traditional song structure or melody, “Speak to Me” is an essential overture to one of rock’s most celebrated concept albums. It not only captures the listener’s attention but also prepares them for the thematic journey ahead, acting as a gateway into the rich sonic landscape that is “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
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