The Great Gig in the Sky Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
The Great Gig in the Sky
“And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
don’t mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime.”
“If you can hear this whispering you are dying.”
“I never said I was frightened of dying.”
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About The Song
“The Great Gig in the Sky” is the fifth track on Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Known for its stirring vocal performance and emotional intensity, the track is a profound meditation on the concept of death.
“The Great Gig in the Sky” is an evocative piece that confronts the inevitability of death with a powerful and transcendent musical performance. Without conventional lyrics, the track speaks volumes through Clare Torry’s impassioned, wordless vocals that soar over the band’s mellow and reflective instrumental backdrop.
Opening with Richard Wright’s gentle piano chords and the foreboding sound of cash registers from the previous track “Money,” the song quickly transitions into a space where Torry’s voice acts as the lead instrument, conveying a range of emotions from serene acceptance to anguished protest against the finality of death.
Wright’s composition, which forms the backbone of the piece, coupled with David Gilmour’s subdued guitar work, creates a poignant atmosphere that is both beautiful and haunting. The title suggests the afterlife as a concert, or “gig,” an eternal performance that follows the end of life’s show.
Pink Floyd offers listeners a space to reflect on the weighty subject of death through a blend of music and raw human vocal expression, making “The Great Gig in the Sky” a standout track in the band’s discography and a memorable moment on “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
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