Song Lyric Sunday. Inside Our Heads. 14/2/2021.

Jim Adams

Hi everyone today is Valentine’s Day as well as Sunday. So I will wish you all a very happy day. Anywho it is Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. Today’s prompt is Brain/Mind/Think …… So here we go .

So back to 1973, I was married and had one of the lads and we were living in Devon. Hubby was working long hours away so I was struggling a little on my own, in the middle of nowhere, no car, no support and few friends and a new baby…It would get even harder but it was all a learning curve, and I had the Floyd and Queen.. Number One son is still to this day a huge Pink Floyd Fan.

Brain Damage” is the ninth track[nb 1] from English rock band Pink Floyd‘s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.[1][2] It was sung on record by Roger Waters (with harmonies by David Gilmour), who would continue to sing it on his solo tours. Gilmour sang the lead vocal when Pink Floyd performed it live on their 1994 tour (as can be heard on Pulse). The band originally called this track “Lunatic” during live performances and recording sessions.

When the band reconvened after the American leg of the Meddle tour, Roger Waters brought with him a prototype version of “Brain Damage” along with other songs such as “Money“. He had been playing the song during the recording of the Meddle album in 1971, when it was called “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Eventually this title would be used for the album itself. The song seemed to be partially inspired by their former band member Syd Barrett who had endured a mental breakdown. After road testing, the new suite entitled “A Piece for Assorted Lunatics”, the song was recorded in October along with “Any Colour You Like“. The piece represents Waters’ association with acoustic-tinged ballads, and along with “If” and “Grantchester Meadows“, “Brain Damage” uses a simple melody and delivery. David Gilmour actively encouraged Waters to sing the song, even though at this time he wasn’t particularly confident about his vocal abilities.[citation needed]

The song is somewhat slow, with a guitar arpeggio pattern similar to the Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence“. It is in the key of D major and features a recurring lyrical pattern and chorus.

Be Blessed Guys.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maggie
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 14:23:32

    What a classic album for my life. Thanks for featuring this song today, Willow. It was great to hear it again. It took me back to another place and time.


  2. Ritu
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 15:12:39

    Not my usual listening, but clever choice, Sis! 🧠


  3. newepicauthor
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 15:39:30

    Nice choice Willow. Roger Waters stated that the song ‘Brain Damage’, included insanity-themed lyrics that were based on Syd Barrett’s mental instability, especially the line, “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.” The line “And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes” is a reference to Syd Barrett’s behavior towards the end of his tenure with the band, as his mental problems caused him on more than a few occasions to play a different song from the rest of the band in the middle of a performance. The famous opening line, “The lunatic is on the grass”, is where Waters is referring to areas of turf which display signs saying, ‘Please keep off the grass’ with the exaggerated implication that the disobeying such signs might be an indication of insanity.


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  5. Janis
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 19:32:13

    Oh I am familiar with this one because of my dad who is obsessed 😍

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. DailyMusings
    Feb 14, 2021 @ 20:04:49


  7. Lisa Coleman
    Feb 15, 2021 @ 03:16:33

    Good one! Hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day. 🙂


  8. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Feb 15, 2021 @ 13:56:24

    Yes you chose well Willow. Absolute classic! ☺️💕


  9. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Feb 15, 2021 @ 21:22:24

    Best Album EVER

    Laughter is easy to find


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