Readers Share Their Favorite Pink Floyd lyrics

Pink Floyd

A short while back, we asked you to name your favorite Pink Floyd lyrics, in order to enter out Why Pink Floyd? giveaway. If you didn’t win the Discovery box set or Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion set, well, don’t freak out —  we’re also giving away a copy of the Wish You Were Here Immersion box set. As a bonus, you can also enter to win a copy of the Wish You Were Here Experience set and the new Pink Floyd best of, A Foot In The Door.

In the meantime, here’s a sampling of your favorite Pink Floyd lyrics.

Mother do you think they’ll try to break my balls? – Mother

You are only coming through in waves. Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying. – Comfortably Numb

Money It’s a crime/ share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie/ Money So they say Is the root of all evil today/ But if you ask forraise It’s no surprise that they’re giving none away. – Money

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way – Time

We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year  – Wish You Were Here

All you need to do is follow the worms. – Waiting For The Worms

He has laughed and he has cried/ He has fought and he has died/ He’s just the same as all the rest/ He’s not the worst, he’s not the best – Yet Another Movie

All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be – Breathe

Oh, by the way, which one’s Pink?- Have a Cigar

I am just a new boy, Stranger in this town. Where are all the good times? Who’s gonna show this stranger around? Oooh, I need a dirty woman. Oooh, I need a dirty girl – Young Lust

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies/ Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit – Learning To Fly

Don’t accept that what’s happening is just a case of others’ suffering or you’ll find that you’re joining in the turning away – On The Turning Away

The telephone rings, and someone speaks/She would very much like to go/Out to a show/So what can I do?/I can’t think what to say/She sees through anyway – Paintbox

When they went home at night, their fat and psychopathic wives would thrash them within inches of their lives. – The Happiest Days Of Our Lives

Everything under the sun is in tune/and the sun is eclipsed by the moon. – Eclipse

Long you live and high you fly/and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry/and all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be- Breathe

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell – Wish You Were Here

A soul in tension that’s learning to fly / condition grounded, but determined to try – Learning To Fly

There’s someone in my head but it’s not me – Brain Damage

Almost everyday you fall upon my waking eyes, inviting and inciting me to rise. And through the window in the wall come streaming in on sunlight wings a million bright ambassadors of morning. –  Echoes

Strangers passing in the street, By chance two separate glances meet – Echoes

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. – Time

So I open my door to my enemies and I ask can we wipe the slate clean but they tell me to please go and fuck myself you know you just can’t win.- Lost For Words

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone, I cannot put my finger on it now, the child is grown, The dream is gone. – Comfortably Numb

The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky – Sorrow

Strangers passing in the street/ By chance two separate glances meet/ And I am you and what I see is me./And do I take you by the hand/ And lead you through the land/ And help me understand The best I can. – Echoes

And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon – Brain Damage