Roger Waters turns 70

Posted by: Acumowchek

Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/06/13 05:50 PM

Us and Them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died
And the General sat, as the lines on the map
moved from side to side
Black and Blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and Down
And in the end it's only round and round and round
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
the poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside
Down and Out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about
With, without
And who'll deny that's what the fightings all about
Get out of the way, it's a busy day
And I've got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

Happy 70th Birthday Roger Waters. Meh. At least you gave it a try.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/06/13 08:38 PM


"Time"

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/06/13 08:46 PM


This afternoon, as I was getting home from physical
therapy, Ted met me at the top of the stairway,
looked down and asked, "Wanna feel really OLD?"

"Today is Roger Waters' 70th Birthday." eek

Saw him on his 60th..hadn't realized 10 years had
got behind me, no one told me when to run, I'd
missed the starting gun
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/06/13 08:55 PM

Yeah, well, he told us when to run a long time ago.
Looks to me like he followed his own advice.
cool
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/06/13 10:09 PM


Roger is a doctor of sleep learning.
He rocks you into relaxation with a
hypnotic, metronomic rhythm while
whispering the most shocking lyrics
imaginable into your drowsing ear.

I've quite lost count of how many
times Roger has ended the world.



"Amused To Death" playlist

lyrics
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 07:50 AM

After enough time and enough pressure, everyone becomes another brick in the wall.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 01:47 PM


...4 Minutes eek And Counting...

"After a near miss on the plane
You swear you'll never fly again
After the first kiss when you make up
You swear you'll never break up again
And when you've just run a red light
Sit shaking under the street light
You swear to yourself you'll never drink and drive again
Sometimes I feel like going home
You swear you'll never let things go by again.
Sometimes I miss the rain and snow
And you'll never toe the party line again
And when the east wind blows
Sometimes I feel like going home"


Roger Waters
four minutes & the tide is turning

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 02:10 PM


We saw K*A*O*S LIVE in The Felt Forum @ Madison Square Garden

It was the First American Showing -- Introducing
RADIO K*A*O*S... PRIOR To the release of the Album..
..........so NOBODY knew what to expect!

As per Roger Waters, what we got was A ROCK OPERA
The Audience Reaction (ABOVE) was that of SHOCK...
...the Story & Music built until we were all sitting
White-Knuckled looking like THIS -> eek eek eek eek
hearts pounding! awaiting the final FLASH

lol *whew* crazy crazy crazy crazy
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 02:44 PM

Thanks for reminding me about how old I'm getting. smirk
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 08:52 PM

Hey, Michael, no problem!
That's what I'm here for! wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Roger Waters turns 70 - 09/07/13 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Roger is a doctor of sleep learning.
He rocks you into relaxation with a
hypnotic, metronomic rhythm while
whispering the most shocking lyrics
imaginable into your drowsing ear.

I've quite lost count of how many
times Roger has ended the world.



"Two Suns In the Sunset"

"in my rear view mirror the sun is going down
sinking behind bridges in the road
and i think of all the good things
that we have left undone
and i suffer premonitions
confirm suspicions
of the holocaust to come
the rusty wire that holds the cork
that keeps the anger in
gives way
and suddenly it's day again
the sun is in the east
even though the day is done
two suns in the sunset
hmmmmmmmmm
could be the human race is run
like the moment when your brakes lock
and you slide toward the big truck
and stretch the frozen moments with your fear
and you'll never hear their voices
and you'll never see their faces
you have no recourse to the law anymore
and as the windshield melts
my tears evaporate
leaving only charcoal to defend
finally i understand
the feelings of the few
ashes and diamonds
foe and friend
we were all equal in the end"