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The Great Gig In The Sky

Lyrics

"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."
full lyrics
"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."
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
blues influences
gospel influences
demanding vocal performances
mild rhythmic syncopation
heavy melodic ornamentation
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
thru composed melodic style
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
an emotional female lead vocal performance
a partially spoken vocal delivery
a gravelly female vocalist
slide guitars
prominent organ
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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I've lost count of the many times I've listened to this album!! So awesome
Only if they could sign like this woman more today.
Pink Floyd is the most amazing and remarkable bands that has ever existed. David Gilmour is absolutely a prodigy and can be placed in the highest level of music genius. His ability ranks with that of Mozart. Only in generations to come will the full scope of his brilliance and gift truely be regonized. I was asked if I had choice to talk to one person and only one person who would it be? Without any hesitation my answer was David Gilmour.
Annie Lennox might take a stab at this one, you could tell she still has the pipes to do it from the Beatles show the other day.
I love floyd

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Yes , great Prog is still being played and recorded ,start with Steve Wilson !!
zekedoo
Floyd rocks! Too bad music like this is not made anymore! Pop is crap.
Pink Floyd rules- EPIC MUSIC for the ages......
Love life is the definition for this song
I can play this on piano for the most part
Takes me there
ariakus2012
we will all go there someday. enjoy this life while you last. perfect sense parts 1 and 2 i request be played at my funeral
Gilmore top five I say
Eight lines have never said so much in as little space maybe
My funeral song as will be other pink floyd tunes
dmculbertson
One of the most powerful songs ever written
This song reaches to my core just like the rest of the album!
Rip Richard Wright. 5 years today
pcred
No matter your mood you're always better after this tune
Two words... Richard Wright.
Some of the best lyrics ever written
Omg this song is EVERYTHING !!
Song doesn't need a name
Oleta Adams
Goodnight Monday, I'm leaving you today for Tuesday.... and listening to this until I get there :p
What a voice here...
Fantastic vocals! I'll always love hearing this song play
rmgravely
Martin I Agee 10000%
rmgravely
Maybe the most amazing vocal lead EVER!
One if not the greatest ablun ever made...every aspect of it is amazing...an d David Gilmore is one of the most under-stated guitarist of last 40yrs.<--per i o d
Used to listen to this from Front to Back over & over!
A masterpiece, but when I'm driving down the street with the windows down singing along, I get some crazy looks.
They don't make them like this anymore... What a shame..
Amazing track! I understand why Clare wanted compositiona l credits on this song, it's quite unlike anything else.
one of the best songs i've ever heard
1. Kiss ur left hand
2. Say ur crushes name
3. Close ur hand
4. Say a school day
5. Say ur name
6. Open ur hand
7. Post this to 15 songs and ur crush will ask u out on the day u choose
Very touching,my mom cried when she first heard this song in Binghamton.I also liked ted nugent in williamsport
number1hamme r
Pink Floyd and Ozzy imagine the possibilitie s !
Truly Magnificent.
Nice thanks for the tangerine dream tip!
i saw something about this on Vh1... they told her there are no lyrics, its about dying, she did a few takes and admitted she was embarrassed cuz she thought it was bad... the first time i heard this song i was blown away then i found out it was a white girl then i heard that on Vh1 and was absolutely amazed
Clare Torry did something similar on Tangerine Dream's Yellowstone Park-check it out
Or should I say Claire Torry/Pink Floyd composition? :-)
Probably the most magnificent Pink Floyd composition ever.
It's got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
First album I ever bought...act u a l l y first 8 track
Seems that there is always some kind of litigation. America. What a great country!
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