Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Great Light Has Gone Out

It grieved me full sore to learn of the passing of Richard Wright.
(July 28, 1943 - September 15, 2008)

Such a great musician. So timeless.

Anyone unfamiliar with his name might be more familiar with
the name of the band to which he belonged: Pink Floyd.

Richly textured keyboard playing as well as his song writing
talent made him an integral part of one of the most well-known
psychedelic/progressive rock bands in the world.

The world has grown another shade darker.


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand 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.

So 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.

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