David Gilmour Cry From The Street

Black shadows dance beyond the neon glow

There’s rumours in your head that just won’t let go

They hold on so tight, it makes your blood run cold

Nailed in the night trying to save your soul

Don’t be afraid

It’s just a cry from the street

It’s fine to believe that what they keep they own

So you’ve lost someone that you thought you owned

You know it’s a crime, but what can you do?

That’s the price you pay with each turn of the screw

But don’t pay no mind

It’s just a cry from the street

You really love the night, living on your love

It’s such a crying shame that things are so rough

As the sirens scream, through your blinds you peep

I guess the chances are you wish you’d stayed asleep

But don’t be afraid

It’s just a cry from the street

David Gilmour Out Of The Blue

Out of the blue on the wings of a dove

A messenger comes with the beating of drums

It’s not a message of love

Our children are born, and we keep them warm

They must have the right to live in the light

To be safe from the storm

Out of the blue, with wings on his heels

A messenger comes bearing regrets

For the time that he steals

But steal it he will, my children’s and mine

Against our desires, against all our needs

Our blood spilled like wine

Over and over we call… no one hears

And further and further and further we fall

And though we pray that we soon will awake

It is clear, that it’s no dream at all

Our lives are at stake

I cannot believe, nor even pretend

That the thunder I hear will just disappear

And the nightmare will end

So hold back the fire ’cause this much is true

When all’s said and done, the ending will come

From out of the blue

David Gilmour Love On The Air

Love on the air

I keep transmitting but reception is hazy

I don’t get an answer

Keep sending it faster

Always knew it was crazy

To put my love on the air.

No one will hurt me again

No one will cause me to lie

No one will control me by pain

No one will cause me to cry

I was looking for love

In wandering eyes

Like a ship trying to fix on a beacon

I learned how to sigh

On the ribbon and wires

It’s a habit that’s so hard to weaken

No one will ever manipulate

Make me promise to do or die

No one can make me hesitate

What can I lose if they try

I was looking for love

Like the very first time

Didn’t realise love never left me

Contradicted – conspired

I connived and designed

Nothing on earth could arrest me.

Reception is hazy

When you put your love on the air

Always knew it was crazy

To put my love on the air

But I only communicate

When I put my love on the air

You don’t have to consummate

Love on the air

David Gilmour Cruise

Cruise you are making me sing

Now you have taken me under your wing

Cruise, we both know you’re the best

How can they say you’re like all the rest

Cruise, we’re both traveling so far

Burning out fast like a shooting star

Cruise I feel sure that your song will be sung

And will ring in the ears of everyone

Saving our children, saving our land

Protecting us from things we can’t understand

Power and Glory, Justice and Right

I’m sure that you’ll help us to see the light

And the love that you radiate will keep us warm

And help us to weather the storm

Cruise, you have taken me in

And just when I’ve got you under my skin

You start ignoring the fears I have felt

‘Cause you know you can always make my poor heart melt

Please don’t take what I’m saying amiss

Or misunderstand at a time such as this

Because if such close friends should ever fall out

What would there be left worth fighting about

Power and glory, justice and right

I’m sure that you’ll help them to see the light

Will you save our children, will you save our land

And protect us from all the things we can’t understand?

Power and glory and justice for all

Who will we turn to when your hard rain falls?

David Gilmour A Pocketful Of Stones

He’s sending stones skimming and flying

Circles spinning out his time

Though the earth is dying his head is in the stars

Chances are this spark’s a lifetime

Out of touch he’ll live in wonder

Won’t lose sleep he’ll just pretend

In his world he won’t go under

Turns without him until the end

Rivers run dry but there’s no line on his brow

Says he doesn’t care who’s saved

It’s just the dice you roll, the here and now

And he’s not guilty or afraid

One day he’ll slip away

Cool water flowing all around

In the river and on the ground

Leave a pocketful of stones and not believe in other lives

Until then he’ll live in wonder

He won’t fight or comprehend

In his world he won’t go under

Turns without him until the end

David Gilmour In Any Tongue

Home and done it’s just begun

His heart weighs more, more than it ever did before

What has he done? God help my son

Hey, stay a while, I’ll stay up

No sugar is enough to bring sweetness to his cup

I know sorrow tastes the same on any tongue

How was I to feel it

When a gun was in my hands

And I’d waited for so long

How was I to see straight

In the dust and blinding sun

Just a pair of boots on the ground

On the screen the young men die

The children cry in the rubble of their lives

What has he done? God help my son

Hey, stay a while, I’ll stay up

The volume pumped right up but not enough to drown it out

I hear “Mama” sounds the same in any tongue

How am I to see you

When my faith stands in the way

And the wailing is long done

How am I to know you

With a joystick in my hand

When the call to arms has come

David Gilmour So Far Away

Why am I suspended here?

Should I kid myself that I have no fear?

I get no choice, I just have to wait

It may already be too late

I don’t know what’s going on

She is here, but I am gone

I am gone

My love is lying here

She’s far away though she looks so near

“Time will tell,” she says to me

When a warm coat is all I need

Her peace of mind, her strength of will

It will come, she’s sure it will

But how can I put my mind at rest?

I feel I’m coming off second best

And I’m cut with my own knife

Is this a dream or is it real life?

Oh, sleep, come o’er me soon

I can’t bear this lonely room

Look at that head lying there

The room is dark, she shows no fear

I’m lying still, my eyes are wide

My heart is pumping, I’m still alive

I’m still awake against my will

What will it ever take to still

This burning in me?

And I’m cut with my own knife

Is this a dream or is it real life?

Oh, sleep, come o’er me soon

I can’t bear this lonely room

Sleep, come o’er me soon

I can’t bear this lonely room

Sleep, don’t take too long

Can’t keep singing this lonely song

Ooh, oh, oh, oh

Ooh, oh, ooh, ooh

Sleep, come o’er me soon

David Gilmour I Can’t Breathe Anymore

I can’t breathe anymore

Why that is I’m not sure

I’ve got my feet on the ground

In fact I’m flat on the floor

My direction is lost

I should pause to take stock

It’s a new one on me

To even dream that you’re free

It’s a tale without an end

But the end is there for all to see

And if the end weren’t so real

Coming ’round and ’round again on me

I guess it’s all about my pride

I want to be there at the kill

But with or without God on my side

I know that I really will

David Gilmour Dancing Right In Front Of Me

Maybe I should have shown you a clearer plainer truth

That doesn’t care about summer and less about youth

Now in this silence what more is there to do

Something has broken in me and in you

In watchful dependence a satellite spins

Cautiously circling the space that I’m in

It’s bouncing me signals – distorted by time

And I’m stuck here waiting for the stars to align

Dancing right in front of me, all the lives I once could see

Slipping to and slipping fro, disappearing

Who’s to know where they have gone – just out of sight

Into the shadows of my night

Who started out as stars in my eyes

There’s a wide horizon, go on now take a chance

Your star is shining it lights a brighter path

It’s all there inside you, take one day at a time

Reeling, freewheeling, I want to watch you fly

David Gilmour No Way

There’s no way I’m going to let go

There’s no way, because it’s my show

I’m hanging on for a little while

I won’t go down easy, that’s not my style

I’m all tied up, tied up in a knot

And I can’t decide just what it is I’ve got

Did I get out of touch? Did I lose my way?

I’ve not forgot, no, not a single day

Now you might believe I’m not a happy man

Putting myself apart from the common clan

Well, the boat we’re sailing, we have a leak or two

But I know it’s sound, like me and you

So there’s no way I’m going to let go

There’s no way, because it’s my show

I’m hanging on for a little while

I won’t go down easy, that’s not my style