“Childhood’s End” – Pink Floyd [YouTube Music Video]

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Pink Floyd “Childhood’s End” Lyrics

You shout in your sleep
Perhaps the price is just too steep
Is your conscience at rest
If once put to the test

You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart
Just one man beneath the sky
Just two ears, just two eyes

You set sail across the sea
Of long past thoughts and memories
Childhood’s end, your fantasies
Merge with harsh realities

And then as the sail is hoist
You find your eyes are growing moist
All the fears never voiced
Say you have to make your final choice

Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky

There’ll be war, there’ll be peace
But everything one day will cease
All the iron turned to rust
All the proud men turned to dust
And so all things, time will mend
So this song will end

Pink Floyd have shared an official music video for a remixed version of the song “Childhood’s End,” a track that will be included on their upcoming 27-disc box set titled The Early Years 1965-1972. Watch it above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.

The song originally appeared on Pink Floyd’s 1972 album Obscured By Clouds. In the black-and-white video, we see vintage footage of the band working in the studio interspersed with haunting images of various protesters expressing their disapproval of the Vietnam war and other news related matters.

The Early Years 1965-1972 is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2016. Pick it up on Amazon. In August, the band also shared a music video for the song “Grantchester Meadows.”

In other Pink Floyd news, it was recently announced that London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will host an exhibition titled The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains that will run between May and October, 2017. According to Pink Floyd’s Facebook post:

A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary. The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members…

For more music and news about Pink Floyd, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: Pink Floyd YouTube

  • Nick Edwards

    No one’s picking up on the Arthur C Clark book reference