“Wot’s… Uh The Deal” – Pink Floyd [YouTube Music Video]

LYRICS

Heaven sent the promised land
Looks alright from where I stand
Cause I’m the man on the outside looking in
Waiting on the first step
Show me where the key is kept
Point me down the right line because it’s time

To let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
Cause there’s a chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I’m growing old

Flash the readies
Wot’s… uh-the deal?
Got to make it to the next meal
Try to keep up with the turning of the wheel
Mile after mile
Stone after stone
Turn to speak but you’re alone
Million miles from home, you’re on your own

So let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
Cause there’s a chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I’m growing old

Fire bright by candlelight
And her by my side
And if she prefers we will never stir again
Someone sent the promised land
And I grabbed it with both hands
Now I’m the man on the inside looking out

Hear me shout “Come on in!”
“What’s the news and where’ve you been?”
Cause there’s no wind left in my soul
And I’ve grown old

Pink Floyd have shared a music video for their 1972 Obscured By Clouds track “Wot’s… Uh The Deal.” Watch it above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.

The video shows photographs of the band at Strawberry Studios in Chateau D’Herouville, France during the recording sessions for the soundtrack to the film La Vallée. As described in Wikipedia, “After recording had finished, the band fell out with the film company, prompting them to release the soundtrack album as Obscured by Clouds, rather than La Vallée. In response, the film was retitled La Vallée (Obscured by Clouds) on its release.”

The photographs come courtesy of Jean-Denis Mahn, and give an intimate feel that show the band at work and enjoying some ping-pong and foosball during their downtime. It is reminiscent of 1971 video footage of the band at Abbey Road seen in the Live at Pompeii film and other documentaries.

The video will be included on a release of individual volumes from the box set The Early Years 1965-1972. That and the rest of The Early Years 1965-1972 material is currently available on Amazon.

Earlier this month, Pink Floyd shared live concert footage “Atom Heart Mother” from their appearance at Pop Deux Festival de St. Tropez in France, 1970.