Pink Floyd – Us And Them
Us and Them, este cea de a doua melodie de pe fața B, a albumului Dark Side of the Moon, înregistrat în studioul Abbey Road din Londra în două sesiuni: Iunie 1972 și Ianuarie 1973.
Albumul a fost lansat la 1 Martie 1973. Este considerat a fi unul din cele mai bune albume din toate timpurile. Albumul a stat cele mai multe săptămâni în topul de albume la Billboard între 1977 și 1988. A debutat pe poziția #95.
Us and Them, a fost lansată pe single la 4 Februarie 1974. Este o melodie cu influențe de jazz.
David Gilmour – electric guitars, lead vocals (verses and choruses)
Richard Wright – Hammond organ, piano, harmony vocals (choruses)
Roger Waters – bass guitar, fuzz bass
Nick Mason – drums
Au mai participat la înregistrare:
Dick Parry – tenor saxophone
Lesley Duncan – backing vocals
Doris Troy – backing vocals
Barry St. John – backing vocals
Liza Strike – backing vocals
Us, and them
And after all were only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
And the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
Moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside.
I mean, they’re not gunna kill ya, so if you give em a quick short,
Sharp, shock, they wont do it again. dig it? I mean he get off
Lightly, cos I wouldve given him a thrashing – I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really…i mean good manners
Don’t cost nothing do they, eh?
Down and out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about.
And wholl deny it’s what the fightings all about?
Out of the way, it’s a busy day
Ive got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.