Dark Side

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by PeterPan, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. PeterPan

    PeterPan Member

    I saw an interview of David Gilmour where he said DSOTM was a concept album. I guess that's like Sgt. Pepper, or Tommy, where every track shares a common theme and their all linked together somehow. I'm trying to figure out what the whole album is saying. My take on it is that there is natural harmony to the universe, but behind this is overshadowed by a dark chaos. I got that from "And everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon". WHat du u peoplz think?
  2. ThE_BluE_ShoE

    ThE_BluE_ShoE Member

    empathy for the human condition.
  3. Lather

    Lather Member

    Roger Waters said the song 'Brain Damage' is about how you sometimes think that no one understands you and there's no one on your 'plain', but there are always other people. Hence the line 'see you on the dark side of the moon'.
  4. drew172

    drew172 Senior Member

    i read somewhere once that its based on life, like an actual life.....birth to death you know? i'll look for it and come back
  5. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    Everything associated with modern life, which it's all even more true now then it was in 1973.
  6. drew172

    drew172 Senior Member

    heres something i found at wiki....

  7. drew172

    drew172 Senior Member

    oh and if you go to the wiki site and read the thing....check out the voices section, its really cool, it explains how the got all the dialogue that you can hear during the album
  8. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    its all about what makes you looney or crazy or mad or insane, or however you wanted to put it.........

    the dark side of the moon always referred to someone becoming crazy......
  9. Panzer

    Panzer Member

    Yeah, basicaly each song is about something that could drive someone crazy. I don't read much into Any Colour You Like, I think it is just some jamming used to segueway between songs. The point of the last song is that when you think that everything has a particular meaning and a particulare place, there is always something that will alude you and be out of place.
  10. sohip19

    sohip19 Member

    i think its talking about life...the goods the bads ups and downs..see what im sayin?
  11. CaptainBeefheartFan

    CaptainBeefheartFan Screwed Up

    It is a dark commentry on insanity, death, life, and space

  12. GratefulFloyd

    GratefulFloyd Nowhere to fly to

    On the Run=trying to escape paranoia, fear, depression, basically everything involved in insanity. running from society whilst running from your own mind.
    Time=Time is an all powerful entity that will likely screw you over.
    Great Gig in the Sky=Death.
    Money=Indulgence in material things, greed, basically, money.
    Us and Them=War.
    Any Colour You Like=Your perspective and decisions paint the color of your life.
    Brain Damage=Insanity.
    Eclipse=The significance of each and every tiny act made by every individual human.

    Thats just the skeleton of the album, really. Its not really about a specific life, but life in general... its a very hard album to really grasp with a verbal explanation. For true appreciation, repeated listenings with great attention is neccessary.

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