"Signs of Life" as written by and Ezrin Gilmour....
When the child like view of the world went, nothing replaced it...nothing replaced it...nothing replaced it...
I do not like being asked to.....I do not like being asked to... I do not like being asked to....

Other people replaced it
Someone who knows

(Instrumental)


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"Signs of Life" as written by Ezrin Gilmour

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    General CommentI love this song, I really want to know what type of guitar he is playing in this song.
    ReaperKKon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA very subtle start to the album, and 80% of all listening have rowed a boat using squeaky oars. Great intro to AMLOR. I here it played on Friday's Floyd Fix on The Classic Rock Experience.

    An underated song on their underated 1987 album with a potential future yet un-imaginable. Great song with more of Floyd's easy listening.

    Cody
    Malaria_Kiddon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat instrumental. May it be about the union of elements of the band. A bit like cluster one. The force of their music is the union of elements, in this thing nick + david + rick. I can not imagine better intro for Learning to fly.
    serg33on September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just recently got into this CD, and especially recently, this instrumental. It sounds a lot like a Kitaro piece.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat were the words being spoken in the background of the song?
    Grind838on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWords being spoken in the background:

    When the child like view of the world went,
    nothing replaced it...
    nothing replaced it...
    nothing replaced it...
    I do not like being asked to...
    I do not like being asked to...
    I do not like being asked to...
    Other people replaced it
    Someone who knows

    I think some of is acually a coversation between Nick Mason and the pilot instructor
    LouDawg808on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the title of the song was about how Pink Floyd COULD in fact move on without Rogers. After how much Roger slammed the idea of the band reuniting and thinking that they couldn't make it without him, there was still life in the band, hence, Signs of Life. Personally, I think the Gilmour lead era was horrid, with only a few good selections in it, but regardless, there are my two cents.
    FaaipDeOaidon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAfter owning the album for 14 years, today was the first time I listened to the opening track with headphones on, and was very surprised to hear the voices in the background!

    Anyway, something I've noticed (while letting my CD loop) that's interesting -- "Signs of Life" at the very beginning of the album acts as a continuation of "Sorrow" at the very end. "Sorrow" features a man sitting alongside a river, talking to it about his despair, and the water offering him an invitation as it rushes into an oily sea; the lyrics seem to suggest he commits suicide. But if you let the album loop, what you hear next is the sound of water quietly lapping against something, quiet voices like dreams/memories during semi-consciousness, and then the music suggesting some kind of momentous mystical discovery.

    I like to interpret the continuation as suggesting that he survived the depression -- "Signs Of Life" could refer to the early moments where it becomes clear that he's still alive after leaping into the river (if he did) and being washed out to sea, or to him seeing the first little signs that his depression has cleared enough that his positive emotions are coming back to life.
    koselaraon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. I think you're right about that. That's mind-blowing, thank you.
    shaownon September 04, 2008   Link

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