"Yet Another Movie" as written by and Leonard Gilmour....
One sound, one single sound
One kiss, one single kiss
A face outside the window pane
However did it come to this?

A man who ran, a child who cried
A girl who heard, a voice that lied
The sun that burned a fiery red
The vision of an empty bed

The use of force, he was so tough
She'll soon submit, she's had enough
The march of fate, the broken will
Someone is lying very still

He has laughed and he has cried
He has fought and he has died
He's just the same as all the rest
He's not the worst, he's not the best

And still this ceaseless murmuring
The babbling that I brook
The seas of faces, eyes upraised
The empty screen, the vacant look

A man in black on a snow white horse,
A pointless life has run its course,
The red rimmed eyes, the tears still run
As he fades into the setting sun

You're going on that plane to take you where you belong.
But no, I have
You have got to listen to me.
Do you have any idea what you have to look forward to if you stay here?
Nine chances out of ten we both end up in a concentration camp and that
You're only saying these things to make me go.
I'm saying it 'cause it's true. Inside us, we both know we belong in different
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
But what about us?
But what about us?
But what about us?


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by eksfaktr

"Yet Another Movie" as written by Patrick Raymond Leonard Dave Gilmour

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  • +3
    General Commentpretty sure it's "The use of FORCE", not "forge".

    secondly, I think it is one of the best songs on a great yet underrated album. And it is performed powerfully in "delicate". really. i'm both touched and hypnotized when i hear the live version.
    aremexon February 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLuciferSam: Um, actually, not really. My CD doesn't have that freaky satan rock you mention.. I believe you may have downloaded a flawed copy of the song.

    I suggest you go out and get yourself the original. It really is a keeper.
    that_guatemalan_guyon October 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with Pitface, and it's about time for another comment of what it means to me. I like it, but where it comes from is a mystery. David didn't know either.

    I hear it only on The Classic Rock Experience a syndacated radio show in the US. The Friday Floyd Fix with Michelle Michales. I doesn't remind me of a movie though.

    It is a typical eighties piece like Pitface said. You'd never hear any group do anything like it today. Pink Floyd's namesake Georgian bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council broke the mold from Heaven!

    Cody
    Malaria_Kiddon February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love how you can hear sound clips from the final scenes of "Casablanca" playing during the song.

    Love that movies, love this song.
    dmalleton June 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had the version with the 'extreme metal' in th middle. Believe me, there is no mistake. It is some kind of satanic scream metal. Odd how some many people have that version, and it is still propagating.
    Warron February 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just saw the conversation at the end of the song at LyricsFreak, thought I'd share a cleaned-up copy for others that (like me) haven't been able to make out the words:

    M: You're going on that plane to take you where you belong.
    W: But no, I have --
    M: You have got to listen to me. Do you have any idea what
    you have to look forward to if you stay here? Nine chances out of ten, we both end up in a concentration camp and that --
    W: You're only saying these things to make me go.
    M: I'm saying it 'cause it's true. Inside us, we both know we belong in different...maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
    W: But what about us? What about us? What about us?

    The conversation, especially since I've never been able to fully make it out, has always seemed a bit like we're somewhere haunted and hearing snatches of ghosts re-enacting their last parting.

    Knowing the words puts a different spin on the song for me. It had always seemed more like it was generally about the life-sapping depression that can come after a really bad breakup. The conversation makes it sound more like it's about the European families/couples that were torn apart by WWII, when children & some women were put onto trains to escape the invading forces. The imagery does very sadly match footage I've seen from the time -- kids pressing their faces to the train windows, homes abandoned by fleeing families, the long lines of prisoners walking towards concentration camps, people collapsing when they couldn't go further, mourning that went on indefinitely for siblings/boyfriends/etc. that died in the camps or were never seen again... It's a much sadder song than it sounds!
    koselaraon March 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI have always gotten a blood-chilling picture every time I hear this song. The verse:
    "He has laughed and he has cried
    he has fought and he has died
    he's just the same as all the rest,
    he's not the worst, he's not the best."
    makes me think that its criticizing humanity and how the individual is considered nothing to the realm of the world. It relates to many of their lyrics from many of their albums: "Shall we set out across this see of faces? In search of more and more applause?" (What Shall We Do Now?, The Wall movie) "Don't worry, nobody lives forever." (A New Machine pt. I, AMLOR)

    I think it is a meaning of saying that "forever" is a meaningless term and thinking your name will ever be remembered when your gone. In other words, you die, your gone and you don't matter or change the world anymore if you ever did when you were alive. As Pink said in the song "he's just the same as all the rest."
    bmcf1lmon February 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great song from 'A momentary Lapse of Reason'. One of my Favorites of the Pink Floyd eighties sound.
    Pitfaceon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm, halfway through this song, during a guitar solo, it switched to a completley different kind of music, freaky satan rock or something, is that supposed to happen?
    LuciferSamon September 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat I've always imagined this song to be about is channel flipping (round and round) in the middle of the night, jumping from old movie to old movie.. and the guy's singing about the odd movies he's jumping to and fro.
    that_guatemalan_guyon October 09, 2005   Link

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