"A Pillow of Winds" as written by and Gilmour Waters....
A cloud of eiderdown
Draws around me
Softening a sound
Sleepy time, and I lie
With my love by my side
And she's breathing low
And the candle dies

When night comes down
You lock the door
The book falls to the floor
As darkness falls
The waves roll by
The seasons change
The wind is warm

Now wakes the owl
Now sleeps the swan
Behold the dream
The dream is gone
Green fields, a cold rain
Is falling, in a golden dawn

And deep beneath the ground
The early morning sounds
And I go down
Sleepy time, and I lie
With my love by my side
And she's breathing low

And I rise, like a bird
In the haze, when the first rays
Touch the sky
And the night wings die


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher, DougJones, Jaxion08

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    General Commentok I'm completely astounded that no one has said anything about this song! wow....this is one of the best songs I've ever heard in my fucking life. could a song be more beautiful and dreamy??? I think I would even go as far as to say that this is my favorite Pink Floyd song
    Azzleyon August 01, 2002   Link
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    MemoryI have a ritual with my 5 year old daughter, where I comb her hair and play a few Pink Floyd songs of the Discovery box set I got her and sing along softly. This is one of Mt favorites and most memorable of songs to sing to her. One of my most pleasing moments as a father sorry far is not only doing that with her, but that she's totally receptive to it and just sits there enjoying her dad sing to her.

    Today, I lost my precious dog of 13.5 years who's been with me and got me through everything. She instantly took to my little girl when I first brought her home from the hospital. My dog would not leave her side, ever. My daughter has grown up with her, viewing her as a true member of the family.

    As I sit and try to find just the right music tonight, I came across Pillow of Winds, and it's hit the spot just right, in a whole new light. All these memories with the two most dear to me girls in my life have been gliding softly through my mind with this song playing.

    All that said, this is one of the most beautiful songs ever created, and I have a whole different outlook on it today.

    "Sleepy time, and I lie. With my love by my side, and she's breathing low. "

    Rest in peace, my love.
    Floyd4Lifeon November 24, 2015   Link
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    General CommentTrue this is another great song, relaxing, ot sort of spaves you out.
    ASDmlcon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdreamy.............in the realms of sleep...n back again into consciousness..back n forth till u finally enter the dream world
    neuropsyon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know where to start. I can't put this feeling into words. I love this song.
    Tr4cy21on November 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAs noted by my comment on "One of these days" I believe that this is song is about the release most of us have at the end of an extremely stressful day. The stressful day is played out in "One of these days"
    nitroguy1698on April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, its about laying down, falling asleep, and dreaming. I know there's more to it, but i just love playing this song in bed, it makes my imagination go wild for awhile, then relaxes me...
    mikemacon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful, never more true can i mean that word. b e a u t i f u l along with every other pink floyd song.
    holtyon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a trip happening in the night with the glimpse and light of morning makes u awake.
    woodstock1969hion February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is BY FAR my favorite Pink Floyd Song of ALL TIME!! It's beautiful and breath-taking and just an amazing amazing song. I do think this song is about a dream and the different stages of night, but I also think it's about being intimate and enjoying the company of your love. Just a great song that will always relax me and take me away.
    cmh2943on September 25, 2005   Link

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