"Biding My Time" as written by and Roger Waters....
Wasting my time,
Resting my mind
And I'll never pine
For the sad days and the bad days
When we was workin' from nine to five.
And if you don't mind
I'll spend my time

Here by the fire side
In the warm light and the love in her eyes.
And if you don't mind
I'll spend my time
Here by the fire side
In the warm light of her eyes


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"Biding My Time" as written by Roger Waters

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    General Commentspending time with a loved one... pink floyd is an INTRIGUING band! never will get old.... great band... the final cut is an awesome record of theirs..
    pinkfloyd_atreyuon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree
    anikaoconnoron January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    i love the big band feel to this and the very powerfully distroted solo at the end being played over the horns. song always gets me going.
    k3boyleon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an excellent song off of the Relics album.

    The lyrics are better than most bands ever hit, and the riff at the end is very interesting.

    When I say "end" I mean the last 3:30 or so.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPlayed backwards, this song says:

    "miss, I'm absent" (several times)
    inpraiseoffollyon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a highly underrated Pink Floyd song, perhaps the most so.

    As my dad said when I played him this song, "you know a band is talented when they can write and play so many styles of music and make them all sound legitimate."
    inpraiseoffollyon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanybody notice who posted these lyrics which happen to have mistakes? inporaiseoffolly, you should know, you commented on it on the 'Burning Bridges' page!

    The correct lyrics are:

    Wasting my time,
    Resting my mind
    And I'll never pine
    For the sad days and the bad days
    When we was workin' from nine to five.

    And if you don't mind
    I'll spend my time
    Here by the fire side
    In the warm light of the love in her eyes.

    And if you don't mind
    I'll spend my time
    Here by the fire side
    In the warm light of the love in her eyes.

    Also, not the date. What a sad April Fools joke, eh?
    sambennallickon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnote* the date
    sambennallickon October 27, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song was originally part of the suite "The Man, and the Journey". It was to be a concept of a man's day. What happens during that day, and it's own up's and down's. I believe Biding my Time was originally played as an instrumental while part of that suite. It's quite rare as an "unreleased" Pink Floyd song. It's release was seen on the Relics compilation album.
    As far as meaning, it's, I believe, a fairly straightforward lyric. It speaks of how you feel that time is just that. Time. Time to do this, or time to do that, it really does not matter, or effect the final outcome.
    The over all feeling was renewed on Dark side of the moon, but originally seen here first. This particular song, and "Free Four" from Obscured by Clouds come to mind when I think of songs that alluded to any of their later 70's works. The alienation, themes of lost loved ones to war, etc...
    The Trumpet solo at the end was played by Roger Waters who apparently had played the instrument in Grammar school.
    blkfrncsno13on October 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe song is absolutely timeless, the groove never tiring, going back to the blues yet adding their off the cuff signature style to create an audio orgasm... one of their greatest...
    magnifishit37on December 28, 2011   Link

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