"Embryo" as written by and Roger Waters....
All is love, is all I am
A ball is all I am
I'm so new compared to you
And I am very small

Warm glow, moon bloom
Always need a little more room
Waiting here seems like years
Never seen the light of day

All around I hear strange sounds
Come gurgling in my ear
Red the light and dark the night
I feel my dawn is near

Warm glow, moon bloom
Always need a little more room
Whisper low, here I go
I will see the sunshine show


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"Embryo" as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentThis song is most obviously about the human life that an embryo is. Many people try to pass it off as something un-human and cancerous, but these people only try to fool themselves so they don't feel anything when they decide to kill it for convenience sake. This view follows just about everything else Pink Floyd has written, all their music boils down to their obvious love for their fellow man and the decrying of human oppression. The musical and poetic genius of Pink Floyd is undeniable.
    Slingeron May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentat first its about the embryo, then it grows into a fetus and in the end of the song its the baby being born
    neveroddorevenon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAny real Pink Floyd fan should own this own. it can easily be purchased through iTunes music store. That was not meant to be a plug, but it is better to buy just the one song than to get the entire "Works" CD.

    The lyrics and music are amazing. Waters did an amazing job.
    psycho78on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentreally good song.. its ovious what its about.. the way its sung tho seems sad some people think it sounds scarey but i love it
    sokofloyd8on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are right. it is very obvious, but to me it is way too obvious, so i wanna think that pink floyd is talking about something else. I don't know.
    Floydian42on February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentan obvious song ... but I doubt there must be a
    meaning behind the meaning . Can anybody guess?
    Next, I simply love the voice of Rojer Waters and the way it is sung is really amazing.
    After "amused to death"--the only song that I
    listened 100 times (to say atleast) continuosly .
    Waters, I absolutely adulate you.
    avion March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song gives a general view of "the wall" album!just compare it!
    although it haven`t got any solos or ... it sounds really GOOD.
    dirty_thoughtson March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti was lucky enough to get a live version of this song from like 70/71ish, and god dude... it is SO freaking amazing... I've only heard the studio version off of works lik 1 or 2 times but the live one is just... damn. I don't really have much to add to what you others have already said, the meaning's already been covered lol...
    PinkFloydrulezon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is an Ummagumma outtake by Roger Wates, but he dropped it in favor of Several Species. I guess he just wanted a "differnt", more experimental song.
    However, I wish this was on Ummagumma as the closer for the studio disc.
    The Grand Vizier's Garden Party isn't bad, but it's no good closer. The Narrow Way would have been better, but the perfect closer would have been Embryo.
    reptileon May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just bought the live version (but I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet), and I hope it's as good as you say.

    While this would have been a good closing song, it doesn't really fit on Ummagumma, in terms of how it sounds. I like it better as it did come, off of Works.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 17, 2006   Link

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