"Wots... Uh the Deal" as written by and Gilmour Waters....
Heaven sent the promised land
Looks alright from where I stand
'Cause I'm the man on the outside looking in

Waiting on the first step
Show me where the key is kept
Point me down the right line because it's time

To let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
'Cause there's a chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I'm growing old

Flash the readies
What's, uh the deal?
Got to make it to the next meal
Try to keep up with the turning of the wheel

Mile after mile (mile after mile)
Stone after stone (stone after stone)
you turn to speak but you're alone
Million miles from home, you're on your own

So let me in from the cold
Turn my lead into gold
'Cause there's a chill wind blowing in my soul
And I think I'm growing old

Fire bright by candlelight
And her by my side
And if she prefers we will never stir again

Someone sent the promised land
And I grabbed it with both hands
Now I'm the man on the inside looking out

Hear me shout "Come on in,
What's the news and where you been?"
'Cause there's no wind left in my soul
And I've grown old


Lyrics submitted by pink_angel016, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Watsthenew, theejdavies

"Wot's...Uh the Deal" as written by Roger Waters David Jon Gilmour

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  • +2
    General CommentTHIS IS MY FAVORITE PINK FLOYD SONG!!!
    for all you potheads out there....turn on obscured by clouds, get naked and light up a doobie!!! its so rejuvinating
    CrimsonanCloveron September 23, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is another masterpiece from pink floyd..I also recommend "sky cries mary" version..its very good..
    frustratedon March 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthanks crimsonan clover... this song has a lot of meaning to me... I am hearing it for the second time.... its about a person who feels left out by life... particulary by a broke relationship... it's so... memory flash backing... I feel I'm asking to my ex to come back with me... ohhh :'(
    alex_floydon December 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about a man growing older and having to let go of things and he is upset about it buth at the and he embraces it thats why he's the man looking out frm the inside but he's all like how've you been welcoming his past back for a visit whether it is memories or a physical being. I'm getting married and using this for father daughter dance. Im probably wrong about te meaning but it does fit well. like he's afraid of getting old and giving away his past but then it isn't so bad getting old...
    Emily115on August 29, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI see it as a young man growing up, the promised land being home and family. He's on the outside looking in--still single. "Flash the readies", a big smile, while he works to pay his bills. But he's alone, no one to talk to.
    Then the promised land comes to him, and he grabs it with both hands. He takes comfort by the fire, next to his love. So comforting it is, that he says, "If she prefers, we will never stir again."
    Now he is on the inside looking out. In his old age, he shouts a hearty greeting to friends that come visiting.
    Davilyon April 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK, I will just have to wait for others to find this song.... ok... still waiting...
    LPon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou sure it's not "Turn my lead into gold" ?
    That makes more sense to me...
    Great Great song, I think it's about never being where you want to be. Being on the outside looking in.. then then inside looking out. :)
    HeyPetrayon January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about wanting something and then when you finally achieved that something you lose interest in it
    HighwayStaron January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its "lead into gold" too. Also "sent the promise land" not said.

    I think this song is about being tired with life, a litte ennui maybe. I think this guy is just run down and lonely and needs to find comfort and home. Home isnt the house where you grew up at a certain point in your life. It seems like he finds it at the end of the song but it took him a long time to get their and now he just wants to rest. Kind of reminds me of Time a little bit.

    Great song, can't believe not a very many people have said anything about it.
    High On_Ionon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt definately is " Lead into Gold ". Alchemy, my friends.
    toolmusikon July 23, 2005   Link

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