“Eclipse” by Pink Floyd

Song of the Day

August 21, 2017

Written by Roger Waters
Produced by Pink Floyd
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, June 1972–January 1973
Released on the LP The Dark Side of the Moon in March 1973

Closing out the brilliant Dark Side of the Moon, “Eclipse” is presented more as the closing part of a suite than as a stand-alone song. In fact, it is rarely played without the preceding track “Brain Damage” (or, sometimes, tracks preceding that) and it deviates from any typical song structure.

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With a repetitive, building melody and a succinct approach, the song builds to a crescendo with the key words “and the sun is eclipsed by the moon” before ending with an extended, heartbeat like kick drum (as introduced in the album’s opening track “Speak to Me”) The final spoken words are provided by Abbey Road’s doorman Gerry O’Driscoll, who was part of an experiment of conversational dialogue for the album.

Listen to “Eclipse”:

Song Lyrics

All that you touch and all that you see
All that you taste, all you feel
And all that you love and all that you hate
All you distrust, all you save
And all that you give and all that you deal
And all that you buy, beg, borrow, or steal
And all you create and all you destroy
And all that you do and all that you say
And all that you eat and everyone you meet
And all that you slight and everyone you fight
And all that is now and all that is gone
And all that’s to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

There is no dark side in the moon, really
Matter of fact it’s all dark

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