|Artist: Pink Floyd||From the Album: Obscured by Clouds||Year Released: 1972|
|Rating: Very good song||Number of Plays: 700||Last Played 7/21/2019 9:37:34 PM|
"Childhood's End" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1972 album Obscured by Clouds. It was the last Pink Floyd song to feature lyrics by David Gilmour or be composed entirely solo by him, until A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987. His lyrics were inspired by the 1953 science-fiction novel of the same name by Arthur C. Clarke. This song and Genesis' "Watcher of the Skies" were both influenced from the novella and released in the same year, while both bands are known as some of the most successful progressive rock bands.
You shout in your sleep.
Perhaps the price is just too steep.
Is your conscience at rest
If once put to the test?
You awake with a start
To just the beating of your heart.
Just one man beneath the sky,
Just two ears, just two eyes.
You set sail across the sea
Of long past thoughts and memories.
Childhood's end, your fantasies
Merge with harsh realities.
And then as the sail is hoist,
You find your eyes are growing moist.
All the fears never voiced
Say you have to make your final choice.
Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why?
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky.
There'll be war, there'll be peace.
But everything one day will cease.
All the iron turned to rust;
All the proud men turned to dust.
And so all things, time will mend.
So this song will end.