Friday, 5 April 2013

Hey You (Pink Floyd, 1979)

Taken from "The Wall", this bewitching song amazes me for its perfect balance of sweetness and distress. When listening to it for the first time one could consider this as a sensitive ballad, kind of a love song without love. But a second run will suffice to perceive the harshness of the guitar hidden under its apparent gentleness and the distressing lyrics, filled with an incurable pain and a devastating loneliness.
 
Wonderful lyrics, awesome music...
 
Those feelings grow up during the song in a strained crescendo Roger Water's voice sharpens and amplifies. Moreover, his creeping bass guitar puts an alrming final touch in this hypnotic track I can't help loving. One of Pink Floyd's materpieces, IMHO.