Christian. There is nothing else of significance about me.
Pink Floyd and the Incredible String Band.
There are only 5 tracks on the LP, 2 on Side 1 and 3 on Side 2. Moreover, the first and last tracks on the album are Parts 1 and 2 of the same short, and on this record uniquely acoustic, songs, where again similarly uniquely Roger Waters sings with his “soft” voice.
The inner sleeve has the Side 1 lyrics printed on one side and the Side 2 lyrics on the other. These are the Side 1 ones:
As can be observed, the first track is “Pigs on the Wing (Part One)”, and is very much shorter than Track 2. As I mentioned above, this is a “soft” song with the sole accompaniment of an acoustic guitar. These are the words:
“If you didn’t care what happened to me,
And I didn’t care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the pain,
Occasionally glancing up through the rain,
Wondering which of the buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.”
Track 2 is a very long song called “Dogs”, and is the first of the “rockers”. All three of these are utterly brilliant and varied, with Dave Gilmour’s electric guitar adding its usual magnificent breaks. To give you a feel for the style of this one, these are a few of the lyrics from its second half:
“Just another sad old man
All alone and dying of cancer.
And when you lose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown,
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone,
And it’s too late to loose [sic] the weight you used to need to throw around,
So have a good drown, as you go down, alone,
Dragged down by the stone.
I gotta admit that I’m a little bit confused,
Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used,
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise,
If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my own way out of this maze?”
This is the back cover of the cover: