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This song is from Obscured By Clouds, one of a few soundtracks Pink Floyd produced early in their career to rid themselves of pressure on their artistic expression. The album was made for a movie called La Vallee, also known as The Valley (Obscured by Clouds). Pink Floyd also produced a soundtrack for the film More. Barbet Schroeder directed both films. (thanks, Joel - Chicago, IL)
The lyrics are rather depressing, but the song is very upbeat (including Roger Waters gleefully uttering a line about the angel of death). It's about how our lives pass by - most of the time with no real effect on the cycle by which we all live and pass. (thanks, Matt - Russell Springs, KY, for above 2)
The title itself is not in the lyrics, but it's said at the very beginning when the band counts "one, two, free, four," a play on words. (thanks, Jim - Oxnard, CA)
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."