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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)
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