Yet Another Movie

Album: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
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  • This sonically ambitious song has some rather abstract lyrics that might be hard to decipher. Pink Floyd leader Dave Gilmour told Only Music (December 1987): "It's a more surrealistic effort than anything I've attempted before. I don't even know what all of it means myself." >>
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    Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington
  • Keyboard man Patrick Leonard, who did session work on the album, earned a co-writing credit on this song along with Gilmour. Leonard is known for his collaborations with Madonna; his co-writes with her include "Like A Prayer" and "La Isla Bonita."

    Outside musicians had more creative input on the A Momentary Lapse of Reason album because it was the first one without founding member Roger Waters.
  • This song uses some bits of dialogue from the 1942 film Casablanca, which can be heard in the last 45 seconds of the track. The dialogue is from a scene near the end of the film when Rick (Humphrey Bogart) puts Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) on a plane. The song title, "Yet Another Movie," is a reference to his - it doesn't appear in the lyric.

Comments: 7

  • Gwydion from AlabamaI always think this song is about all of us as individuals. We all think we are the star of the show, that we matter to the world. But we are "just the same as all the rest, not the worst, not the best" And as we age we ride into the setting sun, tears streaming, because we do realize we are meaningless in the history of life. We will die and be remembered no more. Because we are just the mediocre everyday person.
  • Franz from FenmarkWell, John, it is!
  • AnonymousThis is clearly about a man beating his wife to death. Very much ahead of its time for 1987.
  • Michael from San Jose, CaI heard this is song a few months ago.It's really good.especially the lyrics...but anyways I saw Casablanca yesturday for the 1st time and i recognized the voices talking at the end were also in this song.
  • Michelle from Anaheim, CaM: You're going on that plane to take you where you belong.
    W: But no, I have...
    M: You have got to listen to me. Do you have any idea what
    you have to look forward to if you stay here? Nine chances out of 10 we both end up in a concentration camp and that....
    W: You're only saying these things to make me go.
    M: I'm saying it 'cause it's true. Inside us, we both know we belong in different......
    ....maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
    W: But what about us?
    But what about us?
    But what about us?

    I searched the lyrics 2 this song, and i found this @ the end. So the song could be about WW2 & the terrors of it. Just a thought.
  • Tim from Syracuse, NyFrankly, I think this song makes me think of the sorry state of cinema during the 80's[Total Recall anyone?]... but it's still got that wierd feel to it, similar to the strangeness of 'One Of These Days'
  • John from New York, Nythe dialogue at the end of the song, sounds alot like Humprey Bogart talking to Ingrid Bergman in a scene at the end of Casablanca.
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