Lost for Words (song)


Lost for Words (song)

Song_infobox
Name = Lost For Words


Artist = Pink Floyd
Album = The Division Bell
Released = March 30 1994 (UK)
April 5 1994 (US)
track_no = 10
Recorded = 1993
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = ~5:14
Writer = David Gilmour
Polly Samson
Label = EMI (UK)
Columbia Records (US)
Producer = Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
Chart position =
* #21 (US Mainstream Rock)
prev = "Keep Talking"
prev_no = 9
next = "High Hopes"
next_no = 11

"Lost For Words" is the tenth song on Pink Floyd's 1994 album "The Division Bell".

The final verse of the song mentions "enemies" who tell Gilmour to "please go fuck" himself after he extends the olive branch to them. One of the "enemies" referred to can be interpreted as Roger Waters who, after leaving the band in 1985, has repeatedly denied the possibility of rejoining the bandFact|date=June 2007. An earlier lyric, "when the Right One walks out of the door" is of note due to the capitalization of Right One in the lyrics published with the album. Some have surmised that the capitalization means that the "Right One" is meant to be significant, perhaps signifying Waters again (with either a capital R and O representing "Roger", or simply a figurative reference) or even Richard "Wright" who had left Pink Floyd as a full-time member due to personal conflicts with Waters in 1981. However, the words being capitalized might also be part of the Publius Enigma puzzle somehow.

Additionally, the song is pictured in the album sleeve next to a picture of antique boxing gloves, and within the song itself a boxing announcer is heard stating 'and the winner by knockout...' as well as a ringside bell. It has been suggested that the 'knockout' reference refers to the enormous commercial success the Gilmour-led Floyd was receiving in comparison to Waters' solo career, with the latter playing mostly the same songs, written by him, in generally smaller venues, to less than capacity crowds. Waters has since stated that he feels this is only due to the Pink Floyd name being a brand and that if any of his solo albums "had the name 'Pink Floyd' on it, it'd sell ten million."Fact|date=June 2007

Personnel

*David Gilmour - acoustic guitar, additional electric guitar, lead vocals
*Richard Wright - keyboards
*Nick Mason - drums and percussion
*Jon Carin - additional keyboards and programming
*Guy Pratt - bass


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