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I CAN'T BREATHE

Pink Floyd said,
'All you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be'
Do you believe it
How can that be

A world in which there
Are no dreams
Where everything
Is only as it seems
Was Pink kidding me

If God is dead
And dreams don't exist
If love's a farce
Then I'm so miffed
And I can't breathe
I can't breathe

~Lyric Man

Note: The Pink Floyd band is legendary. Their lyrics some of the best ever written. But I didn't always agree with their message. In this simple lyric I take issue with one of their more famous lines.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/9/2018 1:53:00 PM
Perhaps the most poetic words ever sung were: "Its only words, And words are all I have To take your heart away …." (Bee Gees) Well done! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 7/9/2018 10:25:00 AM
nice way to go
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Date: 6/29/2018 5:04:00 PM
Some of my favorite poems are songs.
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:13:00 AM
I love the last stanza. It makes perfect sense.
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Date: 6/25/2018 6:49:00 AM
Hey Teacher Leave them Kids Alone - rang in our years in Apartheid South Africa. Especially in 1976, Hector Petersen and Soweto school uprisings against UNEQUAL Education. Now, we have APARTHEID all across the globe, & Mandela is a forgotten Hero of Forgiveness. But I digress ... thanks for ANOTHER BRICK OFF my WALL. shalom
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Date: 6/25/2018 4:31:00 AM
You make a valid point here, LM, where even words lyrics and poetry, that come from a belief, maybe of one's back ground, culture and so on. Where diversity comes in to play, after all Pink's lyrics are amazing as i can relate, yet yours in answer also reach a poetic mind. and to make the reader think. This is a wonderful poem, also a learning curve, love it...
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Date: 6/25/2018 2:36:00 AM
Excellent. Very interesting write. Noted on your critical points. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 6/24/2018 5:11:00 PM
hey dave! i never thought about that quote before but i'm not sure i disagree with it. you do make a good point about dreams, though. i have to give it more rumination, but thanks for providing food for thought...
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Date: 6/24/2018 3:56:00 PM
I like your point of view Lyric Man..but as I get older, I know that everything spoken with words of wisdom does make sense in the right context. Enjoyed your critical assessment.
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Date: 6/24/2018 3:56:00 PM
I don't agree with their message either. I liked a few of their songs when I was younger. I really like THIS!!!
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Date: 6/24/2018 3:40:00 PM
Gotta agree with you there my friend. A legendary band, cool music but the message he put out was a downer. Do like your message though. Great job here my friend. Write on. God Bless, JB PS Thanks bunches for your kind words on my "CHANGING SEASONS".
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Date: 6/24/2018 10:30:00 AM
Got to agree with you their lyrics are legendary - only ever seen a tribute group 'pigs on the wing' we've got to have dreams, sometimes its the only thing that keeps us going in life:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/24/2018 9:45:00 AM
Thanks for sharing. I learnt something today from this poem.
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Date: 6/24/2018 9:03:00 AM
Hello Lyric Man, It's really great to have the opportunity to read a lyric from Pink Floyd. The imagery and word picture from this lyric are indeed clear to me. Thanks for sharing this!! Very interesting indeed!! Best Always, Gary
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