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Old August 20th, 2013 (06:37 PM). Edited August 22nd, 2013 by LORD ANTE.
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Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd

This song is what wraps up my favorite album of all time. It is truly stunning to think that this song isn't taken from an Aristotle quote, or is from the recent years of technology. So let's get down to it. The actual sound of the song (technically songs, but they flow into each other seamlessly) is amazing. It all sounds epic, just the way a finale should. It feels as if the whole album leads up to this point. Unfortunately, this aspect of the song means more to those who listen to the whole album. But, nonetheless you should still give it a listen. The progressive sound of the Guitar and the electric feel of the Synthesizer combine to create such a sound, that when mixed with the vocals, create a really climatic feel. As I said, the songs flow into each other. Honestly, If I hadn't previously known they were different songs, I would've thought they were the same. This part also represents the general concept behind the album. The "Brain Damage" part is about how you sometimes feel insane, caused by the combined stresses of life. But it also informs the listener that they are not alone, and everybody feels the same way. The moon is used in these songs to symbolize the hardships of life. Hence the lyric "We'll see you on the dark side of the moon." (remember that I said, this song provides the general idea behind the album) Eclipse refers to the ups of life and symbolizes them as the sun. The song says "Everything under the sun is in tune, and the sun is eclipsed by the moon" meaning that even with all of life's ups, no matter how hard we try, there is no escaping the downs. After the song pretty much ends, a voice says "There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark", but his is more than likely thrown in as a joke since there literally is no dark side of Earth's moon. Just like the music aspect of it, Brain Damage/Eclipse's concept feels really epic. It is probably the closest a song has got to being a view of life in general. Okay, Now I'm done gushing all over these songs
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