Sunday, January 18, 2009


You say the hill's too steep to climb
Climb it
You say you'd like to see me try
You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb the hill in my own way
Just wait a while for the right day
And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds
I look down
Hear the sound of the things you said today

Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd smiling
Merciless, the magistrate turns 'round, frowning
And who's the fool who wears the crown?
And no doubt in your own way
And every day is the right day
And as you rise above the fear-lines in his brow
You look down and hear the sound of the faces in the crowd

(You'll never walk alone...)

- Its title is derived from a football (soccer) slang term for "awesome", which became a cliché among the band's touring party.

- Near the beginning and at the end of the song, a field recording of fans in Liverpool's Kop singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" is superimposed over the music. This Rodgers and Hammerstein song became the anthem of Liverpool F.C. after Gerry & the Pacemakers had a number-one hit with their recording. Roger Waters is in fact a staunch supporter of Arsenal F.C..

- Video of Liverpool Football fans singing the anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

- Video of Gerry & the Pacemakers' number-one hit, "You'll Never Walk Alone."

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm is a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone.
You'll never walk alone.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone.

Author's Note: From reading Gerry & the Pacemakers' original song, it is easy to see how the song inspired Pink Floyd to write their own version of fearlessness.

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