Sunday Respite: ‘Us and Them’


Here is my pick for my Sunday respite. It takes us back to the days of the 1970’s when our lives were so much different. Enjoy. Pink Floyd and Us and Them.

Us and Them
And after all we’re only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died
And the General sat, as the lines on the map
moved from side to side
Black and Blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and Down
And in the end it’s only round and round and round
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
the poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside
Down and Out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about
With, without
And who’ll deny that’s what the fightings all about
Get out of the way, it’s a busy day
And I’ve got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died

10 Responses to “Sunday Respite: ‘Us and Them’”

  1. My Article Read (11-16-2014) (11-17-2014) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Sunday Respite: ‘Us and Them’ […]

    Like

  2. Jersey McJones Says:

    WWII had a different effect for the British. There’s a running theme through PFs music of a British lost generation after WWII, and like their contemporaries, they brought us rock music as we know it today, and Pink Floyd is among the three or four biggest sellers of that music of all time. It’s not the “same ol’,” it’s the actual thing. The attitude about war – Roger Waters father was killed in the war – was shared by the British in a way not quite felt, though somewhat understood by their fans in the US. We had huge losses, yes, but for Britain the experience was beyond anything America has experienced since our Civil War. The generation that followed was heavily fatherless. Pink Floyd reflected that generation perfectly, but they always do it with happy ending. All their albums peak and end with these big splashy uplifting numbers. “The Trial,” from The Wall is one heckuva piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCMHmDnfD6I

    I’m a huuuuuuge fan of Floyd, since I was a really young kid and still today. Animals was their best album, of course… 😉

    JMJ

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jersey McJones Says:

      I hope you post this.

      JMJ

      Like

      • Jersey McJones Says:

        Oops!

        JMJ

        Like

    • bunkerville Says:

      Good comment. The Wall was my fav.

      Like

  3. zip Says:

    Yep, interesting selection Bunker. Brings back memories. The lyrics mean more to us today ~ the music, even a bit haunting (like you state ‘things don’t change much’ when it comes to ‘the ways of the world’). Wars, run by the few (them) but fought and affected by the many (us).

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Brings back the challenges we faced way back then and thought that would be the end of the nonsense wars.Now the challenges are even more severe.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. the unit Says:

    If ever… “that’s the way the cookie crumbles”…definitely not so now.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Excellent choice, my friend! It’s a top-down world and always has been _ and, we all know which way the smelly stuff runs, don’t we?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Glad you liked the pick. Yes, the more things change the more they stay the same. Miss the old days, life seemed simpler, or perhaps we thought so at the time.

      Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: