02-13-2008, 04:15 AM
Philintheflesh Wrote:mabewa Wrote:Yep. No "brickbats" from me on this one. I`m the first to point out the limitations of the Samson/Gilmour lyrical content, but I have no problems with this song, because the whole theme of it is about the limitations of language....so the lack of articulacy is intentional...if you catch my drift.Three Different Ones Wrote:Y DNT U TLK 2 ME
U NVR TLK 2 ME
WUT R U FLN
I FL LYK IM DRWNIN
Totally mature. I see what you mean
The lyrics of "Keep Talking" get some brickbats, but the interesting thing is, people actually "communicate" in this way, almost word-for-word. So, it fits the album's larger theme of failure to communicate very well.
One of my faves from the Gilmour-led Floyd, I think.
I'm glad you agree--I think the song works very well for its subject matter. It iss exactly how people communicate when they are having trouble communicating. If the song were articulate, it would kind of defeat its own purpose.
On a funny side note, I saw The Police the other night (first time in like 25 years!), and they played Do De De, Do Da Da. I'm heard so many people ridicule that song, but if you listen to the verses, the whole thing is about, again, the limitations of language. So, a nonsense chorus is perfect:
poets priests and politicians
have words to thank for their positions
words that scream for your submission
and no-one's jamming their transmission
and when their eloquence escapes me
their logic ties me up and rapes me...