I don't think I can really rate the songs on this album, as I don't own it and haven't really listened to all of the songs equally, but the ones I have listened to made such an impression on me that I had to comment on this thread. :) Gilmour, I'd have to agree with you that TFC has some of your namesake's most powerful solos. Maybe it was just the way I was feeling at the moment when I was listening to the title track in particular, but it just hit me really hard...incredibly beautiful and heartfelt.
This afternoon I was feeling really depressed - things had not been going well for me, and I've been dealing with clinical depression for about four years now anyway which doesn't help matters at times like these - and I went for a walk outside, and it felt like my whole life at the moment boiled down to the song The Final Cut. That song was playing in my head at full mental volume (does that make any sense? lol, even I'm not sure if it does) and just seemed to sum up everything for me, especially the first verse.
"Through the fish-eyed lens of tear-stained eyes" - I wasn't crying at the time, but I think that was mainly because I had bypassed that stage and gone straight to numbness and feeling distanced from the world.
"I can barely define the shape of this moment in time" - Too many things going on in my life right now, and I'm not sure where I fit into any of them.
"And far from flying high in clear blue skies" - The sky was indeed blue, the weather was perfect, a very beautiful day outside, and it didn't fit my mood at all (grey and rainy would've been more suitable for my emotions, lol).
"I'm spiralling down to the hole in the ground where I hide." - I just wanted to escape somewhere, to get away from life for a while and hide from everything and everyone.
And so on, and so forth...I don't know that I've ever had a song define a place in my life so well. It seems silly and juvenile now, lol, but I kept half-wishing that Roger Waters would just appear out of nowhere so I could talk to him, as it seemed then that someone who wrote lyrics like that would be the only person who could understand how I was feeling.
Anyway, I'm feeling slightly better now, but I haven't lost that connection that I felt earlier today...and something tells me I never will. :)
[/Topazzz being all sentimental and spilling her guts] :p
"In the finished article, the only thing that is important is whether it moves you or not. There's nothing else that's as important at all." - Roger Waters, on music
cevor is my PFO daddy!