The Great Gig in the Sky
Pink Floyd Lyrics

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And I am not frightened of dying
Any time will do, I don't mind
Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime

I never said I was afraid of dying

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky" are about the acceptance of mortality. The lead singer is not afraid of dying and knows that death is inevitable. The lyrics express a calm and accepting attitude towards death, stating that there is no reason to be afraid of dying because it is a natural part of life. The words seem to be empowering and they implore the listener to embrace life and appreciate the time they have left.

The repetition of the phrase "any time will do" reflects the inevitability of death, which comes to us all regardless of our age, status, or accomplishments. The lyrics suggest that we should not fear dying and instead embrace it as a necessary part of life, giving us a chance to enjoy each moment without fearing its inevitable conclusion.

Line by Line Meaning

And I am not frightened of dying
I am not afraid of the inevitable moment when I cease to exist

Any time will do, I don't mind
I am at peace with death and do not have a specific preference for when it occurs

Why should I be frightened of dying?
There is no justification for feeling scared of something that is a natural part of life

There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime
Death is an unavoidable event, so there is no point in fearing it

If you can hear this whispering you are dying
This moment signifies an individual's inevitable descent towards death, and only those who are dying can perceive this message.

Written by: Richard Wright

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Let us not forget
Pink Floyd
The Sum of them All.
'Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky '
A 'One Off'....
Never to be repeated 'Live' again. (as with all their Studio albums)
We are Forever Lucky to have The Album, [DSOTM' in our collection.
And Lives

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The song that says nothing, but means everything 💎


I actually think it says a lot, obviously in distress about the thought of dying in the first section and the more calm acceptance section at the end. That's my take wrong as it may


@@robertmartin8565 Of course!! but the first time I heard it it was a very confusing song, mainly because of Torry's scream and the very short lyrics, on the other hand taking the points you said and that the song starts when "Time" ends, well it's amazing the message and emotions that this song can make you feel it 🤯


Doesn't need to be, shouldn't be over thought, just experienced.


Best comment ever my friend.


And I saw it live back in the day...i had no fucking clue. I do today!

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The greatest backing vocal performance (or perhaps lead, by a backing singer) in classic rock, after 50 years. Big salute to Clare Torry.




Clare Torry was never a backing singer with Pink Floyd - we was a session singer which is a different thing.


According to what I’ve heard. She walked in and sang this in one take! Absolutely incredible!

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