Coming Back to Life

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"Coming Back to Life"
Song by Pink Floyd
from the album The Division Bell
PublishedPink Floyd Music (1987) Ltd
Released28 March 1994 (UK)
5 April 1994 (US)
GenreProgressive rock
LabelEMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Songwriter(s)David Gilmour

"Coming Back to Life" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1994 album The Division Bell, and is the only track from the album to be credited solely to David Gilmour.


Gilmour has said (as can be heard on the David Gilmour in Concert DVD) that the song was written about his wife, Polly Samson.[1] The song is in the key of C Major.[2]



Live performances[edit]

The song has been a staple in Gilmour's performances from 1994 to 2016. It was one of the songs performed on rotation during the 1994 Division Bell Tour, at every one of Gilmour's semi-acoustic shows in 2001 and 2002, at Gilmour's performance at the Fender Stratocaster 50th anniversary concert in London in 2004, and was played at most shows during his solo 2006 On an Island Tour. It became a staple of shows during the 2015-16 Rattle That Lock Tour.

Live personnel[edit]

Live releases[edit]

The song appears on the following live albums, DVDs or Blu-rays:


  1. ^ "David Gilmour and Polly Samson Take LA by Musical and Literary Storm". 8 April 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Key & BPM/Tempo of Coming Back To Life (Live) by Pink Floyd". Retrieved 22 April 2020.