Lost for Words (Pink Floyd song)

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"Lost for Words"
Single by Pink Floyd
from the album The Division Bell
Released 26 March 1994
Recorded 1993 at
Astoria
(London, United Kingdom)
Genre Progressive rock
Length 5:14
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Keep Talking"
(1994)
"Lost for Words"
(1994)
"Take It Back"
(1994)

"Lost for Words" is a song recorded by English rock band Pink Floyd, written by guitarist and lead singer David Gilmour and his spouse Polly Samson for the band's fourteenth studio album, The Division Bell. It appears as the penultimate track on the album. The lyrics, mostly penned by Samson, are a bitterly sarcastic reflection on Gilmour's then-strained relationship with former bandmate Roger Waters; the second-to-last line, "But they tell me to please go fuck myself", is just the fourth instance of the word "fuck" being used in a Pink Floyd lyric within the band's official discography and, indeed, just the sixth instance of a Pink Floyd lyric using any profanity at all (the other ones being "I've got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from" in "Nobody Home" from The Wall, "Oh don't talk with me/Please just fuck with me" in "Candy and a Currant Bun", the B-side to Pink Floyd's first single, Arnold Layne, "You fucked up old hag" in "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", a song from the 1977 album Animals,"don't give me that do goody good bullshit" in "Money" a song in the 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon", and the repeated line "Fuck all that" in "Not Now John", from 1983's The Final Cut). The song was released to US rock radio the week of the album's release,[1] succeeding "Keep Talking", the previous promotional release, released the week before. The song reached #53 in the Canadian singles chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

US promotional single (CSK 6228)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Lost For Words" (Clean version) David Gilmour, Polly Samson Bob Ezrin, Gilmour 5:14
2. "Lost For Words" (Album version) Gilmour, Samson Ezrin, Gilmour 5:14

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks[3] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
United States[4] March 26, 1994 CD-R (Modern rock/Alternative radio) Columbia Records CSK 6228

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost For Words (CD, Single, Promo)". Pink Floyd Discography. Discogs. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Library and Archives Canada: Top Singles - Volume 61, No. 1, February 06 1995, February 6, 1995, retrieved 12 July 2014 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History (Singles) – Pink Floyd". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "US CD Singles". Pink Floyd Discography Archive. Retrieved 31 May 2013.