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|
(London, United Kingdom)
|Songwriter(s)||David Gilmour, Polly Samson|
|Producer(s)||Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour|
|Pink Floyd singles chronology|
"Lost for Words" is a song recorded by English rock band Pink Floyd, focused on forgiveness, written by guitarist and lead singer David Gilmour and his spouse Polly Samson for the band's 14th 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 song was released to US rock radio the week of the album's release, succeeding "Keep Talking", the previous promotional release, released the week before. The song reached #53 in the Canadian singles chart.
|US promotional single (CSK 6228)|
|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|
- Pink Floyd
- David Gilmour – acoustic guitar, additional electric guitar, bass, lead vocals
- Richard Wright – synths, piano, Hammond organ
- Nick Mason – drums, tambourine
|US Billboard Album Rock Tracks||21|
|United States||March 26, 1994||CD-R (Modern rock/Alternative radio)||Columbia Records||CSK 6228|
The second-to-last line, "But they tell me to please go fuck myself", is the fifth (and final) instance of the word "fuck" being used in a Pink Floyd lyric within the band's official discography and the eighth instance of a Pink Floyd lyric using any profanity at all, the other ones being:
- "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"
- "Speak to Me" (the opening track on The Dark Side of the Moon) has the phrase "I've been mad for fucking years"
- "Don't give me that do goody good bullshit" in "Money", also from Dark Side
- "You fucked up old hag" in "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", a song from the 1977 album Animals
- "I've got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from" in "Nobody Home" from their 1979 album The Wall
- "You little shit" in "The Trial", also from The Wall
- The repeated line "Fuck all that" in "Not Now John", from 1983's The Final Cut)
- "Lost For Words (CD, Single, Promo)". Pink Floyd Discography. Discogs. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Library and Archives Canada: Top Singles - Volume 61, No. 1, February 06 1995, February 6, 1995, retrieved 12 July 2014
- "Artist Chart History (Singles) – Pink Floyd". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
- "US CD Singles". Pink Floyd Discography Archive. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Pink Floyd – Speak to Me".