What is the Pink Floyd song with the bell ringing at the beginning?

12 Answers

  1. the song is called “high hopes” off the divison bell album

  2. Pink Floyd Bells

  3. High Hopes off the Division Bell album

  4. Time

  5. The song is called Time. It starts with and alarm clock.

  6. Time.

  7. the second responder is correct and its from the album Dark Side of the Moon (and not The Wall)

  8. Yes “Time” is the answer. Jackie A. nice to hear those lyrics!

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    You might have heard the first two songs from what is regularly regarded as the best record album of all time – The 1973 concept album Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd. You probably heard the instrumental ‘Speak to Me,’ which is ninety seconds of sound effects, starting with a heartbeat, then a clock ticking, then a cash register and crazy laughter, which soon gets all bled out by the sound an attack helicopter roaring by as a woman sings/screams/ cries out ‘Ah…Ah…Ah!’ The song then basically backs into the next song ‘Breathe,’ as I believe some part of the end of ‘Breathe’ is just played backwards as the lead into it. ‘Speak to Me’ & ‘Breathe,’ although two different songs, are regarded as only one song nowadays. ‘Speak to Me’ is itself a ninety second snippet of the entire album, as the clock ticks again during ‘Time,’ the cash register rings during ‘Money,’ the crazy laughter is heard in ‘Brain Damage,’ the helicopter crashes in the song ‘On the Run,’ and the woman is the vocalizer in ‘The Great Gig in the Sky.’ If that doesn’t sound like what your teacher played, then he probably only played the third song (considered the second song nowadays) called ‘On the Run.’ It’s another instrumental that lasts three and a half minutes. In it, a guy is heard running through the airport while a lady on the P.A. system is saying ‘Have your passport ready and then follow the green line to customs …’ Later, a man says ‘Live for today, gone tomorrow…’ Planes fly by as this goes on, and a synthesizer and backwards sound effects carry the song, as the same two bars of notes are played over and over again until everything crashes in a double explosion. When the explosion dies down, the ticking of clocks can be heard, signifying the start of the fourth song (nowadays third) ‘Time,’ itself which is paired up with the fifth song ‘Breathe (Reprise)’ and is regarded these days as one song as well. The original LP version came with two posters and three stickers. I can’t remember the stickers, but the posters were one of the pyramids of Giza, and one of four bled out live concert head shots of the band members with the letters PINK FLOYD interspersed amongst them. This album, above all others exemplifies the fuzzy warmth of vinyl compared to the harsh clarity of digital. The concept of the album is pure genius, no doubt to the point where theses cold be written about it. And the live outdoor stadium concerts? Well, my gosh…I can smell the pot smoke mixing in with the nitrox fog…still. If your history teacher was a teenager in the Seventies, ask him about that!

  10. The wall.

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