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darkside of wizard of oz

i had combined these in DVD format years ago with production audio on one track and Darkside of the Moon on the other. problem was you could only listen to one or the other and the transitions between songs had a minor hit. i have fixed those.

Here i have merged the 2 audios. Still adhering to the rule of starting point. I think this audio edit works. below are notes i had found when doing this and the lyrics for the album. i hope you enjoy.

Dark Side of Oz


  • "Balanced on the biggest wave" as Dorthy's balancing on the fence.

  • On the Run starts as Dorthy falls. Notice the theme of the music as everyone panics.

On the Run

  • Notice how at the end of the song, you hear thunder and then the camera shot of the sky. Could there be a storm coming?


  • The ringing of bells is heard as Time starts and the witch enters on her bike.

  • Notice how Dorthy look's back and forth, in sync with the guitar picks, well kinda.

  • During the guitar solo in Time, you will see the fortune teller's sign. It reads Past, Present, and Future.

During the reprise of Breathe, notice Dorthy's reaction to the fortune teller, like she's being foretold something great. There's no place like "home, home again".

Great Gig in the Sky

  • The song starts as Dorthy leaves the fortune teller.

  • Spoken : "I'm not frightend of dying, anytime will do, I don't mind" as Dorthy soon faces her near death experience.

  • Notice how the camera angles change with the music.

  • Notice how the singer sings as Dorthy panics.

  • The singer slows down as the window hits Dorthy in the head.

  • The song ends as Dorthy leaves the house.

  • Why is it called the Great Gig in the Sky? Could it be that the house is in the sky?

  • I always wondered why Clare Torry sung like that.


  • Notice how the movie is now in color.

  • The song starts as Dorthy enters Oz to the sound of cash registers and money chimes.

  • The munchkins seem to dance in beat during the guitar solo.

  • At the end of the song, you hear spoken : "I don't know; I was really drunk at the Time". Isn't there a rumor that the munchkins were all drunks? That's why they marched out of step?

Us and Them

  • Notice Certificate of Death.

  • Ballerinas enter on "Us . . . Us . . . Us . . .".

  • Notice how the munchkins move to the music.

  • Is it "which is which" or witch is witch?

  • "Down . . . Down . . . Down . . ." as the bad witch of the east goes down.

  • "Round and Round . . ." repeated shots of the red slippers.

  • "Out . . . Out . . . Out . . ." as the good witch of the north disappears.

  • The scenes change as the song ends.

Any Colour You Like as long as it's black

  • Isn't this movie now in color?

  • Notice how Dorthy walks as the song starts.

  • Any path you want to take.

Brain Damage

  • Scarecrow sings If I Only Had a Brain. What's the name of this song?


  • As the song ends with da heartbeat, Dorthy's trying to hear a heartbeat in the Tin Man.

Other Interesting Facts

  • Why is Time capitalized in the introductry text?

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow and the prism on the album cover.

  • The Division Bell

    • Why is there a concentration on 3 in this album? For the third lion roar? The 3 guys with the banners? The three observatories? Three clicks to go home?

    • What about the monkeys in Keep Talking?

    • Sleeping flowers?

    • The Division Bell?

  • P.U.L.S.E.

    • Why are the six girls pushing/pulling the big red shoe?

    • There's the 3 left symbol. Once again the 3.

    • On the album cover : the bike, the bell ("caused the faithful to their knees")?

    • Note the concentration of the colors black and white, and fire.


The first indicator that everything is going right is that the change from "Speak to Me" to "Breathe" coincides exactly with appearance of the name of producer Mervyn LeRoy. Note: Notice in the prologue that the word "Time" is written with a capital letter even though it isn't starting a sentence. Also you will find the word "Heart" capitalized in the middle of a sentence -- which is a sound particular to "The Dark Side of the Moon". "Leave, but don't leave me ...", Auntie Em appears to say "... Leave ..." to Dorothy. Right after the words "... Look around ...", Dorothy looks around. "... Smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry ..." Two men above (Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman) are smiling and the man below (Scarecrow) is crying. "... All you touch ...", Dorothy touches the man (Cowardly Lion) holding a bucket on his arm. Note: "All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be" could be construed as being attributed to Dorothy who's life will only really be all she touches and all she sees in her little Kansas home because Oz exists only in her pretty little head. "... When at last the work is done ..." , the man (Scarecrow) hits his finger with the hammer (to the beat of the drum no less) and is done with his work. "... Balanced on the biggest wave ..." , Dorothy is balancing herself on the fence. "... Race towards an early grave." , is said at the moment just before Dorothy falls off the fence rail. Note: "... Race towards an early grave ..." Perhaps a reference to Judy Garland's untimely death? Note: (£) Judy Garland died in 1969, the same year we put a man on the moon ... "I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon ..." (#) Song shifts from "Breathe" to "On the Run" at the same time (actually just slightly before) Dorothy falls off the fence. Note: (%) At the moment Dorothy falls off the fence rail and the switch to "On the Run" occurs, the music in that song has an allure of danger as it matches to the mood of the scene and emotion of the other characters as they are concerned with Dorothy's well being (although Dorothy sees it as a big joke ) but it matches the scene very well. Auntie Em shows up and starts talking exactly at the same time as the woman's voice begins talking during "On the Run". I wonder what kind of cookies she has on that plate? "I've got a clan of ginger-bread man. Here a man, there a man, lot's of ginger bread, man. Take a couple of you wish. They're on the dish ..." (Syd Barrett with Pink Floyd from "Bike") (#) During the "On the Run" sequence as Dorothy is singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", the effects sound like helicopters and airplanes are flying overhead (sort of) & Dorothy's gaze seems to follow one across the screen. Note : "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", Well, we all know what is found on the infamous cover of DSOTM ... a rainbow! Also there are a few little rhythm synchs during this piece such as Toto wagging his tail in time to the clicking sound effect and Dorothy pulling her head towards Toto's during another sound effect. And then the sort of roar at the end of the song which goes along with the ky scene strangely enough. The chimes in "Time" go off at the appearance of Mrs Gulch (the Wicked Witch of the west) on the bicycle and the chimes stop when she gets off the bike. >>>> "I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good ..." (Syd Barrett with Pink Floyd from "Bike") At the first bass chord of "Time" the scene changes to inside Auntie Em's house -- really cool -- and this is where it all begins getting very interesting. (#) Dorothy and the rest of the cast appear to move and react to the rhythm and mood in particular of the music. "... You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way ...", Seems to describe the kind of frittered away life that the old maid /witch, Mrs Gulch has if getting rid of poor little Toto is what makes her day. "Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town", This is said just a little before Toto jumps out of the basket and onto the ground where he kicks off to go back to Dorothy in his hometown. So it's not exact but worth the mention. "... Waiting for someone or something to show you the way ..." , Toto pops up in the window (perhaps to show Dorothy the way?). (*#) "... Tired of lying in the sunshine ...", as Toto is lying on the bed with the sun shining in on him fuzzly little body. "... You are young and life is long ..." a reference to Dorothy's youth? "... and there is time to kill today", There certainly is time ti kill and Dorothy will be present at the death of two people. "... Ten years have got behind you ...", You see Dorothy's back. (You are behind Dorothy). "... No one told you when to run ...", Dorothy is running away from home but no one told her to. Guitar solo in "Time" begins as scene changes. During the guitar solo of "Time" the words "Past, Present and Future" are seen on the sign of Professor Marvel. (%) "And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking; Racing around to come up behind you again!" First think about this: "Time is a predator which stalks us all our lives." --Star Trek: Generations) . . . Now take a look above the door mantle as Dorothy enters Professor Marvel's wagon. What do we see but a skull . . . a reminder of time indeed. Kinda funky eh? "... But you're older ..." , referring to Professor Marvel's old age? "... Or half a page of scribbled lines ..." , referring to perhaps the photo that Professor Marvel sneaks out of Dorothy's basket? Ok so it's not scribbled lines, but it's a page. "... Hanging on in quiet desperation ..." , as Dorothy quietly and desperately listens to the words of Professor Marvel. "... Home, home again ..." , as Professor Marvel tells Dorothy that she needs to go back home. (§) "... Hear the softly spoken magic spell ..." , As Dorothy is leaving the "magic" wagon of Professor Marvel. Song changes to "The Great Gig In the Sky" the moment Dorothy reaches down and grabs her bag. (voice says) "... And I am not frightened of dying ..." as the tornado heads towards a house. The drums kick in as a tree is uprooted by the winds of the tornado. Note : Right after the tree is uprooted, the singer begins her operatic style wailing which keeps time with the mood and intensity of the tornado scene. Nifty rhythm synchs are seen during this piece. After Dorothy gets bonked on the head with the window the singer calms down and Dorothy begins dreaming. Note: The song playing during the entire tornado scene and especially while the house is up in the air via the tornado is "The Great Gig in the Sky". The "cha-ching !" of "Money" is heard as Dorothy steps out into colourful Muchkin Land. Note : "Money" would be associated with colour and better living as is apparent to Dorothy. (*£) Note : The Wizard of Oz was the first full length colour film released in the U.S. and maybe in the world for that matter. Of course this movie did make a lot of Money as well. ( * ) "Don't give me that do-goody-good bull@#%*.", as Glinda the (do-goody) good witch (?!) comes a-floating like an angel in her big bubble. "... I think I need a Lear Jet ..." as Glinda appears from the bubble. Maybe she'd prefer a jet over traveling in a bubble? "Big Bubbles . . . No Troubles." (Hubba-Bubba® Bubblegum) Note : (¥) The way Glinda is holding her wand it looks like she's playing electric air guitar during Dave's solo. (Just for a second ... sort of) During the beginning of "Us and Them" it sounds like funeral parlour music and the Munchkin Coroner shows the Certificate of Death. Note : (‡) A little before the Munchkin Coroner comes up some officials come out of one of the buildings and are talking back and forth about their new arrival and in the background you can hear a man say "... I was really drunk at the time ..." which could be a reference to the drunken and carousing little people who played the Munhkins. Then you can hear a woman say "... He was cruisin' for a bruisin'..." which according to rumor Judy Garland said the little actors got drunk and at leat one tried to hit on her. So the latter voice could be considered as Dorothy sayng that particular Munchkin was "Cruisin' for a bruisin' ". During "Us and Them" the ballerinas from the Lullabye League enter to "Us ... Us .... Us ...". Note: (*¥) Just think about this for a sec ; "Us, and them . . . And after all we're only ordinary men. Me, and you . . . God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." Could this be construed as a message from the Munchkins? Perhaps the dwarf actors playing the roles of the munchkins prefer NOT being exploited for their stature by the folks at MGM i.e. it's not the kind of thing they would prefer to do. After all they are only ordinary men. Well, not really ordinary now are they? (±)"Forward he cried ..." It looks like the munchkins all shout forward to Dorothy to urge her onward! (*‡) "... and the lines on the map moved from side to side ...", as the munchkins move to two separate sides at the appearance of the Wicked Witch. "Black and blue ..." as it shows the witch who is wearing black , and "blue" when it shows Dorothy who is wearing blue. "... And who knows which is which ..." (Witch is Witch ... or ... Which is Witch)? "... up, up , up and Down ..." as the dead wicked witch's feet go down under Dorothy's house. (%) "Haven't you heard? It's a battle of words ..." , as Glinda is whispering in Dorothy's ear and then returns to her battle of words with the wicked witch. "... And in the end it's only round and round...", As Glinda points to Dorothy's feet which are now turning 'round. Then it says "... and round ..." as there is yet another shot of the ruby slippers. "Down, down, down, and out, out, out ..." as Glinda leaves in her bubble (she's out of here). ($) "... But there's a lot of it about ..." Coincidently Dorothy in the real soundtrack is talking about how people just come and go around here. There certainly seems to be a lot of it about. (*§)"... Get out of the way, it's a busy day, I've got things on my mind ...", as Dorothy passes through the Munhkins and leaves Munckin Land. Scene changes at the same time that "Us and Them" changes to "Any Colour You Like" "... The lunatic is on the grass ...", The Scarecrow isn't on the grass but he is made of grass and he is certainly dancing around like a lunatic. ( * ) Note: The song Brain Damage is playing as the Scarecrow is singing If I Only Had a Brain. Note: Check out these lyrics from "The Scarecrow" by Syd Barrett with The Pink Floyd on their album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, " The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows, Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere. He didn't care. He stood in a field where barley grows. His head did no thinking, His arms didn't move except when the wind cut up rough and mice ran around on the ground. He stood in a field where barley grows." Notice what colour Scarecrow is in the movie? (ç) "... Got to keep the loonies on the path ...", Dorothy and Scarecrow are the "loonies" on the Yellow Brick Road (path). (¤)"... There's someone in my head but it's not me ...", The Appletrees have someone in their heads who make them move around and look alive. Dorothy listens for a heartbeat (or lack of one) in the Tin Woodsman's chest as the heartbeat goes on to the end of the album. Note : When the CD starts back with the heartbeat, the Tin Woodsman is singing "If I Only Had a Heart" Second Play-Through of CD "...and high you fly ..." , referring to the wicked witch standing on top of the house with her flying broom. "... Run, rabbit , run ..." as the witch throws a fireball at Scarecrow. During this second playthrough of "On the Run" it works out pretty well with the Cowardly Lion scene in several instances which lose something in the translation so you will have to see them for yourself. Side Note: If you have a slower return response on your CD player, during the scene where Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and Cowardly Lion are walk/skipping to the Wizard, they do so to the drum score at the beginning of "Time" . . . really cool! (§) "... Home, home again ..." , As Tin Woodsman is once at home in being frozen in his rusted state from the snow just as he was when Dorothy found him in the first place. (*$) "Far away across the field ...", As The Fearless Foursome are in a poppy field and can see the Emerald City across it. "...Calls the faithful to their knees ..." as Scarecrow falls to his knee upon exiting the poppy field. (§) "Black and blue ...", The Wizard is seen in the midst of the smoke and in this instance the smoke appears blue. I dunno, maybe it's just power of suggestion. "Cha - ching !" , when the message SURRENDER DOROTHY is seen in the sky written in the Wicked Witch's smoke. "... And there is time to kill today ..." as the Wicked Witch seeks to kill Dorothy "... round and round ..." as we read the sign pointing to the home of the Wicked Witch that says "If I were you I'd turn back". Maybe they should turn 'round (?). ( ** ) "Listen son, said the man with the gun ...", Scarecrow is carrying a gun. "... Down, down, down and out, out, out ..." the flying monkeys swoop down to capture Dorothy, and then fly out of the woods with her in their hands. "... With, with, with ... without, without, without ..." , Dorothy is with the flying monkeys, but Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow are without Dorothy. . . And who'll deny she's what the fighting's all about? "... You raise the blade ... You make the change..." . As the blade of the Lance is raised by Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Woodsman after they have changed into the uniforms of the three unlucky witch's guardsmen. "... All that you hate and all you mistrust ...", During which the face of the wicked witch is seen. Certainly a mistrustful face if ever there was one. (*§) "... And everyone you fight ...", as Tin Woodsman drops the chandelier on the Guardsmen. Third Play-Through of CD (voice says) ..."Live for today, gone tomorrow ..." , as the Wizard hands Tin Woodsman his clockwork heart, and then we hear a strange noise that sounds like a rusted metal hinge. Perhaps a prophetic utterance of Tin Woodsman's ultimate demise? Note:(£) During this "rewards" scene when Cowardly Lion receives his badge of courage, it sounds like helicopters and war planes flying about. (sort of) "... Home, home again ..." after Dorothy has awakened back in her home in Kansas. (~) "... Calls the faithful to their knees ..." , as Auntie Em comes to Dorothy with water and is on bent knee.


Breathe Dorthy is on Earth, and everyone is talking to her, but this what are they really saying? "Breathe in the air", Air, Earth and Water, the basis of life (Mother Nature). "Leave, but don't leave me", It's funny how we are with the ones that we love. - "Look around, choose your own ground", Get your own bag (of chips). Do what you want. "All you touch and all you see", life on earth is so tangible. Working, it's just a cycle of the same thing (circle). Don't take risks, be conservative. On the Run The famous and sweet dreamer's song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, or the psychotic sounds of On the Run. Very contrasting concepts. Time Time is a fact of life, since we measure our life span with it. Time will always exist, since it's just a perfect concept. Time is infinite, but why does it start at the birth of Christ. Why are there 7 days. Okay, one question then, was there a Big Bang or a Creation. Well the way I see it is that even if there was a Big Bang, what caused it? Furthermore, what existed before the Big Bang, since Time is infinite. Surely something does not come from nothing, unless you create it. During the Breathe reprise, "Far away, across the field, the tolling of the iron bell, caused the faithful to their knees, to hear the softly spoken magic spells". There's no place like "home, home again". Great Gig in the Sky Death should be a Great Gig in the Sky. Death is the climax of life. "Here were these long-haired hippie types asking her (Clare Torry) to sing a song with no words, about death". Quote from the book Another Brick In the Wall by Cliff Jones. Money The theme song of Hell. Enter Dorthy. The Good Witch is an Angel, cause as she leaves as a pink ball, all the munchkins plea to her. There will be dancing and a parade. "I don't know; I was really drunk at the Time". Why do people talk so much shit when their drunk? Us and Them The actual performance. The performance isn't perfect, this is Hell. You have to admit that this is the "brightest" song of the album. Lot's of moral issues in this song, and possible solutions. Certificate of Death for Dorthy. Ballerinas enter on "Us . . . Us . . . Us . . .". "Me . . . Me . . . Me . . . and You . . . You . . . You . . ., God only knows it's not what we would choose to do". Me, the Soul of Hell and You. - The scenes change as the song ends. Any Colour You Like as long as it's black Isn't this movie now in color? Brain Damage Scarecrow sings If I Only Had a Brain. What's the name of this song? Eclipse Eclipse, Life is like a book, everything that you do in your Life is written. History can only be told one way. Life is just a part of Time, and can only be seen one way, that is after death. It's the Present that we must now concentrate on to make the Future brighter. It's all about Respect. It's "Right Now, what are you waiting for"? "No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun". There is no detail in Life that should be overlooked. Every action does cause a reaction. The After-Life is . . . All the you touch, and all that see, all that you taste, all you feel, and all that you love, and all that you hate, all you distrust, all you save, and all that you give, and all that you deal, and all that you buy, beg, borrow or steal, and all you create, and all you distroy, and all that you do, and all that you say, and all that you eat, and everyone you meet, and all that you slite, and everyone you fight, and all that is now, and all that is gone, and all that's to come, and evrything under the Sun is in tune, but the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon. "but the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon". . . As the song ends with a heartbeat, Dorthy's trying to hear a heartbeat in the Tin Man.

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Lyrics

Released March, 1973

"Speak to Me" (Mason) "I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..." "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..." (Instrumental) "Breathe" (Waters, Gilmour, Wright) Breathe, breathe in the air. Don't be afraid to care. Leave but don't leave me. Look around and choose your own ground. Long you live and high you fly And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry And all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be. Run, rabbit run. Dig that hole, forget the sun, And when at last the work is done Don't sit down it's time to dig another one. For long you live and high you fly But only if you ride the tide And balanced on the biggest wave You race towards an early grave. "On The Run" (Gilmour, Waters) [female announcer, announcing flights at airport, including 'Rome'] "Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa!" (Instrumental) "Time" (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour) Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking Racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, Shorter of breath and one day closer to death. Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time. Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say. "Breathe" (reprise) Home, home again. I like to be here when I can. When I come home cold and tired It's good to warm my bones beside the fire. Far away across the field The tolling of the iron bell Calls the faithful to their knees To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about? Out of the way, it's a busy day I've got things on my mind. For the want of the price of tea and a slice The old man died. "Any Colour You Like" (Gilmour, Mason, Wright) (Instrumental) "Brain Damage" (Waters) The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is on the grass. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. Got to keep the loonies on the path. The lunatic is in the hall. The lunatics are in my hall. The paper holds their folded faces to the floor And every day the paper boy brings more. And if the dam breaks open many years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I'll see you on the dark side of the moon. The lunatic is in my head. The lunatic is in my head You raise the blade, you make the change You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane. You lock the door And throw away the key There's someone in my head but it's not me. And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear You shout and no one seems to hear. And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes I'll see you on the dark side of the moon. "I can't think of anything to say except... I think it's marvelous! HaHaHa!" "Eclipse" (Waters) All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel. All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save. All that you give All that you deal All that you buy, beg, borrow or steal. All you create All you destroy All that you do All that you say. All that you eat And everyone you meet All that you slight And everyone you fight. All that is now All that is gone All that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon. "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."

"The Great Gig in the Sky" (Wright) "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." "If you can hear this whispering you are dying." "I never said I was frightened of dying." (Instrumental) "Money" (Waters) Money, get away. Get a good job with good pay and you're okay. Money, it's a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash. New car, caviar, four star daydream, Think I'll buy me a football team. Money, get back. I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack. Money, it's a hit. Don't give me that do goody good bullshit. I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set And I think I need a Lear jet. Money, it's a crime. Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie. Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today. But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're giving none away. "HuHuh! I was in the right!" "Yes, absolutely in the right!" "I certainly was in the right!" "You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a bruising!" "Yeah!" "Why does anyone do anything?" "I don't know, I was really drunk at the time!" "I was just telling him, he couldn't get into number 2. He was asking why he wasn't coming up on freely, after I was yelling and screaming and telling him why he wasn't coming up on freely. It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out" "Us and Them" (Waters, Wright) Us, and them And after all we're only ordinary men. Me, and you. God only knows it's noz what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died. And the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side. Black and blue And who knows which is which and who is who. Up and down. But in the end it's only round and round. Haven't you heard it's a battle of words The poster bearer cried. Listen son, said the man with the gun There's room for you inside. "I mean, they're not gunna kill ya, so if you give 'em a quick short, sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off lightly, 'cos I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once! It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?" Down and out It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about. With, without.

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