Pink Floyd - Free Four Lyrics




One two three four!

The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.

You shuffle in the gloom of the sickroom
And talk to yourself as you die.

Life is a short warm moment
And death is a long cold rest.
You get your chance to try
In the twinkling of an eye:
Eighty years, with luck, or even less.

So all aboard for the American tour,
And maybe you'll make it to the top.
But mind how you go.
I can tell you, 'cause I know.
You may find it hard to get off.

You are the angel of death
And I am the dead man's son.
He was buried like a mole in a fox hole.
And everyone is still on the run.

And who is the master of fox hounds?
And who says the hunt has begun?
And who calls the tune in the courtroom?
And who beats the funeral drum?

The memories of a man in his old age
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.

You shuffle in the gloom of the sickroom
And talk to yourself as you die.





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  1. blazeandcyrus

    one of my favorite from Pink Floyd

  2. Jaynes Dean

    You are the angel of death
    And I am the dead man's son

    So fucking metal.

  3. Furry Animal

    One of my favourite Floyd songs.Much overlooked

  4. JLipnicki

    Crap. Pink Floyd never were able to rock or do a decent blues impersonation.

  5. Raymond Lawson

    Need some more of this. ✌👏

  6. Harry Mccabe

    Great tune !! Loved the obscured by clouds LP !!

  7. the football bro

    The memories of a man in his old age
    Are the deeds of a man in his prime.
    You shuffle in gloom of the sickroom
    And talk to yourself as you die.
    Life is a short, warm moment
    And death is a long cold rest.
    You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye:
    Eighty years, with luck, or even less.
    So all aboard for the American tour,
    And maybe you'll make it to the top.
    And mind how you go, and I can tell you, 'cause I know
    You may find it hard to get off.
    You are the angel of death
    And I am the dead man's son.
    And he was buried like a mole in a fox hole.
    And everyone is still in the run.
    And who is the master of fox hounds?
    And who says the hunt has begun?
    And who calls the tune in the courtroom?
    And who beats the funeral drum?
    The memories of a man in his old age
    Are the deeds of a man in his prime.
    You shuffle in gloom in the sickroom
    And talk to yourself till you die.

  8. Robert Griffin

    121 people with no taste .

  9. Google User no. 14

    Now that I'm a man in my old age, this song makes more sense.

  10. Scott Antrobus

    Did Barrett genius.

    Scott Antrobus

    Sid Barrett genius.

  11. VivaZeBone

    Every song on OBC is a good one. There is nothing to dislike about this album apart from a dreadful cover. Sorry, but it is. Storm sorted his shit out for the next couple to be fair to him though.

  12. trixR4kids0205

    This was copied by spirit in the sky

    Jersey Joe

    Spirit in the Sky was released in 1969, 3 years before this album.

    trixR4kids0205

    Jersey Joe oh really?

  13. luis Bazan

    On this song you can see that they have been listen to David's Bowie Hunky Dory and T-Rex Electric warrior.

  14. Rationallogo

    Existentialism redux.

  15. Vibrantdragon312

    Weird to see a to much happy song in pink floyd

    One Maker Studios

    Just read the lyrics and think again :P

  16. Unleash The Fury

    The synth in this song really makes it stand out!

  17. jmmahony

    Over the decades I've begun to realize the extent to which different musicians and songs are influenced/inspired by each other. Anyone recognize the similarity to Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" from 1969 (3 years before this song)?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI

  18. Bad Axident

    OMG! Seriously! I am a lifelong fan of Pink. I never heard this song before tonight! They mix with my other favs the Beatles in this. What an ear worm! Early what they were about to be.

  19. The Ask Trixie Channel

    ONE
    TWO

  20. Jonathan Smith

    80 yrs with luck or even less. That's a scary thought albeit as true as it gets. Peace Ray Southland 1961-2019. Middle School Principal, Highly rated Wrestling Official, damn good guy.

  21. Dante Arellano

    This is my favorite song of my wife . thanks pink Floyd.

  22. Dante Arellano

    Wow Ito Ang sounds ko!works memorize ko to lahat.

  23. Mike Davis

    One! Two! Free! Four!

  24. Alexander Arsov

    It is a mighty fun to see how people shout their heads off how underrated the lesser known Floyd stuff is. Well, for the most part it isn't. It is less known for a good reason. I make an exception for "Atom Heart Mother" - that's a masterpiece that should be better known. But the other early stuff, and much of the late one, is a mixture of a few brilliant flashes and plenty of lacklustre wackiness. "Obscured by Clouds" is a sweet and charming album, very enjoyable. But it's neither a masterpiece nor underrated.

    Degree7

    Piper at the Gates is a masterpiece

  25. Brandon Callaway

    One, Two, FREE FOUR

  26. Wilfried Sterk

    And who is the master of fox hounds, and who says the hunt has begun ...

  27. Matthew Freiley

    This is the calm before the storm!! The storm being Dark Side of the Moon!!

  28. Brian Cook

    Great songs will live forever....

  29. Robert Peters

    Free Four so true I still use some of those line in regular conversation

  30. Robert Godcinski

    Great tune

  31. One Maker Studios

    1:29 Huh, that solo sounds a little bit like the one in _Comfortably Numb_ ...
    Anyway, this is such an underrated album, but I'm glad I found it.

  32. MegaSilverBlood

    another great one

  33. David Brothers

    Run is Roger waters code for paranoia

  34. John Doe

    At first, I thought it sounded like the Beatles... and that badass solo kicked in

  35. Kevin Halligan

    Pink Floyd got the name 4 this song. When Syd Barrett said. 1. 2. 3. 4. Was actually. Free 4. Kinda neat. Luv those wacky floydsters. R n r

  36. robert harrold

    The de-e-eds of a hairdryer, are the deeds of it's use in it's time . Barrrrgh-rumphy, domph- e .

  37. o x

    This song is so dark man

  38. andrew mason

    song for my funeral

  39. Jack Wehrung

    First PF to get radio play.I bought the album and was blown away. Been that way since.

  40. Ricardo Urrea

    El Riff de David tiene el mismo sonido que en Rattle That lock.

  41. Zero The Hero

    I`d buy this song for free fidggy.

  42. Jeramey Conners

    This is the British version of Spirit in the Sky

  43. Mark Stockford

    The stratocaster solo sounds epic in this song!

  44. Mark Stockford

    "The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime". Sounds like Roger Waters is singing about himself.

  45. Mark Stockford

    What is this song about???

    Jeffrey Ballinger

    A cheerful song about the depressing things in life.

    Brian Smith

    It's pretty straight forward

  46. Richard Hoof

    the memoirs of a man

  47. Funk

    From the start of Meddle until the end of The Wall, this is the only Pink Floyd song I don't like. And even this has a nice guitar solo.

  48. Cairn The Aviator

    And who is the master of foxhounds
    And who said the hunt has begun

  49. Reidy E

    1 2 free four

  50. Al Slavinzki

    After listening to this song about World War II, it reminds me of the band that did the movie about WWII with Bob Geodolf in it. Did they sort of rip the off the idea from these dudes for the story is sort of similar.

  51. Reidy E

    Grossly underrated.

  52. Tim Williams

    One...Two...Free Four.....Friggin' Excellent!

  53. fernando sosa

    Great song, beautiful memories.

  54. Mr. Nice Guy

    I love how the jaunty upbeat music contrasts with the incredibly depressing lyrics.

  55. TASTY CHEESE

    Reminds me of san tropez lol

  56. CHARLES HEUMADER

    play this at my funeral..... on cassette

  57. 2003Cpayne

    That guitar solo. Short but sweet...

  58. Scott Briggs

    I am the dead man's son

  59. E-roke Kenedi

    Fantastic (and criminally underrated ) album. The lyrics hit harder and ring truer than in '95, when me and my brothers made a silly video to this track.

  60. Imaginos Desdinova

    The master of Fox Hounds? Big Boss!

  61. 70s Teen

    I was 10 when this album came out. Memories

  62. Rob Welch

    Underrated and forgotten classic...still love it after hearing it in the 80's with a friend...had one of my first mindfucks when tripping

  63. Paulo Pacelli

    A rare and excellente song!!!!

  64. Lannigs Deloin

    https://www.facebook.com/Lannigs-131834483621641/

  65. Solomon Jones

    At 3:10, you can hear someone talking.

  66. sexobscura

    *The funniest thing about this song is*

  67. Tacsense

    this might just be my favourite by Floyd,
    catchy as fook
    has meaning
    amazing guitar solo
    overall fantastic lol

  68. medfry

    Thanks for the upload:D

  69. NOOGIE 420

    We all die.

  70. Engels

    Country Floyd

    ONE-TWO-FREE-FOUR

  71. Adam Macbeerson

    Yes most underrated! One of the sickest, most rocking songs Floyd ever did! Waters smashing chords on the bass with wicked distortion. Gilmore's fucking wailing lead AND playing the 12 string. Wright on synth, Mason on drums. I do not see how these men could accomplish what they did!

  72. JAYDEN MICHAEL

    life is a short warm moment and death is a long cold rest.......

  73. Daniel Jaeger

    Me and Art were sitting in his house in a empty living room tripping on lsd back in 72, "one of these days" came on his stereo, we didn't move! Still remember after all these years!

  74. Chris D

    Is there no live version to be found for Free Four, or on dvd?

  75. Vin Ellis

    I find this song kind of hilarious. Some of the most morbid lyrics ever, with such a jolly upbeat pop instrumental.

  76. Darth Fett

    At 3:44, you can hear the same sound from More Blues.

  77. silverdocket

    this and pigs three different ones two best

    Google User no. 14

    "Animals" was very under-rated. One of my favorites.

  78. Squash

    This is like if Neutral Milk Hotel met Pink Floyd

    Brian Smith

    More like if Pink Floyd met Pink Floyd, dontcha think?

  79. Squash

    Man this is one fucked up song.

  80. ActCut00021719

    A Happy up tune pop song with dark lyrics and the synth from Obscured by clouds with a Kickass solo



    That is what you call Art, kids!

  81. Erwin Woodedge

    This, surely, was (part of) the inspiration for Eric Idle's ALWAYS LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE ?!

  82. DrCrunchyRiff

    Holy shit I love this tune! Reminds me of my dad when he was younger & wild

  83. Lonel650

    You know, haven't seen the film, but this seems more fitted to a wes anderson movie than whatever the actual one seems to be going for ^^" Still, a very nice song from the group, I like hearing them try different styles like that.

  84. Matthew c

    Fa da kind rang ire

  85. Psychedelic Lizard

    Kinda reminds me of Neil young.

    silverdocket

    i dont get it

  86. TheRollingBeachFloyd

    Talk to yourself as you die

    John Smith

    i HAD A GRANDFATHER THAT DID THAT.

  87. johnrobertsone

    Thank you for the great song Roger & David!

  88. Brad Hill

    I thought this was The Moody Blues for a long time...

  89. appaljack

    I love this whole album!

  90. Steve Evo

    Heard this as a kid loved it ever since such a classic so underrated this 1 especially ;) 👈👌✌🐄

  91. Kim Maddox

    Great song ....... so true to life

  92. Clint Burhans

    Roger's favorite subject, yes underrated--great, true song. Laugh at the reaper!

  93. Fluff McMuff

    You are the angel of death & I am the dead man's son..

  94. Tom Campbell

    I got to see them on the Animals tour, first night, in Oakland in 1977. Still the best concert I've ever seen. Last time they played CWTAE in public as it turns out . . .