One Slip

Pink Floyd


A restless eye across a weary room

A glazed look and I was on the road to ruin

The music played and played

As we whirled without end

No hint, no word her honour to defend


I will, I will she sighed to my request

And then she tossed her mane

While my resolve was put to the test

Then drowned in desire, our souls on fire

I led the way to the funeral pyre

And without a thought of the consequence

I gave in to my decadence


One slip, and down the hole we fall

It seems to take no time at all

A momentary lapse of reason

That binds a life for life

A small regret, you won't forget

There'll be no sleep in here tonight


Was it love, or was it the idea of being in love?

Or was it the hand of fate

That seemed to fit just like a glove?

The moment slipped by

And soon the seeds were sown

The year grew late and neither one

Wanted to remain alone


One slip, and down the hole we fall

It seems to take no time at all

A momentary lapse of reason

That binds a life for life

The one regret, you will never forget

There'll be no sleep in here tonight


One slipů one slipů


Album: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987)

Written By D.J. Gilmour - P. Manzanera

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