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Us and Them

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Us and Them
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

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
And in the end, it's only round and 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 gonna kill ya. So like, if you give 'em a quick, sh.. short, sharp, shock, they don't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off light, 'cos I could've given him a thrashing, I only hit him once. It's only a difference of right and wrong innit? 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
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about [2]

Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died



  • Roger Waters - Fender bass, backing vocals
  • Richard Wright - Hammond organ, Steinway piano, backing vocals
  • David Gilmour - lead vocals, guitars
  • Nick Mason - drums
  • Dick Parry - saxophone
  • Roger "The Hat" Manifold - spoken words
  • Backing vocals provided by Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike and Barry St. John


  • ^[1] Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon is known, among many things, for its addition of spoken clips over top of the music. The spoken clips were chosen to fit into the concept of the album.
  • ^[2] The official lyrics replace "it's" with "that's".
  • Due to the use of echo effects in this song, these lyrics only list the originally spoken parts.
  • The production behind "Us and Them" is shown in Pink Floyd: Live At Pompeii

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