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David Gilmour — There's No Way Out Of Here
Album: David Gilmour
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Total ratings: 1999









Released: 1978
Length: 5:12
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There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good
There was no promise made, the part you've played, the chance you took
There are no boundaries set, the time and yet you waste it still

So it slips through your hands like grains of sand, you watch it go
There's no time to be lost, you'll pay the cost, so get it right
There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good

And never was there an answer, there an answer
Not without listening, without seeing

There are no answers here, when you look out you don't see in
There was no promise made, the part you've played, the chance you took
There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good

And never was there an answer, there an answer
Not without listening, without seeing

There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good
There are no answers here, when you look out you don't see in
There was no promise made, the part you've played, the chance you took

''(There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good)''
''(There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good)''
''(There are no answers here, when you look out you don't see in)''
''(There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good)''

''(There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good)''
''(There's no way out of here...)''
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 lizardking wrote:

...
Long Live RP and David Gilmour (he of no 'nickname') !!
 
I've heard him referred to as The Fender Bender, although Google doesn't confirm. Great player nonetheless!
Q107 in Toronto would play it back in the late 80's
 brianlescargot wrote:
I bought this on vinyl way back in my teens, now retired, and still have it in my collection. Great track from a brilliant album
 

So did i (bought it on vinyl in my teens)!  And I too still have it. A great album
 tinypriest wrote:
Public Service Announcement: Please pay for RP. Send them $5 a month or MORE. I give and we should all do so. Nothing stays free. Support Radio Paradise. (I'm not paid to say this, just a fan, who pays for you to enjoy).
 

If you dont send support, and you are able....shame on you! You will be sorry when this is gone.
I first heard this on Space Pirate Radio, KTYD FM...back when FM still was independent genre (at least after midnight) By the way, the rest of the album is equally great, like all  PF in general.

Had it on Wax 80's (Morninglory Music, now gone) Got the CD later 90's (Licorice Pizza, long gone)

Heard it on RP back in 2003, and Bill and Rebecca are still grokking it.

Waters is important, but Gilmore is quintessential.
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}
 
And they all stink!
I bought this on vinyl way back in my teens, now retired, and still have it in my collection. Great track from a brilliant album
Public Service Announcement: Please pay for RP. Send them $5 a month or MORE. I give and we should all do so. Nothing stays free. Support Radio Paradise. (I'm not paid to say this, just a fan, who pays for you to enjoy).

For example, boxing is a lot like ballet, except there's no music and the dancers hit each other.

 Proclivities wrote:

He didn't say it "sounded like" BOC, he just said it was worse than them.  Granted, I hear very little in common between the two artists but by definition, any two things can be compared.
 

hey Man, where's the Floating Pig?! The Floating Pig is like, awesome! Pink Friggin Floyd MAAAAAN!! (cough, burp, cough etc)
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult?
Are you serious or just hard of hearing?
 

He's seriously hard of hearing.
 Proclivities wrote:
ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}
 
He didn't say it "sounded like" BOC, he just said it was worse than them.  Granted, I hear very little in common between the two artists but by definition, any two things can be compared.
 

I like BOC, Floyd, Gilmour, and even Waters solo.  BOC is a whole different animal than anything Floyd.  They have fun with their lyrics and music.  Very little anything happy with Floyd.  That is why I look at Floyd as more of a blues band than anything else and blues is certainly an acquired taste.  It rarely comes naturally ...

Oh, and I just compared Gilmour to BOC ...
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
2020 theme song?
 
Sorry, what did you say? I was too busy spraying my yard for the wildfire wearing my pandemic mask to look for falling space debris during the riot...
2020 theme song?
 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:

thewiseking wrote:


rubbish, worse than Blue Oyster Cult even


 
ShaunJ replied:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one ...


___________________________


Well said Shaun, and many of them stink too!




 
I'm pretty sure all of them stink.
 SmackDaddy wrote:
How many times a freaking day do you need to play Gilmour? Boring ass shit.
 
@BillG...play more Gilmour, especially on Freaking days...on non-freaking days just do what you normally do.

Long Live RP and my fellow Pieces Mr. Gilmour!!

 SmackDaddy wrote:
How many times a freaking day do you need to play Gilmour? Boring ass shit.
 

Thank you for your constructive, insightful critique.
How many times a freaking day do you need to play Gilmour? Boring ass shit.
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}
 
He didn't say it "sounded like" BOC, he just said it was worse than them.  Granted, I hear very little in common between the two artists but by definition, any two things can be compared.
8 --> 9

This is just such a fantastic song.
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}
 
The "King" has no clothes.
 Laptopdog wrote:

My sentiments exactly!
This is one of the albums that I have purchased in practically every form offered over the years, from the original LP,  to cassette tape, to CD, and now digitally. Timeless music whatever the format.
 
Not that big a fan since no 8 track purchased?  I'm joking of course!  DSOTM is the album I've bought in more formats than any other, LP, tape, CD, FLAC and also NO 8 track....this one's a 9 for sure....Long Live RP and David Gilmour (he of no 'nickname') !!
More Schlock then please....

thewiseking wrote:


rubbish, worse than Blue Oyster Cult even


 
ShaunJ replied:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one ...


___________________________


Well said Shaun, and many of them stink too!




 thewiseking wrote:
Classic Schlock
 

Yeah, wise king of the lowered cases lands speak, he right. Although, being Queen of Proper Caps I'd use a stronger term. But eh. Getting less picky nowadays. Just gonna let him speak for me. This once. 
great song!
Big DG at his best.
Classic Schlock
There are NO words......10
Another "pre Wall" song about the trappings of the Record Machine.
Is this Unicorn?
Love love love this song...and THANK YOU BILL for bringing it forth to soothe our tattered souls, cuz there's no way out of here....
I still "own" this piece of vinyl...borrowed it from Beatriz Carmona 30 odd years ago...apparently it belonged to one of her brothers. ¡Hola Beatriz!
 rabbitbreth wrote:
AHH Dave . you beautiful man...ahhhh Bill you beautiful man.......takes one to know one huh. belter!!!!!

 
My sentiments exactly!
This is one of the albums that I have purchased in practically every form offered over the years, from the original LP,  to cassette tape, to CD, and now digitally. Timeless music whatever the format.
 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:
Ralph Steadman did the artwork for The Wall album and the show that went with it too as I recall. I saw the show at Earl's Court (BabyLon-don, Mammon's Maw) in '79. Stunning, no-one had seen anything like it and I've never seen anything like it since. (edit)
 
A common misconception, but the artwork for The Wall was done by an artist named Gerald Scarfe, whose style bears more than a passing resemblance to Steadmans.
 westslope wrote:

If the hills and forest of Appalachia are the 'backwoods', then what is an example of a place in the 'forwardwoods'?

 

Well all woods are good and Appalachia woods are some of the best sans the attitudes and thinking.  But I needed out of those woods for me to move forward .  So that could have been the backwoods of almost any other place to be forward.  As it turned out, it happened to be the American West and back country of the Rocky Mountains, when I can break away from the daily grind. 
"There never was there an answer
There an answer
Not without listening
Without seeing"

 
 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
So good, really want to get this on vinyl thanks Billy!

 
I have two copies of the first US pressing.  Make me an offer.  {#Smile}
AHH Dave . you beautiful man...ahhhh Bill you beautiful man.......takes one to know one huh. belter!!!!!
 hayduke2 wrote:
whoa Cool Steadman LowPhreak!  cool song too

 
Story.fearandloathing.jpg

Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936) is a British artist best known for his work with American author Hunter S. Thompson.

 

{#Cowboy}
So good, really want to get this on vinyl thanks Billy!
whoa Cool Steadman LowPhreak!  cool song too

 
Story.fearandloathing.jpg

Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936) is a British artist best known for his work with American author Hunter S. Thompson.
Fear and loathing...


The chorus singers are outstanding
 jbuhl wrote:
Burned a few bones to this tune.  Growing up in the backwoods of Appalachia I thought for sure the words would ring true but I finally made it out.

 
If the hills and forest of Appalachia are the 'backwoods', then what is an example of a place in the 'forwardwoods'?
Burned a few bones to this tune.  Growing up in the backwoods of Appalachia I thought for sure the words would ring true but I finally made it out.
This is as good as anything the Floyd were doing at this point. I lurve this album.
Entire LP is very good.  Thanks RP 
Makes me wistful for the Good Old Days......want to sing this to the full moon.......anyone else feel that way?
 not without listening...without seeing...perhaps you haven't an ear or an eye for this music.  thewiseking wrote:
rubbish, worse than Blue Oyster Cult even

 


When the boys from british california gang up on you, watch out!
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}

 
Excellent response!
Haven't heard this in eons.  
 ShaunJ wrote:

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}

 
RP should have a "like" button for comments. Bravo ShaunJ
{#Bananajam}
 thewiseking wrote:
rubbish, worse than Blue Oyster Cult even

 
Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, however comparing David Gilmour to Blue Oyster Cult? Are you serious or just hard of hearing?{#Eh}
Just amazing.   Gilmour proves here that the Pink Floyd sound is due to his influence.  Without his sound, all the PF albums would be as dry and sad as the Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.
rubbish, worse than Blue Oyster Cult even
Passes the guitar solo test of making the hairs on your body stand to attention. As ever, not many notes, just the right ones. Thanks for playing.
I'd never heard this album, and recently added into the mix in my car after hearing this track here.  It has a real interesting sound, almost like mashing up Animals with part of The Wall, but extra Gilmour-y.
One of my fave solo tracks of David G. Thanx for playing this RP!

great song. I never heard this before!


reminds me of experimenting with cigarettes and other combustables as a teen.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Is he singing about Facebook?
 
{#Roflol}
Supersweet!  I haven't listened to this great LP for years!
Is he singing about Facebook?
Great song! I don't think I've ever heard this one before. Thanks!
Great song!

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 kingart wrote:
I've never heard this track before. Not sure I've ever heard anything from the album. Not sure I ever even heard of the album. Thanks, Bill!  We get more Gilmour on RP. 
 
Great album!
9 - just for old times sake - wow, talk about nostalgia.  This place is great.
 Stingray wrote:


tzzzzz...!

5.9"
310 lbs.
no hair
huge tummy
fat face

A real beauty - indeed!
On the cemetary!

 
don't be so hard on yourself.......I'm sure you've got some good qualities.....hmmmmmmm.......maybe not


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
I've never heard this track before. Not sure I've ever heard anything from the album. Not sure I ever even heard of the album. Thanks, Bill!  We get more Gilmour on RP. 
Great stuff — I just wish the song was longer.
 tm wrote:
And just in case you want to see DG's contributions to Pink Floyd:

Pink Floyd songs composed solely by David Gilmour

 
So there ya have it folks... 
 
Roger?  Is it really you?

There never waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas....love holding that note with the descending chord progression. Very nice. Love DG.

This song is very groovy existentialism...  love it...

tzzzzz...!

5.9"
310 lbs.
no hair
huge tummy
fat face

A real beauty - indeed!
On the cemetary!
2011 missing the point award goes to....... 

Great tune BTW. 

 Stingray wrote:


tzzzzz...!

5.9"
310 lbs.
no hair
huge tummy
fat face

A real beauty - indeed!
On the cemetary!
 
What?
 dalebryan wrote:
 Gilmour was the beauty in PF!
 

tzzzzz...!

5.9"
310 lbs.
no hair
huge tummy
fat face

A real beauty - indeed!
On the cemetary!

Some crackers to your endless-endless whine?

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TERRIBLE!!!


Agreed.  That was such a good album.  A buried gem.

 
Dr_Sardonicus wrote:
Truly the best release of any of the solo Pink Floyd members.  2nd place goes to Rick Wright's Wet Dream.
 


Too much of this one....
This just got me at the wrong time and I am identifying way too much.
A tragic painting will come of this. 
Maybe it's the right time. 
  Anyone see him in concert? I did; had to be 20 + years ago @ the Sunrise Musical Theatre in Ft. Laud.!! I can still remember a good friend of mine begrudgingly going, then it wishing it wouldn't end!!
 romeotuma wrote:


This is a very existential song... love it...
 That was my take on the lyrics. I thought that the song was about living in an intrinsically meaningless life and all that rather about a particular relationship. Sort of a post LSD era view of human existence———-But, hey I could be wrong. 

very nice!


fantastic classic...



David Gilmour Interview (2008) 
   *

*  "This video has been removed due to terms of use violation. "    {#Fire}   {#War}

This strange people do not have anything useful to do in your work day than spend his life to harass others?
Then do not complain that there is unemployment ... do not do anything useful, apart from these acts of censorship itself of monopolies?
I think
David Gilmour and Music Community does not acknowledge these acts of censorship.


Waters was the brains, but Gilmour was the beauty in PF!
Truly the best release of any of the solo Pink Floyd members.  2nd place goes to Rick Wright's Wet Dream.


profound...



David Gilmour - interview (2001) 
 (*)

David Gilmour - "There's no way out of here" Live  

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by EGEDA."   {#No}    {#Fire}   {#War}

* This video was completely forgotten until someone fix it. EGEDA: let alone the music community and music lovers. What harm does this little video? With this behavior, EGEDA will not be the worst enemies of artists and music as folk art? Spirit of petty persecution!

"9" at least!


great song...




love it...


 amoreena wrote:
Snowy night...tripping....boyfriends well-stocked Vega driving country roads at night with snowflakes in the headlights.......
 
Damn...I miss that car...

 alagarts wrote:
yep, at least to me this RW vs DG stuff shows me that most of PFs best stuff was a collaboration of both... 
Same thing happened with McCartney and Lennon and the Beatles.

Back in my late-70's on-air radio daze this got a lot of play.  Still sounds great.

Snowy night...tripping....boyfriends well-stocked Vega driving country roads at night with snowflakes in the headlights.......
Who's playing the flute on this piece?
 WayUpNorth wrote:
This was the anthem for my premature mid-life crisis suffered in my late 20's ...
 

man - the moments where I feel exactly like this song are excruiating enough - i can't imagine a period of time where the feeling is so pervasive as to amount to mid life crisis......
 tm wrote:
And just in case you want to see DG's contributions to Pink Floyd:

Pink Floyd songs composed solely by David Gilmour

 
So there ya have it folks... 
 

yep, at least to me this RW vs DG stuff shows me that most of PFs best stuff was a collaboration of both... 

Roger Waters is a great song writer no question but I love the sound of Gilmour's guitar and melodies, put them together and you got the best combination.
This was the anthem for my premature mid-life crisis suffered in my late 20's ...


This song is good for the ears...


 radiojunkie wrote:
Hey! I thought I was the only person who'd ever heard of this song. I have it on the LP, which I got as a demo when it first came out, and I had transferred it onto iTunes. When this came on I thought my iTunes had bumped RP and jumped to one of my own tracks!
 
I bought this LP when it first came out, just recently bought the remastered CD.  I've always liked this tune.
One of Gilmour's better solo pieces.

Hey! I thought I was the only person who'd ever heard of this song. I have it on the LP, which I got as a demo when it first came out, and I had transferred it onto iTunes. When this came on I thought my iTunes had bumped RP and jumped to one of my own tracks!
Great tune. Yay! 
And just in case you want to see DG's contributions to Pink Floyd:

Pink Floyd songs composed solely by David Gilmour

 
So there ya have it folks... 
What's with all the weird Gilmour versus Waters crap?

They are both awesomely talented and have created some fantastic albums. 

Isn't that enough?

As far as writing for PF goes:

Pink Floyd songs composed solely by Roger Waters

 
 felix_the_man wrote:


I agree that his playing is among the best, but dude, THIS IS NOT THE BLUES!!
 

Aint it though?  Blues derivative at least.  Just take out the distortion and a few pedals...
and me too..now I have the CD HarrO wrote:
When this album came out I wore out two copies in two years. A true classic, and this is the best cut. 10
 


Love it. It is depressing but in a good way. Like when self-mutilation makes you feel better


This is a very existential song... love it...


Mihalis is another good tune from this album!
When this album came out I wore out two copies in two years. A true classic, and this is the best cut. 10
I always thought that this song was another haunting existentialist observation about life/human condition Pink Floyd style. Any thoughts? This is a very good album. 

Have you heard the album? Upbeat? No. I like it a lot, but upbeat?? MinMan wrote:
I enjoyed this when it came out but now I find it depressing. At least his most recent solo album is more upbeat.
canadave wrote:
Always liked Gilmour solo a lot better than Waters solo. Good stuff.
except for Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, I agree. I love P&C as much as any of Gilmour's stuff, but the rest of Roger's works are only OK.
Marr wrote:
Do you realize how many of the classic PF songs Gilmour was the singer on? Honestly folks, his is at least as much, if not more, the "voice" of PF over Waters.
Amen
... ah, the theme song for the RP forums.