Obscured By Clouds
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Song Name: Childhood's End

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: Obscured By Clouds

Run Time: 4:31

Year: 1972

Track Number: 7

Sung By: David Gilmour

Written By: David Gilmour


  • It is the last Pink Floyd song composed entirely solo by him until A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. The lyrics may have been influenced by the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name. The lyrics themselves distinctly recount the final days of Jan Rodricks, the last man on Earth, and the price paid by mankind in the final pages of the book.
  • It is very similar to "Time" from The Dark Side Of The Moon, both in structure and in theme.

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