Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“FreeBird” reflect the desire to literally be as free as a bird. In my opinion, it is among those rare songs that really makes you think about life differently.
Black – Pearl Jam
Echoes – Pink Floyd
Another of Pink Floyd’s “epics”, “Echoes” really pushed the space-rock tendencies of Pink Floyd to their max. Every note of this song is a work of art. The lyrics are totally extraordinary and strangly hard to decipher. For me, the subject of this songs seems to center around our existence. The ‘ping ping ping’ sounds at the beginning represent the thought process of a very singular, very simple form of intelligence. It’s the same thing over and over again, there’s no memory of the past, there’s no looking to the future, it’s just a continuous present. After a little while, more stuff, more complexity is added to the ‘pinging’ representing our search for knowledge(light) since the beginning of time for some strange reason that know one is sure of.
In the second part, it is a metaphor explaining the loneliness in the society. It explains that two people who meet won’t communicate or help each other, and because of that, no one benefits .Also two people have never met before, but when they look at each other, there is an apparent connection, almost as if they are meant to be together, but never will be…
The final verse is intense and beautiful .We have nothing to hold us back or stand in our way but yet no one wants to go the extra mile to see, hear, touch, smell, taste, or do anything i.e. everyone is stuck in their comfort zone. Also someone close is being talked about in the end, the restlessness and the realization how important that ‘someone’ will be to him makes him open up and let his emotions over take him, coz he cant bear it any longer.