Us And Them

This Pink Floyd cover performed with Stardeath And White Dwarfs also includes Henry Rollins reciting the orignal song's dialogue.

Flaming Lips and Stardeath And White Dwarfs Version
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
But in the end it's only round and round
And 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 not gunna kill you, so if you give 'em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, 'cos I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners
don't cost nothing do they, huh?"

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

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


The Lips specifically worked up "Us And Them" for Bonnaroo 2003, pairing it with covers of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "Breathe" in an encore celebrating the famous cross between Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard Of Oz. "Us And Them" was only reprised once in 2003, at the moe.down festival, performed as a live collaboration with members of moe. In 2009, with its release as part of the Lips' version of The Dark Side Of The Moon, it was included in the full midnight performance of the album at the New Year's Eve show.


Live Performances

06/15/2003 Manchester TN USA Great Stage Park Bonnaroo
The Brain has documented 8 Performances
The Brain has documented 3 Live Downloads available
06/02/2012 Houston TX USA Eleanor Tinsley Park Free Press Summer Fest  
05/20/2012 Gulf Shores AL USA The Beach The Hangout  
06/24/2011 Atlantic City NJ USA Bader Field Dave Matthews Band Caravan  
06/15/2011 Hollywood CA USA Hollywood Forever Cemetery Download Available
06/11/2010 Manchester TN USA Great Stage Park Bonnaroo Download Available
12/31/2009 Oklahoma City OK USA Cox Center New Year's Eve  
08/30/2003 Turin NY USA Snow Ridge Ski Area moe.down  
06/15/2003 Manchester TN USA Great Stage Park Bonnaroo Download Available


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