Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

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"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It appeared on their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets (1968). It was written by Roger Waters and features a drum part by Nick Mason played with timpani mallets. The track was planned for release as a single, with "Scream Thy Last Scream", on 8 September, before it was vetoed by the band's record company, EMI. The song was regularly performed between 1967 and 1973 and can be heard on the live disc of the 1969 album Ummagumma and seen in the 1972 movie Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. The song is one of two songs from A Saucerful of Secrets that appears on the 2001 compilation album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (the other being "Jugband Blues") and is the only song recorded by Pink Floyd to feature material from all five band members, as there are several different guitar parts recorded by both David Gilmour and Syd Barrett. 


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1999
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Little by little the night turns around. 
Counting the leaves which tremble and turn. 
Lotus's lean on each other in union. 
Over the hills where a swallow is resting. 
Set the controls for the heart of the sun.

Over the mountain watching the watcher. 
Breaking the darkness waking the grapevine. 
Morning to birth is born into shadow 
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine. 
Set the controls for the heart of the sun. 
The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun. 

Who is the man who arrives at the wall? 
Making the shape of his questions at asking. 
Thinking the sun will fall in the evening. 
Will he remember the lesson of giving? 
Set the controls for the heart of the sun. 
The heart of the sun, the heart of the sun.

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Written by: ROGER WATERS

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