The Dark Side Of The Moon

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When people visit museums and examine the art of painters, they are able to understand that there is a story or theme behind the painting. Humans have the ability to know the symbolism behind the strokes of paint. They can comprehend the emotional turmoil of Van Gogh while he was painting, or see Salvador Dali’s imagination through his work. Music has the same ability to establish a story or theme. There are countless albums that achieve this. One of which is The Dark Side Of The Moon. Pink Floyds album criticizes the people who place values on worldly objects such as money, wars, and time, as well as trying to show listeners that mental illnesses should be taken seriously and not just cut out parts of their brain immediately. The Dark Side Of The Moon is a very thematically interesting album. The album not only follows the story of a child growing into adult hood but half way through it changes into this narrative on where a person should place their values in society. In the song “Speak To Me/Breathe” there is a quote that says: “Breathe, breathe in the air. Don 't be afraid to care. Leave but don 't leave me.” From the song it seems as though an older man is talking to a child telling him to cherish his youthfulness. The part of the quote in which it says “Breath, breathe in the air,” seems as though the child has just been born into the world and the man talking is possibly his father. Then when he says “Don’t be afraid to care. Leave but don’t leave me,” makes one
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