A Boat Lies Waiting
(Ein Boot Liegt Und Wartet)
||Rattle That Lock (18.09.2015)
Stand: 12.08.2016 17:19:54
David Gilmour erinnert an den 2008 verstorbenen Pink-Floyd-Keyboarder Richard Wright, der ein sehr enger persönlicher Freund war und viele Jahre seines Lebens auf Segelbooten gelebt hat. Er ist selbst kurz zu hören: "...it´s like going to the sea. There´s nothing..." ("Es ist, als ob man auf See geht. Da ist nichts.")
Texterin Polly Samson, Ehefrau von David Gilmour, hat in einem Interview 2015 hierzu erklärt:
"You know, I knew Rick for 23 years and, for example, we’ve never been able to watch (the Wright-featuring Gilmour DVD) Live in Gdańsk, to this day. Normally, we would stick something like that on—but it’s incredibly painful. That last year with Rick, and he was playing like a demon, I mean, it was incredible, he really came to life on that tour, and our friendship got really deep throughout that tour. And then this awful awful, mercifully quite quick, decline.
David had been trying to find other keyboard-players and, until he tried to find other keyboard-players, I think he hadn’t realized what he’s lost. I mean, he knew that he’d lost his friend. But he didn’t realize how completely irreplaceable that musical kinship is, that history of playing all those years together, that way that, without any communication, they can just play music together, and it will sound like that. So, he was in a state of some despair about how was he ever going to find someone that he could play with in the way that he played with Rick.
It was at that point that I was walking with that piece of music and it’s got that real suggestiveness of a boat rocking. And Rick lived on his boat. In a way, the time when you most loved Rick was when he was on his boat because that’s when he was happiest. As I was walking along thinking about it, I probably saw a boat in the distance and I suddenly thought, I know how to express this, and I know that this is the thing that David is feeling the most acutely at the moment. And that’s how it came about. Actually, it’s been the song in the lead-up to this album being completed that, when he’s played tracks to friends, it’s had a 100 percent make-them-cry hit rate. Which is a bit cruel to the friends but it’s been terribly nice for us."