Empty Spaces (original and What Shall We Do Now?) Lyrics - Pink Floyd

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Empty Spaces (Original)
(backwards message)
"Congratulations, You have just discovered the secret message.
Please send your answer to 'Old Pink',
Care of the funny farm, Chalfont..."
"Roger, Caroline's on the phone..."

What shall we use
To fill the empty spaces
Where we used to talk?
How shall I fill
The final places?
How should I complete the wall...

(Film/ Live Version)

Empty Spaces
What shall we use to fill the empty spaces
Where waves of hunger roar?
Shall we set out across this sea of faces
In search of more and more applause?
What Shall we do Now?
Shall we buy a new guitar?
Shall we drive a more powerful car?
Shall we work straight through the night?
Shall we get into fights?
Leave the lights on?
Drop bombs?
Do tours of the east?
Contract disease?
Bury bones?
Break up homes?
Send flowers by phone?
Take to drink?
Go to shrinks?
Give up meat?
Rarely sleep?
Keep people as pets?
Train dogs?
Raise rats?
Fill the attic with cash?
Bury treasure?
Store up leisure?
But never relax at all
With our backs to the wall
Backs to the Wall

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Brilliant | Reviewer: Jay Vee | 10/17/11

I am 14 years old and I think that The Wall is possibly one of the best albums of all time and the best conceptual album. I agree with Anonymous. Music today is shit and this is just genius. I love Pink Floyd.

BEST SONG FROM BEST BAND | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/10/11

I'm only 17 and I think that pink floyd is the greatest most genius rock and roll band out there!!!!! Music now a days is shit ...I was raised on pink floyd...led zeppelin...black sabbath and all that good stuff this song empty spaces is by far my favorite song and the animations when the skull cracking occurs kicks total ass :D love pink floyd all day every day! God bless you all

Empty Spaces ('original' and What Shall We Do Now?) | Reviewer: acorndave | 2/27/10

Grand Ox Decended (G.O.D.) For what it's worth 'What shall we do now' is actually the original empty spaces, which is why it fits so well. It's just that for some reason it was chopped down to fit on the album. Possibly something to do with how much they could fit onto 2 vinyl LPs. I originally bought 'The Wall' on Vinyl and the early copy I had actually had the lyrics on the cover. I remember finding it odd that that there seemed to be some words missing from the song. Wish I'd kept the album now - may be worth a few quid. Wonder how many were produced with the 'wrong' words on. Certainly the CD I bought to replace it has only the shorter version

True Depth | Reviewer: Grand Ox Decended (G.O.D.) | 4/14/09

This song has proven itself to be the most astounding song I've heard. The underlying depth of this song is unfathomable. The dark tones in this song are found throughout the entire The Wall album. Pink floyd never ceases to amaze me with how they can use a similar scalar progression several times and create entirely unique signatures to their music each time. What Shall We Do Now? is astonishing in that this song seemed to have always been apart of the Empty Spaces track preceding it. No other band has ever recreated this kind of brilliant hellish music.

Completely true | Reviewer: Nelson Vargas | 2/26/09

Ever since i first heard this song, i've been in love with Pink Floyd. This song is strangely better than the original, which normally is a hard thing to say, like if i say the white album of the beatles was better when PHISH played it, but this version is so awesome, there is no regret in saying that this one is better

What Shall We Do Now? I'd say review! | Reviewer: David Aldridge | 10/12/07

Yea, I like "What shall we do now" much better than empty spaces, but both combined makes for a much better effect. I like "What Shall We Do Now" for the fact it's like a rap, and to have it done by Pink Floyd, brilliant...

Empty Spaces old and new | Reviewer: Steven McFann | 5/9/07

I love the original empty spaces, but I, for some vauge reason love What shall we do now better. I wonder what The Wall would be like if the other version was put on. The animation sequnce from the film is equaly awesome, from the flower fight to the screaming head and skull cracking part. 5/5

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