Great Gig in the Sky, The (Pink Floyd) Easter Egg - Listen Closely... You're Dying

Got to the song The Great Gig In the Sky. Around the 3:32 mark of the song and you will hear a womens voise faintly saying "if you can hear this little whisper,i never said i was afraid of dying." This is a famous egg and I'm surprised that no one had posted it yet.

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Contributed By: Axl Floyd on 10-05-1999
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Lem writes:
You have the time right, but the line is "I never said I was frightened of dying". The reason for this line is as follows; Before the album was recorded, some one wrote some questions on pieces of card and handed them to various people. Their answers were recorded. One of the questions was "Are you afraid of dying?" and some one gave this answer which was used in the album (there are a few of these quotes through-out the album).
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Ashley writes:
I've never heard that description of "On The Run". It's interesting. The other stuff is a well known piece of PF folklore. From the Echoes FAQ http://www.pink-floyd.org/faq/ : [-] 04. "Where did the voices on DSotM come from?" People. Lots of people. Just like you and me (sort of). What the band did was this: they prepared a bunch of questions, questions like "When was the last time you thumped someone?" "Why are you frightened of dying?" and "Were you in the right?" Then they took people off the streets, out of other recording sessions, and from within the Abbey Road staff, sat them down in front of a microphone, and handed them a random card, instructing them to say whatever comes to mind. Answers like "I've been mad for f***ing years, absolutely years" and "I don't know [if I was in the right], I was really drunk at the time" made it on to the album. Most of the voices are completely anonymous, but the "stoned laughter" (along with the "short, sharp, shock" bit) from "Brain Damage" are from roadie "Roger the Hat," and the Irish Doorman to Abbey Road is the man saying that "there is no dark side of the moon, really...as a matter of fact it's all dark." Paul and Linda McCartney are among those who were asked questions, but whose answers were not used (they sounded too ordinary and unspontaneous). [-] 06. "Doesn't 'Great Gig' say something like 'You are dying'?" No. It doesn't. Absolutely not. And if you are convinced that it does, then, sorry, you're wrong. My apologies for the stern answer -- this has been a topic of debate just a few times too many for me. At about 3:32 into the song, there is a background voice. It's of a woman, and the what she says is "I never said I was frightened of dying." Presumably, the question she'd been asked was "Why are you frightened of dying?" and this holds for the other voices on that song, as well. A common mis-interpretation of this phrase is "If you can hear this whisper, you're dying." But that's not it...
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Boxx writes:
Dark Side of the Moon is a loosely based concept album. Each song covers a particular aspect of modern life. Money, Time, Death (Great gig in the sky), Mental Ilness (Brain Damage) etc etc. When the band recorded the album, they asked various people to fill in a card with various questions. These included: Are you frightened of dying? "I'm not frightened of dying, any time will do" What does dark side of the moon mean to you? "There is no dark side of the moon, as a matter of fact, it's all dark" When did you last hit someone? "I gave him a good short, sharp shock. He won't do it again though. I mean, I could have given 'im a thrashing, but I only hit him once" And there are plenty more. I once heard them all on a radio show, naked, so to speak. There was a lot of material. Hope this helps.
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CrazyDiamond writes:
Okay everyone... this is how it went down... As previously mentioned, members of Pink Floyd had written questions on notecards and went around Abbey Road Studios recording people's responses. At the beginning, the front doorman of the studios was Gerry O'Driscoll. He's the one that says, "I'm not afraid of dying, anytime will do. I don't mind. Why should I be afraid of dying? There's no reason for it. You've gotta go sometime." After Clare Tory (the fantastic soloist) stops singing the second time (about 3:37 in the song), Puddie Watts says, "I never said I was afraid of dying." She is also the same woman who says, "That geezer was cruisin' for a bruisin'" in the transition between "Money" and "Us and Them." (Another random fact: she's the second wife of Naomi Watts' father Peter Watts, who was a Pink Floyd roadie and it's his laughter you hear throughout Dark Side of the Moon like in "Brain Damage" and "Speak to Me".)
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gordonjcp writes:
You're all right. There is a bit at the start where Jerry Driscoll says "I am not afraid of dying", but *much* later in the piece, about 18 minutes into the whole side, there is a faint, but clearly audible, female voice saying "I never said I was frightened of dying". The funny thing is I heard it as "If you hear this you are dying" the first time I heard it, and "..never said..." every time since...
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Slackery writes:
Okay, this has gone on too long. Did all of you miss the post from "Ashley"? I t is the only correct post. And to you, "GretschDrummer", I happen to own two copies of the "Original vinyl release", the black vinyl one & the white vinyl one & you are completely wrong. They are identical to the American versions. http://www.pink-floyd.org/faq/
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in the end of eclipse there is a saying during the heartbeat about 1:30 into the song and it says "there is no dark side of the moon really, it is all dark" And think about this, someone earlier noted that this album is about death, and the dark side of the moon is one of those places thought to only be reached after death.
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TmK writes:
I'm sorry, but you're wrong KennyMo, she IS saying "I never said I was frightened of dying". (On the live version on the Pulse album the crowd noise makes it sound like she's saying 'I never said I was frightened of Dorothy', and I guess you all know about the Wizard of Oz/Dark Side sync thing). Another thing about the recorded voices; Paul and Linda McCartney was also interviewed, but their answers were not used
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Okay FusionAddict. You're obviously not following. That is not an egg. That is a clearly distinguishable quote... What we are talking about is the song Great Gig In the Sky (NOT Us and Them), and it appears at 3:32 (VERY faintly). Wow. I knew that this was a concept album, but I didn't know it was *THAT* deep (the plane exploding after he misses it on ON THE RUN) Ta guys. Time to do some research on this I think!
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pat writes:
ive listend to the dark side of the moon hundreds of times and she says i never said i was frightend of dying.
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kaiskr86 writes:
Actually, she says "I never said I was afraid of dying." I am really sorry to tell everyone else that they're wrong, but I just now this second turned it up all the way and listened to it about 15 times in a row... and I'm 100% sure that that's what she says
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jeffd1957 writes:
Everything I said above about this song, forget it!!! It pertains to the song, "On the Run" on the same album. Listen to it and read what I wrote about it above.............Sorry for the mistake.
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KennyMo writes:
Actually she says "I never said I wasn't afraid of dying". In other words she is afraid of dying as are most of us.
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TJ writes:
Inrefrence to what jeffd1957 said about "on the run", I saw a Twilight Zone episode once that was just like this. A woman kept having a dream about a morgue in a hospital with a certain number on the door. She then went to catch a flight and it was the same number flight as the number in her dream, she didn't get on the plane and watched it explode as it took off.
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asrap15 writes:
actually jamescc the entire album isnt about death its a concept album every song has something to do with all the troubles in the world today but your right about death for great gig in the sky.
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kaiser writes:
The woman does say "if you here this whisper you are dying" it is from 3:30-3:40 time. It is also said in the song "I never said I was frightened of dying". But if you listen between 3:30-3:40 with volume on very high while the vocalist is singing "ooooooohhhhhhhh oooooohhhhhh oooooooohhhhhhh" in the backround another woman says "if you here this whisper you are dying" try it for yourselves.
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Ash writes:
This album should be three-dimensional for the amount of depth it contains. It's quite frightening, actually, and it has a kind of death appeal that has attracted and continues to attract audiences. It's attracted me. If there is a site that anyone has heard of with a more complete list of allusions such as this one, would you please send me the URL.
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asrap15 writes:
after the man says "any time will you do i dont mind" you can hear a voice in the background say something then the man continues talking. I have no clue he says its either "change" or if you play it backwords it kind of sounds like "get away from him." if you know what hes saying let me know because its making me mad.
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jeffd1957 writes:
Listen to this song and here's what it's about. A man is running in the airport trying desperately trying to catch his flight. He runs up to a couple of airline terminals to find out which one is his flight, they keep directing him to go on further. You can hear him running, jets taking off, audio speakers announcing flights, etc. He finally gets to his terminal, they tell him he's too late, watches his jet take off and as it takes off, blows up.....Cool
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FusionAddict writes:
Actually, you're all wrong. The voice belongs to a man, specifically Abbey Road doorman Jerry Driscoll. The line is: "I am not frightened of dying. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it, you gotta go sometime."
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jamescc writes:
I originally thought this quote was "I never said I was afraid of Dorothy". I read this on some site that supported the whole "Dark Side of the Rainbow" theory. This reference to dying makes more sense, because the whole album is a reference to death.
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Listen, this is how Pink Floyd's song The Great Gig in the Sky really goes. This is the truth! Faintly in the background, a woman's voice is not whispering, but instead is singing in the most pleasingfully beautiful voice one could imagine the words, "If you can hear this little whisper you will die." However, I know why all you people say this is faintly heard at one specific time in the song, but you are all wrong. This can be hear a few times throughout the song, if and only if the listener has smoked high grade marijuana. I have heard this whisper many times and I am sorry to say, but this is the truth.
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wibble writes:
its actually 'im not frightened of dying, any time will do, i dont mind, why should i be frightened of dying? see no reason for it, we've all gotta go sometime'. ive been listening to this since i was a tiny kid and this is all it ever says. its in great gig in the sky just before they start singing
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6502 writes:
Somebody else talks about dying but I can remember who. Somewhere in Us and Them I think.
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Rich writes:
I never like to tell people they are wrong, but my interpretation is that the voice says "if you hear this whisper you will die" I first hear it on vinyl in 1982, long story, and was finally able to find again and I am sure it says if you hear this whisper you will die. Could be a woman's voice...but only heard 14 or 15 thousand times. So not an expert.....
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Alright this REALLY pisses me off. that "I am not frightened to die" thing is in the beginning and everyone can hear that... but later on there's a SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE.. and it helps to turn up the volume. It's been the 3:30 and 3:40 point. And it says "if you hear this whisperring, you're dying."
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The english release (ORIGINAL vinyl release) contains the phrase "If you hear this little whisper, you're dying" and "I never said I was afraid of Dorothy." The American release (copied ad nauseum in subsequent CD releases) includes "If you're not afraid, you will die", and "I never said I wasn't frightened of dying."
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