- Oh dear God.
- The opening. Everything is silent... And then we here a heartbeat, a ticking clock, a cash register, some maniacal laughter, and a few voices out of nowhere...
- "On the Run" is a living, breathing scary sound.
- "Time" may sound like an upbeat track at first, but listen closely to the lyrics and you'll realize that it is actually about how life seems to go by faster as you get older. Relative to this theme of time sneaking up on you, the first half a minute also features softly ticking clocks that give way to a loud alarm clock that can catch first-time listeners off guard.
The sun is the same,
in a relative way,
but you're older.
Shorter of breath
and one day closer to death.
- While the interlocking sounds of "Speak to Me" lie within the bounds of Paranoia Fuel, the segment transforms into pure Nightmare Fuel right at its end when a sample of Clare Torry's screams from "The Great Gig in the Sky" enters the mix.
- "The Great Gig in the Sky". Their goal was to create a track that simulates the feeling of dying. Let's just say they succeeded. It's also rather sorrowful, especially after its composer went there.
- "Brain Damage":
- "I never said I was frightened of dying".