Cover of the 1972 Italy single
|Single by Pink Floyd|
|from the album Obscured by Clouds|
|Released||10 July 1972|
|Pink Floyd singles chronology|
Recording and lyricsEdit
The song begins with a rock and roll count-in, but in this case Pink Floyd decided to play with words and record, "One, Two, Free Four!" The song deals with reflection of one's life, the "evils" of the record industry, and also makes a reference to Roger Waters' father who was killed in World War 2. The music begins in an upbeat manner, while the lyrics tell a very cynical and somewhat depressing story. "Free Four" was released as a single in the U.S. in 1972 but did not chart.
- US release
- Italy release
- German release
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