I was standing by the Nile
When I saw the lady smile.
I would take her out for a while,
For a while.
Oh, my tears wept like a child.
How her golden hair was blowing wild.
Then she spread her wings to fly,
For to fly.
Soaring high above the breezes,
Going always where she pleases.
She will make it to the islands in the sun.
I will follow in her shadow
As I watch her from my window.
One day I will catch her eye.
She is calling from the deep,
Summoning my soul to endless sleep.
She is bound to drag me down,
Drag me down.
Song & Lyrics Facts
Pink Floyd - The Nile Song is a song released in 2011 as part of the remastered version of their 1969 album, Ummagumma. It was written by Roger Waters and Richard Wright and performed by Pink Floyd.
The lyrics tell a story about a man's journey to the source of the Nile River. The song has been praised for its use of heavy guitar riffs and psychedelic effects. The single peaked at number 68 on the UK Singles Chart when it was first released. It remains one of the band's most popular songs with fans. The lyrics are full of imagery and metaphors that reflect the themes of exploration and discovery found throughout the album.