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BREATHE

Breath, breath in the air
Don't be afraid to care
Leave, but don't leave me
Look around and choose your own ground

For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

Run rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun
And when at last your work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave

"Leave..." sung as Em reproves Dorothy for bothering her and Uncle Henry while they're busy working, telling her, in essence, to leave. 

* "Look around..."  sung as Dorothy subsequently looks around and away from Em. Note the interesting "black gargoyle rabbit" effect actually made of 2 hens behind Dorothy here. 

* "All you touch..." sung just before Dorothy touches arm of farm hand Zeke (Kansas double of Cowardly Lion). Zeke then turns around and sees Dorothy, as "...and all you see" is sung. 

* "Don't sit down..." sung as Dorothy stands on bench--benches usually for sitting down on. In doing this, Dorothy passes in front of Hunk (Scarecrow's Kansas double) in the background for a moment,  perhaps emphasizing her lack of brains in then walking fence between pig pens. 

"...balanced on the biggest wave" sung as Dorothy balances, with arms extended (like a plane--"high you fly"), on fence separating pig pens. 

*  After verse "...race towards an early grave" Dorothy looses her balance on the fence and falls into one of the pig pens. She looses her balance exactly at the beginning of the following song, "On The Run." Dorothy's dangerous fall into pig pen overlapping Floyd's reference to early grave can be seen to resonate with Judy Garland's early death via drug overdose, and also Syd Barrett's own debilitating drug problems. 


ON THE RUN

(Instrumental)

*  Just as Aunt Em begins to harshly reprimand farm hands Zeke, Hunk, and Hickory (Tinman double) for "jabberwocking" (Dorothy, Hunk, and Hickory are laughing at Zeke for being so frightened about Dorothy's  fall into the pig pen), placid flight announcer begins speaking in DSotM. This overlap lasts throughout Em's tirade, with one break where the announcer appears to talk for Hickory instead. 

*  Dorothy looks up into the sky as airplane noises begin in DSotM. Dorothy continues to gaze at the sky for the remainder of "On the Run," as she sings "Over the Rainbow."  At one point, Dorothy's gaze also appears to follow the planes as they cross between speakers, albeit with a small time lag.

*  Close-up of Toto flashing his teeth just as laughing begins in DSotM. Toothy Toto shown prominently as laughing continues to build up to the plane crash/explosion climaxing "On the Run."

*  Plane crashes in "On the Run" just after D. finishes line "Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebird fly," creating an inversion (flying vs. crashing). Simultaneous with explosion, Toto's ears prick up, like he is hearing the explosion in the distance with his more sensitive ears. 

*  "On the Run," the most dissonant song of DSotM, is here overlapped with the most lyrical (consonant) song of TWoO in "Over the Rainbow." Notice that the acronyms for "On the Run" and "Over the Rainbow" are the same: OtR.

*  Dorothy holds Toto's leg while panting man runs between speakers at the end of "On the Run." 


T I M E

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
Its good to warm my bones beside the fire

Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells

*  As camera pans down from Dorothy and Toto and looks through wagon wheels, the ticking of clocks beginning "Time" become audible (spoke wheels = clock gears?).

*  Series of bells and chimes sound loudly at precise moment Alvira Gulch (Kansas counterpart of Wicked Witch of West), riding a bike, makes her first appearance in the movie. This is one of most powerful  matches in "Dark Side of Oz," and can be tied to, among other things, the similar sounding bells and gears at the end of Syd Barrett's song "Bike" from Pink Floyd's first album, *Piper at the Gates of Dawn.*  Notice also that bells calm down when Gulch gets off her bike upon arriving at Dorothy's farmhouse.

*  Uncle Henry seems to ring the last three bells with his paint brush.

*  Scene changes to interior of Dorothy's house exactly with first chord in music of "Time," another impressive sync.  Dorothy's back and forth interactions with Gulch, Em and Henry also seems to synch with the song's chord changes.

*  Just after "Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town," Toto, who has just escape from Gulch's basket on her bike, kicks up dust on the road (in his "hometown") in hustling back to Dorothy.

"Waiting for someone or something to show you the way" sung as Toto jumps through Dorothy's window, showing Dorothy the way to next proceed: running away from home so that Gulch can't retake her dog. 

"Tired of lying in the sunshine...": Toto is lying on the bed, awash in the dull Kansas sunshine."

"...ten years have got behind you" sung as the camera shows Dorothy running away from behind. 

*  Scene change to Dorothy and Toto on *bridge* just as musical *bridge* in "Time" begins.

* The billboard on Professor Marvel's wagon displays the three aspects of time: past, present, and future, resonating with the song title of "Time." Guessing game in movie that follows, where Marvel deduces Dorothy is running away from home, also involves the number three (three guesses). 

*  Word "sinking" of  phrase "And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but its sinking" sung just as fire (sun symbol) pans off-screen to the left. Sun also sets to the left/west. 

*  During next line, "...racing around to come up behind you again," Marvel comes quickly from *behind* Dorothy to pull out a chair for her. 

*  The word "sun" in next line, "The sun is the same in a relative way...," coincides exactly with Marvel lighting the first candle in his dark wagon. Another association between Marvel and sun. 

"...half a page of scribbled lines" : At the end of this line, we see a photograph of Dorothy and her Aunt Em that Marvel is stealing a look at while Dorothy's eyes are shut. Em, whose figure defines 1/2 the photo (page?), appears to have a dress of scribbled lines.

"Home, home again" sung as Marvel is describing Dorothy's home, as he pretends to see it in his crystal ball.

"Far away across the fields" sung as Marvel looks back into crystal ball and sees heartbroken and possibly ill Em--sees far away across the field to Dorothy's home?

"Calls the faithful to their knees" sung as Dorothy stands up from her kneeling position to go home. Possibly translation: Dorothy realizes she has not been faithful to Em, and thus stands up when the song inversely talks about calling the faithful to kneel. 


THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

(Instrumental)

*  Song begins roughly same time as Dorothy leaves Marvel's wagon & storm begins.

*  Tornado's initial screen appearance coincides with first guitar lick in "Gig."

*  During next shot of tornado, we hear a voice say "And I'm not afraid of dying, anytime will do," resonating with Dorothy's close proximity to a killer twister. The voice continues to talk of death during the next several views of the tornado.

*  Drums kick in and singer Clare Torry first begins to wail just as first immediate danger of tornado occurs:  the uprooting of a tree right behind Dorothy. Note: cinematically, the left to right direction of this blown tree is made more dramatic by slower right to left motion of a horse galloping across the screen in previous shot.

*  Music reaches greatest frenzy on a high G note just as Dorothy is hit on the head by a blown out window. The impact of the note meshes perfectly with the impact felt vicariously by the viewer when the window hits her. The music then quickly subsides as Dorothy falls unconscious on the bed. 

*  Dorothy regains consciousness and shoots upright on her bed as next  high G is sung, as if jarring her awake (note: this is actually where the movie's fantasy begins, not when Dorothy opens the door to Oz). 

*  As Dorothy exchanges waves with an old woman knitting in her rocking chair in the tornado, the words "hey, hey, hey..." are repeated over and over by Torry, as if emphasizing this friendly exchange.

*  When the very next sustained high G is sung, Dorothy sinks *back* to her bed in terror as Alvira Gulch transforms into the Wicked Witch of the West in her window. 

*  Music continues to subside with the descent and jolting landing of farmhouse in Oz.  Album switches between original first and second sides (between songs "Great Gig In The Sky" and "Money") exactly as Dorothy opens the front door of the farmhouse and enters Oz. 


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