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"That's no moon. It's a space station..."

The true meaning of The Dark Side has at last been revealed! Redditor kinni has had a cosmic epiphany: the latest film The Force Awakens syncs almost perfectly with The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pink Floyd's 1973 album, one of the greatest-selling albums ever, examines inter-planetary themes like time, human experience, and fear of flying.

When Obi-Wan recognized the "space station" for what it was in Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) he unveiled the unknown, with an approach not unlike those of Pink Floyd’s transcendental tunes.

Perhaps the Jedi Master was hinting at the hidden bond that would come in the later film...

FBonded forever
FBonded forever

Redditor kinni said:

Each act is roughly the same time as the album (~40 minutes). The music is always spot on for every scene, but the lyrics are what confirm that this was, indeed, [intentional].

Although YouTuber ProgRockFTW previously mixed Star Wars and Floyd together, kinni is the first to pinpoint a link between the progressive rock album and a Star Wars film seen with the pictures playing uncut.

Kinni directs those who wish for an enlightened Dark Side to begin playing the album as soon as the text from the iconic text crawl has finished. The album should play through three times in full.

The scream at the end of 'Speak to Me' should coincide with BB-8 rolling from the ship on Jakku.

The lyrics in this part of the album say:

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

An apt serenade for BB-8's adventure across the desert plains of Jakku.

Massive Floyd groover BB-8
Massive Floyd groover BB-8

Also - playing the album three times with no breaks will take two hours and eight minutes, only eight minutes less than the length of the film. Coincidence?

What album would you like to hear backing 'Star Wars'?

Source: Reddit


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