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Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Apparently Syncs With The New Star Wars Film

Some keen eyed/ bleary eyed Redditor has pointed out that the new blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up with the classic Pink Floyd record The Dark Side of The Moon.

The correlation is obviously a coincidence but the theory goes that a whole host of Roger Water’s lyrics seem to fit with the film almost perfectly.

In the original post, the commentator highlighted a number of key scenes that fit alongside the album. They said that for it to work, the two needed to be played simultaneously as soon as the film’s opening credits end. According to the theory, the synchronisation then includes:

-The lyric “I’m not afraid of dying/ Anytime will do” is heard when, “Poe (Oscar Isaac) wakes up in the torture chamber and stares at Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). On the song The Great Gig in the Sky the scream also begins “at the same time Poe screams in the movie.”

-The lyrics “Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town/ Waiting for someone or something to show you the way,” from the track Time then plays alongside “Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) daily struggles.”

It is, of course, not the first time that Pink Floyd’s classic album from 1973 has been attributed with such a theory. For years it has been said that Wizard of Oz perfectly synchronizes with the album, which garnered it to be cleverly titled Dark Side of the Rainbow.

The Dark Side of the Moon was the English band’s eighth studio album and reflected on the inevitable passing of time and all that that entailed, with the themes of life and death threaded throughout and structuring the concept record.

It proved to be Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful record with an approximate 50 million sales worldwide, but came in the wake of inner band turmoil as original member and former singer and lyricist Syd Barret had left only a few years earlier with mental illness issues.

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