In an interview with Raised on Radio, Pink Floyd‘s iconic drummer Nick Mason talked about his former bandmate Roger Waters and his certain way of writing lyrics.
As you may recall, the co-founder and drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason has been working on the projects of his band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets since 2018. Earlier this month, Mason’s band released a live album and film named ‘Live at the Roundhouse.’
Recently, Nick Mason joined an interview with Raised on Radio and answered one of the most wondered questions about his former bandmate Roger Waters. The interviewer wanted to know what Mason thought about the rumors that Roger had certain obsessions and fixations which could be clearly seen from the lyrics he wrote.
However, Nick responded by claiming there was not enough time to discuss that subject during a short interview and simply stated:
“I don’t think we’ve got time for that!”
Furthermore, Nick Mason shared his opinions on Roger Waters’ songwriting which he described as ‘fantastic.’ He also stated it was shocking that Roger was only 23 years old when he wrote the lyrics of the iconic Pink Floyd song ‘Time‘ from ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album even though it seemed like it was written by a 50-year-old man.
Here’s how Mason praised Roger’s songwriting:
“Roger’s songwriting is fantastic and I think what is perhaps particularly interesting is his preoccupation with what one might call the human condition and the way that so many different things can affect us, and influence us.
And particularly whether it’s a family or whatever… one of the things that particularly interests me about Roger’s writing is that the words to ‘Time’ and on ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ were written by Roger when he was something like 23. But they have almost more relevance to a 50- or 60-year-old than to the kid that wrote them.”
Click here to read the entire interview with Nick Mason.