• Rahul Jauhari

Hey You, Pink Floyd and Ashy Prinia


“Hey You” - this song was ultimately edited out of the 1982 film ‘The Wall’. The film itself tells the story of Pink, an alienated rock star who is isolating himself from society. I couldn’t help but feel a weird connection in the lyrics to the state of isolation and lockdown we face today.

Hey you, out there in the cold

Getting lonely, getting old

Can you feel me?

Hey you, standing in the aisles

With itchy feet and fading smiles

Can you feel me?

Hey you, don't help them to bury the light

Don't give in without a fight

Hey you out there on your own

Sitting naked by the phone

Would you touch me?

Hey you with you ear against the wall

Waiting for someone to call out

Would you touch me?

Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?

Open your heart, I'm coming home

But it was only fantasy

The wall was too high

As you can see

No matter how he tried

He could not break free

And the worms ate into his brain

Hey you, out there on the road

Always doing what you're told

Can you help me?

Hey you, out there beyond the wall

Breaking bottles in the hall

Can you help me?

Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all

Together we stand, divided we fall.


- Hey You | Pink Floyd | The Wall


Featured above:

Ashy prinia | Binomial name: Prinia socialis

It’s a picture I took many years back but kept it because of the unusual posture of the bird. Almost like its waving to the people in the distance. Hey you.


Image captured in Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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