"Us and Them" is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. The music was written by Richard Wright with lyrics by Roger Waters. It is sung by David Gilmour, with harmonies by Wright. The song is 7 minutes and 51 seconds, the longest on the album.

"Us and Them" was released as the second single from The Dark Side of the Moon in the United States, peaking at No. 72 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart in March 1974. The single peaked at No. 85 in the Canadian chart.


Us (us, us, us, us) and them (them, them, them, them)

And after all we're only ordinary men


And you (you, you, you)

God only knows

It's not what we would choose (choose, choose) to do (to do, to do)

Forward he cried from the rear

And the front rank died

And the general sat

And the lines on the map

Moved from side to side

Black (black, black, black)

And blue (blue, blue)

And who knows which is which and who is who

Up (up, up, up, up)

And down (down, down, down, down)

And in the end it's only round 'n round (round, round, round)

Haven't you heard it's a battle of words

The poster bearer cried

"Listen son", said the man with the gun

There's room for you inside

"I mean, they're not gonna kill ya

So if you give 'em a quick short, sharp, shock

They won't do it again. Dig it?

I mean he get off lightly, 'cause I would've given him a thrashing

I only hit him once! It was only a difference of opinion, but really

I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Down (down, down, down, down)

And out (out, out, out, out)

It can't be helped that there's a lot of it about

With (with, with, with), without

And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?

Out of the way

It's a busy day

I've got things on my mind

For the want of the price

Of tea and a slice

The old man died

Songwriters: Richard William Wright / George Roger Waters

Us And Them (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management