5:01AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10)
Album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is a concept album.
Composed by Roger Waters
Guitar by Eric Clapton
Saxophone by David Sanborn
Album released in 1984.
This is first solo album after Roger Waters leaving Pink Floyd,
Eric Clapton worked with Roger even in Studio and 1984 Tour.
me covering and improvise into this incredible song!!
ps. Analysis topic
The Pros and Cons cycle begins with a British man dreaming of driving across the German countryside, with "two hitch hikers slumped in the back seat". The protagonist wonders whether to indulge in his sexual fantasies with his female passenger. After an attack of fear, he awakens and propositions his wife, who rejects him. He dreams of a solution to their marital difficulties in which they move out of the city and settle with their children in rural America, the wife's native land. The venture soon collapses, and the wife begins having an affair. The protagonist responds by telling her to leave and take the kids with her, so he can set out alone "on the road again". Picked up by a truck driver, he rants about his wife's dismissal of him, and receives some sympathy that is short-lived. His dream "goes from bad to worse", moving from fantasy to nightmare, until he reaches a truck stop and a waitress treats him with kindness that restores his empathy. The moment passed, and the "moment of clarity faded", he reaches out to his wife, and is reassured by her presence.