This is the unannotated, printer friendly list of coincidences for Dark Side of Oz. You may make a print copy of this list for personal reference, as you are watching Dark Side of Oz. Some of these matches will line up more perfectly depending on whether you use the Second or Third Roar method. If your own set-up isn't matching this list, please refer to PinkSyncsWithOz: Set-up. For a full analysis of each coincidence, see Annotated List: Part I & Part II
Track 1: SPEAK TO ME /BREATHE IN THE AIR:
-Heartbeat (Very faint at first): Show's title: "The Wizard of Oz"
-Voice (I've always been mad ...): Opening credits: Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg
-Helicopter: Photographed in Technicolor
-Transition from "Speak to Me" to "Breathe": Producer's name (Mervyn LeRoy) fading in
-Breathe, breathe in the air: Dorothy speaking, never stops to catch breath, even after running home
-Don't be afraid to care: Aunt Em (annoyed with Dorothy's pestering) takes chick from Dorothy
-Leave, but don't leave me/ Look around and choose your own ground: Dorothy walks away; glances back over her shoulder
-And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry: Hunk nursing a bruised finger
-All you touch and all you see: Dorothy grabs Zeke's arm; Zeke pats Dorothy on shoulder
-Run rabbit run: Hunk telling Dorothy to avoid Miss Gulch
-Dig that hole, forget the sun: Hunk (talking to Dorothy) points to the ground
-When at last the work is done: Hunk hits finger with hammer (see Annotated List)
-Don't sit down it's time to dig another one: Dorothy using bench to climb pigpen enclosure. Moments later, Zeke will use same bench to catch his breath on, while Aunt Em arrives, chiding him to feed hogs, before they become anemic.
-For long you live and high you fly: Dorothy practicing her tightrope walking
-Balanced on the biggest wave/You race towards an early grave: Dorothy starts to sway
Track 2: ON THE RUN:
-Beginning of song: Dorothy falls into pig-pen -foreshadowing (See "On the Run" DSoO Part II)
-Voice-over (Proceed to Customs and then to Immigration ...): Aunt Em (scolding farm hands for their loafing) pointing to Hickory's "contraption"
-Voice-over (May I have your attention please ...): Hickory (posing): "Someday they're going to erect a statue to me ..."
-Person running through airport, short of breath: Zeke still out of breath, after rescuing Dorothy
-Dorothy begins OTR (Over the Rainbow): Same acronym as "On the Run", while both song titles form three word prepositional phrases
-Sound of airplane taking-off: Toto wagging tail
-Helicopter taking off: Toto jumps up on piece of farm equipment
-Sound of airplane crashing: Dorothy singing of happy little blue birds flying "Over the Rainbow"
-Person still running through airport (his plane having crashed): Toto perks up ears, turns head
Track 3: TIME:
-Alarm clock /clocks striking hour: Miss Gulch appears on bicycle
-Clock ticking (double-time): Miss Gulch arrives at front gate
-First guitar chord: Use this chord to check that album and movie are in sync. Chord heard as scene outside house fading out; scene inside is fading in (as per Third Roar method).
-Series of stand alone guitar chords: Gales bargaining with Gulch over Toto
-Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day: Things quickly turning very interesting
-You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way: Scene changes to a grim faced Gulch pedaling her way to sheriff's, but, in fact, wasting her time, with Toto about to escape, unbeknownst to Miss Gulch
-Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown: Toto jumps basket to ground
-Waiting for someone or something to show you the way: Scene switches to Dorothy emotionally "lost"; Toto about to enter and "show her the way"
-Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain: Dorothy is inside, not under the sun, with plans to leave home, with no indication of any imminent rain on this parched prairie. Self-contradictory statements like the one heard in this lyric were characteristic of "Breathe in the Air"-a song about the genesis of life: see Annotated list
-You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today: Dorothy, who has so far been indecisive, decides she must act, if she wishes to save Toto
-Then one day you find ten years have got behind you/ No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun: Dorothy, camera to her back, running away from home with Toto
-Bridge in song: Dorothy crossing bridge
-You run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking /Racing around to come up behind you again: These lyrics create inference of person busily planning for the future, while failing to profit from lessons of the past. Heard as Professor Marvel invites Dorothy to look into the future, with his crystal ball, to help her decide what she should do. Dorothy, being an orphan, really ought to appreciate having a good home.
-The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older: Prof Marvel lights half consumed candle
-Shorter of breath and one day closer to death: Dorothy surrounded by images of death (skull above her, over doorway; another skull on shelf to her right)
-Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines: Prof Marvel reading Dorothy's past, present and future (from photograph); thinking up way to discourage her running away
-Hanging on in quiet desperation: Dorothy (eyes closed) quietly, but eagerly, anticipating reading from Prof.
-The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say: End of song ("end of 'Time'") as Prof. Marvel begins his reading of the infinite (timeless)
BREATHE IN THE AIR (reprise):
-Home . . . home again /I like to be here when I can: Prof Marvel describing what is happening back home; Dorothy having doubts about running away
-The tolling of the iron bell /calls the faithful to their knees: Dorothy jumps to her feet
-To hear the softly spoken magic spells: Dorothy "on the run" -foreshadowing (See Annotated List)
Track 4: THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY:
-Beginning of song: Dorothy heads back home; song intensifies as storm picks up
-And I am not frightened of dying: Tornado approaches; Em discovers Dorothy missing
-Wailing begins: In Irish folklore, a wailing banshee was an omen of death. This song ends with the Witch of the East being killed
-Change in tempo part way through song: Dorothy struck on head; falls unconscious
-More wailing: Flying house, or "mansion in the sky" (From title of song: a theme of being raised up not just physically, but to greatness. Dorothy here being raised to Oz, a "higher realm", at same time about to prevail over her enemy)
-I never said I was frightened of dying (faint): Miss Gulch appears on bicycle
-Singer (Clare Torry) wailing: Wicked witch laughing
Track 5: MONEY:
-Cash register, slot machines: Shift from B & W to color /Dorothy opens door
-Get a job with more pay and you're OK: Dorothy about to be promoted to slayer of witches
-New car, caviar, four star daydream, think I'll buy me a football team: Dorothy now dreaming
-Money, get back: Munchkins, hiding in flower bed, poke their heads up as Dorothy turns her back; duck for cover again, as she turns back around
-I'm all right Jack keep your hands off my stack: Dorothy hugs Toto, then puts him down
-Don't give me that do goody good bullshit: Good witch
-I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set /And I think I need a Lear jet: Glinda, arriving in "bubble", transforms into her human form
-Money it's a crime: Munchkins present Dorothy with non-monetary reward for killing witch
-(Faint) It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out /Transition to "Us and Them": Transition of authority in Munchkinland, as Munchkins try to determine if witch is legally dead
Track 6: US AND THEM:
-Beginning of song: This song, whose theme deals with violence, begins as Munchkin coroner is presenting death certificate for one who died a violent death
-Sax: No bugle call for these sleepy heads, who finally awaken to moaning saxophone
-Us and them: Lyric speaks of need to identify oneself as member of distinguished class, just as representatives from two organizations are about to make presentations
-And after all we're only ordinary men: Midget ballerinas in pink
-God only knows its not what we would choose to do: Nearest Lolipop Guild Munchkin forms pistol with thumb and forefinger; takes aim at Dorothy
-Voice-over (Forward he cried from the rear /and the front rank died): Munchkins, raising arms to salute Dorothy, "From now on you'll be history . . ."
-Black . . . and blue: Green skinned witch in black appears in cloud of red smoke; camera cuts to Dorothy in blue gingham dress
-And who knows which is which and who is who: Dorothy: "I thought you said she was dead." Glinda: "That was her sister, the wicked witch of the east."
-Up . . . and down: Witch with arms raised on "up"; lowers arms, descends stairs on "down"
-In the end it's only 'round and 'round.. : Dorothy pivots on ruby slippers /Munchkins (background) on ground, after dancing 'round and 'round
-Haven't you heard it's a battle of words: Bad witch, pointing at Glinda, exchanging words with good witch
-Listen son, said the man with the gun/ There's room for you inside: Witch, now pointing at Dorothy, warns Dorothy to stay out of her way
-I mean, they're not gonna kill you ...(faint): (Witch vanishes) Glinda: "It's alright ... she's gone ... you can get up."
-Music builds: Dorothy working up courage to begin long journey by herself
-Down . . . and out: Glinda exits in "bubble"
-It can't be helped if there's a lot of it about: Dorothy (watching Glinda disappear in bubble): "My! People come and go so quickly here!"
-Out of the way, it's a busy day /I've got things on my mind: Dorothy begins journey, followed by Munchkins, who must squeeze past Dorothy's house
-For want of the price of tea and a slice /The old man died: Dorothy waving good-bye
Track 7: ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE:
-Beginning of song: Scene switches from Munchkinland to cornfield where Dorothy meets scarecrow.
Track 8: BRAIN DAMAGE:
-Beginning of song: Scarecrow, performing "If I Only Had a Brain", points to his head
-The lunatic is on the grass: Scarecrow grinning like a lunatic, while dancing; On repeat of lyric, hay-filled Scarecrow makes soft landing on hard pavement, right on word "grass".
-Got to keep the loonies on the path: Two on YB Rd.; Dorothy tells Scarecrow about Wizard
-And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too: Dorothy tells scarecrow that she'll take him to see the wizard; scarecrow jumps for joy
-I'll see you on the dark side of the moon: Two begin journey singing "Off to See the Wizard"
-And if the cloudburst thunders in your ear /You shout and no one seems to hear: Tree scolding Dorothy for picking his apples; film crew apparently oblivious to "hanging Munchkin" in background
-And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes/ I'll see you on the dark side of the moon: Scarecrow suggests the tree's apples might have worms
-Laughter: Dorothy discovering a rather peculiar looking fellow (tin man)
-I think it's marvelous [faint]: Dorothy, awestruck, drops apple; apple marvelously reappears in her other hand
Track 9: ECLIPSE:
-All that you save: Dorothy oiling a badly seized-up tin man
-Voice-over (All that you buy /Beg, borrow or steal): Tin Man speaking
-And everything under the sun is in tune: Curtains in tin man's cabin match Dorothy's gingham dress
-But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.: Curtains in tin man's cabin are closed
-Heartbeat (faint): Dorothy raps on tin man's hollow chest to learn he has no heart
-There is no dark side of the moon really: Tin Man shaking his head
See Annotated List for suggestions as to alternative scores for this part of the movie
Track 1: SPEAK TO ME /BREATHE IN THE AIR:
-Beginning of album: Cowardly Lion roaring
-Track 1A (Speak to Me): Talking lion
-Heartbeat (faint, slowly intensifying): Lion is trying to frighten others
-Voice-over (You have to explain why you are mad ...): Tin Man speaking
-Laughter: While Lion tries to appear menacing, it is obvious that he is somewhat of a comedian
-Female singer screams: Dorothy strikes Lion's face
-Don't be afraid to care: Dorothy wipes Lion's tears
-Leave, but don't leave me: Dorothy puts Toto down
-Look around and choose your own ground: Four abreast, they hop; on "ground" they land (Second Roar method). With Third Roar method, they jump on "fly" in Long you live /High you fly
-Voice-over (For long you live and high you fly /And smiles you'll give ...): Lion speaking
-You race towards an early grave: Witch watching them in crystal ball; about to hatch another plot
Track 2: ON THE RUN:
-Helicopter blades beginning to rotate: Witch stirring a magic potion
-Airport employee announcing departure of flight for Rome, set against sound of guy running through airport: (In crystal ball) Poppies cover end of Yellow Brick Road; as Emerald City comes into view, four decide to run
-Sound of airplane taking off: Dorothy running with arms extended like a pair of wings
-Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me: Emerald City closer and prettier than ever
-Helicopter taking off: Lion collapses (inversion)
-Airplane going into nosedive, accompanied by sinister laughter: (Dorothy and Lion overcome by poison) Tin Man: "HELP!" Scarecrow: "It's no use hollering; nobody will hear you ... HELP!" Contrast guy on album who laughs to witch, who laughs hysterically at her own evil plots
-Plane crashes: Glinda provides antidote in form of snow; tin man again rusts up
-Person still running through airport (his plane having crashed): Dorothy recovers from poison
Track 3: TIME:
-Machinery sound (mechanical clocks): Dorothy and others oiling tin man
-Alarm clock /clocks striking hour: Witch points to herself, as she's hatching yet another plot
-First guitar chord: Inside witch's castle (Use this chord to test that movie and album are synchronized. With Second Roar method, chord is heard at start of scene change, on double exposed part of film.)
-Clock ticking (double time): Our pilgrims finally at gates of Emerald City
-Series of stand alone guitar chords: Our pilgrims bargaining with gatekeeper; gatekeeper complains they are wasting his Time
-Waiting for someone or something to show you the way: Guard opens gates of city /Cabbie about to arrive to greet them
-Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain: Four enter hallways of city
-You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today: Asked to take them to Wizard, cabbie suggests a place where they can get brushed up first
-No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun: Horse standing still
-Bridge in song Time: In "Merry ol' Land of Oz" sequence, cabbie sings about how citizens of Oz idly pass time away (See Annotated List)
-Shorter of breath and one day closer to death: Witch appears over Emerald City
-Or half a page of scribbled lines: Witch sky-writes "Surrender Dorothy"
-Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way: Dorothy reads message; covers mouth; gasps
BREATHE IN THE AIR (reprise):
-Home, home again: Palace guard telling citizens to go home -the wizard has everything under control
-The tolling of the iron bell calls the faithful to their knees /To hear the softly spoken magic spells: This begins Lion's "King of the Forest" sequence, where others bow /kneel to Lion
Track 4: THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY:
-Song begins: Lion begins King of the Forest; Lion's singing, Dorothy and guard's weeping synchronized to song.
-And I am not frightened of dying: Lion singing of what he would be if he had courage
-Song climaxes: Lion is "crowned" king of the forest; music softens for "coronation" speech
-I never said I was frightened of dying (barely audible): Dorothy begins to weep after guard announces Wizard will not see them
Track 5: MONEY
-Cash register opening: The four enter long hallway to throne room
-Money, get away: Others convince Lion, who loses his nerve, to appear with them before Wizard /Disembodied voice: "Come forward!"
-Get a job with more pay and you're O.K.: Doors to throne room open
-Money, it's a gas: Pilgrims enter throne-room, where there is a bunch of gas-fired machinery operating
-Money, get back: Dorothy moves towards the great Oz
-Don't give me that do goody good bullshit: Dorothy: "We've come to ask you . ." /Wizard: "SILENCE!" /Dorothy: "Jiminy Cricket!"
-I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set/ And I think I need a Lear jet: Wizard making a display with fire and smoke, as he tries to humble his visitors
-Music intensifies: Dorothy loses temper when wizard causes Lion to faint
-Song begins to fade: Scene switches to Haunted Forest; song resurges as four enter on scene
-Money, it's a crime: Guy with bag over his head (Scarecrow) pointing gun as these four bandits make their way to witch's castle
-Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie: Tin man is picked up and dropped by invisible force. This invisible assailant could make the perfect thief with his invisibility. Note that our pilgrims' weapons all go missing after this incident
-Money so they say/ Is the root of all evil today: As four embark on mission to steal goods from witch, witch plots to get what she wants through robbery
-But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise that they're giving none away: Witch decides that the only way to get what she wants is to take it by force
-I don't know if I was really drunk at the time (faint): Flying monkeys
Track 6: US AND THEM:
-Beginning of song: This song, whose theme deals with violence, begins as flying monkeys attack
-Saxophone: Dorothy in captivity /dispersive prism (witch's crystal globe)
-Us and them /And after all we're only ordinary men: Lyrics speak of class struggle, in which one side tries to dehumanize the other. Heard as witch (an inhuman monster) threatens to kill Toto (a non-human), if Dorothy does not hand over ruby slippers (a non-living object).
-God only knows it's not what we would choose to do: Witch's slaves, the Winkies, hurl spears well shy of a fleeing Toto, as if to intentionally miss; Dorothy urging Toto to run
-Forward he cried from the rear /and the front rank died: Witch inverts hourglass; tells Dorothy that's how much longer she has to be alive
-Black and blue: Dorothy, her situation very "black", starts to feel a little "blue"
-Who knows which is which and who is who: Aunt Em in crystal ball (changes to show witch)
-Up and down/ And in the end it's only round and round and round: Sand running out of hourglass
-Haven't you heard it's a battle of words /The poster bearer cried: Toto, who can only bark, trying to communicate
-Listen son, said the man with the gun /there's room for you inside: Scarecrow (earlier seen with gun) figures out Toto means to show them the way
-I mean, they're not gonna kill you; so if you give him a quick, short, sharp shock, they won't do it again (background voice): Three devising plan for assault on heavily guarded castle
-Music builds: Lion building his courage (Contrast to sequence in Part I for same crescendo)
-Down and out: Lion attempts retreat; scene switches to sand draining from hourglass
-And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about: The three scuffle with Winky guards
-Out of the way, it's a busy day /I've got things on my mind: Time running out for Dorothy, as her friends execute plan to penetrate witch's castle
-For want of the price of tea and a slice /The old man died: Extreme deprivation here serves both as contrast and foreshadowing to extreme greed, for witch, whose time is just about up
Track 7: ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE:
-Beginning of song: The three about to enter the witch's castle, wearing uniforms of the Winky guards
-Double syncopation: Door slams blocking their escape; they turn to see witch holding hourglass
-End of song: Song title origininates from saying "Any color you like as long as it's black." As song ends, it seems our pilgrims have run out of options
Track 8: BRAIN DAMAGE:
-Beginning of song: Witch lights scarecrow on fire with broomstick
-The lunatic is on the grass: Witch melting (see Annotated List)
-Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs: Wicked witch's reign of terror is ended
-The lunatic is in the hall: Close-up of captain of Winky guards
-The lunatics are in my hall: Wideshot of Winkys and our victorious pilgrims, standing on parapet walk
-The paper holds their folded faces to the floor/ and every day the paper boy brings more: Dorothy: "Now we can go back to the wizard and tell him we've killed the wicked witch of the west." (foreshadowing)
-And if the dam breaks open many years too soon: Scene switches to throne room; Wizard, surprised at their return, asks: "Why have you come back?"
-And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too: Dorothy talking to a "head"; flashes of light as though something is exploding
-I'll see you on the dark side of the moon: Wizard tells Dorothy, "Go away and come back tomorrow." Bright flames of machinery die down, while cloud of dark green smoke rises. Our pilgrims' countenances go from bright to dark
-The lunatic is in my head: Toto darts towards curtain concealing wizard, as though he has just realized there is someone else in the room
-You raise the blade, you make the change /You rearrange me 'till I'm sane: Tin Man, with axe, shaking uncontrollably (See Annotated List)
-There's someone in my head but it's not me: Wizard tries to conceal identity of talking head. Both Scarecrow and lyrics of song define problem as being with the head, as though just another body part, not central to one's being.
-You shout and no one seems to hear: Scarecrow scolding wizard for being a humbug (Contrast to sequence in Part I for same lyrics)
-And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes: The girl, who sang what a wiz of a wiz the wizard is, says to him: "You're a very bad man!"
-I'll see you on the dark side of the moon: "Everything under the sun is in tune" (final lyrics). The dark side of the moon thus represents a state of imbalance
-Laughter: The wizard casting another spell on our pilgrims
-I can't think of anything to say (background voice): Elocusionist Wizard speaking extemporaneously
Track 9: ECLIPSE:
-Beginning of song: Scarecrow, presented with diploma, goes into kind of ecstasy with beginning of album's climactic song
-All that you touch/ All that you see ...etc.: Wizard explaining courage to lion
-And everything under the sun is in tune/ but the sun is eclipsed by the moon: Dorothy with a blue bow in her hair; Lion with a red bow in his mane (Contrast to same lyrics in Part I, when they were outdoors, under the sun)
-Voice-over (There is no dark side of the moon really ...): Wizard speaking
-Heartbeat (faint): Wizard presents tin man with clock in shape of a heart
-Old Beatles' tune "She's got a ticket to ride" (extremely faint): Irony (see Annotated List)
-Heartbeat stops: Tin man puts heart to ear, says: "Look . . . it ticks!"
RE: DSotM Album Cover vs. The Wizard of Oz:The transparent refracting prism on the DSotM album cover is a reiteration of theme found in TWoO, when "the man behind the curtain" is revealed to our four pilgrims. The album cover is only understood in the context of a poster found in the original album packaging, featuring the pyramids of Giza; the date when the album was originally released (1973 -following the Apollo lunar missions to the "bright" side of the moon); and the final line of the album: "There is no dark side of the moon really . . . as a matter of fact, it's all dark" ( ... it's only the sun which makes one side alight). See Annotated List.
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